Family night at the movies |

Family night at the movies

April E. ClarkPost Independent StaffGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. During last week’s Friday Night Flicks “Raiders of the Lost Ark” screening, moviegoers may have thought they needed a boat to float out of Two Rivers Park.But after about 30 minutes, the storm subsided, and the show went on, said Krista Kaufman, Glenwood Springs Resort Chamber Association vice president of special events.Kaufman estimates a crowd of 300 initially gathered to watch the outdoor show. About 50 die-hard movie fans weathered the storm, she said.”We had about 300 people, which was a good showing,” Kaufman said. “We’re hoping last Friday was the worst. We will do it rain or shine unless it’s something out of control.”The forecast looks ideal for tonight’s screening of Steven Spielberg’s ’80s flick “Goonies,” starring Corey Feldman and Sean Astin. The movie starts at dusk, and is accompanied by food vendors selling popcorn, candy, nachos and more.Just like the real movies.On Aug. 17, “Top Gun” comes to the Friday Night Flicks 13-by-24-foot inflatable screen. The following week, “Grease” is the word for a night of ’50s-inspired entertainment. Festivities, which begin at 6 p.m. Aug. 24, include dance and costume contests with prizes and a classic car show in the parking lot of Two Rivers Park, so parking will be limited. Trophies will be awarded for the dance and classic car competition winners.”We encourage people to ride their bicycles and carpool, just like people did at the drive-in,” Kaufman said.

Don’t miss these blasts from the past, showing free every Friday at dusk at Two Rivers Park this month:

“Goonies”Take a group of nosy kids and a scary guy chained up in the basement and there’s bound to be hijinx only teen flicks from the ’80s could conjure up. See Corey Feldman as a child actor and Hollywood’s special effects before they were really special.

“Top Gun”Before Tom Cruise was the other half of Tomkat, he was Maverick, the sexy Navy jet pilot who said those infamous words every boy in the ’80s loved to recite: “I feel the need … the need for speed!” So pull out those aviator sunglasses, grab a wingman – or wingwoman – and head to the show that can make a grown man cry.

“Grease”This movie is the original high school musical, with Pink Ladies and T-Birds doing the Hand Jive while singing their way to the last day of school. John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John share forbidden teenage love that may or may not work out in the end. To find out, be there or be square. And don’t forget the costumesContact April Clark: 945-8515, ext.

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