By Maddy PUMILIA
Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation, working closely with Crescenta Valley Town Council, sponsored a showing of the 1965 classic film, “The Sound of Music” at the west end of CV Park on Saturday night.
“I think it’s an awesome event for families to go outside in the summer and it’s free,” said Al Evans of parks and recreation.
The community chose the movie and it was shown on an 18-foot-by-10-foot screen. Before the show, parks and recreation showed Warner Brothers cartoons.
“We just thought it was a fun community thing to do,” said Pat Donlin about why she went to the event. “It’s just a neat activity and it’s close to home.”
“I love watching outdoor films,” said Pat’s daughter Anna. “We need more of them here.”
The screening of “The Sound of Music,” which takes place in Austria in the 1930s, was somewhat ironic. In the movie, Austria is at risk of coming under German control. The movie was shown at the west end of CV Park, previously known as Hindenburg Park. In the late ’30s, the American Nazi Party held rallies there.
But the irony was either lost or ignored by moviegoers.
“It’s a very good park and having this kind of activity is good for children especially,” said attendee Shadi Saeedzadeh.
There are still two more outdoor movie screenings in the month of August. On Aug. 26-27, the Montrose Shopping Park will broadcast “American Graffiti” and “Grease” in the Andersen’s Pet Store parking lot, 2218 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose. Last week, the Crescenta Valley Historical Society and Parks and Recreation showed “Captains of the Clouds” at Two Strike Park.