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Cinema Under the Stars kicks off Friday at Heritage Station

May. 01, 2013 @ 02:40 PM

HUNTINGTON — The area drive-in movies may be long gone but you can still enjoy some film watching under the stars.

Mark your calendars for the first Friday of every month as Heritage Station will be the home for the 2013 film series called Cinema Under the Stars.

The film series begins in black and white on Friday, May 3 with a timeless classic, “Casablanca,” the romantic War time film that stars Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid.

The PG-rated 102-minute film is set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

About 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, they’ll be showing the classic film, “Casablanca,” at the gazebo area.

For Cinema Under the Stars admission is $1. Popcorn and concessions will be for sale and Heritage Station Shops, such as SIP Wine Bar and Bottle and Wedge will be staying open late.

Outdoor seating is available and guests may bring their own blankets or chairs

Before the movie, Finds and Designs at Heritage Station is hosting a costume contest. Come to the “Casablanca,” showing dressed in your best 1940s/WWII era or inspired fashion, stop by Finds and Designs before the movie to get your photo taken and to enter to win. Best dressed wins a $25 gift certificate to F&D as well as $25 to Sip Wine Bar! Prizes for runner ups as well.

“We know everyone loves to be outside during the summer.  What a fun, inexpensive way to share an evening with your family or friends,” Nicole Perrone, owner of Sip Wine Bar and organizer of the event, said. “We tried to pick summertime classics – films like Ghostbusters or The Never Ending Story – that parents may be introducing to their kids for the first time,” she said. 

Cinema Under the Stars is sponsored by Sip Wine Bar, Bottle & Wedge, River & Rail Bakery, Common Grounds, Brand Yourself, The Red Caboose, the Heritage Station Shopkeepers Association, Cabell-Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau, Marshall University Campus Activities Board and made possible by a grant from CREATE Huntington. For more information, LIKE the event on Facebook at facebook.com/cinemaunderthestarswv<http://facebook.com/cinemaunderthestarswv>.

Owned and operated by the Greater Huntington Parks and Recreation District, Heritage Station is a retail center featuring locally owned and operated artisan shops, boutiques, and specialty stores. For more information, go to www.ghprd.org<http://www.ghprd.org>.

The full schedule for the 2013 Cinema Under the Stars season is:  Friday, June 7: “Ghostbusters,” Friday, July 5: “Jaws,” Friday, Aug. 2: “The Never Ending Story,” and Sept. 6:
“ We Are…Marshall.”

 For more information, go online at facebook.com/cinemaunderthestarswv.

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