Westport Free Movie Night Series Is Full of Classics
I've got to say, looking at the list of movies that will be featured this year for the Westport Movie Night series, I am impressed.
Whoever picked out these titles knew what they were doing. It is the perfect mix of fairly current movies and throwbacks from the '80s and '90s. The lineup features movies that kids and parents can enjoy together.
The movie series will be at the outdoor stage behind the Westport Town Hall Annex Building on Main Road in Westport. The movies begin at sundown. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.
The first movie will be shown on Saturday, June 19 at 8:15 p.m., and it's Wonder Woman 1984. Released last year on Christmas Day, this installment of Wonder Woman is still a relatively new movie that many people may not have seen on the big screen due to the pandemic. It's a great choice to kick off the series.
July's movie will happen on the 24. When A League of Their Own came out in theaters in the summer of 1992, baseball's popularity was at a modern day high point, Madonna was still a red hot artist, and Tom Hanks was, well, Tom Hanks. Getting a chance to see Wareham's Geena Davis again on the big screen will be terrific.
August 21 will feature a brand new movie released only a few months ago. Raya and the Last Dragon, set in a fictional Southeast Asian land, was a Disney+ hit when it was released back in March. It is another film that most of the audience probably has never seen on the big screen, so that will be nice.
Saturday night, September 18, is the crown jewel of the schedule. Circle the date on your calendar. The last time I saw The Karate Kid on the big screen was the summer of 1984, and it was one of the movies everyone was talking about in a summer that gave us Indian Jones and the Temple of Doom and Ghostbusters. If you grew up in the '80s, you can feel like you're 10 years old again watching Ralph Macchio as the underdog. A bargaining chip to get your kids there will be showing them the prequel to Cobra Kai. An absolutely brilliant choice for a family movie.
The final movie in the series will be on October 16. This has the potential to be a chilly night, so you may want to bring some extra blankets. The Halloween season will be upon us, so they movie series wraps up with The Addams Family. This will be a good one for the early-to-bed crew. The start time will be roughly 6:15 because of the early sunset.
There is no admission to watch the movies, but donations are appreciated to help fund future movie showings.