April 9, 2020

Movie Night Anyone?

Neighbors in Cork, Ireland enjoyed a movie night together during quarantine.

One neighbor, Scott Duggan, works as a technical manager at a local theater and had the idea to set up a movie projector on the side of house. He invited all the neighbors to sit in their own yards and watch the 1953 Marilyn Monroe comedy, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes together. They tuned in to the audio on their FM radios.

He says, “The absence of the shared experience has been one of the most difficult things that people have had to adjust to across the globe over the last number of weeks.”

Watching a movie together, but in their own yards, gave them a way to do something together as a neighborhood but still conform to social distancing guidelines.

Could your neighborhood do something similar? What movie would you watch?

About Skyler Schreck

Skyler is a Marketing Assistant at First Direct. Prior to First Direct, she worked as a freelance graphic designer. Content creator by day and content consumer by night, Skyler's hobbies include reading, snacking, and binge-watching all available shows.