Movies on the Blackwater a first year success

Published on January 07, 2014 with No Comments

Over 1,000 area residents came to historic downtown Milton to ring in the Christmas season along the Blackwater River in Milton.

The City of Milton in conjunction with the area Tom Thumb Stores presented the inaugural Big Screen on the Blackwater – a three week series of holiday movies in historic downtown Milton.

Just like Milton’s annual Bands on the Blackwater, area residents came downtown armed with their lawn chairs or blankets and watched a movie on the nights of Dec. 6, Dec. 13, and Dec. 20.

But not even the coldness of the Christmas Grinch’s heart could suffer as a deterrent to the movie, as Milton residents and visitors could watch the movie from the comfort of their own car.

“For a first ever event I was very pleased with the turnout we had for the movies,” said Linsey Williamson. “People had the option of watching the movie in their cars thanks to an FM transmission we had available or they could enjoy the movie in the outdoors under the stars.

“We are looking at doing this again next year!”

Also Milton had a visit from the jolly old elf in the red suit, “Santa Claus”; on Dec. 6.

“We had a lot of families that came to get their picture taken with Santa and printed on site and after the photographers left there was still a long line of area children waiting to see Santa,” said Williamson. “We are hoping he can fit us in his schedule again next year.”

Don’t forget to check out our website for information regarding all city sports and activities at or contact the Milton Community Center at 983-5466.

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