Staycation #6: Movies in the Park

Once-upon-a-time in a land before DVDs or videotapes, classics like Gone with the Wind, The Sound of Music, and The Wizard of Oz were shown on television once-upon-a-year. Homes had one tv and dads like mine sacrificed John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, and Charles Bronson so we could gather round the set. The annual ritual was the same. I was mesmerized by Dorothy traveling over the rainbow (who wouldn’t trade a black- and- white world for a Technicolor one?). I was terrorized by the flying monkeys. And I agonized over Dorothy leaving her royal retainers for Kansas. Despite my dad’s teasing, I cried… still do…every time Dorothy kisses the scarecrow goodbye and whispers, “I think I’ll miss you most of all.”

Whether your trip to the Gulf has been canceled or flood/ flailing economy has grounded your flight from home, Staycations are about making-like-Dorothy and finding fun in one’s own backyard. For the fifteenth year the Nashville Scene is hosting free movies in Centennial Park. Whether you fancy Bruiser or Toto, comedy or drama, seeing movies on the Big Screen in Nashville is a family (and friend) tradition.

Centennial Park is located at West End Ave. at 25th Ave. North. Games, food, and prizes start at 6 PM. The movie begins at 8-8:30/sunset. For more info call 244-7989 ext. 341.

Legally Blonde
The Blind Side
Wizard of Oz
Where the Wild Things Are [Rain Date]