Who doesn’t like a night at the movies? Though over the last few decades or so we have seen the cost of going to the cinema grow from that of a few dollars to the cost of a small house loan, it’s still something that we enjoy taking part in, and the ability to do so for free can be even better. This is the fundamental idea behind the movies in the park events that are happening across Seattle, and your chance to catch one is better than ever.
Across the summer, across open parks in the Seattle area, you will find a movie screen popping up almost every weekend, and residents of the area camped out with their lawn chairs, packed snacks, and family in tow. With the chance to see movies as recent as just released from theatres, the ability to catch that one blockbuster you were looking forward to, but didn’t have access to the necessary bank loan to be able to see in traditional cinemas is even easier. We may jab at theatres costs here, but it’s not wholly unjustified you know.
Without making another crack at the cost of the theatre, even if costs were lower, the means to take your entire family out to see a show could be a deal breaker, and it’s good to see the efforts and participation of local residents in bringing these events to those who may otherwise not be able to do so. Supplying their own screen, sound systems, and of course movies themselves, it’s great to see people from the city banding together to bring a community gathering event such as this to the local areas, and more should be done in this vein of togetherness.
With the open nature of the park, you have room to fit hundreds of people together into one area, and standard quality sound systems that accompany these shows are more than capable of reaching all the way to the back. For those living in the direct area, you can catch the show without even leaving your front porch, which is just as exciting. Everyone has the capability to take part, so long as you’re respectful of those around you and not looking to cause disturbance, but that goes for almost any public event in the city.
For those looking to get out with the family and enjoy something different, this option can be just the event you’re looking for. The travelling cinema will be bringing all sorts of family friendly options to the city, as well as a few adult oriented evenings with shows a little too beyond the scope of the young ones, but those are easily researched in advance. We for one are excited for the venture, and look forward to seeing as many of the community members there as possible, and we sincerely hope that it turns into a bigger even each year, as it rightfully deserves to be.