Family-friendly movies will be shown in park Friday nights in August

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Family and friends gather to enjoy entertainment and a movie during last year's Flicks by the Fountain. Movies will be shown in Beaverton City Park Friday nights this month, beginning this week.The city of Beaverton will celebrate its 10th anniversary of Flicks by the Fountain, an annual family-friendly, outdoor movie series, through the month of August.

The community is invited to help mark this milestone with pre-movie entertainment and lots of movies. The flicks will also feature short films from Beaverton School District’s Signal-to-Noise student film contest.

The event will be held each Friday night in August at Beaverton City Park located at Fifth Street and Hall Boulevard, across from the Beaverton City Library.

All movies are free and begin at dusk with pre-movie entertainment starting at 7 p.m.

The movie lineup includes the following shows:

Aug. 2: “The Lorax” (animated, PG, 2012, 86 minutes).

Aug. 9: “Oz the Great and Powerful” (family, PG, 2013, 130 minutes).

Aug. 16: “Hulk” (action/sci-fi, PG-13, 2003, 130 minutes).

Aug. 23: “Freaky Friday” (comedy, PG, 2003, 97 minutes).

The Beaverton School District’s Signal-to-Noise program will present short films prior to the featured movies:

Aug. 2: “Learning is a Good Time,” a music video produced by Mrs. Krueger and Mrs. Tanksley’s fifth-grade class at Sexton Mountain Elementary School.

Aug. 9: “Find Your Way to College,” an experimental short produced by Mr. Will’s third-grade class at Greenway Elementary School.

Aug. 16: “Rhythm of Love,” a drama, produced by Taylor Lawson, Colin Adams-McLucas, Nathan Nuckolls and Sean Oulashin from Arts and Communication Magnet Academy.

Aug. 23: “Pencil en Pointe,” an animation, produced by Vivian Lu of Westview High School.

For more information about Flicks by the Fountain or other citywide events, click here or call 503-526-2559.

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