Movies in Rainey Park start tonight with E.T.

  • Saturday, June 30, 2012

  • Updated Saturday, June 30, 2012 4:27 pm

The City of Georgetown will introduce “Movies in the Park,” a three series summer movie event.   
The movies will be played by a 4500 lumens projector system and shown on a 16 x 9 inflatable screen.    
The idea of Movies in the Park is a growing trend throughout the area as other municipalities and venues are sponsoring these events.  
With the popularity of showing movies at night outdoors, the City of Georgetown has decided to join in on the fun and the promotion of a family friendly event.  
Georgetown Mayor Jack Scoville said he is excited about the Movies in the Park and that the City is pleased to be sponsoring the movie showings. He hopes to have much participation.
The series of Movies in the Park will be held on the last Friday of the summer months at Rainey Park.
Rainey Park is located on Front Street next to the Kaminski House, at the intersection of King and Front streets.  
The first movie premiering is the classic film “ET,” which will be shown this Friday, June 29, at sunset.  
The following dates and movies for the summer are July 27, “Puss in Boots,” and August 31, the movie, “Up.”  
The chosen movies being shown are family friendly and entertaining for all ages.  
All movies are rated PG by the Motion Picture Association. For the movie showings, all people are encouraged to arrive around 8:30 with their blankets or chairs to get settled for the start of the movie.  Admission is free and refreshments will be sold. In case of rain or other inclement weather the show will need to be canceled and a later showing will be determined.   
For more information about the Movies in the Park, call 545-4100.

— From Cindy Thompson, City of Georgetown

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Friday June 29


A group of aliens visit earth and one of them is lost and left behind stranded on this planet. The alien is found by a 10-year-old boy, Elliot.
Soon the two begin to communicate, and start a different kind of friendship in which ET learns about life on earth and Elliot learns about some new values for the true meaning of friendship.
E.T. wants to go home, but if Elliot helps him, he'll lose a friend. Written by Sami Al-Taher

Puss in Boots (2011)
Friday July 27


Years before meeting Shrek and Donkey, the adorable but tricky Puss in Boots must clear his name from all charges making him a wanted fugitive.
While trying to steal magic beans from the infamous criminals Jack and Jill, the hero crosses paths with his female match, Kitty Softpaws, who leads Puss to his old friend, but now enemy, Humpty Dumpty. Memories of friendship and betrayal enlarge Puss' doubt, but he eventually agrees to help the egg get the magic beans.
Together, the three plan to steal the beans, get to the Giant's castle, nab the golden goose, and clear Puss' name. Written by Mr. Top Hat

Up (2009)
Friday August 31


A young Carl Fredrickson meets a young adventure spirited girl named Ellie.
They both dream of going to a Lost Land in South America. 70 years later, Ellie has died.
Carl remembers the promise he made to her. Then, when he inadvertently hits a construction worker, he is forced to go to a retirement home.
But before they can take him, he and his house fly away. However, he has a stowaway aboard: An 8-year-old boy named Russell, who's trying to get an Assisting the Elderly badge for Boy Scouts.
Together, they embark on an adventure, where they encounter talking dogs, an evil villain and a rare bird named Kevin. Written by Garfield2710

— From www.imdb.com

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