Saturday, July 13, 2013
All movies start Saturdays at dusk in Jackson Park. Movies in the Park is presented by Hood River County Community Education and Hood River Parks and Recreation.
The event is sponsored by G. Williker’s Toy Shoppe, Gorge Dental, Griffith Motors, Cascade Pet Camp, Papa Murphy’s Take N’ Bake Pizza, and Hood River County Commission on Children and Families. The event is free to the public.
Hood River Movies in the Park Schedule
July 13: “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa,” 89 min., rated PG.
July 20: “Hoosiers,” 115 min., rated PG.
Aug. 3: “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale,” 93 min., rated PG.
Aug. 10: “Rango,” 107 min., rated PG.
Aug. 17: “Dolphin Tale,” 113 min., rated PG.
Aug. 24: “Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo,” 104 min., rated G.
Cascade Locks Movies in the Park Schedule
All movies start Fridays at dusk in Marine Park. Blankets and low folding chairs are welcome on the grass, but drugs, alcohol, and tobacco are prohibited.
This free event is presented by the Port of Cascade Locks and the Hood River County Commission on Children and Families.
July 26: “Homeward Bound,” 84 min., rated G.
Aug. 2: “Brave,” 93 min., rated PG.
Aug. 9: “Rise of the Guardians,” 97 min., rated PG.
Aug. 16: “WALL-E,” 98 min., rated G.
Aug. 23: “Wreck-It Ralph,” 108 min., rated PG.
Hood River Families in the Park
Families in the Park events occur every Thursday in August from 6-9 p.m. in Jackson Park. The tentative schedule is as follows:
Aug. 1: Jacob Merlin (seven-piece band). Opener: Walter and the Conquerors. Food: Odell Lions Club will be serving fajitas to raise money for fireworks/activities.
Aug. 8: Petty Fever (Tom Petty tribute). Opener: The Toy Gun Conspiracy. Food: Odell Lions Club will be serving burgers to raise money for Meals on Wheels.
Aug. 15: Satin Love Orchestra (disco). Opener: Kid Fit to Go/Gorge Gymnastics. Food: Hood River Fire and EMS will be serving burgers.
Aug. 22: David Correa and Cascada (Latin/Spanish). Opener: Mid Valley Spanish Folk Dancers. Food: El Botanero will be serving tacos to raise money for youth sports.
Aug 29: Hit Machine (‘70s, ‘80s and beyond). Opener: Kid Fit to Go/Gorge Gymnastics. Food: The Delta Kappa Sorority will be serving chicken and hot dogs.
The free shows are presented by CenturyLink and put on by Hood River Community Education.
Major sponsors include Bi-Coastal Media, A KidZ Dental Zone, Copper West Properties, Gorge.net, Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, Griffith Motors, Pacific Power, Wells Fargo Bank, Walmart, Northwest Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Oil Can Henry’s, Hood River Lions Club, US Bank, Bruce Burton DMD, Doug’s Sports, Hood River Rotary, Wilsons’ NAPA, Tum-A-Lum Lumber and Marco Sports.
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