Sutton screens an American classic

Enjoy a blast from the past with the outdoor screening of the film American Graffiti Aug. 9 at Vernon's Polson Park.

Slick on the hair grease, lace up those saddle shoes, and get ready to cruise on over to Polson Park.

Maureen Ruscheinsky of the Sutton Group of Realtors is spearheading a blast from the past with the outdoor screening of the film American Graffiti on Aug. 9.

The third of four movie presentations of the Sutton Cinema Under the Stars series shown for free in Polson Park, American Graffiti is a pre-Star Wars directing and writing effort by George Lucas.

Set in the early-1960s, the film is a nostalgic portrait of teenage life told in a series of vignettes, and stars a young Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss and a then unknown named Harrison Ford.

“What better way to show our community how much we appreciate them than by offering a great family night out with no cost. All of the Sutton realtors have pitched in to thank our citizens,” said Ruscheinsky. “Come on out in costume circa 1960 for this classic movie on the giant blow-up screen. We’ll have City Dance out jiving as a warm up and vintage cars of the era on display.”

Sutton’s two previous family-friendly movies have been attended by hundreds. The realtors have also been very impressed by how clean all the movie-goers have  left the park.

Habitat for Humanity will once again be selling hot popcorn and cold drinks and families are encouraged to bring a picnic, lawn chairs or blankets.

American Graffiti starts at sunset just after 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 Bring some warm clothes for when it cools off.