Parks & Recreation News

Posted on: March 30, 2017

Movie Night in the Park

Movie Night Series Results (2)

Summer Movie Night Results!

Last month the South San Francisco Parks and Recreation Department created a movie poll survey to select the top two films that will be screened at Orange Memorial Park this summer and the results are in. The top two films that will be screened this Summer will be Universal Pictures, Sing on Friday, June 16 at 8:30 PM and Disney’s Moana on Friday, July 21 at 8:30 PM. 

In order to best serve the participants of the survey, the questions and suggestions received for Summer Movie Nights have been reviewed and addressed, below.

Is there any food for sale?

Yes there will be snacks to purchase by The South San Francisco Friends of Parks and Recreation which is a non-profit volunteer citizen's group organized to support parks, programs, and facilities.

What about food Trucks?

The SSF Parks and Recreation, in an a cooperative effort to serve the community have invited the South San Francisco Friends of Parks and Recreation to provide snacks and beverages for purchase. Proceeds from food and drink sales will support class and summer camp scholarships, trips, and recreation programs.

Could Films be screened in September and October due to better weather?

During the months of September and October, staff are busy planning for other community events, namely the Concert in the Park (September 23), and Halloween Extravaganza (October 21). Each of these events are an enormous undertaking, and require a tremendous amount of time and Department bandwidth. The movie showings have also coincided with the summer break from school.

Do people bring blankets and sit on the grass?

Yes. People who attend our movie nights at the park are welcomed to bring blankets or low back lawn chairs to watch the movie. There will be a designated area in the front for attendees with blankets only. We ask that individuals do not bring pets, pop-up tents, or alcohol. Smoking is never permitted in any of our city parks.

What’s a good time to arrive and get a good spot?

Movies begin at 8:30 pm, but we expect a large gathering of 400 or more individuals each night, depending on the popularity of each movie featured. We recommend visitors arrive 15-30 minutes early. Food and refreshment service begins in advance of the movie. Come early, find a comfortable place on the grass, and grab a snack and hot drink at the snack bar!

Maybe create some sort of path to the refreshment stand due to the darkness and tripping hazards?

We recommend that attendees use the designated pathways to the Fernekes Building, rather than cutting through the landscape to the patios for safety reasons. The patios are used for staging the screen, projection equipment, and speakers.

Mark your calendars and plan ahead!

For assistance or more information, please call the Recreation office at (650) 829-3800.

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