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Wednesday June 25, 2008
‘Raiders’ coming to Main Street this Saturday
MARTY MADDEN - Calvert Independent Associate Editor

What could be more nostalgic than watching an action-packed movie outdoors on a late June Saturday night? While this is not the old drive-in movie of bygone days, the June 28 “Movies on Main Street” is truly a celebration of the past.

“We’ve got a town called Prince Frederick and a Main Street, so it’s kind of a celebration of Old Town Prince Frederick,” said Dave Fegan, the owner of the Prince Frederick Shopping Center who is sponsoring the event.

The June 28 feature is the 1981 classic “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” the first Indiana Jones flick.

The movie will be shown on a huge screen across from the Calvert County Courthouse on a grass lot made available by local businessman Joe Waters.

According to Fegan, a company from Connecticut puts up the 35-foot screen.

This year, Mom’s in the Kitchen will grill up hot dogs and hamburgers.

“Everything’s free,” said Fegan. That includes the show, food and drink.

At 8 p.m. the fun starts with live music by the local group Rockfish. The movie starts at 9 p.m.

Attendees are urged to bring something to sit on, such as a blanket or lawn chair.

This is the seventh summer Fegan has presented “Movies on Main Street.”

When asked why he goes through the expense of throwing this fun outdoor party, Fegan stated, “I want to be a good corporate citizen. I can’t stop the dumpsters from smelling in the summertime, but I can do this.”

Fegan has used his businessman’s acumen to figure out what films will attract an audience. “Anything that appeals to kids,” he said.

A showing of the classic adult western “High Noon” drew the fewest people. Showings of “Shrek” and “Finding Nemo” have attracted the biggest crowds.

Fegan recalled reading last summer that a new Indiana Jones film was in the works for 2008. He figured the showing of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” would be perfect for this summer. “People can see what Harrison Ford looked like when he was younger,” said Fegan.

The whole family is welcome to come out to Main Street this Saturday and Fegan promises more “family friendly movies” in the future.

In fact, on Saturday, July 26 Fegan plans to run the animated feature “Cars.”

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