Roll out a blanket — and slap on some bug spray — at Sun Valley and Gates parks this summer as the city of Port Coquitlam rolls out its 26 ft. tall screen for Cinema Under the Stars.
Sponsored by the G&F Financial Group, the free series begins Friday with last year’s James Bond flick, Spectre, starring Daniel Craig under the direction of Sam Mendes. The movie will be shown at Sun Valley Park (3700 Hamilton St.) at 9 p.m.
This year’s animated Disney hit Zootopia is up next on July 22 at 9 p.m. at Sun Valley Park, featuring the voices of Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman and Idris Elba.
Gates Park (2575 Wilson Ave.) is the scene for another Disney cartoon on Aug. 5: Inside Out, the Oscar-winning film for Best Animated Feature in 2015 that includes the voices of Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Bill Hader, Lewis Black and Mindy Kaling. The show starts at 8:45 p.m.
And on Aug. 19 at 8:45 p.m., also at Gates Park, the J.J. Abrams-directed smash Star Wars: The Force Awakens will wrap up the city series.
Movie nights will be moved to the next Friday if it rains. Call 604-927-8400.
Meanwhile, kids and their parents can see family films based on children’s books at Port Moody’s Inlet Theatre this summer.
Presented by the Port Moody Public Library, Movie Madness runs on Wednesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. and starts on July 13 with Star Wars: The Force Awakens and continues with Zootopia (July 20); The Good Dinosaur (July 27); Finding Nemo (Aug. 3); and Kung Fu Panda 3 (Aug. 10).
Admission is free. Visit library.portmoody.ca.