Several communities in Clark County -- as well as Portland across the Columbia River -- are hosting outdoor movie nights. (Riley Donahue/The Columbian illustration). By Ashley Swanson, Columbian Features News Coordinator. Published: July 8, 2016, 6:01 ...
Editorâ€™s note: Vancouver Parks and Recreation has canceled the moviesÂ slatedÂ tonight in John Ball Park and Columbia Tech Center park due to forecasted heavy rain.
Connect with your local park for an evening with the silver screen. Bring a blanket, some lawn chairs, pack some snacks and hey, even a pillow or two. This summer there will be three chances to see Pixarâ€™s popular â€œInside Out,â€ two chances to see the latest â€œStar Warsâ€ film, plus a couple of 1980s classics.
Vancouver Movies in the Parks is a series of movies that takes place in parks across the city of Vancouver every Friday. There will be themed premovie activities starting at 7 p.m., and the movies start at dusk. www.cityofvancouver.us/parksrec
â€¢ July 8: â€œInside Out,â€ rated PG, John Ball Park, West 23rd Street and Kauffman Avenue.
â€¢ July 15: â€œStar Wars: The Force Awakens,â€ rated PG-13, Marshall Park, 1015 E. McLoughlin Blvd. The Seattle Seahawks 12 Tour will be in attendance.
â€¢ July 22: â€œTomorrowland,â€ rated PG, Fruit Valley Park, 3200 Fruit Valley Road.
â€¢ July 29: â€œJurassic World,â€ rated PG-13, Parade Grounds at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.
â€¢ Aug. 5: â€œPrincess Brideâ€ (1987), rated PG, Waterworks Park, East Fourth Plain Boulevard and Fort Vancouver Way.
â€¢ Aug. 12: â€œGoosebumps,â€ rated PG, Vancouver Landing on the Columbia River, 100 Columbia St.
In east Vancouver, the Columbia Tech Center Park, 17701 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., will host a series of movies every Friday in July. Premovie activities begin at 7 p.m., and the films start at dusk. www.cityofvancouver.us/parksrec/page/columbia-tech-center-friday-night-movies
â€¢ July 8: â€œRaiders of the Lost Arkâ€ (1981), rated PG.
â€¢ July 15: â€œPan,â€ rated PG.
â€¢ July 22: â€œThe Secret Life of Walter Mitty,â€ rated PG.
â€¢ July 29: â€œInside Out,â€ rated PG.
Ridgefield will screen movies in Davis Park, 315 N. Third Ave. Movies will begin at dusk with popcorn and refreshments provided. The event opens at 7:30 p.m. 360-887-3557 or www.ci.ridgefield.wa.us
â€¢ July 26: â€œAlexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,â€ rated PG.
â€¢ Aug. 9: â€œStar Wars: The Force Awakens,â€ rated PG-13.
â€¢ Aug. 30: â€œLilo & Stitch,â€ rated PG.
And in Camas, the ever busy Crown Park, 120 N.E. 17th Ave., will be used as an outdoor movie theater starting in August. There will be premovie entertainment and activities an hour before the movies start, with treats available for purchase. 360-834-5307 or www.cityofcamas.us/parks
â€¢ Aug. 5: 8:45 p.m. â€œThe NeverEnding Storyâ€ (1984), rated PG
â€¢ Aug. 12: 8:30 p.m. â€œWreck-It Ralph,â€ rated PG.
â€¢ Aug. 19: 8:30 p.m. â€œInside Out,â€ rated PG.
â€¢ Aug. 26: 8:15 p.m. â€œMinions,â€ rated PG.
If you end up on the other side of the Columbia River, catch a series of classic kid adventures during Flicks on the Bricks. Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland will be transformed into a outdoor movie room, but bring your own pillows and chairs. Activities begin at 7 p.m. with music and entertainment, and the films start at dusk.
â€¢ July 22: â€œBigâ€ (1988), rated PG.
â€¢ July 29: â€œAladdinâ€ (1992), rated G.
â€¢ Aug. 5: â€œThe NeverEnding Storyâ€ (1984), rated PG.
â€¢ Aug. 12: â€œWilly Wonka and the Chocolate Factoryâ€ (1971), rated G.
â€¢ Aug. 19: â€œThe Sandlotâ€ (1993), rated PG.
Northwest Film Center hosts Top Down Rooftop Cinema, a movie night every Thursday atop Hotel deLuxeâ€™s parking structure, Southwest 15th and Yamhill streets. The event includes music, food and local film shorts. â€œDoorsâ€ open at 7 p.m., and films start at dusk. Tickets are $10 to $12, $9 to $11 for students and seniors. www.nwfilm.org
â€¢ July 14: â€œPlan 9 From Outer Spaceâ€ (1959), not rated.
â€¢ July 21: â€œRaising Arizonaâ€ (1987), rated PG-13.
â€¢ July 28: â€œSheâ€™s Gotta Have It (1986),â€ rated R.
â€¢ Aug. 4: â€œKey Largoâ€ (1948), not rated.
â€¢ Aug. 11: â€œAttack the Block,â€ rated R.
â€¢ Aug. 18: â€œHairsprayâ€ (1988), rated PG.
â€¢ Aug. 25: â€œTrue Storiesâ€ (1986), rated PG.
Go a little retro with a modern twist during the PDX Drive-In Movie Spectacular. Moviegoers can see classic films from their car, bike or lawn chair, with audio accessible via FM signal, along with outdoor speakers for bicyclists and pedestrians. The gates open at 6 p.m. at the Portland Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive. There will be car club displays, activities, music, short films, food vendors and beer garden. Admission is $13 per car, and $5 for bicyclists and pedestrians. www.expocenter.org
â€¢ Aug. 24: â€œTwisterâ€ (1996), rated PG-13.
â€¢ Aug. 25: â€œPsychoâ€ (1960), rated R.
â€¢ Aug. 26: â€œClose Encounters of the Third Kindâ€ (1977), rated PG.
â€¢ Aug. 27: â€œSmokey and the Banditâ€ (1977), rated PG.
â€¢ Aug. 28: â€œThe Big Lebowskiâ€ (1998), rated R.
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