Starlight Cinemas returns to Freshfields Village every Wednesday night beginning May 30 with screening of top family movie hits on the Village Green. The series will begin at 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday through the end of August (there will be no showing Wed., July 4).
Numerous blockbusters from 2011 are scheduled for the series, including animated, true stories, revamped classics and more.
From June 20 until August 15, award-winning silhouette artist, songwriter and storyteller, Clay Rice, will perform his “Lowcountry Legends Show,” which includes fascinating tales of the South Carolina Lowcountry in story and song. This free show will take Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. prior to Starlight Cinema screenings. After the show, have Rice sign a copy of his book, The Lonely Shadow, and create a silhouette of your child. Rice will also be on the porch of Islands Mercantile every Tuesday through Friday from 5 until 9 p.m. cutting silhouettes beginning June 15.
The Starlight Cinema Series is free, and guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or chairs. The series is sponsored by the Town of Seabrook Island.
The schedule includes:
May 30- Karate Kid: Work causes a single mother to move to China with her young son. In China, a martial arts master agrees to teach her bullied son karate, and shows him there is more to the sport than fighting. 140 min, PG (2010)
June 6- Glory Road: In 1966, A Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship. This inspirational movie stars Josh Lucas, 118 min, PG (2006)
June 13- The Muppets: When three Muppet fans learn that Tex Richman wants to drill for oil under the Muppet Theater, they set out to find the Muppets. Split up for years, they agree to put on one last show and save the Muppet Theater. 103 min, PG (2011)
June 20- Cars 2: Star racecar Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road grows a little rocky as Mater gets caught up in his own intriguing adventure. 106 min, G (2011)
June 27- King Fu Panda 2: Po and his friends fight to stop a peacock villain from conquering China with a deadly new weapon. But the Dragon Warrior learns that he must first come to terms with his past. 91 min, PG (2011)
July 11- Puss in Boots: Years before meeting Shrek and Donkey, the adorable but tricky Puss in Boots is a wanted fugitive who must clear his name of all charges. 90 min, PG (2011)
July 18- Happy Feet Two: Mumble's son, Erik, is struggling to realize his talents in the Emperor Penguin world. Meanwhile, Mumble and his loved ones discover a new threat their home— one that everyone must work together to conquer. Voices by Elijah Wood, Robin Williams and Pink. 100 min, PG (2011)
July 25- The Smurfs: When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world into the bustling streets of New York City. Voices by Katy Perry, Hank Azaria and Jonathan Winters. 103 min, PG (2011)
August 1- How to Train Your Dragon: A young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself. He learns that there may be more to these mysterious creatures than he assumed. Starring Gerard Butler and Jay Baruchel. 98 min, PG (2011)
August 15- Zookeeper: A group of zoo animals decides to break their code of silence in order to help their head zookeeper to find love after a breakup. 102 min, PG (2011)
August 22- Rango: Rango is an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless Wild West outpost in desperate need of a new sheriff. Starring Johnny Depp and Isla Fisher. 107 min, PG (2011)
August 29- Dolphin Tale: A lonely and friendless boy finds and untangles a hurt dolphin caught in a crab trap. He champions the dolphin and helps it receive a life-saving prosthetic tail. PG, 113 min (2011)