Saturday, May 07, 2005

Shrek 2 Under The Stars

Out tonight to Walnut Creek’s outdoor showing of Shrek 2 — on a huge inflatable screen on one of the baseball fields at Heather Farm Park.

This was a lot of fun: a good audience and a film which still has a few new jokes left on the second viewing. (IMDB has a list of trivia and in-jokes, to which I can add one: at one point, people run in panic from a Farbucks… to another Farbucks just across the street.)

Notes for next time:
  • bring something more substantial to sit on than a plastic bag
  • bring more than one blanket, it gets cold after dark
  • when they say “begins at dusk” they really mean “begins about half an hour after sunset”.
They handed out a leaflet asking for suggestions for “family movies you would like to see in future”. The obvious suggestions are all recent, particularly Finding Nemo and the rest of the Pixar canon; but it’d be fun to see some older classics on the big screen too:

  • Star Wars
  • Back To The Future
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • E.T.
  • The Princess Bride
And why just family movies? How about a few more adult suggestions: Terminator or Alien under the stars; Annie Hall under the stars; Young Frankenstein under the stars?

Any more ideas? I’ll send ’em a letter.


The Jungle Book.