Outdoor movies planned for east side

East-side Grand Haven residents may soon have a movie theater in their backyard.
Alex Doty
Jun 22, 2012


Community organizers in the Eastown neighborhood are working on a fundraising project to purchase an inflatable movie screen for Sluka Field.

“We’re doing it so that we can show movies by mid-July,” said Mary Mitchell, owner of Fat Chix Coffee Cantina, 314 S. Beechtree St.

Mitchell said between the cost of the screen and the permit needed to show movies in public, the group needs to raise between $1,800 and $2,000.

A fundraiser for the movie screen is scheduled for this Saturday from 7:30-10:30 a.m. “We’re going to have a pancake breakfast at 319 Beechtree St.,” Mitchell said.

Mitchell said she hopes to have the movie screen purchased and to begin showing movies in July, possibly on Thursday nights. She said that's tentative because many people have to go to work the next morning.

“I am still saying Thursday night, and what I am saying is suck it up and go to work tired,” Mitchell said. “The weekend belongs to the downtown and the waterfront.”

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