July 24, 2014

Surf’s Up! Muscle Beach Party On-Screen

As part of the “Popcorn Flicks in the Park” movie series, Enzian Theater and the City of Winter Park will show Muscle Beach Party (1964) outdoors in Central Park in Winter Park, Florida, on Thursday, July 24, 2014.

The program is scheduled to begin at 8 pm, but the movie may not start until sunset for optimum viewing.

Due to Florida’s unpredictable weather, the showing may be cancelled. If a cancellation is necessary, notice will be posted to the Enzian Theater's Facebook page 30 minutes before the set screening time.

Admission is free and open to the public. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs, and a picnic supper.

Central Park is located at 251 Park Avenue South, in Winter Park, Florida.

Parking is available on the streets around Central Park.

For more information, please call the Enzian box office at (407) 629-1088, extension 230.

Muscle Beach Party was the penultimate movie Peter Lorre made. It was playing in theaters in late March, 1964 – on the very day newspapers reported Peter’s passing on March 23. Although his participation was kept secret before the movie’s release, he does receive a special “Thank You” in the closing credits.

Peter Lorre’s life story is told in the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, by Stephen D. Youngkin. The Lost One is available in hardback and soft-bound editions, as well as the Kindle and Nook.

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