Lighthouse Cinema

Lighthouse Movie Survey Results! Season starts 6/17

Thanks to everybody who participated in the Lighthouse Establishment Cinema Movie survey! Join us this summer for FREE FAMILY FUN!

Season 7 STARTS on June 17, 2011! Six showings are scheduled for the summer and one during Halloween and Day of the Dead weekend on October 28th. The public is invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnics and friends and family for a memorable evening on the grounds of the historic Port Isabel Lighthouse. All summer movies start on Friday at 9:30 p.m. just after South Padre Island Fireworks display over the Laguna Madre Bay. COST: FREE! For more information call 956/943-7602. jrivera@copitx.com.

JUNE 17>>>9:30 p.m.
GREEN HORNETBritt Reid, the son of wealthy newspaper publisher James Reid, is a ne-er do well playboy who inherits a media empire after his father dies. One day, he meets an employee named Kato, who is more than he appears. After realizing that Kato secretly has a cache of weapons and utilities, Britt decides that the two should become crime fighters, taking on the identity of the Green Hornet. With the help of his new secretary, Lenore Case, Britt discovers that a man named Chudnofsky controls the city criminal underworld and has united all of the gangs of the city and seeks the Green Hornet, believing him to be a direct threat to his elaborate grand plan.
Seth Rogen, Cameron Diaz, Christoph Waltz
Columbia Pictures; Directed by Michel Gondry
Rated PG-13; 108 minutes; 2011

JULY 1>>>9:30 p.m.
DESPICABLE MEIn a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden deep beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by an army of tireless, little yellow minions, we discover Gru planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon. Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad.
Animated Feature
Voices by: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Kristin Wiig
Universal Pictures;
Directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud
Rated PG; 95 minutes; 2010

JULY 15>>>9:30 p.m.
THE KARATE KIDTwelve-year-old Dre Parker could’ve been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying, but cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre feelings make an enemy of the class bully and kung fu prodigy, Cheng. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han, who is secretly a master of kung fu. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life.
Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith
Columbia Pictures; Directed by Harald Zwart
Rated PG; 140 minutes; 2010

JULY 29>>>9:30 p.m.
IRON MAN 2 – After confessing his identity as Iron Man to the world, Tony Stark comes under fire from the U.S. Government who demands he hand over the powerful weapon that is the Iron Man suit. Meanwhile, a mysterious and dangerous foe emerges in Ivan Vanko, who creates a powerful persona known as Whiplash in order to exact revenge on the Stark family once and for all… and destroy Iron Man.
Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Mickey Rourke
Paramount Pictures; Directed by Jon Favreau
Rated PG-13; 124 minutes; 2010

AUGUST 5>>>9:30 p.m.
TANGLEDWhen the kingdom’s most wanted – and most charming- bandit Flynn Rider hides out in a mysterious tower, he’s taken hostage by Rapunzel, a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn’s curious captor, who’s looking for her ticket out of the tower where she’s been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs.
Animated Feature
Voices by: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy
Walt Disney Animation Studios;
Directed by Nathan Greno and Byron Howard
Rated PG; 100 minutes; 2010

AUGUST 19>>>9:30 p.m.
TOY STORY 3 – Toy Story 3 welcomes back Woody, Buzz and the whole gang back to the big screen as Andy prepares to depart for college and his loyal toys find themselves in …daycare! These untamed tots with their sticky little fingers do not play nice, so it’s all for one and one for all as plans for the Great Escape get underway. A few new faces join the adventure, including Barbie’s counterpart Ken, a thespian hedgehog named Mr. Pricklepants and a pink strawberry-scented teddy bear called Lots-o-Huggin’ Bear.
Animated Feature
Voices by: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Michael Keaton
Walt Disney Pictures/Pixar Animation;
Directed by Lee Unkrich
Rated G; 103 minutes; 2010

OCTOBER 28>>8:00 p.m.
RANGO – This animated comedy-adventure follows the comical, transformative journey of Rango, a sheltered chameleon living as an ordinary family pet, while facing a major identity crisis. When Rango accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt, the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds he stands out. Welcomed as the last hope the town has been waiting for, new Sheriff Rango is forced to play his new role to the hilt…until, in a blaze of action-packed situations and encounters with outrageous characters, Rango starts to become the hero he once only pretended to be.
Animated Feature
Voices by: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Timothy Olyphant
Paramount Pictures; Directed by Gore Verbinski
Rated PG; 107 minutes; 2011

Sponsored by: Museums of Port Isabel, City of Port Isabel, Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation, Port Isabel Merchants Committee, Texas Pack, Inc.

