BEST PLACE TO WATCH A MOVIE OUTDOORS - 2004
Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
It's a measure of Twin Citians' appreciation of cinema under the stars that there actually is a little competition for this title. Stevens Square Park has played host to a lively series of movies (and music) for years, and Nordeast's Bottineau Park and St. Paul's El Rio Park became worthy additions last summer. (The latter's Sound of Music sing-along on the night before the Fourth of July was a blast--and we don't even like the movie!) But an old favorite--Loring Park--will retain its distinction this year, owing in large part to co-presenter Walker Art Center's considerable clout in securing both bands and films. (The "guest DJ" thing in between the live music and the movie is a fun touch, too.) And since the museum is "without walls" this year, we're guessing they'll put even more effort into making one of its few film/video events before the 2005 Walker reopening a worthy one.