700 ATTEND OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT IN DUBOCE PARK
An estimated 700 people attended outdoor movie night in Duboce Park on Thursday, August 23 to see Best in Show, a 2000 mockumentary film that offered a look into the highly competitive and cut-throat world of dog shows through the eyes of a group of ruthless dog owners. The movie won 11 awards, including AFI Movie of the Year and received 14 other nominations in a variety of categories.
Fortunately, the weather was mild and there was no wind. The festivities started at 6 p.m. with a dog costume contest, free balloon animals, food trucks, a beer and wine booth, and Duboce Park Café had a snack booth. The movie was part of Sundown Cinema, a series of free movies being shown in four San Francisco parks on Thursdays.
Sundown Cinema in Duboce Park was organized by San Francisco Parks Alliance and was hosted by Friends of Duboce Park. Other movies shown in other parks so far are Little Shop of Horrors at Conservatory of Flowers on June 28 and Mrs. Doubtfire in Alamo Square on June 26. The final movie is Grease and will be shown at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in McLaren Park on September 28.