Friday, September 4, 2009

Movies on the Square/Movies in the Park

Friday, September 4, 2009
Where: Churchill Square/Varying Locations Around the Province
Phone #: Civic Events Office - 780-944-7740/N/A
Website: or

Remember that scene in the movie The Wedding Planner when everyone goes to the park and watches a movie outdoors. I don't know about you but I thought that was the coolest event ever! So when Carly told me that they do that here in Edmonton I was uber excited to go! We've been talking about it since spring; planning to go and then post about it, and then the first 2 dates came and Carly was away. Then the second 2 dates came and I was away. Then finally last week the stars aligned in our favour and we made it out to a Movie in the Park event in Sherwood Park!

The event was hosted by ATB financial and held at Festival Place, and included popcorn and a drink as well as activities and prizes for the kids before the movie started. The movie was UP! Great movie! Full of laughs and heart as all Disney movies should be. Even if you don't get a chance to catch it in the square I highly recommend seeing it. The movie was played on a giant inflatable screen and everyone came and set up their folding chairs on the lawn in front of it. The kicker of the night - we got a little hungry just before the movie started so we called and had a pizza delivered to the park! And the best part for the cheap chicks? The whole event was FREE (with the exception of the pizza)!

From my research it looks like the outdoor movies come in two varieties. Movie on the Square held at Churchill Square right here in the city, and Movie in the Park which has held various events around the province. The next scheduled events are being held by Movie on the Square Friday September 4th and Saturday September 5th. The movies start at 8pm but they recommend that you "come early to grab a seat and some snacks, and enjoy pre-movie entertainment including a fabulous balloon artist, dancing, prizes and much more!" Events begin an hour in advance. So grab your lawn chairs and a blanket if it's cool and head out to see Kung Fu Panda tonight or UP! tomorrow night - pizza optional.


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