Fort Worth Date Night: Stars under the Stars

by Michael Bloomberg
June 24, 2010

Dinner and a movie. A movie and dinner. To some, this date is the one some couples can’t wait to go on. For others, it’s a fall-back. The night out to pick when all creativity has completely escaped you. Either way, it’s still going out and that is a good thing.
Many experts don’t recommend a movie and dinner for first dates because this is the opportunity to get to know one another. Of course, if a movie is going on, learning about someone is next to impossible. Unless she texts on her cell phone the whole time or he smacks his popcorn, then, this might be a couple of great lessons learned early on. Nonetheless, talking is really crucial in this “get-to-know-you” stage or, for existing couples, spending quality time together.
But, what if you could combine the two? Enjoying a movie and still being able to chat? Wouldn’t it be cool if you two could do this while enjoying the beautiful skyline of downtown Fort Worth? Under the stars? Have you heard of Sundance Square‘s outdoor movie series called “Stars under the Stars?”
This is a such a great idea! Best part…it’s free! Worst part…it’s ending on Thursday, July 1. Here’s how it works. Chisholm Trail Parking Lot on the corner of 4th and Main is the location. You can bring blankets or chairs for seating. Folding chairs are available for rent. What you can’t bring is pets and outside food, drinks or coolers. However, there is a snack bar area to purchase cold beverages, popcorn and sweets.
The movies begin at dusk. The July 1st showing will be Star Trek (2009). Sundance Square has also promised to bring this series back in 2011. And, don’t forget that parking is free after 5 p.m. at all Sundance Square parking lots and garages. Free parking and a free movie. It doesn’t get much better than that. Now, just free up some time, mark your calendar and you two head downtown to check out Star Trek. So, you truly will be watching the “stars under the stars.”

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