Ocean View kicks off Classic Movie Wednesdays series

Classic and family films will be shown during the Town of Ocean View’s Summer of 2019 Classic Movie Wednesdays series.

Held at John West Park at 32 West Avenue, the event begins at 7:30 p.m. on three upcoming Wednesdays, with the subtitled movies beginning at dusk.

Planned for July 3 is “The Sandlot,” accompanied by baseball-themed activities in the park.

“An Affair to Remember,” starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr, will be presented on July 10. Guests are invited to dance in the park that evening, under “firefly lights,” and pose for a “bon voyage” picture.

On July 17, Disney’s “101 Dalmatians” will be shown. A special guest is promised, along with family activities.

“In planning our summer movie series, we wanted to offer something a bit different and more tailored to our intimate park setting,” said Ocean View Town Manager Carol Houck. “Doing so, we decided on four classic movies, and then we planned to kick it up a notch by adding movie-themed activities, as well.

“Our summer movie partners include Boy Scout Troop 281, selling hotdogs and Bonkey’s Ice Cream, as well as popcorn, cotton candy and beverages,” Houck said.

Attendees are being encouraged to bring blankets or chairs for seating for all the Classic Movie Wednesdays showings.

Classic Movie Wednesdays began with the Humphrey Bogart film “Casablanca” on Wednesday, June 26. Rain dates of July 24 and July 31 have been set aside for the series, with the Town saying the decision about any cancelations will be made by noon on the planned showing dates.

Looking forward to fall, town officials are starting to plan the annual Cops & Goblins Festival, featuring Best Cop, Best Goblin and an overall costume contest. It’s set for 1 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 26, with a rain date of Oct. 27.

On Nov. 30 from 1 to 6 p.m., the Town will present its Old Town Holiday Market & Tree Lighting. Children will be invited to ride a train through the park, and there will be trees for sale, along with roasted chestnuts and hot beverages, vendors with unique items, holiday music and, of course, a special jolly visitor from the North Pole. The rain date is Dec. 1.

For more information on all these events, visit www.oceanviewde.com.


By Susan Canfora

Point Reporter