Moonstruck and Mama Mia. Black Panther and Hidden Figures. One thing they have in common is that their protagonists persevere. Another: They’re among the picks for Van Ness Main Street and UDC’s upcoming “Movie Night in the Park” series at the UDC amphitheater.
There are a lot of details, most of them listed on the Eventbrite registration page, but here are a few highlights:
Perseverance is the theme for all seven films in this free outdoor movie series, which are:
- Moonstruck on June 23
- Moana on June 30
- Jurassic Park on July 14
- Mama Mia on July 21
- Black Panther on August 11
- Hidden Figures on August 18
- And Coco on September 24
Again, attendance is free, but registration at VNMSMovies.eventbrite.com is required.
Showtime is 9 p.m. and Van Ness Main Street is encouraging attendees to show up with a picnic (purchased from a nearby restaurant, of course) as early as 8 p.m. Other recommended items: picnic blankets and seat cushions. Masks are optional, and VNMS will have some on hand.
The event will provide for accessibility in a couple of ways – the front row will be reserved for wheelchair users and anyone unable to climb to the upper rows. And, English-language captions are available. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org to request them.
The event is free thanks to sponsors including Calvert Woodley Wine & Spirits (host sponsor), Superlative Events (technical sponsor) and Heidi Brown. And Van Ness Main Street is welcoming more. Find sponsorship details here and email email@example.com if interested.
Volunteers are also welcome. Van Ness Main Street is seeking volunteers to help people find their way to the amphitheater, and to otherwise make the movie nights run smoothly. Email cherie@VanNessMainStreet.org for a schedule of available volunteer shifts.