By Rhonda Ferrari Calvert | River Cities Gazaette
All Angels Episcopal Church and Academy hosted another Movie Night on Friday, Jan. 25 at its new home on the school grounds, 1801 Ludlum Dr.
As usual, everyone was welcome to come and enjoy a wonderful evening of fun and free movies. But this month’s event had a different twist as it was accompanied by a Food Truck Rally.
For $2 per person, you received an early entrance wristband that allowed you into the food courtyard. Wristband proceeds benefited the building fund. This Food Truck Rally featured Sweet Mini Donuts, Mobile Cuisine, Taipa, Pescados Unidos, La Nostra Pizza and Q’Sabroso.
“We are so excited to see so many people come out for the Food Trucks and Movie Night tonight,” said Rev. Susan Keedy of All Angels. “Especially since now that we have moved Movie Night back to the church property. It’s really exciting to see so many people coming out. This is really still a community event and we would really hope the community would participate.”
The turnout was excellent. Children of all ages settled in for an evening of fun watching the animated feature “Ice Age 4: Continental Drift.”
Manny, Diego and Sid embark upon their greatest adventure after cataclysm sets an entire continent adrift. Separated from the rest of the herd, they use an iceberg as a makeshift ship, which launches them on an epic seafaring quest.
That was followed by “The Odd Life of Timothy Green.” A happily married couple, Cindy and Jim Green, can’t wait to start a family but can only dream about what their child would be like. When young Timothy shows up on their doorstep one stormy night, Cindy and Jim and their small town of Stanleyville learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life’s greatest gifts.
Admission for the movies was free to the public.
The films were projected onto a giant double-sided screen, creating a movie theatre under the stars. The attendees enjoyed the movies while lounging on their lawn chairs and blankets. Popcorn, sodas and other snacks were made available by All Angels.
PoShan Wong Rabade, who was in attendance with her family, said, “This was a great idea that All Angels and Mother Keedy had to bring the food trucks out to the school and for the community. I’m so excited that hopefully with this great turnout we will continue to do this along with Movie Night.”
“The proceeds from the wristbands are going toward the building fund,” said All Angels kindergarten teacher Debra Peacock. “And once you got inside, there was a wonderful array of food trucks. I had the chicken kabob, which was fabulous, and the flan was to die for. We appreciate everybody’s support.”
Angels Episcopal Church and Academy are hopeful they can make Movie Night another tradition the community looks forward to.
For more information on All Angels’ upcoming events, call 305-888-9483.
What They Said
• Councilwoman Grace Bain: “I ate at one truck a Cuban steak sandwich. And I had awesome corn fritters. Oh my god! It was really very good.”
• Alex Varela: “We come to all the events at All Angels. It’s a great community to be a part of. The movies used to be on the Circle. I wish they would take them back to the Circle. The food trucks are a great idea. I haven’t had dinner yet, but I’ll be there soon.”
• Kenia Fernandez: “I think Movie Night has always been fabulous. It’s very cozy now. I think it’s ashamed that it’s not on the Circle so that local businesses could profit more from the whole thing.”
• Nancy Torga: “We’re just trying to bring the community and the school together to make it a big community event.”