Lighthouse Establishment Cinema Survey


The Lighthouse Establishment Cinema will begin Season 8 on June 15, 2012! Six showings are scheduled for the summer and one during Halloween and Day of the Dead weekend. The public is invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnics and friends and family for a memorable evening on the grounds of the historic Port Isabel Lighthouse.

The 2012 Summer Schedule includes the following dates: June 15, June 29, July 6, July 20, August 3 and August 17. All movies start on Friday at 9:30 p.m. just after the South Padre Island Fireworks display over the Laguna Madre Bay.

Please participate in our MOVIE SURVEY now through June 1st.

No more applications accepted at this time. Please call 956/943-7602 for more information.

For more information, contact the Museums of Port Isabel at 956/943-7602 or email Museum Administrator, Jeannie Marie A. Flores at museumdirector@copitx.com. NO ADMISSION CHARGE. Concessions available.
THANKS to the Museums of Port Isabel, the City of Port Isabel, the Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation and TEXAS PACK, Inc.!

If you would like to participate in a sponsorship, call the Museums of Port Isabel, Jeannie Marie A. Flores at 956/943-7602 or email museumdirector@copitx.com. (Sponsorship info> sponsor-pamplet.)

Day of the Dead~ Los Colores del Muerto Celebration 10/30 1-7p

Day of the Dead wrap up: http://portisabel-texas.com/blog/2010/10/31/port-isabel-celebrates-halloween-day-dead-costume-contest-dance-exhibits-plays-vendors-food-movie/
The Museums of Port Isabel Celebrates their Annual Los Colores del Muerto!

The Museums of Port Isabel, in collaboration with the City of Port Isabel, the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation, the Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation, the Laguna Madre Art League, their Annual  Day of the Dead festival – “Los Colores Del  Muerto” on Saturday, October 30, 2010 from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Port Isabel Historical Museum, 317 E. Railroad Ave. in Port Isabel. The Port Isabel Lighthouse will be closed, until further notice as steps on the interior are restored.

Dia de los Muerto, Day of the Dead, is a Mexican custom of celebrating all souls and all saints day in a festive atmosphere.  Because the Mexican culture  find joy in remembering loved ones who have passed away, they spend a night and a day at the burial sight of the deceased family members, honoring the memories of their lives. Traditionally, the Day of the Dead was a three day and three night festival that mixed Spanish Catholicism with Mesoamerican Indian roots. The ancient custom has now been transformed to fit the Mexican-American households of today. The Mexican culture believes that deceased children return to visit Earth on the last day of October, and the faithful dead return on November 2nd. At this time every year, families gather at cemeteries to clean and adorn the graves of their deceased loved ones. The Museum celebrates the heritage and artistic expression of this custom with traditional and non-traditional altars and festivities. See more… > http://portisabelmuseums.com/mopi/programs/day-dead/holiday/

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: Throughout the  day there will be Day of the Dead Altars and Artwork on display in the Treasures of the Gulf Art Gallery.
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.:
Live Entertainment with Musical group “Ensamble La Misión – Laura Foncerrada”
2:00 p.m.:
Skull candy workshop with Jessica Villescaz & Omar Fonseca & Altar Making in a cigar box workshop with the Laguna Madre Art League
3:00 p.m.:
Inside the Treasures of the Gulf Museum (Special Day of the Dead Play by Gloria Bates)
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.: Outdoor event featuring Ken Trevino and students from the Port Isabel with Short Stories, Poetry, & Music
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.:
Presentation with Manuel Hinojosa on “The History of Day of the Dead”
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
– Encore presentation of “Day of the Dead” play by Gloria Bates

VENDORS! VENDORS! VENDORS!

1- Amber Erica (Jewelry)
2- Susie Alcocer (Jewelry)
3- Ed & Jesse (Antiques)
4- Museums of Port Isabel (T-Shirts)
5- Carmen (Jewelry, Toys & Hair Fashions)
6- Alma (Vinatge Jewelry & Mexican Lottery T-Shirts)
7- Angel (Corn in the Cup)
8- Isaura (Hot Dogs, Nachos, Frito Pies, Hot Cheetos & Chesse, Cotton Candy, Chocolate Candy Bars & Cornuts
9- Sylvia (Tamales & Fruit Cups)
10- Ana (Chicken Enchiladas & Tostadas, Frijos a la Charra & Chicharones
11- Aby (Soft Drinks & Popcorn)
12- Pi Fire Dept (Fajiata, Chicken & Sausage Tacos)
13- Lynette (Information: Green Mountain)
14- Denise (Aqua Frescas & Pan de Muerto)
15- City of Port Isabel Finance Dept (Candy Apples, Cupcakes & Kiddie Stuff)
16- Laguna Madre Humane Society (Pets for Adoption)
17- Laguna Madre Humane Society (Pets for Adoption)
18- Monica (Baked Goods: Brownies, Pies, Cookies & Cakes)
19- Tom (Hands on Hondures: Jewelry)
20- Pete (Funnel Cakes & Caramel Corn)
21- Patricia (Face Painting)

