Update: Movie on Spring Mountain Confirmed for Fall Showing

LOWER FREDERICK PA – A “Movie on the Mountain” is back on the entertainment schedule of the Lower Frederick Parks and Recreation Committee. Although you’ll have to wait for it – the event won’t be held until September – promoters say it represents both an important addition to the committee’s 2022 plans, and a valuable collaboration between four neighboring municipalities.

The drive-in movie is on the calendar for Sept. 10 (Saturday) from 7-9 p.m. in the lower lot of the Spring Mountain Adventures ski area on Spring Mount Road. The event will be free to attend, open to the public, and is jointly sponsored by the townships of Upper Frederick, Lower Frederick, Upper Salford, and Lower Salford. The municipalities are even providing popcorn and water.

The ability to drive in and relax at the outdoor venue, a practice begun in 2020 for health and safety reasons during the pandemic and which was continued during 2021, will be repeated this year because a committee e-mail reports it proved to be “a huge hit with the public” and a “novel experience” for children too young to know drive-in movies ever existed.

Movie patrons will be encouraged to bring their “lawn chairs, lounge chairs, or whatever suits your fancy,” as well as an evening meal if they prefer, and make it a picnic night out with family or friends. Then they can prepare to “settle in for an enjoyable evening.” It’s suggested to put the movie on calendars now and arrive early on the big night; the best spots fill fast.

What will be on the screen? That’s yet to be decided, but it will be announced when known.

Photo by Denise Jans via Unsplash, used under license

  • Read an earlier story, below, published March 2 by The Post that provides the remaining schedule of 2022 events planned by the Lower Frederick Parks and Recreation Committee.

Parks Committee: More Fun Ahead in Lower Frederick

LOWER FREDERICK PA – A “full calendar of events” consisting of three special activities, three summer concerts, and a returning series of children’s stories in the parks all are scheduled between April and October for the enjoyment of Lower Frederick residents, township Parks and Recreation Committee Chair Pam Reich reported Tuesday (March 1, 2022) to the Board of Supervisors.

The season’s special events kicked off April 16 (Saturday) at 10 a.m. with the previously COVID-repressed return of the popular township Egg Hunt at Coble Park, 1342 Gravel Pike. A program called “Going Native,” which focuses on regional native plants, wildlife, and habitats, is planned for June 25 (Saturday) at 1 p.m. in Cuddy Park, Colonial Drive. Then an expanded Fall Fest is scheduled for Oct. 8 (Saturday) in Foy Park, 1 Main St.

And, possibly to be scheduled during September, the committee is still coordinating with Upper Frederick and Upper Salford townships to screen a 2022 edition of the “Movie on the Mountain” at Spring Mount. Details are still being worked out.

Branch Manager Aileen Johnson and staff members of the Perkiomen Valley Library, 290 2nd St., Schwenksville, again this year are taking their story-telling and -reading talents on the road. They’ll present two separate and different story dates at township parks, in areas near the library’s bright blue banner. They’re planned for July 7 (Thursday) at 10 a.m. in Coble Park, and Aug. 18 (Thursday) at 10 a.m. in Cuddy Park.

For the musically inclined, the committee has tapped the performing talents of:

  • Area blues band “Slim and the Perkolators” for June 23 (Thursday) from 7-9 p.m.;
  • Popular local musicians comprising “The Mighty Manatees” for well-known rock, folk, and blues as well as their own original works for July 8 (Thursday) from 7-9 p.m.; and
  • Hits of the 1960s and 1970s from “The Transistor Trio” on Aug. 25 (Thursday) from 7-9 p.m.

All will be held at Cuddy Park. Visitors are invited to bring lawn chairs and ground blankets for comfort, and maybe pack some snacks or take advantage of treats provided by local vendors, the committee suggests. “Bring the kids and the dog,” its members add, and while you’re at enjoy a stretch of your legs on the park’s trails.

A detailed three-page list of all that’s planned is available from a DropBox account, here. Each event also has already been added to the township calendar, here. Want a quickly scannable list to post on your refrigerator? Thanks to the committee, download it from The Posts, here.

Lower Frederick concert photo by The Posts