Join us for the Summer Cinema Series
Free Film - Extended Summer Cinema Series
Friday, September 6, at 7:30pm
Robert Reed Downtown Park
rain date, Saturday September 7
NASA engineer Homer H. Hickam, Jr.'s autobiography provided the basis for this drama about a teenager coming of age at the dawn of the space race. In 1957, Homer Hickam (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a high school student in Coalwood, West Virginia when the Soviet Union launches Sputnik, the first man-made satellite. While most of his friends and neighbors react with fear or distrust, Homer is instantly fascinated and begins studying everything he can find on jet and rocket design. While many of Homer's friends are puzzled by his new obsession, several new friends share his enthusiasm, and with the encouragement of his teacher (Laura Dern), Homer and his fellow "Rocket Boys" begin designing and launching their own homemade missiles. However, Homer's father (Chris Cooper) takes a dim view of his son's interest in rockets and is convinced Homer's future should be the same as his own, working in the local coal mines. October Sky mixes the drama of traditional family conflicts with a nostalgic glimpse of life in the mid-50's and a look at the earliest days of our journey into space. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi - http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/october_sky/
June 27 • July 11 • July 25 • August 8 • August 22
Bring a Chair to Robert Reed Downtown Waterfront Park
To Enjoy FREE Films OUTDOORS on the BIG SCREEN!
Films begin at dusk
The Summer Cinema Series is supported, in part, by these sponsors:
The Town of Chincoteague • The Virginia Commission for the Arts • The National Endowment for the Arts
Thursday, June 27
The Mouse that Roared
An impoverished backward nation declares a war on the United States of America, hoping to lose, but things don't go according to plan.
Thursday, July 11
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.
Thursday, July 25
Wallace & Grommit - the Curse of Were Rabbit
Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable growing contest.
Thursday, August 8
Chariots of Fire
Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.
Thursday, August 22
A wheelchair bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.