celebrates its 21th anniversary presenting favorite films in community parks throughout Marin County and San Francisco. in San Anselmo is where the Film Night in the Park's outdoor film festival was launched in 1991, and it remains the "home field" of the annual series.
In 2012, Film Night in the Park will again present a crowd-pleasing selection of movie classics, cult favorites, family films, including recently released box office favorites "The Hunger Games" and "The Artist," winner of the 2012 Academy Award for Best Picture.
Film Night in the Park kicks of its summer festival in Marin County with "Rio" on Friday, June 8 at Central Field in Fairfax. The first film presented at Creek Park in San Anselmo will be "Across the Universe" on Friday, July 13.
Other films scheduled this summer also include "Enchanted," "The Muppet Movie," "Sixteen Candles," "Hugo" and "The Help." Film Night in the Park gives its annual salute to director Alfred Hitchcock with a screening of "Spellbound" on Sept. 28 in San Anselmo.
All films begin at dusk, with arrival recommended by 8 p.m. Popcorn, candy and sodas will be sold. Bring blankets, pillows, backrest and low chairs. Film Night suggests leaving pets at home.
A special screening marking the 40th Anniversary of Marin County Parks is set for Aug. 3, with the film and park location to be announced.
There is no cost for these films, though donations are appreciated. Visit http://www.filmnight.org for updates and specifics on dates, films and community park locations.