The Concord Food Co-op is trying something new.
No, we’re not talking about the organic cotton candy grapes we saw on Instagram last week, but rather the Co-op is hosting an outdoor movie night – in the store’s parking lot.
On Friday, the six-time Oscar nominated film My Man Godfrey (1936) will be shown once the sun goes down on a large screen using a projector. The showing will begin at 8:45 p.m. (just to make sure there’s no lingering daylight), but you can start saving your spots at 7:30 p.m. since the store is open till 8, and you don’t want to have your chair run over.
And you’ll have to bring your own place to sit and watch because chairs will not be provided. And since you’ll be sitting in a parking lot, it will be a lot comfier to bring a chair than a blanket. But depending on the anticipated temperature once darkness sets in, you might want one of those, too.
The film, starring William Powell and Carole Lombard, is just over an hour and a half, so you’ll be home rather early for catching a late show.
There will be a concession stand featuring popcorn, hot dogs, the Co-op bakery’s cookies and brownies, some of the Co-op’s bulk items like fruit, nuts, chips, candy, beverages (non-alcoholic) and even ice cream. But you can also bring your own snacks, because unlike the movie theater, they’ll allow you to provide your own snacks. No need to hide those candy bars in inconspicuous locations on your person.
If you’re not familiar with the film, it’s about a scatterbrained socialite who hires a vagrant as a family butler . . . but there’s more to Godfrey than meets the eye.
There’s a suggested $5 donation which will be given to the Crisis Center of Central N.H. The Co-op is located at 24 S. Main St.