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Riderwood Retirement Community Residents in Silver Spring, MD, Will Relive Drive-in Movie Era on Friday Night, September 30, When They Watch "Cactus Flower" Under the Stars; Huge 21-Foot by 21-Foot Screen Will Dwarf Campus Tennis Courts

09-28-2011 08:35 AM CET | Arts & Culture

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WHAT:
A Movie Under the Stars event in which in which hundreds of Riderwood residents, their families and their friends will relive outdoor drive-in movie experiences of the past. They will watch “Cactus Flower,” a movie starring Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman and Goldie Hawn (in her Academy Award winning performance ) as the wonder of night skies filled with stars adds a magical, surreal backdrop.

Attendees will sit in chairs on the Tennis Courts parking lot near Renaissance Gardens to watch the movie, which will be projected onto a huge 21-foot by 21-foot screen that recalls the bygone days when drive-ins ruled the nation’s entertainment landscape. The drive-in's peak popularity came in the late 1950s and early 1960s, particularly in rural areas, with some 4,000 drive-ins spreading across the United States. Among its advantages was the fact that a family with a baby could take care of their child while watching a movie, while teenagers with access to autos found drive-ins ideal for dates.

WHEN AND WHERE:
Friday night, September 30, from 7- 9 p.m., at Riderwood, 3140 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, MD.

ABOUT RIDERWOOD:
Riderwood, which has nearly 3,000 residents, is the nation’s largest continuing care retirement community. It sits on 120 acres that stretch across Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties. Riderwood (www.RiderwoodVillage.us ) offers extensive wellness and prevention programs, balance assessment and fall prevention programs, and Fitness and Aquatics Centers. Also, there are more than 200 resident-inspired and resident-led clubs, committees and interest groups in these categories: art; cards; computers and technology; dance; faith-based and interfaith; film, fitness and sports; games; gardening; lifelong learning; music; literature, philanthropy. Riderwood is managed by Erickson Living. Riderwood is located at 3140 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, MD,20904. Tel: 301-572-1300.

Mel Tansill
Public Affairs Manager
Riderwood
3140 Gracefield Road
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Cell: 410-241-7614

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