If, like me, you are still to catch a flick at the Old Pasadena Film Festival, there’s still time. Great movies, in some cases classics, will continue screening from Thursday through Saturday until August 1.
This is a free event happening at four locations – Pasadena’s Central Park, One Colorado Courtyard, Distant Lands, and the Armory Center for the Arts. The rain cancelled the screenings this past weekend (how crazy was that tropical rain by the way!) but we should be going back to our normal weather and the outdoor locations will once again thrive.
I’ll be attending this Friday, when “To Kill a Mockingbird,” from 1963, will be showing at One Colorado. Since the mailman recently brought home Harper Lee’s new novel “Go Set a Watchman,” I figure I’ll get re-acquainted with her first release in the fast (and lazy?) way… the movie. (In my defense, the film does stick to the book quite closely… if my memory serves me right.) If you want to join me, the screening will start at 8:30 p.m.
But there are other options this week, starting Thursday. The full schedule follows:
Thursday, July 23, 8:30 p.m. – “The Angel’s Share” (2012) at Armory Center for the Arts. There will be a $45 whisky tasting offered pre-screening
Friday, July 24, 8:30 p.m. – “To Kill a Mockingbird” at One Colorado
Friday, July 24, 8 p.m. – “The Long, Long Trailer” (1953) at Distant Lands
Saturday, July 25, 8:30 p.m. – “Pitch Perfect” (2012) at One Colorado
Saturday, July 25, 8:30 p.m. – “Field of Dreams” (1989) at Central Park
Thursday, July 30, 8 p.m. – Music videos and documentary shorts. There will be an acoustic musical performance starting at 7:15 p.m.
Friday, July 31, 8 p.m. – “Tea with Mussolini” (1999) at Distant Lands
Friday, July 31, 8:30 p.m. – “Sixteen Candles” (1984) at One Colorado
Saturday, August 1, 8:30 p.m. – “Barbarella” (1968) at Central Park. DJ music and food trucks will be there starting at 7 p.m.
The addresses of the screening venues are:
Armory Center for the Arts – 45 N. Raymond Ave.
Distant Lands – 20 S. Raymond Ave.
One Colorado – 41 Hugus Alley.
Central Park – 275 S. Raymond Ave.
Chairs are provided (first come first served) at the first three locations, but bring chairs and blankets for the screenings at Central Park.
If you want more details visit http://www.oldpasadena.org/filmfestival/
Hope to see you at the movies!