Summer isn't over until we say it's over!
Since the best summer nights in the Bay Area often arrive in September and October, we're treating San Francisco Chronicle subscribers to one more movie in a drive-in style screen, outdoors at Children's Fairyland.
This year's movie is hosted by Chronicle pop culture critic Peter Hartlaub and new columnist Otis R. Taylor Jr., who is covering Oakland and the East Bay. Hartlaub will interview Taylor before the movie, talking about Oakland and Taylor's new beat.
"The Iron Giant" was an overwhelming winner, chosen by Chronicle readers among eight family-friendly crowd pleasers nominated by The Chronicle's movie critics and editors. "The Iron Giant," an animated adventure about a boy who befriends a metal giant in 1957, was directed by Brad Bird before he joined Pixar. It was poorly marketed and considered a box office flop after its 1999 release, but it has since developed a cult following.
Hartlaub and Taylor invite you and your family and friends to watch "The Iron Giant" on an outdoor screen in the meadow at beautiful Children's Fairyland. Fairyland executive director C.J. Hirschfield will give tours of the storybook-themed amusement park (it was an inspiration for Disneyland!), the historic Jolly Trolly will be running, and there will be other surprises.
Come have a great time with us and meet our new Oakland and East Bay columnist!
Please note seating will not be provided, however feel free to bring blankets, lawn chairs, food, etc. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Friday, September 23
5:30-6 p.m.: Check-in
5:30-7:30 p.m.: Jolly Trolly open for guests to ride
5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.: Café open for dinner and movie concessions
6 and 6:30 p.m.: Tours of Children's Fairyland
7:30 p.m.: Pre-show and screening of "The Iron Giant"
10 p.m.: Park closes
Children's Fairyland (near Lake Merritt)
699 Bellevue Ave.,
Oakland, CA 94610
*You are responsible for your own transportation and any parking fees. Paid parking is available on Bellevue Avenue.
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