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See Great Movies and Help the Wimberley Birding Society and Wimberley High School Project Graduation
Where did they come from? How did they get here? Which one is most like Clint Eastwood? The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill.
Picture yourself in a lawn chair, picnic cooler by your side, surrounded with friends. Now add the beautiful Wimberley night sky above, a gently cooling evening breeze, and a first-run movie screened for your viewing pleasure. It just doesn't get much better than this!

This fall, like many before it, two benefits will be held at the Corral Theatre. The first is a benefit for Wimberley Birding Society on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 9, 10, and 11. The featured movie is The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, "...that rare documentary that has romance, comedy and a surprise ending that makes you feel like you could fly out of the theater..." as the San Jose Mercury News has described it.

This is no ordinary film. In no time at all, the line between humans and birds becomes blurred as you watch this true story of a remarkable relationship between Mark Bittner, "a dharma bum" and former street musician, and the wild parrots that seem to have appeared out of nowhere. All this happens right in the middle of San Francisco in an area with a view of Alcatraz.

The reviews for this film are raves. For example:
"An absolute delight and nothing like the wimpy nature film its title suggests. It's a soaring -- figuratively and literally -- documentary with a surprising emotional power."
-- Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"A precious gem of a film."
-- Jeffrey Bruner, Des Moines Register

And to think that all the ticket money for these showings is donated directly to the Wimberley Birding Society! Connor, Mingus, Olive, Pushkin, Picasso, Sophie, and Tupelo would most definitely approve!

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill is rated G.

I you haven't been to the Corral Theatre before, you'll be a regular by the time you finish watching this film. The good news is that there's another benefit the following weekend.

The weekend of September 16, 17, and 18, Wimberley High School's Project Graduation is the beneficiary of ticket money from a clever comedy that is fun for all ages, Sky High (rated PG). Sky High is a special high school for super heroes, but what would happen if the son of super hero parents found himself there only to discover that the super gene seemed to have given him a miss? This story of a kid who worries about failing his parents and himself and falls in with misfit sidekicks is a familiar one, but the setting is a different place altogether. Again, as in real life, things change, and Will, the son, finds that he must confront a villain and save the earth. This is a movie filled with laughs, surprises, and great special effects.

Sky High is the last movie scheduled for the Corral Theatre this year. Fresh-popped popcorn and the movie featuring cameos by Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman), Dave Foley, and a collection of awesome powers will make this a night to remember. And, thanks to the generosity of movie goers and Mary Anderson's Corral Theatre, Wimberley High School students will remember it...and you...with gratitude, long after the screen has gone dark.

Mark these two weekends on your calendar, call your friends, and click here to check out the Corral Theatre schedule with more great movies. Box office opens at 7:30 PM, the movies start at dark.

The Corral Theatre is located at Rocky River Ranch, 100 Flite Acres Road, Wimberley, Texas. Click here for a map to RRR.

RELATED LINKS

The Corral Theatre - The schedule, the history, movie links.

The Parrot Pages -The latest about the Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

Movie Trailer, The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill - This is a large file, best downloaded to your computer first, then viewed, but worth the effort!

Movie Trailer, Sky High - Check it out!



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