Movie Night in Retrospect – 2017
By Shazia Aman
Rain was not in the forecast when the outdoor Movie Night was planned by the CMRA for July 22nd, 2017. Residents tuned into their Facebook feeds and website announcements from CMRA to see what they should expect. Colleen from the CMRA welcomed the crowd at the second annual Movie Night, summing it up as, “We are showing the true spirit of Churchill Meadows. We are here in the rain, a little rain isn’t going to keep us away!” How true, it did not!
The rain did not dampen our community’s spirit. Up to 500 Churchill Meadows residents came out to have fun with their families. Half way into the movie, when showers came down, they pulled their jackets over their heads and huddled together under their umbrellas and continued to watch the Disney’s new Beast and the Beast.
Two new activities were added this year to the second annual Movie Night, in addition to having a popcorn booth outdoors. A Belle character was invited to attend and a dress up contest was announced for the engagement of the residents. Kids and adults were thrilled to see Belle and posed for photos with her before the start of the movie. The Dress up Contest was a great success with residents showing great enthusiasm! Eight children entered the contest. It was fun to watch little princesses, chefs and pirates show of their amazing creativity. Congratulations to Aliya Alam, who dressed up as Rapunzel, with golden long hair spun out of yarn. As winner of the contest, she received a TD gift Basket.
CMRA would like to thank all our volunteers, participants and sponsors who made Movie Night a great success!
We would love to hear back from you on how we can plan for next year’s movie night. Please fill out the survey below: