Rediscover North Fork

Screen on the Green

Friday, September 24, 2021

Bring your picnic blankets and lawn chairs for an evening under the stars at North Fork!

Join us at North Fork for our inaugural outdoor movie night as we screen October Sky, the true story of Homer Hickam (Jake Gyllenhaal), a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes.

Snacks, dinner, and beverages will be available for purchase from Foods of All Nations and Popitos Pizza, plus complimentary popcorn for each attendee. Come early to grab the best spot, play a few lawn games, or participate in a kids water rocket activity with Boar's Head Outfitters!

Concessions begin service at 5:30 p.m. Showtime begins at dusk (around 7:45 p.m.)

Attendance is free, but space is limited!

The first 40 registrants will receive a FREE fleece North Fork picnic blanket upon arrival!

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October Sky

1999 | PG | 108 mins
Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern, Chris Owen, William Lee Scott

This event is hosted in collaboration with Boar's Head Resort.


Location and Parking

Movies will be screened on The Green at the end of Research Park Blvd. Free parking is available at both Town Centers Three and Four.

994 Research Park Blvd., Charlottesville, VA 22911


COVID-19 Protocals

This event will be held entirely outdoors. To further minimize risk, all attendees will be asked to maintain at least 6 feet of distance between households. Attendees may be asked to wear a mask at certain times throughout the event, such as when ordering food or using the restroom. Unvaccinated attendees are required to wear masks at all times except while actively eating or drinking.

Rain date: Friday, October 1, 2021