Skip to content

The Ticker: Films fill the fall air with dreams this weekend in the Magic City

The day back from a trip is always quite long, providing insight into your world in a truer way. You almost feel like an outsider during the first 36-48 hours while you return to normal. Luckily, there are several things to do this weekend to assist with that transition.

Napoleon Dynamite in Linn Park

First of all, there will be a crowd of people watching Napoleon Dynamite in Linn Park as part of Movies by Moonlight this evening. It will be a chilly one, so bring out a blanket (or two) for the film. This will also be the last chance to vote for the viewer’s choice film to be shown in October. I’m hoping some of you will vote for Monty Python and The Holy Grail (I can hope, can’t I?). The film starts at 7:15 p.m. since the sun’s setting earlier now, meaning that you’ll get home early to rest up for the rest of the action.

Friday begins the Caped Crusader’s engagement at McWane Center

We posted in May about McWane Center’s announcements of additional amenities for the community, including WiFi access and feature length films to be shown on the domed IMAX screen. Click here to read that particular post. I’d like to thank Tim Ritchie, president of McWane Center, for providing the current list of films that will grace our domed screen downtown during the next few months (and for visiting the blog):


Batman Begins – through October 29


Superman Returns – early November through December 9


The Polar Express – end of November through the holiday season

It’s a great venue with providing a great additional activity to residents of the region, as we’ve mentioned before. The more we come out and support it, the more that may stem from it. Films run Thursday – Sunday beginning at 7 p.m. Click here to check back and learn more about the various offerings and exhibits.

Oh yeah, there’s Sidewalk too!


Of course, there’s a film festival taking place in town this weekend; Sidewalk starts its 8th year of bringing indie film to the Magic City. We’ve got a listing posted providing links to the competitive film and documentary films, complete with trailers when possible. If you haven’t checked it out yet and plan on going to the festival, it may help you figure out how to best determine your viewing schedule. Wade Kwon also has a series of reviews available on his site. You’ll want to visit the Sidewalk website for all of the latest information about the festival. Maybe we’ll run into each other as we escape the daily grind through the hum of the film projector.

And don’t forget about the film series at Safari Cup Coffee this evening if you’d rather stay a little warmer. Click here to view the film schedule and offerings. Click here and follow the jump to read the original post.

More stuff from NYC this afternoon!


Published inartCitiesMoviesSidewalkThe Tickerurban issues

"Wade Kwon also has a series of reviews available on his site."

... which can be found on his Sidewalk 2006 page.


"Wade Kwon also has a series of reviews available on his site."

... which can be found on his Sidewalk 2006 page.