On Friday, August 23, the ‘campy’ 1979 comedy CALIFORNIA DREAMING will screen outdoors at the Avila Beach Golf Resort, with the film’s star Dennis Christopher in attendance. Dennis Christopher was also the star of 1980′s Oscar-winning BREAKING AWAY, as well as having featured roles in CHARIOTS OF FIRE and last year’s hit, DJANGO UNCHAINED.
Almost completely filmed in Avila Beach (before the 1998 Unocal cleanup), CALIFORNIA DREAMING tells the story of a young man who comes from the mid-West with a strong hankering to surf. Incongruously huge waves and 1970′s styles and sensibilities make this film a must-see for locals who will recognize old Avila Beach haunts, and some familiar actors, including Tanya Roberts from That 70′s Show.
The Avila Beach Golf Resort will host the “Beach Chair & Blanket” outdoor screening that will start at 8:00pm, right after Avila Beach’s Farmers Market. The movie is rated R, restricted to ages 17+. Wine, beer, margaritas, soft drinks and snacks will be available for purchase at the event, so please do not bring food or drinks.
DO BRING beach chairs, blankets and warm clothing! We’re expecting a lovely evening so don’t miss this chance to see a very entertaining movie in this spectacular setting!
Click here to buy advance tickets for only $10 ($8 for students and SLOIFF Film Society), or purchase a “Silver Screen” pass to all the events happening from August to March 2014. Tickets will also be available at the door. Enter through the main entrance to 6464 Ana Bay Rd. and parking will be available next to the golf club parking lot. Map it. Doors open at 7:00pm and the movie starts at 8:00pm.
Dennis Christopher will answer questions from the audience right after the movie!
SLO County on the Slver Screen is presented by MidAmerican Solar and the SLO International Film Festival. The series is also sponsored by Visit San Luis Obispo County and Film Commission, the Boutique Hotel Collection, Q104.5 and the New Times. This event is also sponsored by the Avila Beach Golf Resort, The Custom House and FunFlicks.