Missoula Outdoor Cinema
So who needs the Drive-in?
Missoula Outdoor Cinema is
how summer should be enjoyed! It's all
about 12 weeks of great movies and neighborhood
fun. Why simmer away in the heat when you can
enjoy the wonders of a refreshing Missoula evening
Missoula Outdoor Cinema (MOC) is big screen celebration of animation, film shorts and feature films. Movies
are projected outside on a huge 12' X 25' movie
screen. Neighbors "walk-in" to the
grounds of the Headstart playground (the old
Whittier School on the corner of Worden and Philips).
For more information, visit the new MOC
Imagine walking on a beautiful
summer evening, blanket in hand, picnic basket
filled with fried chicken, potato salad and cold
lemonade. You enter a wonderland of sights and
sounds-- a huge screen, the fragrance of fresh
popping popcorn, the island sounds of Bob Marley
amidst the sparkle and glow of carnival lights.
You sit back with a comfortable sweater and soak
up the sounds and sights of summer: great music,
happy kids and awesome movies. This is Missoula
at its best!
Folks should bring small and compact seating
and are welcome to bring their own picnic food
and non-alcoholic beverages. Fresh popcorn and
movie concessions will also be available. To
make the event friendly to all pocketbooks, there
is no admission charge (a $5.00 per person donation
People are often curious about
how an event like this will coincide with summer's
late daylight hours. MOC uses a 2,600 lumen digital
projector, which provides a really bright hi-resolution
image. The screen is 12 feet tall and 25 feet
wide and mounted on the side of the three-story
building. It's all backed up with a big league
sound system. Gates open at 8:00 pm so folks
can come early and listen to music, hang out,
greet friends, and have dinner. Kids can play
on the playground. It's really fun and very inexpensive.
profits benefit affordable housing, historic
preservation, food security, educational activities
for kids, and projects like the Northside Greenway
and Project Playground. On top of that, Outdoor
Cinema provides an affordable event for the whole
family in a great neighborhood site. Outdoor
Cinema relies upon donations from the public
and sponsorship from local businesses. Contributions
are tax deductible and a great way for businesses
to invest in Missoula's quality of life.
For more information about business
sponsorship and advertising opportunities, please
contact the NMCDC at 829-0873 or visit the MOC web site at www.missoulaoutdoorcinema.org.
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