Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Pics on the Promenade- Hollywood Comes to Downtown Lakeland

This was sent to me today by a city of Lakeland employee:

LAKELAND, FL (January 22, 2008) -- The City of Lakeland will play host to an
exciting new outdoor movie event called Pics on the Promenade. The three-month spring
series starts on Friday, February 8, 2008 with Casablanca.

The monthly movie series takes place at the Lake Mirror Amphitheater, which is between
Hollis Garden and the Lake Mirror Center. The event is free to the public and families
are encouraged to attend.

Bring dinner and a blanket and enjoy the lake setting with movies under the stars. Snack vendors also will be on site.

All shows start at dusk: about 6:30 p.m. Be sure to come and claim your spot early.

One of the most popular romantic movies of all time. Set during World War II in the
Moroccan city of Casablanca, the film stars Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine and Ingrid
Bergman as Ilsa Lund. Originally released in 1942, Casablanca won three Oscars: Best
Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay. The American Film Institute has
ranked Casablanca as the greatest love story of all time.

Mark your calendars for more upcoming movies:

West Side Story: Friday, March 14, 2008.

Loosely based on Romeo and Juliet, this beloved musical is about two youngsters from rival NYC gangs who fall in love. Originally released in 1961, West Side Story won 10 Oscars, including Best Picture. The American Film Institute has ranked West Side Story as the second greatest musical of all time.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: Friday, April 11, 2008

With humor, action, and romance, there is something for everyone. Originally released in 1969, the film stars Paul Newman and Robert Redford and was nominated for seven Oscars including Best Picture.

Pics on the Promenade is sponsored by NFocus, The City of Lakeland, Lakeland
Parks & Recreation Department, Trinity Presbyterian Church, and Mid Florida Credit

Parking is available at the Lake Mirror Center's parking lot and in the Iowa Street
parking garage. No glass bottles within the park please. For more information regarding
the series, contact Justin Wilson at 863-834-6021.

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