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Sunday MovieNite Films for September

22 August 2013

Hey All — Here’s the upcoming sched for films through the end of September. 4:30PM every Sunday in the Viapark lobby. As always popcorn and friendship are free, food & drink costs though :-).  Including specialties from J&M Sausage.

So come see us for free movies in English every Sunday night at the Viapark Hotel, on the Costa de Oro, near Atlántida, just an hour from Montevideo. Meet  other Uruguay Expats, Uruguayan locals learning English the Hollywood way, catch up with old friends, and make new ones.

Our great September lineup:

Sunday Sept 1: Gran Torino  – Clint Eastwood produced, directed and starred in the movie. He is a Korean vet who lives in a Detroit neighborhood that is taken over by an Asian crime gang and he deals with them.

The rest of our great September lineup, featuring more with Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Mark Walhberg, Hilary Swank, and more, with YouTube trailers, after the break…


South America Road Trip! Interested? Let us know right here!

11 August 2013

With a tip of the hat to “Animal House,” it occurs to us at the Viapark Hotel, here in Parque del Plata, just an hour out from Montevideo on the currently-chilly Costa de Oro, that a road trip or three might be in order.  As the frosty Uruguayan winter crawls toward spring, this ‘ol bear’s thoughts drift towards warmth…

People enjoying the covered hot springs

Termas de Daymán in Salto, Uruguay

To this end we’ve been nose-to-keyboard trolling for hot springs, bus charters, good eating places, fun shopping, and similar sybaritic toys. The emerging image is a trial 3 or 4 day “run-away” with a group of nearby English speakers + local friends – thinking a (nice) charter-bus leaving Hotel Viapark in Parque Del Plata, off to a neat hotel at the Dayman Termas (hot springs) near Salto, bubble a few days, bus brings us back here.  Maybe some solo side shopping/sightseeing trips into Salto, local buses run frequently I’m told. Costs hopefully on the $125-$225 level per person at first glance, influenced  by the number of players, time of week, destination hotel, bus company — on and on.  We will need 20 to 40 folks on board to make these numbers work.  Thinking of a trip soon, last week August or first part of September.

If this sounds interesting, leave a comment right on this news article here, right on the website!  (more…)

Movie Nights for August 2013

The Hotel Viapark English-language movies near Montevideo continues! Our weekly Movie Night, for expats, immigrants, tourists, and locals who want to learn or practice English, is every Sunday, early evening. For the rest of the colder winter and early spring weather, a half-hour earlier than our high-season. Movies are at 4:30 pm now at the Viapark in Parque del Plata.

Free admission, good company, a warm heater, and good sound for the large flatscreen TV. Our kitchen is open for our burgers-and-beach-food menu, along with specialty sausage dishes from our friends at J&M Sausage Company. Beers and wines also available. Free popcorn too!

Previews from YouTube for the rest of August movies.

Coming Atractions:

Sunday 18 August: Dave with Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver. President in a coma! Call the temp agency!

Sunday 25 August: The Verdict with Paul Newman. Also featuring Jack Warden, Charlotte Rampling, James Mason, Lindsay Crouse, Roxanne Hart, and many other great actors.






Music Nights Dark Until It Warms Up

3 August 2013

Violin with bow, Electric Guitar, and SaxophoneIn honor of the frosty-cold winter nights here on the Uruguay coast, we are suspending our monthly free Music Nights at the Hotel Viapark in Parque del Plata, Uruguay. We still have other free events for both English and Spanish speakers, such as weekly Sunday Movie Night and the twice-monthly Atlántida area English-speaker expat meeting.

Movies in English now at 4:30pm every Sunday!

28 July 2013

We’ve moved up the Movie Night time by a half-hour. Now every Sunday, a favorite movie in English at 4;30 pm.Bag of movie theatre popcorn with ticket stubs

Montevideo English speakers – it’s easier to drop by, for a free film in Parque del Plata, before the winter nightfall. (more…)

Saturday Music Nights!

5 July 2013

Saturday Music Night is a new ongoing event at the Viapark Hotel in Parque del Plata, Uruguay. First one starts Saturday July 6 at 6:00pm. It’s a night of sing-along fun. All your favorites played by Alejandro and Don on their guitars. Plus whatever you bring to the event.

We plan to do this the first Saturday of every month. So come join us at the Hotel Viapark. Have an instrument? Bring it!

Sunday Night Movie – The Bucket List

21 June 2013

It’s Sunday Movie Night again soon, with favorite English-language movies for free at the Viapark Hotel and Restaurant in Parque del Plata, Uruguay!

This Sunday at 5:00 pm, it’s The Bucket List, that famous film with award-winning actors Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. The movie that made the term “bucket list” an everyday phrase.

Here’s a trailer (more…)

Movie Night 09 June – “Where the Hell’s That Gold?!!?!”

8 June 2013

That’s what we’ve been asking, too! Along with the silver in the Rio de la Plata, jejeje!

Movie Poster for

Fair use for promotion courtesy the studio and

But seriously, it’s a funny Western heist movie, starring Willie Nelson and Delta Burke, from 1988. Also known as, Dynamite and Gold, for the stations, theaters, and video stores that were squeamish about some old-fashioned Western cussin’.

As usual, free popcorn courtesy of Jerry Bruner’s Viapark Hotel in Parque del Plata, Uruguay. The kitchen and bar will be open – so order your favorite from their menu and your choice of beer, wine, or spirits before the movie starts at 5pm.

Here’s a trailer (more…)

Music Night and Dinner – Expat and Locals Event June 1

31 May 2013

Violin with bow, Electric Guitar, and Saxophone

This Saturday, 1 June, the Viapark Hotel is starting off June, with a Music Night, along with a Spaghetti Dinner! 1700 hours (5pm) at the Hotel Viapark here in Parque del Plata, just minutes from Atlántida.

Dinner is $200 (pesos uruguayos), with spaghetti, salad, and garlic bread. (more…)

Canelones Card Club – Thursday nights at the Viapark Hotel

29 May 2013
Close up of cardplayer's hand looking at the two hidden hole cards, a King and a Four of Clubs

Texas Hold’em. Photo ©2006 Thomas van de Weerd, used by permission via Creative Commons license cc-by-2.0

You’re all invited to an ongoing “friendly game” of Poker every Thursday at 6pm. Open gathering of English speakers enjoying Texas Hold’em.

Kitchen is open at the start of the gathering. Not a poker player? No problem, come and socialize!