Submitted by: City of Pleasanton
Pleasanton residents are invited to enjoy free movies during six Thursday evenings this summer, compliments of the City of Pleasanton. All films will be shown at dusk at , located at 4301 Black Avenue, on a giant screen that measures 26 feet diagonally. The 23-acre park is centrally located and features picnic/barbeque facilities, two play structures, plenty of open space and ample parking.
Seating will be cordoned off in sections with blanket seating in the front, low-back beach chairs in the center, and camp chairs and other higher positioned seating in the rear, to accommodate for the best viewing. Please do not place blankets or chairs on the lawn area prior to 10:00 a.m.
The fourth annual summer film series kicks off on Thursday, July 12 with Kung Fu Panda 2, the sequel to the popular Kung Fu Panda film featuring the loveable Po and friends as voiced by Jack Black, Angelina Jolie and Gary Oldman. The film is rated PG.
Next up on Thursday, July 19, is Puss In Boots, another family-friendly film. The story line for this PG-rated movie finds Puss, the notorious fighter, lover and outlaw, setting off on an adventure with the tough and street smart Kitty Softpaws and the mastermind Humpty Dumpty to save his town.
The Muppets comes to the Movies in the Park series on Thursday, July 26 featuring the legendary Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, along with some human friends in Amy Adams and Jason Segel. The film garnered a 96% viewer rating on the Tomatometer at the film review site Rotten Tomatoes. It too is rated PG.
Cars 2, with star racecar Lightning McQueen and friendly tow truck Mater, comes to Amador Valley Community Park on August 2. The two Pixar buddies take their friendship to exciting new places when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car. Rated PG.
Hugo, the film version of Brian Seznick’s best-selling novel “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” comes to the big outdoor screen on Thursday, August 9. Directed by Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese, this is the astonishing adventure of a boy who lives alone in a Paris railway station with a secret left to him by his father. The film is rated PG.
The season wraps up with another adventure film on August 16 with The Adventures of Tintin, based upon the internationally popular Belgian Tintin comic books by Herge. The film is rated PG.
For more information about the film series, please call the Community Services Department at (925) 931-5340.
About the City of Pleasanton
The City of Pleasanton is a vibrant Northern California community of 68,000 residents situated at the crossroads of Interstates 580 and 680, in close proximity to the San Francisco and San Jose metropolitan areas. The city’s location has historical significance as a major trading route of early Native Americans and later along the route of the First Transcontinental Railroad. Pleasanton is a major suburb identified by the U.S. Census as one of the wealthiest middle-sized cities in the nation and, in 2010, was included on Money Magazine’s list of the ‘100 Best Small Cities to Live in America.’ Among Pleasanton’s many attractions are an excellent school system, a highly educated workforce, 1,200 acres of parkland and recreational open space, a nationally recognized business park, a regional retail shopping mall, and a historic downtown district. For more information, please visit www.ci.pleasanton.ca.us.