ASTORIA OR, August 1st: Pacific Power is sponsoring the return of the Astoria Parks and Recreation’s free “Summer Movie in the Park” on Wednesday, August 16th. The Summer Movies in the Park event was removed as part of budget reduction decisions made by the Astoria City Council at the beginning of the year to stabilize the Department’s funding. Disney’s Moana will begin at dusk in Fred Lindstrom Memorial Park.
“Pacific Power has been supporting the Astoria community since the silent movie days. When we heard there was an opportunity for us to bring back a community event, we were excited to partner with the Parks Department to bring this free movie day back to the community and unlike silent movie days, this one is in color with full sound.” Said Alisa Dunlap, Regional Business Manager for Pacific Power.
Moana is Disney’s latest animated film, nominated for two Oscars. It is a story of an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity. Moana is rated PG.
The movie will be projected onto a giant inflatable screen after sundown. Moviegoers should bring a blanket or low-back chairs. Pop-up tents, canopies, or beach umbrellas that can obstruct the view of others are not permitted. Concessions will be available for purchase.
Fred Lindstrom Park is located on Niagra Avenue and 6th Street, next to Peter Pan Market. Street parking is available, but limited.
For more information, contact Erin Reding, Recreation Coordinator, at (503) 325-8669.
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