At The Movies

UNL has been sponsoring this great summertime activity all month: “Movies On The Green.” Every Thursday, they set up a movie screen and projector outside and show classic movies for free. Last time I went, which was a few years ago, they were showing Goonies, which was just cooler than cool. Especially when the wind started blowing the screen and all of the skulls onscreen started looking 3D.

Tonight, they were showing Wait Until Dark, a great thriller starring Audrey Hepburn (one of the most enchanting women to ever grace God’s green earth) and a devilish Alan Arkin.

Hepburn plays a blind woman who is terrorized by 3 conmen trying to locate a doll full of drugs that was given to her husband in the airport. It’s real gem of a film, with little twists and games of intrigue that just had me smiling the whole time. And of course, there’s the one scene that has the whole crowd jumping out of their seats (or off their picnic blankets, as the case may be). I won’t spoil it for you, but it’s just great.

Highly recommended for a rental, though I doubt watching it in the living room will be as much fun as watching it outside on the green.

Next week, they’re showing Night of the Living Dead. I can’t wait… I just need to remember to bring bug repellant.

Read more about Movies On The Green and Wait Until Dark.
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