Arts & Festivals: Stars under the stars
Go to a park, or go to a movie? Yes!
It’s a hell of a thing, seeing movies at a neighborhood park.
And indeed—these family friendly events are a thing at multiple locations throughout the Sacramento area. Their schedules include genres appealing to all members of the family. Every city’s film-park combo is different—though they’re all outdoors, some include kids activity stations, interactive art, beer, etc. Here’s a rundown of what’s offered around here, including in Roseville, South Natomas and Arden-Arcade.
Because there are two kinds of people in this world, my friend: Those who choose between going to a park and going to a movie, and those who don’t need to choose. Heeyah! (Rides offscreen, and through the jogging path into the dusk).
What: 2018 Movie in the Park, Roseville
When: Saturdays: 6/9, 6/23, 7/14, 7/28, 8/11 and 8/25. Bounce Houses from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Dinner at 7:30 p.m. Movies begin at sundown on a 30-foot screen!
Where: Various parks throughout Roseville.
Movies: Despicable Me 3 (6/9), Lego Ninjago (6/23), Wonder (7/14), Paddington 2 (7/28), Coco (8/11), Cars 3 (8/25).
More information can be found at rcona.org.
What: Gather: Movie in the Park
When: Event starts at 5 p.m.; movie starts at dusk.
Where: Various parks in Rocklin: 6/22 at Peter Hill Heritage Park; 6/13 at Kathy Lund Park; 8/3 at Twin Oaks Park; 9/21 at Quarry Park.
Movies: Emoji Movie (6/22), Peter Rabbit (7/13), Coco (8/3), Wrinkle in Time (9/21).
What: Movies in the Park
When: Friday, 9/7 at 7 p.m.
Where: Arden Park, 1000 La Sierra Drive
Movies: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (9/7)
More information can be found at aprpd.org.
What: Movies in the Park—2018 (Fair Oaks Lions Club)
When: Sunset—Approximately 8:30 p.m. on Friday 6/15, 6/20 and 8/17.
Where: Village Park, 4238 Main Street in Fair Oaks.
More information can be found at fairoakshostlionsclub.com.
What: Screen on the Green
When: Around 8:15 p.m. on Saturday July 28, Saturday, August 25 and an additional Saturday to be determined.
Where: July 28 Gardenland Park 310 Bowman Avenue; August 25 Glenn Hall Park Carlson & Sandburg Drive
Movies: Coco (7/28); Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (8/25); one more TBD.
More information, along with announcements on that to-be-determined movie, can be found at sacscreenonthegreen.com.