At nightfall on Friday, Oct. 20, more than 325 people cozied up for “Fright Night lite”, a family movie night of nine shorts that got the audience in a snuggly mood.
The event was a collaboration among the Providence Children’s Film Festival, Celebrate Providence and the Summit Neighborhood Association.
The Providence Children’s Film Festival organized the festive selection of films, many of which had both adults and children giggling – and goose-bumping at times. To top it off, the movie night included bottomless freshly popped popcorn.
Many audience members praised the Cricket Cinema’s multisensory, all-around enjoyable experience. The youngest members of the audience were buzzing with excitement and ideas for making their own movies after watching “the Scared is scared” by Biance Giaever, available for free here: https://vimeo.com/58659769. Giaever made a movie from a six-year-old’s narrated story. A child’s words guided the viewers on a journey about how to overcome fears at any age.
Most organizers agreed that Lippitt Park was an ideal venue for an outdoor movie night, and are already talking about bringing more such nights to the neighborhood.