Orlando Shakespeare Theater Hosts Free Movie Night in the Park

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on May 5, 2016

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Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF invites Central Florida to its 4th Annual Free Movie Night in the Park on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 8:30 p.m. Presented in association with the Enzian Theater, the free screening of the 10 time Academy Award-winning film West Side Story is open to the public. The Theater has also partnered with The Daily City Food Truck Bazaar to offer guests the opportunity to purchase dinner and dessert before the movie. The outdoor event will take place on the lawn of Loch Haven Park at the corner of Mills Avenue and Princeton Street. For further information call (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visit www.orlandoshakes.org, or stop by in person at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 E. Rollins St.).  


Orlando Shakes’ Dinner and a Movie Night in the Park coincides with the Theater’s upcoming production of West Side Story, opening September 2016. Adapted from the Broadway classic and inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the film stars Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, and George Chakiris.

“We’re are beyond thrilled to be able to give Central Florida a preview of the fantastic musical that will be performed on Orlando Shakes stage next fall,” said Artistic Director Jim Helsinger. “West Side Story is the rare blend of romance, drama, and fun that makes for a perfect evening out.”


Prior to the film screening, food ​will be available for purchase from ​several of Orlando’s most popular food trucks starting at 6:30 p.m. Current food trucks scheduled include Carobama BBQ, SMAC Mac + Cheese, Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream, AJI (peruvian), Cilantro (burritos), VooDoo Kitchen, Phillys Best (philly cheesesteaks), Daydream Pizza, and Cousins Maine Lobster. Cash and credit cards accepted. The Daily City Food Truck Bazaar, the nation’s original food truck tour, visits eleven Florida cities a month with six to twenty bazaar-approved food trucks. It was created in 2011 by Mark Baratelli and is the first event of its kind in the nation.


West Side Story runs 152 minutes and is appropriate for children ages 13 and up.

Orlando Shakespeare Theater is supported by United Arts of Central Florida, host of the collaborative Campaign for the Arts. Orlando Shakespeare Theater is also sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

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