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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Bad News: Dolores Park Movie Night Nixed. Good News: It Has Nothing To Do With City Permitting Issues -- But There's Still Bad News Involved.

Posted By on Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 6:20 PM

click to enlarge The show must (not) go on
  • The show must (not) go on

Those of you hoping to sit back, crack a cold one, and watch Annie Hall in Dolores Park tonight will have to settle for all of the above minus Annie Hall.

Dolores Park Movie Night abruptly announced that tonight's showing was canceled -- and did so with vague language that left open the possibility that the long arm of the city might somehow be involved: "A thousand apologies, but circumstances are such that we cannot have our event this month. We hope to be back in action in August." Considering the city recently cracked down on lindy-hoppers and Renaissance faires in the park, one could be forgiven for connecting the dots here.

It turns out, however, that the city was not involved in the last-minute decision by the film organizers to pull the plug. Movie Night co-founder Robert Sean Boyle told SF Weekly that "we have a friend in the hospital," and that took precedence. 

He assured film fans that they'll be back in Dolores Park next month, though he has no idea what film they'll be showing -- usually the crowd votes on the next month's movie during prior to a screening. "We really don't know what we'll be doing yet," he says. 

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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