Summer community movie events in SLO!

dog in dog houseThe dog days of summer are upon us…and what better place to enjoy the heat than inside a cool, air conditioned movie theatre?

The SLO Film Fest is busily planning several fun autumn movie events, but in the meantime we thought we’d help spread the news about a few other community movie nights you might be interested in!

On Wednesday, August 10, the San Luis Obispo Downtown Association will provide a wonderful opportunity to explore the significance of downtowns in the American economy. Urban Century: America’s Return to Main Street, a feature length documentary, explores what draws people to downtown, the economic impact of a vibrant downtown and the environmental benefits of building housing in our urban centers.

After the movie, there will be a panel discussion with four downtown advocates from different perspectives. The panelists will include Aaron Gomez, owner of The Gold Concept; Christine Theodoropoulos, Dean Cal Poly College of Architecture and Environmental Design; Derek Johnson, City of San Luis Obispo Assistant City Manager; and Mark Rawson Architect Copeland Properties.

This is a FREE community event at the Fremont Theatre. Doors will open at 6pm and the film starts at 7pm. For more information please visit: http://downtownslo.com/urban-century-film-screening-community-discussion/ or call their office at (805) 541-0286.

nc_animal_house_ll_130725_16x9_608At the Downtown Cinemas in downtown SLO you can catch some great retro classics playing every month! In August don’t miss 1978’s Animal House, playing on Sunday, August 14 at 2 & 7pm. The King & I (1956) plays on August 28 and 31, at 2 & 7pm. Click here for more info and tickets.

On Friday, August 26th Cuesta College will present a screening of the documentary film Bill Evans, Time Remembered about the life and music of the revolutionary jazz pianist Bill Evans. This event happens at the Cultural and Performing Arts Center at Cuesta College at 7:30pm. For more info. and tickets: Ron McCarley, rmccarle@cuesta.edu, Phone 805-546-3100 Extension 2445

Enjoy the rest of the summer and stay tuned for news coming soon about some cool fall SLO Film Festival fundraising events!

See you at the movies!
Wendy Eidson
SLO Film Fest Director