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      Old Pasadena Summer Cinema is back (Photo - oldpasadena.org).

      Old Pasadena Summer Cinema is back (Photo – oldpasadena.org).

      With seventeen screenings, Old Pasadena Summer Cinema returns with a schedule that includes four venues.

      All of the events are free and open to the public. Times varies so make sure to check the listing below.

      2018 Old Pasadena Summer Cinema Program

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      A month-long, free movie series featuring screenings in predominantly outdoor locations.

      With twenty screenings, Old Pasadena Summer Cinema is one of the largest free open-air film festival in California and draws a broad local and regional audience. This year, the organizers opted to eliminate Sunday screenings and replace them with Thursdays.

      All of the events are free and open to the public.

      2017 Old Pasadena Summer Cinema Program

      SATURDAY, JULY 1
      Jurassic Park (1993) PG – 127 min
      One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley 8:30PM
      The classic sci-fi adventure that made the field of paleontology seem thrilling, Jurassic Park follows two dinosaur experts – Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) – as they tour a new island “amusement park” that hinges its success on DNA harvested from pre-historic insects and the living dinosaurs that resulted from this grand experiment.

      THURSDAY, JULY 6
      Song of the Sea (2014) PG – 94 min
      Flower Pepper Gallery, 121 E. Union St. 7:30PM
      Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2015, Song of the Sea is a beautifully animated film that tells the tale of Saoirse, a mute child who is the last in a long line of “selkies,” women in Irish and Scottish legends who transform from seals into people. She escapes from her grandmother’s home to journey back to the sea and to free fairy creatures that are trapped in the modern world.

      FRIDAY, JULY 7
      Samsara (2011) PG-13 — 102 min
      Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave.8:00PM
      Director and cinematographer Ron Fricke offers a striking glimpse into some of the world’s most remarkable happenings in a visually spectacular documentary. Filmed on five continents in 25 countries, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.

      Freedom Writers (2007) PG-13 – 123 min
      One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley 8:30PM
      Assigned the thankless task of teaching freshman English at a gang-infested Long Beach, California high school, a 23-year-old teacher, Erin Gruwell resorts to unconventional means of breaking through to her hardened students: having them keep journals about their violent, troubled lives. Based on a true story, the film stars Hilary Swank as Gruwell.

      SATURDAY, JULY 8
      The Sting (1973) PG – 129 min
      Central Park, 275 S. Raymond Ave. 6:30PM Music + Special Activities; 8:30PM Film
      In Chicago in 1936, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker. The classic film starring Robert Redford and Paul Newman was inspired by real-life cons perpetrated by brothers Fred and Charley Gondorff.

      Old Pasadena served as a filming location for The Sting; our guided Walking Tour will visit several filming locales – buy your $10 ticket for the walking tour in advance (http://bit.ly/2rybJek). At the park, enjoy live ragtime music with Holly Street Stompers, swing dance lessons with Dance Street Studio, and a Prohibition-themed photo booth.

      Remember the Titans (2000) PG – 113 min
      One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley 8:30PM
      A true story of African American coach Herman Boone, portrayed by Denzel Washington, and his attempt to integrate the T.C. Williams High School football team in Alexandria, Virginia, in 1971. Boone is told by a member of the school board that if he loses even a single game, he will be dismissed. Subsequently, the Titans go through the season undefeated while battling racial prejudice before slowly gaining support from the community.

      THURSDAY, JULY 13
      The Cat That Changed the World (2017) NR –  75 min
      Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St. 7:00PM
      A new documentary follows the story of Griffith Park mountain lion P-22, detailing his plight at being hemmed in by freeways and urban sprawl and the efforts to develop a wildlife crossing at Liberty Canyon in Los Angeles. Following the screening, the filmmaker and featured wildlife experts will be on hand for a panel discussion with filmgoers.

      FRIDAY, JULY 14
      Riding Solo to the Top of the World (2006) NR – 94 min
      Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave. 8:00PM
      Cinematographer-turned-director Guarav Jani captures the remarkable sights of one of the world’s tallest mountain range, Changthang Plateau, in India near the Chinese border. The documentary showcases how Jani made his film entirely on his own and offers a remarkable chronicle of the people, places, and things he encountered along the way.

