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Sundown Cinema Kicks Off in Downtown Campbell

The weather will be just right to catch a movie outdoors in downtown, starting tonight.

Summer in Campbell is in full swing with the  at the downtown, at and, kicking off the Friday night events through the summer tonight is the Sundown Cinema.

The cinema is in its ninth year now and is put on by the Downtown Campbell Business Association and Social Wave. Although the event is free, and is mostly volunteer driven, each night costs about $500 to put on so donations to the donation jars that night are welcomed.

Sponsors of the events this year include the , , Therapy, Allstate, , State Senator Joe Simitian, Wax Bar, , , Friends of the Campbell Library, , Padgett, New Life Covenant Church and .

The first movie of this summer's events is The Shop Around the Corner, a 1940s romantic comedy of errors starring Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullavan.

Movies will be shown outdoors in the parking lot next to  near the corner of E. Campbell and Central avenues. The parking lot opens at 6:30 p.m. and shows usually begin between 8:00 and 9:00 p.m., once it's dark enough to see the film.

Don't forget to bring a chair and a blanket but please leave the alcohol and smokes at home, both are prohibited at the event.

Sundown Cinema 2012 Movie Schedule 

  • June 29: Shop Around the Corner (1940)
  • July 6: Rocky (1976)
  • July 13: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
  • July 20: Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid (1969)
  • July 27: Harold and Maude (1971)
  • Aug. 3: The Big Sleep (1946)
  • Aug. 10: Mary Poppins (1964)
  • Aug. 17: Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
  • Aug. 24: The Candidate (1972)
  • Aug. 31: Audience's Choice (halfway through the season, there will be a collection of nominations)
Laurie McClellan June 30, 2012 at 11:48 PM
Actually, my agency, Campbell Avenue Insurance Agency, an agency of Allstate and Its Preferred Partners, and distinguished from other agencies in the area, is sponsoring Sundown Cinema (vs Allstate itself). Thanks, Laurie McClellan, Agent
Laurie McClellan June 30, 2012 at 11:50 PM
...p.s. It would be great if my agency on fb could also be linked in your article! Thanks, Laurie
Laurie McClellan June 30, 2012 at 11:55 PM
link to my fb page https://www.facebook.com/CampbellAvenueInsuranceAgency
Bethany Curran July 07, 2012 at 02:53 AM
Looks like a great line-up this year!

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