Downtown Somerset is gearing up for its second Virginia Lawn Chair Theater event, which will begin this evening at dusk in the courtyard of the Pulaski Court of Justice.
This month’s movie is “Iron Man 2.”
A new tradition in Somerset, the Virginia Lawn Chair Theater takes place on the second Friday of each month, June through September. Family oriented movies are shown on the side of the Citizens National Bank Coffman Building.
Downtown Somerset Development Corporation director Gib Gosser said last month’s showing of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1” was glitch-free in spite of the fact that such an event had never before been attempted downtown.
“We were very excited to see the demographics we drew,” Gosser said of last month’s event. “We had a good group of families — parents, grandparents, and children. Everyone seemed to have a good time.”
Additional movies are planned for August 12 and Sept. 19, and it’s believed that “Shrek Forever After” and “Toy Story 3” are coming attractions.
Events will be canceled if it rains.
Popcorn and drinks will be available, and families are also welcome to bring their own food and drinks, along with lawn chairs or blankets. The event is free.
The summer outdoor movie series gets part of its name from the Virginia Cinema, a now-abandoned movie theater on East Mount Vernon Street. Plans are to eventually raise money to renovate the old theater.
More about the Virginia Lawn Chair Theater and other downtown events can be found on the Downtown Somerset Development Corporation’s Facebook page.