      The Martian (2015) PG-13 – 144 min.
      One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley 8:30PM
      After an exploratory mission goes awry, lone astronaut Mark Watney (played by Matt Damon) must fend for himself along on the hostile surface of Mars in an extraordinary attempt at survival. Back on Earth, an international coalition of scientists launches a rescue mission in defiance of NASA protocol.

      SATURDAY, JULY 15
      Wreck-It Ralph (2012) PG – 101 min.
      Central Park, 275 S. Raymond Ave. 6:30PM Special Family Activities; 8:30PM Film
      Neon Retro Arcade and Old Pasadena Management District host Family Night in the park, featuring the tale of a video game villain who wants to be a hero. He sets out to fulfill his dream but in the process, creates chaos to the arcade he calls home. Enjoy a video arcade “pop-up,” costumed characters from the movie, superhero face painting, and treats from Kona Ice.

      Ocean’s Eleven (2001) PG-13 – 116 min
      One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley 8:30PM
      A rag-tag group of con artists and ex-cons team up for the ultimate heist in this high-profile remake of the 1960 Rat Pack favorite. The “carefree caper movie” stars George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, and Matt Damon, among other Hollywood power-players.

      THURSDAY, JULY 20
      Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) PG – 101 min
      Flower Pepper Gallery, 121 E. Union St. 7:30PM
      After accidentally summoning an ancient spirit, a young Japanese boy named Kubo is separated from his mother and embarks on a journey to discover the truth about his missing father. Along the way, he befriends the kindhearted Monkey and the clumsy Beetle as he fends off the vengeful Moon King and two evil twin sisters with his shamisen, a magical stringed instrument.

      FRIDAY, JULY 21
      A Good Year (2006) PG-13 – 117 min
      Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave. 8:00PM
      Gladiator duo Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe again join forces for an adaptation of author Peter Mayle’s best-selling novel about a cutthroat London-based investment banker who relocates to Provence in hopes of selling a small vineyard he has inherited from his recently deceased uncle and learns to appreciate a slower pace of life.

      Hugo (2011) PG – 126 min
      One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley 8:30PM
      Martin Scorsese’s gorgeous adaptation of Brian Selznick’s award-winning novel “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” follows a Parisian orphan, Hugo, who lives in a Parisian train station following his father’s death and learns to maintain its massive clocks. His efforts enable him to ferret away clock parts for a secret and magical invention.

      SATURDAY, JULY 22
      Mamma Mia! (2008) PG-13 – 108 min
      Central Park, 275 S. Raymond Ave.  6:30PM Special Activities; 830PM Film
      It’s Ladies’ Night in the park, with a bohemian evening under the stars before the upbeat musical Mamma Mia offers a picturesque escape to the Greek Islands. Enjoy henna tattoos, hair braiding, and nails with Gypsy Bazaar, learn to dance the Hustle with Dance Street, and groove to an Abba-inspired DJ.

      Doctor Strange (2016) PG-13 – 115 min
      One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley 8:30PM
      After a car accident leaves him with nerve damage that ends his career as a New York neurosurgeon, Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) travels to Kathmandu in the hope of finding an otherworldly cure for his injuries. There, a powerful mystic known as the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) accepts him as her pupil and trains him in the art of sorcery.

      FRIDAY, JULY 28
      Cairo Time (2009) PG – 90 min
      Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave.8:00PM
      A couple plans a three-week vacation in Cairo, but when the husband gets waylaid for work, he asks his former security officer and longtime friend Tareq to serve as his wife Juliette’s tour guide. He never imagined that they would fall in love, but the more time Tareq and Juliette spend together the more difficult is becomes for them to deny their intense attraction to each other.

      School of Rock (2003) PG-13 – 108 min
      One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley 8:30PM
      After being kicked out of a rock band, Dewey Finn (Jack Black) becomes a substitute teacher at a strict private school and turns them into rock star proteges – with the ulterior motive of competing against his former band for a battle-of-the-bands cash prize.

      SATURDAY, JULY 29
      Inside Out (2015) PG – 95 min
      One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley 8:30PM
      In Pixar’s beautifully animated film, 11-year-old Riley, uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco, struggles with a range of emotions after the move. Joy (voiced by Amy Poehler) tries to guide her, but the stress of the move brings Sadness (Phyllis Smith) to the forefront. When Joy and Sadness are inadvertently swept into the far reaches of Riley’s mind, Anger, Fear, and Disgust conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.

       

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