By Matthew Curtis | Enzian Theater May 15, 2006 at 4:59AM
Many of you may be aware of the drought problems we're having in Central Florida, with the region now 7 inches below normal rainfall, neighborhood lakes conspicuous in their receding shorelines, and recent wildfires causing evacuations and shutting down long stretches of I-95. Before Thursday, it felt like it hadn't stormed for weeks. And what was scheduled for Thursday you ask? Of course being the second Thursday of the month means it's Popcorn Flick night, Enzian's free movie presentation under the stars in Central Park, downtown Winter Park. Naturally it poured early afternoon but then cleared up beautifully--BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID looked good to go on as planned. After waiting for darkness to fall, the film commenced with a nice breeze in the air but an occasional ominous raindrop or bit of heat lightning in the distant night sky. After about an hour and a half of the 110 minute feature though, the thunder and lightning was getting closer and closer and the film had to be stopped for safety sake for both the audience and the equipment. Within a half hour, it was pouring down rain once again.
You want to solve the drought problems in Orlando and stop the wildfires? Have Enzian schedule an outdoor movie every single week instead of once a month! Not to say we're jinxed or anything...