It’s been a city tradition for years. On the second Friday of every month, families trekked to downtown’s Donnelly Park with folding chairs and picnic blankets in hand. At dusk, movie-goers would sit on the grassy hill to enjoy a free, family movie under the stars.
That tradition recently came to a quiet close. As attendance to the event dwindled in recent months, the City of Mount Dora sought to find a better use of its resources. Now“pop-up” movies will replace the regular monthly screenings. The first event is planned for the end of June at the Lincoln Avenue Swimming Pool, and three more will be scheduled for the remainder of the year. The locations and movie titles are still being determined.