The Town of Richmond Hill in partnership with the town's Youth Action Committee presents Moonlight Movies, a chance for residents to sit under the stars and watch a free outdoor movie displayed on a giant inflatable movie screen. This Saturday, the soccer field behind the Richvale Community Centre will be transformed into an open air cinema complete with snacks, beverages and a pre-film barbecue.
The barbecue begins at 7 p.m. and the outdoor film is expected to start around 8:50 p.m. or dusk.
"This is the first time we have done something like this in the town and we are very excited," said Michelle Zikovitz, the town's arts supervisor said.
"I think the screen is about 30 feet high and even wider than that and I hope people will think the set-up is really neat," she added.
Ms Zikovitz said she will be happy if this inaugural event draws close to 100 people to the outdoor cinema, noting she is encouraged by the growing crowds attending the Reel Thing Mini Film Festival at SilverCity Richmond Hill from March to May.
"Once word spread, we would have crowds of 150 to 200. That shows interest in cinema among residents and with Moonlight Movies we are hopeful people come out for not only a fun film, but to experience something unique," Ms Zikovitz added.
Members of the town's Youth Action Committee are helping organize and market the first Moonlight Movies event.
The evening of May 30 was chosen to ensure that the Youth Action Committee would be able to participate, before disbanding at the end of the school year.
Two additional Moonlight Movies screenings are scheduled to be held at Richmond Green Sports Centre on Aug. 26 and Sept. 2.
Ms Zikovitz wouldn't divulge what movie would be showing, but it stars Harrison Ford as an adventurer/archaeologist. To find out more, visit www.richmondhill.ca and look under the 'events' tab or call Michelle Zikovitz at 905-787-1441 ext. 222 for more information.
The Richvale Community Centre is located at 160 Avenue Rd, west of Yonge Street and just north of Carrville Road.
The weather forecast for Saturday is a high of 20C, a low of 9C. At press time there was no mention of precipitation by Environment Canada.
Source: "Soccer field will become movie theatre Saturday night" by Adam McLean -Georgina Advocate. Read full article at: http://www.georginaadvocate.com/News/Thornhill/article/92489