Tonight, the series will head into its final two weeks with a cinematic hit from the current year, when "The Lego Movie" is shown on the temporary big screen on the city's
The screening of the animated film -- billed as a comedy adventure -- is the latest in a series that is sponsored by the city of
The films are all shown beginning at around
One of those vendors on hand tonight will be the Times, which will be offering both its new total access and online subscriptions, as well as handing out free passes to
The Times will repeat the promotion at next Wednesday's showing of "Jaws."
"I always get performance anxiety before any new concept, and I do go through all the scenarios in my mind," said Newton. "What if no one shows up? What if only 100 people come? What if something goes wrong? That's not just being paranoid. You've got to have a contingency for everything. But with this, as soon as you flip the switch, that screen inflates and the picture comes on, it's absolute bliss."
An 'Instant Classic'
Newton said the selection of 2014's "Lego Movie" for tonight's presentation is an appropriate fit for a series of family-oriented classics.
"The Lego Movie is just such a fun and joyful movie -- it is an instant classic," Newton said. "It's really all about childhood and imagination and fun. It's about how -- to plug the movie's tagline -- 'everything is awesome.'"
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