The Main Street Association, a nonprofit committed to enhancing the life in East Greenwich, is hosting not one, not two but three movies on Academy Field this month, on three consecutive Saturday nights. The movies are free and there will some refreshments available (cue Kettle Corn). The movies start at sunset, which is at 7:51 this Saturday.
The decision to hold three movie events was to attract a wider number of people.
“We just decided to create a movie series and appeal to broader audiences but to stay family-friendly,” said MSA president Jenni Ingersoll.
The first movie night is Aug. 11 (this Saturday!) and the feature is Coco, which came out last year to rave reviews. The charming animated comedy with beautiful music centers around a Mexican boy who longs to play the guitar and ends up transported to the Land of the Dead. He must find his deceased musician great-great-grandfather to help him return to his family among the living.
The second movie night is Aug. 18 and the feature film is the classic favorite The Princess Bride, which among other things contains more memorable quotes than any movie since Casablanca, as well as a lovely star turn by Andre the Giant.
The third and final movie night is Saturday, Aug. 25, featuring Paddington 2, a live-action animated comedy about the continuing adventures of Paddington the Bear.
The Main Street Association is an all-volunteer organization run by a committed group of residents. The recent Chalk The Block event was an MSA-sponsored event. They are also the group behind the Eldredge Egg Hunt and the popular Turkey Trot. They aim to build community and they are always looking for others to help their efforts.
If you are interested in joining the board, volunteering at an event, or just learning more, you can contact them via email at [email protected].