Movie madness under the stars

MORRISBURG – It’s free. It’s exciting. And it’s fun whatever your age.

It’s outdoor Movie Night in Morrisburg, with a big screen movie projector set up in the grassy yard of St. James Anglican Church, 20 High Street.

The Anglican parish will be screening all eight of the Harry Potter movies throughout the rest of the summer, beginning this Saturday evening with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Bring lawn chairs/blankets to the church grounds and get set up by 7:30 p.m. The film will roll around 8 p.m. There is no cost whatsoever to see the entire Harry Potter series projected on a big movie screen.

The idea for a series of free film nights came out of community consultations the Anglican Parish of South Dundas did in 2016, and out of the work that Wendy Lewis, the project driving force, carried out around children’s ministry.

“We have been told that our community is looking for reasons to get together and experience some quality entertainment and experiences,” said Rev. Jon Martin. “The movie night gives us the chance to respond to this need. I believe God calls the church to serve the needs of all the community, not just of those who come through the door on Sunday morning.”

The seed money needed to purchase the special movie equipment and the copyright licence came from donations from the Tilted Steeple, the popular coffee house which runs at St. James during the fall and winter.

“Part of the Tilted Steeple vision is also to provide community based entertainment for people in the community who are looking for affordable quality events,” Rev. Martin said.