by Susan Cohen
While you should definitely make plans to attend Movies in Marion Square, which is presented by the City Paper and continues through early May, there are a couple other ways to see outdoor movies in Charleston this spring.
The sustainable neighborhood Mixson (4400 Marblehead Lane) will host their May Movies at Mixson series every Tuesday during the month starting May 10. The series is designed to bring friends and neighbors together for a free night of entertainment in an outdoor setting. “We had conversations with our neighbors to select a mix of family-friendly films that range from classic comedies to artsy cult films,” says Thea Anderson, the event’s coordinator.
Ultimately, they selected a wide range that should offer something for everyone: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (May 10), Caddyshack (May 17), Into the Wild (May 24), and Dazed and Confused (May 31). The screenings are free and begin at 8:15 p.m. on the neighborhood’s lawn.
Meanwhile, Eye Level Art began its own movie series, Movies on the Green, earlier this month, and it continues on Wed. April 20. Going with a “Democracy in Action” theme, they’ll show the classic Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Admission is free. Doors open at 7 p.m., the movie will begin at 8 p.m., and it’ll be screened outside unless the weather decides to be finicky.
According to booker Adam Parrott, the gallery hopes to show more local and independent films as the series continues. “The goal of these evenings is to have something in the community that serves our local audience and showcases our local creative community,” he says. Themes will be shorter, they’re hoping to showcase local artists, and they’ll have “bring your pet” nights. Call (843) 278-2374 or visit Eye Level's website for more.