Grab your blankets and chairs because all summer long Fair Haven residents can enjoy summer movies in the park at Fair Haven Fields.
The good guys from Shore Flicks have arranged to show 60 free movies in ten towns across Monmouth county. Each movie is free to the public. Shore Flicks has gained sponsorships from local business in order make this possible. Their largest sponsorship comes from InVision EyeCare of Tinton Falls and Lakewood.
"We work a lot with local recreation departments," said TJ Brustowicz, owner of Shore Flicks. "This year, we thought it would be a nice idea to try something different. We got local businesses to sponsor these movie showings, instead of the recreation departments." By Shore Flicks taking on this project, residents across Monmouth county can enjoy free out-door movies all summer long.
Shore Flicks has been in business since since 2007. This is the first year they have taken on such a bold range of movie showings. Ten towns across Monmouth county will get to enjoy six free movies each throughout the summer. "Doing this summer movie series allows us to have the screen out all week long, which is great for us," Brustowicz said.
Not only is Shore Flicks making it possible for people of the community to enjoy free movies, but they are collecting food donations for local food drives. At every movie showing, they collect non-perishable food items to benefit Lunch Break, Eatontown Food Pantry, RAINE, and the Food Bank of Monmouth County.
According to Brustowicz, the hardest part about the whole thing is coming up with 60 different movies to show this summer. They came up with the idea to have a different movie theme every week. This past week was 80's comedy week. The movie Back to the Future was played at the Fair Haven Fields on Tuesday night. Next week is Bill Murray week and the following week is "Comedy Zone." Click for a full list of movies coming to Fair Haven.
Charlie Hoffmann from the Fair Haven Parks and Recreation Department said he couldn't be more pleased with Shore Flicks' efforts. "This is well rounded, diverse family entertainment," Hoffmann said. "This is a great experience for the families in Fair Haven."
The next movie in the park will be held on June 21st at the Fair Haven fields. Shore Flicks will be showing Dirty, Rotten Scoundrels in honor of "Comedy Zone" week.