HALLOWEEN COMMUNITY STREET DANCE! We are encouraging children and adults to dress in costumes in the Halloween spirit and dance the night away!!! 8:00 – 11:00pm – Halloween Community Street Dance brought to you by the City of Port Isabel and the Museums of Port Isabel. Live Music by Risueno!

DAY OF THE DEAD T-SHIRTS: A limited number of Day of the Dead t-shirts will be available! Based on the poster design, the artwork features a stylized skull using motifs important to Port Isabel’s history, including the Port Isabel Lighthouse, a shrimp boat and Gulf shrimp. They will be available for sale at the Museums Gift Shop.

VENDOR or ALTAR SUBMISSION INFO: If you are interested in vending  or altar submission opportunities at the Day of the Dead event, contact Jeannie Marie A. Flores at 956/943-7602, email: museumdirector@copitx.com or fill out online forms for Altar Submission or Vendor Application.

Movies at the Lighthouse this Friday! OLD DOGS 9:30pm~ FREE!

Come join us for the last movie of the summer at the Port Isabel Lighthouse! The Lighthouse Establishment Cinema will present … OLD DOGS.

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets or pillows and your family and make yourself at home for this family friendly FREE event! Concessions available. Leashed pets allowed, but you must clean up after them. Parking around the lighthouse and on Railroad Ave. across the street from the Port Isabel Historical Museum. Starts at 9:30 p.m. after South Padre Island’s Fireworks over the Laguna Madre.

AUGUST 27>>>
OLD DOGS
Two friends and business partners find their lives turned upside down when strange circumstances lead to them being placed in the care of 7-year-old twins. Rated: PG. 88 minutes (2009)
OCTOBER 29>>>
CORALINE:
An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets. Rated: PG. Running Time: 100 minutes (2009)

Sponsored by: SOUTH PADRE BANK, N.A. (understudy), Pirates Landing Restaurant, Museums of Port Isabel, City of Port Isabel, Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation, Port Isabel Merchants Committee.

Museums Telling Our Stories ~ CHAMPION Family Origins 8/26 6pm

“The Champion Family Origins”

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2010 on Thursday, August 26, 2010, at 6:00 pm in the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 317 E. Railroad Ave.

John Champion, a descendant of the Champion family will present “The Champion Family Origins”, the history of the Champion Family’s origins and how they came to live in America. Mr. Champion is a descendant of John Champion who was the brother of famed Charles Champion. Mr. Champion learned a lot from his father, A.A. Champion, who was a local historian and mentor.

In July of 2009, Mr. Champion gave a presentation on the Champion family in honor of the new Champion headstone dedicated at the Point Isabel Cemetery.

The Museums of Port Isabel welcome all visitors and locals to attend this FREE presentation. Drinks and refreshments will be served.

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation’s goals are to educate and preserve our local history. With the help from supporters and the public, we can continue to preserve our past for future generations.

For more information Contact Gabriel at (956) 943-7602 or visit www.portisabelmuseums.com.

Movie at the Lighthouse this Friday! Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs! FREE

Bring your family, your lawn chair or blanket and join us for CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS! Movie starts at 9:30p.m. after South Padre Island’s Fireworks over the Laguna Madre! No admission charge. Concessions available. No alcohol allowed.

JUNE 18>>>
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS:
The most delicious event since macaroni met cheese. Inspired by the beloved childrens book, the film focuses on a town where food falls from the sky like rain. Rated: PG. Running Time: 90 minutes (2009)
NEXT MOVIE is…
JULY 2>>>
MONSTERS VS. ALIENS:
When a meteorite from outer space hits a young woman and turns her into a giant monster, she is taken to a secret government compound where she meets a ragtag group of monsters also rounded up over the years.
Rated: PG. Running Time: 94 minutes (2009)

For more information call 956/466-7729 or email info@portisabel-texas.com.

Sponsored by: SOUTH PADRE BANK, N.A. (understudy), Pirates Landing Restaurant, Museums of Port Isabel, City of Port Isabel, Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation, Port Isabel Merchants Committee.