Watch Movies Under the Stars This Weekend!
One of our all time favorite summer events takes place on Honolulu Avenue this weekend! The 6th Annual Montrose Film Festival will be in full swing Friday and Saturday nights at the site of the old Montrose Theater. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with live entertainment from the one and only Honolulu Ave. Strummers, a local group of ukulele players. As the sun goes down, grab some fresh free popcorn, find a seat and enjoy some Looney Tunes cartoons. The feature film for Friday night is “Jumanji,” a 1995 fantasy adventure film about a 12-year-old-boy who gets trapped in a game. Saturday night enjoy “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” a 1986 film starring Matthew Broderick who plays a high school kid who decides to miss a day of school despite what the principal thinks. Good old fashioned family fun … What Montrose is all about!
These Guys Know How To Do A Film Fest!
The originator of the Montrose Film Festival is none other than “man about town” Steve Pierce (left), who pitched the idea to the Montrose Shopping Park board back when I was serving on it in 2009. The board enthusiastically endorsed the project. MSPA Event Coordinator Dale Dawson has been involved from the beginning even helping to construct and assemble a movie façade and ordering red carpet. The festival wouldn’t be complete without the entire Shelton family who volunteer their time as well as leading the Prom Plus Club kids to help serve and add atmosphere. This is one weekend you will want to experience. Of course, on behalf of our merchants who are treating y’all, we would be thrilled if you showed up early to shop and dine in our “one-of-a-kind” shops, boutiques, salons, spas and cafés. Heck, why not make a day of it? Thanks for reading and we’ll look forward to seeing you this weekend!