Films in the Forest at Outdoor Forest Theater
- When: Tuesday, June 1, 2010, time TBA
- Where: Outdoor Forest Theater, Carmel
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
After laying low last season while undergoing some internal changes, the Forest Theater Guild is back, leaner and more strategic in their programming. Lucky for us that during the warmer, drier sping and summer, their Films in the Forest program has returned unscathed. It goes like this: In the middle of the week, about dusk, a different organization or business sponsors a film, projected onto an enormous screen in the woodsy outdoor amphitheater, while attendees sip on wine, beer, soda or juice and munch on appetizers, snacks, even dinner—that they bring in themselves, picnic-like. You can't do that at the multi-plex. And you can't find the kind of gems you'll find at this months-long films-under-the-stars community party: Carmel Realty Company brings John Hughes' iconic comedy Ferris Bueller's Day Off on June 2, The Beach Crowd chooses Woody Allen's campy and futuristic Sleeper for June 16, American Institute of Wine and Food pairs themselves with wine documentary Bottle Shock on June 9. And on it goes, 'til August. First up, though, Carmel Heritage and the Forest Theater Guild show Don't Pace Main Street, a 1994 documentary about—naturally—a little town called Carmel. See you at the (outdoor) theater. [WR]
6:30pm doors open. Outdoor Forest Theater, Santa Rita and Mountain View, Carmel. $6/adult; free/child 10 and under. 626-1681, 659-4384. http://www.filmsintheforest-carmel.org.