Movies in the Parking Lot – RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

Raiders of the Lost Ark.jpgMovies in the Parking Lot is a FREE EVENT provided by the Arkansas Cinema Society, The Root Cafe and The Downtown Little Rock Partnership.  Foodtrucks are open starting at 5pm tonight, the movie starts at sundown, approximately 6pm.

All the fun takes place in the Root Cafe parking lot.

Steven Spielberg’s 1981 action romance stars Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones. Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, John Rhys-Davis, Denholm Elliott, and Wolf Kahler,  Alfred Molina made his film debut in this movie.

Nominated for eight Academy Awards, it won four (Art Direction, Film Editing, Sound, and Visual Effects). It also picked up a Special Oscar for Sound Effects Edicting.

Movies in the Parking Lot is a fun way to get to know your neighbors and fellow movie buffs! Bring your folding chair and enjoy the food trucks! Nach’yo Nachos, Dark Side Coffee Co., Lost Forty Brewing, and Ocko’s Hibachi Island


Baseball season is here – so is THE SANDLOT at CALS Ron Robinson Theatre today at 2

calsrr sandlotThe Boys of Summer have returned as Major League Baseball is back.  On a smaller scale, sandlot ball is also back.  To celebrate this, the CALS Ron Robinson Theater is showing the 1993 film THE SANDLOT this afternoon at 2pm.

The film is told through the perspective of Scotty Smalls, who is reminiscing on his first summer in Los Angeles. In 1962, Smalls moves with his mother and stepfather, Bill, to a new neighborhood, and struggles to make new friends. One afternoon, he decides to follow a group of neighborhood boys, and watches them play an improvised game of baseball at a small field, which they call the sandlot. Smalls is reluctant to join their game, as he fears he will be ridiculed on account of his inexperience. Nevertheless, he chooses to play with them.  After a rough start, in time, Smalls is accepted and becomes an integral part of the team.  The team has adventures and misadventures on and off the titular sandlot.

The film stars Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Patrick Renna, Chauncey Leopardi, Marty York, Brandon Quinton Adams, Grant Gelt, Shane Obedzinski and Victor DiMattia.  Adult roles are played by Denis Leary, Karen Allen and James Earl Jones.

The film costs $5 to see on the big screen at the Ron Robinson Theater.  Concessions will be available for purchase.