Staff pick: Steel Magnolias at Goodale Park

From the August 16, 2012 edition

“Steel Magnolias” might as well be called “The Divine Fried Green Tomatoes of the Traveling Pants with Ya-Ya Secrets.”

This dramedy classic is 1989’s greatest addition to the canon of sugary but not sugar-coated feel-good flicks for ladies and gents who feel a lot but don’t want to think about it too hard.

“Steel Magnolias” bonus: Dolly Parton stars. The bigger the hair the bigger the heart, y’all!

Watch the movie for free on a 30-foot screen in the southwest corner of Goodale Park for this installment of the Short North Civic Association’s Screen on the Green.

Food trucks and carts will be available, and classic cartoons and a “Steel Magnolias” trivia contest precede the movie.

Screen on the Green bonus: Nina West will be the emcee.