Outdoor Showing of The Last of the Mohicans at Chimney Rock State Park's 3rd Annual Movies on the Meadows
Posted On Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Chimney Rock State Park is the place to be this weekend for the 3rd Annual Movies on the Meadows event featuring the epic historical film The Last of the Mohicans (rated R) starring Daniel Day Lewis. On Saturday, June 21 bring your family and friends for a fun night under the stars.
Grab some blankets or your favorite camping chairs and a flashlight, and immerse yourself in the scenery of the very place where the final 17 minutes of the movie were filmed. You'll feel like you're part of the action as you watch the movie on a huge outdoor screen and see the towering cliffs, lush landscape and 404-foot waterfall both onscreen and off.
Come to Chimney Rock State Park early that day and take advantage of the opportunity to see a French and Indian War reenactment presented by Fort Dobbs. Soldiers interpret military life at the camp in true period style. Black powder flintlock musket demonstrations can be seen throughout the day at 11a.m., 1p.m., 3p.m and 5p.m.
Park admission is required for the reenactment activities. Save your admission receipt from that day and use it to get free parking at the Movies on the Meadows event later that evening.
The gate opens at 7p.m. for The Last of the Mohicans and the showing begins at dusk. The cost is $12 per car; annual passholders pay $8 per car. If you're not visiting the park earlier in the day, discount parking coupons can be found at the Lake Lure Ingles. Concessions are available for purchase.
We love the Movie on the Meadows event! It's a great opportunity for a unique evening out in Western North Carolina. Chimney Rock State Park is also on our list of must-see attractions during your stay in Western North Carolina, so make sure it's part of your vacation itinerary.
We hope you'll be there for the 3rd Annual Movie on the Meadows this weekend. If you are planning to attend, drop us a line in our comment section and let us know. We love hearing from our readers. See you Saturday!
*Photo Credit: Chimney Rock State Park