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Picnic, Films In The Park

Film Night in the Park returns to Bay Area cities beginning June 8.

Film Night in the Park celebrates its 21th anniversary continuing its summertime tradition presenting favorite films in community parks in Marin County and San Francisco.  

In 2012 Film Night in the Park presents crowd pleasing selections of movie classics, cult favorites, family films, recently released box office favorites including "The Hunger  Games" and "The Artist," winner of the 2012 Academy Award for Best Picture.  

Films scheduled this summer also include "Enchanted," "The Muppet Movie," "Sixteen Candles," "Hugo" and "The Help." Film Night in the Park gives its annual salute to director Alfred Hitchcock with a screening of "Spellbound."  

Film Night in the Park kicks of its summer festival in Marin County with "Rio" on Friday, June 8 at Central Field in Fairfax.  

The first San Francisco screening will be "Momma Mia" on Saturday, June 16 at Dolores Park.  

A special screening marking the 40th Anniversary of Marin County Parks is set for Aug. 3, with the film and park location to be announced.  

Union Square in San Francisco will be the park location for "After the Thin Man." This second film from MGM's popular "Thin Man" series stars William Powell and Myrna Loy as detective Nick Charles and his socialite wife Nora. Set in San Francisco, many of the scenes in this 1936 sequel were filmed on location in San Francisco.  

Visit http://www.filmnight.org for updates and specifics on dates, films and community park locations.

WHO: Film Night in the Park (a project of A.P.P.L.E. FamilyWorks) presents  

WHAT: Film Night in the Park 2012

WHEN: June 8 to Oct. 6, 2012

SHOWTIMES:  8 p.m. (Arrive by 8 p.m. / Films begin at dusk.)  

LOCATIONS:  Main location is Creek Park, 451 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo, CA 94960. Film Night in the Park is also presented in Marin community parks in Fairfax, San Anselmo, Mill Valley, San Geronimo and San Francisco. Please see 2012 schedule below.

COST: Donations appreciated. Popcorn, candy and sodas will be sold. Bring blankets, pillows, backrest and low chairs. Film Night suggests leaving pets at home.

PHONE: 415-272-2756

WEB SITE: www.filmnight.org

Film Night in the Park screenings in San Francisco presented by
the San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation and its sponsors.  

Film Night in the Park 2012 Season Schedule
Visit http://www.filmnight.org for updates and specifics on dates, films and community park locations.   

June 
Friday, June 8  RIO      Fairfax
Friday, June 15  ENCHANTED     Mill Valley
Saturday, June 16  MAMMA MIA!     Dolores Park, SF

July 
Friday, July 13  ACROSS THE UNIVERSE    San Anselmo
Saturday, July 14  THE ARTIST     Union Square, SF
Friday, July 20  TBA - Documentary about Steve Prefontaine  San Anselmo
Saturday, July 21  THE HELP     San Anselmo  

August 
Friday, Aug 3  TBA – Special Marin County Parks 40th Anniversary screening
Saturday, Aug 4  SIXTEEN CANDLES    Dolores Park, SF
Friday, Aug 10  THE ARTIST     San Anselmo
Saturday, Aug 11  THE MUPPET MOVIE (1979)   San Anselmo
Friday, Aug 17  SURF N TURF (LIFE CYCLES & TBA)   San Anselmo
Saturday, Aug 18  KUNG FU PANDA II    San Anselmo
Saturday, Aug 25  AFTER THE THIN MAN    Union Square, SF  

September 
Friday, Sept 7  MAMMA MIA!     Mill Valley
Saturday, Sept 8  THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN   San Rafael (China Camp)
Saturday, Sept 15  TBA      Dolores Park, SF
Friday, Sept 21  MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, GHOST PROTOCOL   San Anselmo
Saturday, Sept 22  HUGO      San Anselmo
Friday, Sept 28  SPELLBOUND (Alfred Hitchcock)   San Anselmo
Saturday, Sept 29  HARRY POTTER DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART 2  San Anselmo
Saturday, Sept 29  MIDNIGHT IN PARIS     Washington Square Park, SF 

October 
Friday, Oct 5  THE HUNGER GAMES    San Anselmo
Sat, Oct 6  WILLY WONKA and the Chocolate Factory (1971)  San Anselmo  

FILM NIGHT IN THE PARK LOCATIONS:
SAN ANSELMO:   Creek Park, 451 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. 94960 
FAIRFAX:   Central Field, Broadway & Bank 94930 
MILL VALLEY:   Old Mill Park, 300th  block of Throckmorton Ave. 94941 
SAN FRANCISCO:  Dolores Park, Dolores and 19th 
SAN FRANCISCO:  Washington Square Park, Union & Columbus 
SAN FRANCISCO:  Union Square, Geary & Powell  

COST: Donations appreciated. Popcorn, candy and sodas will be sold. Bring blankets, pillows, backrest and low chairs. Film Night suggests leaving pets at home.

Kim Taylor May 09, 2012 at 11:34 PM
Just announced: Film Night in the Park and Marin County Parks present "Ratatouille" on Friday, Aug. 3 at Hal Brown at Creekside Park in Greenbrae. This joint presentation celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Marin County Parks. The Aug. 3 "Ratatouille" screening event will feature a catering truck with a variety of tasty foods for sale. Film Night in the Park and Marin County Parks encourages film goers to ride their bikes. Secure bike parking will be provided. If arriving by car suggested directions are: From Hwy 101 in Larkspur, take the Sir Francis Drake Blvd. exit west and turn left at Bon Air Road. Hal Brown at Creekside Park is located at 231 Bon Air Road, Greenbrae, on the right ~ across from Marin General Hospital. Street parking is available.

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