Briarcliff Trails of Our Community is underway with our next big restoration project! We recently removed all the thick vines and brush on an historic chimney located behind The Ravello Condominiums in Briarcliff. This chimney was a part of the hunting lodge of L.T. Martin, owner of Martin Printing in Downtown Kansas City. A 1950s street map locates the lodge on Weston Street. The old Weston Street started at the fork of Briarcliff Road and what is now Claymont Drive. All that remains now is the fireplace and stonework outlining a garage, and a staircase to a lower garage just off Platte Road (U.S. 71) to Riverside. Below are before and after pictures of the chimney during the vine removal process. We would like to thank Eden Tree Services for their impeccable work! We ask that you respect the privacy of The Ravello property, and view the chimney from 9 Highway.
Enjoy a FREE showing of "Frozen" (2013) PG at 8:45 p.m./dusk on Saturday, August 1 at Mulberry Lake across from Briarcliff Village. The newly crowned Queen Elsa has the power to turn things into ice, and accidentally curses her home in an infinite winter. Her sister Anna sets out on a dangerous and mysterious journey with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to bring back her sister to reverse the curse.
We simply cannot believe this is our last movie of the season! Our sponsors have been so gracious to provide free popcorn, cotton candy, juice and bottled water for our guests. Thank you so much to Burleson Orthodontics and KC Premier Martial Arts for all your generous contributions!
We're expecting a great crowd on Saturday and a perfect weather forecast. Don't forget to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic dinners while you and your friends and family enjoy the last movie of summer under the stars!
Enjoy a FREE showing of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" (2014) PG-13 at 8:45 p.m./dusk on Saturday, July 25 at Mulberry Lake across from Briarcliff Village. Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends,Katniss becomes the "Mockingjay" - the symbol of rebellion for the districts of Panem.
Last Saturday, we had another large crowd of more than 300 guests for "Big Hero 6"! We're expecting another perfect, cool night this week, so don't forget to bring blankets, lawn chairs and snacks!
Enjoy a FREE showing of "Big Hero 6" (2014) PG at 8:45 p.m./dusk this Saturday, July 18 at Mulberry Lake across from Briarcliff Village. A young robotics nerd, Hiro Hamada, discovers an inflatable health care robot Baymax, created in the past by his brother. After a terrible life-changing accident, Hiro and Baymax team up with four other nerds to save their hometown from an evil super villain.
Despite the hot temperatures last Saturday, we still had a good crowd for Godzilla. Thanks to the topography of the seating area on a hill, guests are always welcomed with a cool breeze coming off the lake. This makes for a ideal, comfortable night to watch an outdoor movie, despite the heat from the afternoon hours. We hope to have another great turnout this week! Our sponsors, Burleson Orthodontics and KC Premier Martial Arts continue to treat guests with free cotton candy, popcorn and bottled water.
Don't forget to bring blankets, lawn chairs and snacks! We're looking forward to seeing everyone on another gorgeous evening!
Enjoy a FREE showing of "Godzilla" (2014) PG-13 at 8:45 p.m./dusk on Saturday, July 11 at Mulberry Lake across from The Village at Briarcliff. The world's most famous monster is pitted against wicked creatures called Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organisms, who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
We are halfway through the summer outdoor movie series, and so far we have had great success! Our last movie, Despicable Me 2, brought in a record breaking crowd of more than 600 guests! We owe a huge thank you to Burleson Orthodontics for yet again providing delicious cotton candy and bottled water, KC Premier Martial Arts for providing popcorn, and Snowie KC for bringing their fun snow cone truck!
We are expecting a perfect evening this Saturday with a cool breeze right by the lake. It should be a perfect night to watch a remake of a classic monster film at night under the stars. Don't forget to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic dinners if you wish!
Enjoy a FREE showing of "Despicable Me 2" (2013) PG at 8:45 p.m./dusk on Saturday, June 27 at Mulberry Lake across from Briarcliff Village. Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal. Meanwhile, his minions are quietly being kidnapped, and he finds himself falling in love with AVL agent, Lucy.
Thank you so much to Burleson Orthodontics for handing out free cotton candy and bottled water, and KC Premier Martial Arts for giving away free popcorn! We had another excellent crowd last week for "The Goonies" and we're expecting another large gathering this Saturday night! The weather is supposed to be ideal for watching a fun movie under the stars! Catch it before the next movie in the franchise, "Minions" comes out in two weeks!
As always, don't forget to bring blankets, lawn chairs and snacks!
**Be sure to come by and see us at the 25 Years of Briarcliff Music Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Saturday at the Village at Briarcliff. We will have a very talented balloon artist at our booth, so be sure to bring the whole kids for a fun day!
Enjoy a FREE showing of "The Goonies" (1985) PG at 8:45 p.m./dusk on Saturday, June 20 at Mulberry Lake across from Briarcliff Village. In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient treasure. You won’t want to miss this classic Steven Spielberg family adventure!
Another thank you to one of our sponsors, Burleson Orthodontics, for handing out free cotton candy and bottled water at our previous showing of "Into the Woods." The rain held out, and thanks to the breeze from the lake, the grass dried out so guests enjoyed a dry night under the stars.
The weather should be perfect this Saturday night once the sun goes down! Don't forget to bring blankets, lawn chairs and snacks!
Enjoy a FREE showing of "Into the Woods" (2014) PG at 8:45 p.m./dusk on Saturday, June 13 at Mulberry Lake across from Briarcliff Village. This musical, with a star studded cast, follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel. The story involves a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family, and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.
Last week we had a large turnout for "Jurassic Park" with more than 300 people in attendance! Thank you to Burleson Orthodontics for handing out free cotton candy and bottled water! Thanks to the topography of the land and the nice breeze coming off the lake, it was a perfect evening.
As always, don't forget to bring blankets, lawn chairs and snacks!
Enjoy a FREE showing of "Jurassic Park" (1993) PG-13 on Saturday, June 6 at 8:45 p.m./dusk at Mulberry Lake across from Briarcliff Village. A theme park on an island full of living dinosaurs suffers a major power outage causing the prehistoric creatures to run free. Visitors are now facing the adventure of their lives as they try to survive and escape the island.
The franchise's newest sequel, Jurassic World, premieres in theaters on June 12. This is a perfect opportunity to freshen your memory and watch the classic by Steven Spielberg. The weather is looking great, and we are so excited to kick off the movie season with a big blockbuster hit.
Don't forget to bring blankets, lawn chairs and snacks!
Saturday Night Outdoor Movies start next weekend, June 6! We are kicking off the series with Jurassic Park! All movies will start at 8:45 p.m./dusk at Mulberry Lake across from The Village at Briarcliff. They're free, you just need to bring blankets, lawn chairs and snacks!