(Schedule subject to change.)

Lighthouse Summer Movie Survey!

The Lighthouse Establishment Cinema will begin Season 7 on June 17, 2011! Six showings are scheduled for the summer and one during Halloween and Day of the Dead weekend on October 28th. The public is invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnics and friends and family for a memorable evening on the grounds of the historic Port Isabel Lighthouse.

The 2011 Summer Schedule includes the following dates: June 17th, July 1, July 15, July 29, August 5 and August 19. All movies start on Friday at 9:30 p.m. just after the South Padre Island Fireworks display over the Laguna Madre Bay.

Please participate in our MOVIE SURVEY now through June 1st.

For more information, contact the Museums of Port Isabel at 956/943-7602 or email Museum Administrator, Jeannie Marie A. Flores at jrivera@copitx.com. NO ADMISSION CHARGE. Concessions available.

THANKS to the Museums of Port Isabel, the City of Port Isabel, the Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation and our generous sponsors! If you would like to participate in a sponsorship, call the Museums of Port Isabel, Jeannie Marie A. Flores at 956/943-7602 or email jrivera@copitx.com. (Sponsorship info> sponsor-pamplet.)

Day of the Dead Celebration, Movie at the Lighthouse & Street Dance!

Lighthouse info updated, see below.

Port Isabel has big plans for the Halloween and Day of the Dead Weekend!

Beginning at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, October 29th, the Lighthouse Establishment Cinema will be hosting the last show of the season featuring \”Coraline\”. Free, family fun at the Port Isabel Lighthouse! Concessions are available.

On Saturday, October 30th, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Port Isabel celebrates Day of the Dead! There will be special exhibits in the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, hands-on activities, sugar skull making classes, special presentations, live entertainment, over two dozen vendors offering food and day of the dead crafts and more! For a preview watch Rick Diaz Con MI Gente on Thursday morning at 5:30 a.m. and again at 6:20 p.m. on KRGV Channel 5. For a complete schedule of day events, click here: http://portisabelmuseums.com/mopi/2010/10/day-dead-los-colores-muerto/

Then join us for the City of Port Isabel HALLOWEEN STREET DANCE! Beginning at 8:00 p.m., Risueno will provide live music until 11:00 p.m. Vendors will offer all kinds of great food, there will be Door Prizes and a Costume Contest!

LOCATION: Museums of Port Isabel, 317 E. Railroad Ave., Port Isabel. 956/943-7602. Free admission to the Museums throughout the day. Museums hours will be extended until 6:00 p.m. The Lighthouse will be closed until further notice as repairs are made to some of the steps.

RISUENO: About the band…

risueño, -ña adj.

1 Que muestra un gesto de risa en el semblante: entró risueño y le preguntamos por qué estaba tan contento.

2 Que se ríe con facilidad.

3 Que tiene un aspecto agradable.

4 Que es favorable o prometedor: parecía que el porvenir sería muy risueño.

Translation: happy

Risueño started 12 yrs ago in Brownsville tx. Some of the music performed by Risueño is original lyrics together with plenty of cover songs by other major artists but with a risueño style.

The Style of music Risueño performs is targeted towards a family atmosphere. Lots of rapid, move your hips Cumbia’s, and Huapango’s which in most part intended to have the crowd forget; unwind and loosen up on what comes with a hard days worth of work and stress.

Risueño’s band members consist of Dad (Sabas Lopez Sr) who plays the squeeze box Accordion and (Sabas Lopez Jr) who is the lead singer and stums the 12 string Guitar together with the runt son of the family in the drums (Daryl Lopez) together with fill in precussions.

