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Hundreds of Boaters Enjoy Movie at Big Island

The Fifth Annual Boat-In Theater featured “Anchorman” starring Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate and Steve Carell. Have photos from Friday's boat-in movie you would like to share? Post them on Patch!

Over 150 boats dropped anchor in Cruiser’s Cove at Big Island on Friday, July 13, to watch the feature presentation "Anchorman" on a 40x60-foot inflatable movie screen sitting atop a floating barge.

Attendance was lighter than in past years. Late afternoon rain and more storms in the forecast may have kept some people away, but those who came enjoyed a beautiful evening.

Kirsten Rewey, of Edina, attended the "Boat-In Theater" for the first time.

“I love the concept,” Rewey said. “It reminds me of being a kid and going to the drive-in movie.”

Boaters tuned their radios into 88.5 to pick up the audio feed.

“It’s amazing,” said Tina Johnson of Manhattan Beach, California. “We do the equivalent of movie night on the beach and concerts in the park, but nothing like this.”

As the movie ended, lightning flashed in the distance and a light rain began to fall as boaters pulled up their anchors and headed home.

The event was sponsored by MarineMax, Niccum Docks, Tonka Times, , , Bump’s Auto & Marine, , Northshore Marine, Borton Volvo and other local businesses.

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