Every Friday night at 9 p.m. during the summer since 1999 Baltimore’s Little Italy Restaurant Association has offered Cinema al Fresco, an open air film festival featuring Italian made or Italian themed movies free of charge. Numerous guests arrive early to dine at local Little Italy restaurants, put up their lawn chairs and enjoy the featured Italian film of the evening.
The movies are projected on the outside wall of Ciao Bella Restaurant in the Da Mimmo Ristorante parking lot from a row home across the street. Mr. John Pente, whose home it was until his passing at 100 year of age in 2011, whole heartedly supported the film fest. His nephew, Ray Lancelotta, continuing the tradition has opened the home so a projector can be set up in the third floor bedroom window.
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