Top Gun and Robin Hood Sept . 6
On Sunday, Sept. 6, at sundown (about 7:30 p.m.) the Cold Spring Film Society will show the Walt Disney animated adventure film Robin Hood (1973) followed by Top Gun (1986) (about 9 p.m.), the blockbuster Cold War action film, in its annual end-of-summer double feature.
Robin Hood is a retelling of the classic folktale in traditional Disney fashion with elements of the Alsation story of Reynard the Fox thrown in. Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman, who also directed Disney’s The Jungle Book (1967), Robin Hood is one of Disney’s most beloved and fun animated feature films.
Top Gun tells the story of a hotshot Navy pilot (Tom Cruise) trying to prove himself at the Navy’s top flight school in Miramar, San Diego. The top-grossing film of 1986, Top Gun turned Tom Cruise into an action movie icon and boosted naval aviator applications by over 500 percent.
Bring a blanket and picnic to Dockside Park for the last films of the season. Fresh popcorn, lemonade, candy and T-shirts will be for sale, as well as memberships to the film society to help support these screenings (and get a great tote bag as well). Rain date is Monday, Sept. 7. As always, these screenings are free.
For more information or to become a member, go to coldspringfilm.org or visit their Facebook or Twitter pages.