Moonlight Movies

The Virginia Film Festival takes to the outdoors again this summer to present a series of free screenings at locations throughout the Charlottesville area. All Moonlight Movies screenings are free and open to the public, and begin at sundown (approximately 8:30 PM). Come early to enjoy food, Bold Rock hard cider, and live DJs by WTJU. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or beach chairs to sit on.

Moonlight Movies is presented by Bold Rock Hard Cider with generous support from C-VILLE Weekly, the AV Company, and WTJU.

PAST EVENTS

Beetlejuice

Friday, May 13, 2016
IX Art Park
8:30 PM
Free and Open to the Public

This 1988 classic comedy-horror by Tim Burton follows Michael Keaton in the infamous role of Betelgeuse (pronounced “Beetlejuice”), a devious ghost. A newly deceased  couple, Adam and Barbara Maitland (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) enlist the help of Betelgeuse in terrorizing the new occupants of their former home. They soon learn their mistake, as Betelgeuse wreaks havoc beyond their control.

Come early to enjoy an assortment of food trucks, hard cider available for purchase from Bold Rock, and a live DJ from WTJU. 

Food trucks: Mouth Wide Open, Little Manila, and Charley’s Chili.

The Peanuts Movie

Friday, July 8, 2016
Carter Mountain Orchard
8:30 PM
Free and Open to the Public

Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of gang are back in this computer-animated film. Based on the comic strip by Charles M. Schulz, the film is written by his son and grandson. This time Charlie Brown is on an adventure to improve his chances with the Little Red-Haired Girl, while Snoopy and Woodstock write a novel about the World War I Flying Ace.

Starting at 7:00 PM, come early to enjoy a spectacular mountainside sunset, food from the Carter Mountain Grill, adult beverages available for purchase from the Bold Rock Hard Cider Cellar, and a live DJ from WTJU. 

Beach Blanket Bingo

Friday, July 15, 2016
IX Art Park
8:30 PM
Free and Open to the Public

Released in 1965, this is the fifth film in the “Frankie and Annette” beach party film series directed by William Asher. Linda Evans stars as Sugar Kane, a singer whose agent (Paul Lynde) is using publicity stunts to promote her latest album against her will. Frankie (Frankie Avalon) and a kooky bunch of beach-goers (Annette Funicello, Deborah Walley, Jody McCrea) take up sky-diving, meet a mermaid, and rescue Sugar Cane from a gang of bikers in their usual summer shenanigans. Buster Keaton and Don Rickles make cameo appearances in this hilarious romp.

Starting at 7:00 PM, come early to enjoy an assortment of food trucks, hard cider available for purchase from Bold Rock, and a live DJ from WTJU playing classic beach tunes. 

Food trucks: Two Brothers Southwestern Grill, Mouth Wide Open, and Mobilicious Ice Cream.

American Graffiti

Friday, July 29, 2016
IX Art Park
8:30 PM
Free and Open to the Public

George Lucas’  coming-of-age film about cruising and the rock and roll culture of 1962 is told in a series of vignettes about a group of teenagers and their adventures over one evening. Based on Lucas’ own teenage years in the early 1960s in Modesto, the film features Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, and Paul Le Mat as they race around in a Chevrolet Impala.

Starting at 7:00 PM, come early to enjoy an assortment of food trucks, hard cider available for purchase from Bold Rock, and a live DJ from WTJU. 

Food trucks: Two Brothers Southwestern Grill, Mouth Wide Open, and SpiceSea.

The Lego Movie

Friday, August 5, 2016
Carter Mountain Orchard
8:30 PM
Free and Open to the Public

The Lego Movie had record-breaking box office success and quickly became a family-movie favorite when it hit theaters in 2014. Set in the Lego universe, this computer animated adventure stars the voices of Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, and many more. Emmet, an “everyman,”  must help stop the evil tyrant Lord Business, with the help of his friends, in this film for all ages.

Starting at 7:00PM, come early to enjoy a spectacular mountainside sunset,  food from the Carter Mountain Grill, Bold Rock Hard Cider, and a live DJ from WTJU.

Hook

Friday, August 12, 2016
Carter Mountain Orchard
8:30 PM
Free and Open to the Public

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Hook brings to life the beloved story of Peter Pan with a twist. In a sequel to J.M. Barrie’s novel Peter and Wendy, an adult Peter (Robin Williams) has forgotten all about his childhood. But when his old enemy Hook kidnaps his children, Peter must leave his life as a corporate lawyer behind to go on a journey back to Neverland to save them.

Starting at 7:00 PM, come early to enjoy a spectacular mountainside sunset, food from the Carter Mountain Grill, adult beverages available for purchase from the Bold Rock Hard Cider Cellar, and a live DJ from WTJU. 

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