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Jul 26

A summer of free movies in the park

Posted on July 26, 2016 at 4:54 PM by Anastasia Ehlers

This year, Eugene Rec is showing a range of movies enjoyable for all ages, from To Kill a Mockingbird to E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Mark your calendar with your favorite films.


Our movie night on August 12 will be a larger event. We're calling it The Man Who Fell to Earth: A David Bowie Tribute Night. The event will feature a community barbecue from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., family games, a bounce house and a David Bowie fashion show. After the barbecue, we'll show some David Bowie concert videos before screening the movie Labyrinth.

Some Things to Note:

  • Bring a chair, picnic blanket or anything you might need to be comfortable, but be mindful not to block the view of the people sitting behind you.
  • You may bring food and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • You may not bring alcohol.
  • Well-behaved dogs are welcome on their leashes.
  • Arrive early! These events are popular, so make sure to get the seat you want. Besides, arriving early allows more time to enjoy a nice picnic with family and friends.
  • If it rains, we unfortunately have to cancel the event because our equipment can't get wet. The best place to get these updates is on social media--there's a Facebook event for each movie that will have the most current information about weather cancellations. 


Upcoming Movies in the Parks:
July 29, Churchill Park: Mirror Mask
July 30, Sladden Park: Stranger than Fiction
August 5, State Street Park: Mamma Mia
August 6, University Park: Paper Heart
August 12, Monroe Park: David Bowie tribute celebration & Labyrinth
August 13, Willakenzie Park: The Secret World of Arrietty
August 19, Trainsong Park: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Bonus FREE Dive-In Movie:
August 20, Echo Hollow Pool: Inside Out (en español)

Sci-Fi on the Square:


Can’t get enough movies? Check out the Sci-Fi on the Square series, presented by Eugene Film Society and City of Eugene Cultural Services. All films begin at 8:30 p.m. and are screened in Kesey Square. Bring a camping chair.

Aug. 17: Planet of the Apes (1968)
Aug. 24: Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Aug. 31: Back to the Future

Find the movie listings and more on the EUGfun! website

What's your favorite movie in the line-up? What's in your perfect summer movie picnic basket? Let us know!


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