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Saturday, August 17, 2013
My Take On: The 2013 Leo Carrillo Film Festival Dinner & A Movie Night
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Michael D Hamersky On Comics Presents His Take On...
The 2013 Dinner & A Movie Night
At the Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park In Carlsbad, California!
TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #3931 -     Yesterday morning, I blogged that Tina and I would be attending the 2013 Dinner & A Movie Night at the Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park in Carlsbad, California, where we live.
Here it is Saturday morning, and I've got to get ready for the Latino Comics Expo in Long Beach... But it doesn't start until 11 AM.  So I've got time to post this blog & upload the photos from the event last night first!
Well... Tina & I arrived at the Leo Carrillo Ranch at 6PM, and I stood in line to pick up our welcome package, while Tina found us a place to sit at the tables area.  
There were at least 150 attendees at this gathering, and all were there earlier than the regular Film Festival Nights crowds!
Tina found us a good spot, and I elected not to bring in our chairs to sit up close on the lawn afterwards.
There was a musician there playing tunes that I recognized, and the music added to the atmosphere.
At 6:30 PM the lines to the buffett food opened and I was among the first to be in line, as I was taking photos of the event, which will be uploaded to the special photo album at my Facebook Fan Page.
There was also a Silent Auction running, which in addition to the charge of the Dinner & a Movie Night event, were funds to pay for the 2013 Leo Carrillo Film Festivial Season.  Tina and I placed a bid on one of the items, but were outbid...
The food was catered and was great!  Both a meat eaters meal and a vegetarian table.   Tina and I both enjoyed the meal, plus tea, lemonade & coffee.
The Silent Auction ran for quite a while, and ended shortly after the episode of the Cisco Kid was aired.
The short program of speakers was nice, and then the winners of the Silent Auctions were announced.
Then the evening's film was aired, a 60 minute WWII era film, titled 'Moonlight and Cactus'.  The 1944 film starred the Andrew Sisters and Leo Carrillo!
Tina and I had seen this short film at the Leo Carrillo Film Festival a few seasons back.  I was once again entertained by the girls, and of course Leo.   Leo acted a lot like 'Pancho' on the later Cisco Kid TV Show series IMO. 
Sitting outside under the stars added to the atmosphere of the film.  I could imagine Leo out there with his friends watching the film in the 1940s...
Last night was a great night for me.  I'm really glad that Tina and I were able to attend!
I'll be blogging about the rest of the Film Season in the weeks to follow, as the 2013 Season starts next Friday Night, August 23rd.
Tina and I will be missing that one, but are reserved for the following four nights of the Season.  Here is the link to my blog explaining the 2013 Leo Carrillo Film Season. Please be aware that you HAVE to call and reserve the night(s) you want to attend ahead of time!
My Thanks to those who sponsored and put on the Dinner & A Movie Night last night!   It was FUN!
The front of the Leo Carrillo Ranch Casa, where the event was held in Carlsbad, California!
Several signs like this one help guide first timers to the Dinner and A Movie event!
  Here is Michael signing in and receiving his and Tina's meal tickets for the Dinner!
 Tina at the refreshment table... Of course we brought a bottle of wine with us to the event!
 The caterers had two lines, one for the pulled pork folks, and one for the vegetarian line!
 The event had a few speakers, like Charles Balteria at the right, and some nice music by the guitarist!
 A really nice evening was had by all 150+ atttendees to this 2013 Dinner and a Movie Night!



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Updated: Saturday, August 17, 2013 6:49 AM PDT
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