Whether you’re looking for a recent blockbuster or a classic, there will be a number of summer film festival happening around the city showing all kinds of great films – including a 75th anniversary screenings of The Wizard of Oz and Gone With the Wind.
Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival at The Fox
The granddaddy of the film festivals is the annual event at the historic Fox Theatre, which will feature an impressive slate of movies all summer long on it’s giant screen. The line-up includes: Field of Dreams: 25th Anniversary (June 19); King Kong – 1933 (June 22); Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (June 26); The Wizard of Oz: 75th Anniversary (June 29); Dr. Strangelove: 50th Anniversary (July 24); Gone With the Wind: 75th Anniversary (July 27); The Philadelphia Story (July 31); Saturday Morning Cartoons (Aug. 2); Mamma Mia! (Aug. 2); Double Feature: Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles: 40th Anniversary (Aug. 3); Double Indemnity: 70th Anniversary (Aug. 14); Mary Poppins Sing-A-Long: 50th Anniversary (Aug. 17); and The Women: 75th Anniversary (Aug. 21). General admission tickets can be purchased in advance at foxtheatre.org. There is reserved seating for Gone With the Wind and Mary Poppins Sing-A-Long, and both are expected to sell out.
Atlantic Station in Midtown has a summer-long list of recent hits and classics. All movies start at dusk and admission is free. Blankets and snacks are permitted. The schedule includes: Frozen Sing-A-Long (June 5); Hairspray – 2007 (June 12); Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (June 19); Up (June 26); Man of Steel (July 3); Jurassic Park (July 10); Star Trek: Into Darkness (July 17); Wimbledon (July 24); All About Eve (July 31); and Clueless (Aug. 7). For more information, visit atlanticstation.com.
Candler Park Movie Nights return in August with The Lego Movie (Aug. 2); Karate Kid (Aug. 9); My Big Fat Greek Wedding (Aug. 16) and Monsters Inc. (Aug. 23). Grab a blanket, a lawn chair, family, friends, neighbors and head to the park to enjoy the free outdoor movies and popcorn.Movies begin at dusk, so arrive early to picnic and stake your place for the best view of the big screen. For more information, visit FriendsofCandlerPark.org.
Movies on the Town
Town Brookhaven’s outdoor movie series began on May 29 and continues through July 31. Movies are free and begin at dusk on the green space with music and announcements beginning two hours prior. Go early and grab dinner from one of the local restaurants. No outside food, drinks, chairs or pets will be allowed. The schedule: Frozen (May 29); The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (June 5); Mr. Peabody & Sherman (June 12); The Lego Movie (June 19); Princess Bride (June 26); Despicable Me 2 (July 10); Footloose (July 17); Roman Holiday (July 24); and Breakfast at Tiffany’s (July 31).