2015 Summer Movies in the Park

Jesse LocksNews

The Nevada City Film Festival, City of Nevada City and the Union Newspaper present Movies in the Park, an outdoor cinema experience for the entire family, June 20, July 11 and August 22 at Pioneer Park in Nevada City.  Building on the success and excitement of last summer’s screening of the beloved classic E.T., the Nevada City Film Festival will screen three family friendly films once a month this summer.

Each film was carefully selected for both kids and parents to enjoy.  The film festival brings in state of the art projection and sound to create an outdoor movie theatre on the grass in front of the bandshell at the park.   Beer, wine, popcorn, soft drinks, and ice cream available for purchase. Outside food and drink allowed. Blankets and low back chairs are suggested.  Gates open at 7pm for picnicking, 8pm Film.  Tickets $7/General Admission, $5/Children 12 & Under.  Tickets can be purchased online and will also be available at the gate.


“The Princess Bride” – Saturday, June 20
(1987) PG
Robin Wright and Cary Elwes star in this fairytale adventure about a beautiful princess and the gallant hero who rescues her from an evil villain. Directed by Rob Reiner, it’s an enchanting classic the whole family will love!

“Heroic fantasies, we often feel, should be lighter than air, hot as dragon fire, fast as a sword in sunlight. And that’s mostly what we get from the delightful The Princess Bride — along with some bracing humor and foolery.” – Los Angeles Times

“Ghostbusters” – Saturday, July 11
(1984) PG

Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson star as a quartet of Manhattan-based “paranormal investigators”. When their government grants run out, the former three go into business as The Ghostbusters, later hiring Hudson on. Armed with electronic paraphernalia, the team is spectacularly successful, ridding The Big Apple of dozens of ghoulies, ghosties and long-legged beasties. Tight-lipped bureaucrat William Atherton regards the Ghostbusters as a bunch of charlatans, but is forced to eat his words when New York is besieged by an army of unfriendly spirits, conjured up by a long-dead Babylonian demon and “channelled” through beautiful cellist Sigourney Weaver and nerdish Rick Moranis. The climax is a glorious sendup of every Godzilla movie ever made-and we daresay it cost more than a year’s worth of Japanese monster flicks combined. Who’d ever dream that the chubby, cheery Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man would turn out to be the most malevolent threat ever faced by New York City?

“What you realise about Ghostbusters thirty years on is that Bill Murray is a comedy genius.” – UTV

“UP” – Saturday, August 22
(2009) PG

Another masterful work of art from Pixar, Up is an exciting, hilarious, and heartfelt adventure impeccably crafted and told with wit and depth.  “Up,” is a comedy adventure about 78-year-old balloon salesman Carl Fredricksen, who finally fulfills his lifelong dream of a great adventure when he ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies away to the wilds of South America. But, he discovers all too late that his biggest nightmare has stowed away on the trip: an overly optimistic eight-year-old Wilderness Explorer named Russell.

“The first 10 minutes of Pixar’s fantastical 3-D animated adventure Up are a sublime testimonial to the purity and magic of the cinema.” – Chicago Daily Herald

“Funny and poignant and full of life, Up easily qualifies as one of the best movies of the year so far. Go with someone you care about.” – CNN