Risueño has recorded 5 music cd’s and has given out 1000’s of cds in concerts and private events over the past 12 yrs.

Movie at the Lighthouse this Friday! OLD DOGS 9:30pm FREE!

Come join us for the last movie of the summer at the Port Isabel Lighthouse! The Lighthouse Establishment Cinema will present … OLD DOGS.

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets or pillows and your family and make yourself at home for this family friendly FREE event! Concessions available. Leashed pets allowed, but you must clean up after them. Parking around the lighthouse and on Railroad Ave. across the street from the Port Isabel Historical Museum. Starts at 9:30 p.m. after South Padre Island Fireworks over the Laguna Madre.

AUGUST 27>>>
OLD DOGS
Two friends and business partners find their lives turned upside down when strange circumstances lead to them being placed in the care of 7-year-old twins. Rated: PG. 88 minutes (2009)
OCTOBER 29>>>
CORALINE:
An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets. Rated: PG. Running Time: 100 minutes (2009)

Sponsored by: SOUTH PADRE BANK, N.A. (understudy), Pirates Landing Restaurant, Museums of Port Isabel, City of Port Isabel, Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation, Port Isabel Merchants Committee.

Movies at the Lighthouse FRIDAY! Transformers II @ 9:30p

Come join us at the Port Isabel Lighthouse for a great summer tradition! The Lighthouse Establishment Cinema will present the thirdmovie of the 6th season… TRANSFORMERS II: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN.

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets or pillows and your family and make yourself at home for this family friendly FREE event! Concessions available. Leashed pets allowed, but you must clean up after them. Parking around the lighthouse and on Railroad Ave. across the street from the Port Isabel Historical Museum. Starts at 9:30 p.m. after South Padre Island Fireworks over the Laguna Madre.

JULY 16>>>
TRANSFORMERS II: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN
Sam Witwicky leaves the Autobots behind for a normal life. But when his mind is filled with cryptic symbols, the Decepticons target him and he is dragged back into the Transformers\’ war. Rated: PG-13. Running Time: 150 minutes (2009)
JULY 30>>>
BLINDSIDE
The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family. Rated: PG-13. 129 minutes (2009)
AUGUST 13>>>
TWILIGHT- NEW MOON:
After Bella recovers from the vampire attack that almost claimed her life, she looks to celebrate her birthday with Edward and his family… Rated: PG-13. 130 minutes (2009)
AUGUST 27>>>
OLD DOGS
Two friends and business partners find their lives turned upside down when strange circumstances lead to them being placed in the care of 7-year-old twins. Rated: PG. 88 minutes (2009)
OCTOBER 29>>>
CORALINE:
An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets. Rated: PG. Running Time: 100 minutes (2009)

Sponsored by: SOUTH PADRE BANK, N.A. (understudy), Pirates Landing Restaurant, Museums of Port Isabel, City of Port Isabel, Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation, Port Isabel Merchants Committee.

Movie at the Lighthouse this Friday! Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs! FREE

Bring your family, your lawn chair or blanket and join us for CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS! Movie starts at 9:30p.m. after South Padre Island Fireworks over the Laguna Madre! No admission charge. Concessions available. No alcohol allowed. For more information call 956/466-7729 or email info@portisabel-texas.com.

JUNE 18>>>
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS:
The most delicious event since macaroni met cheese. Inspired by the beloved childrens book, the film focuses on a town where food falls from the sky like rain. Rated: PG. Running Time: 90 minutes (2009)
NEXT MOVIE is…
JULY 2>>>
MONSTERS VS. ALIENS:
When a meteorite from outer space hits a young woman and turns her into a giant monster, she is taken to a secret government compound where she meets a ragtag group of monsters also rounded up over the years.
Rated: PG. Running Time: 94 minutes (2009)

Sponsored by: SOUTH PADRE BANK, N.A. (understudy), Pirates Landing Restaurant, Museums of Port Isabel, City of Port Isabel, Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation, Port Isabel Merchants Committee.