Family movie night returns to Pioneer Park next week |

Family movie night returns to Pioneer Park next week

Valerie Cassity
Special to Prospector

The Nevada City Film Festival committee and the City of Nevada City will present a "Cinema Outdoor Experience for the Whole Family" at the band shell at Pioneer Park this summer, beginning with "The Princess Bride" June 20. Gates open at 7 p.m. with the movie beginning at 8.

Make sure to come early, because the park fills quickly and there are fun activities before the films for everyone to enjoy, as well as sneak previews of some of the films that will be shown at the Nevada City Film Festival at the end of summer. The public is welcome to bring in their own food and drink, but there will be plenty of treats for purchase including organic popcorn, Treats ice cream, beer, wine, soda, candy, and more.

"The Princess Bride" is a classic film that resonates with all ages, following the love of the Princess Buttercup and her farm-boy love, Wesley. Romance, mystery, friendship, battles; this film has it all and delights everyone who sees it from young children to the young at heart, according to organizers.

"We wanted something that was a little whimsical that we all saw as kids and really enjoyed and want to share with our own children now," said organizer Jesse Locks, adding, "It's always great to see actors who have grown and moved on to have such strong careers, like Robin Wright."

This is the first of three films that the Nevada City Film Festival committee will show this summer. The next movies to show will be "Ghostbusters" July 11 and "Up" Aug. 12.

"A lot of thought went into the movies that we chose. We wanted to make sure that all bases were covered, that we showed films that kids but also their parents and grandparents will enjoy," said Locks

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"The Princess Bride" will show at 8 p.m. June 20, with the gates opening at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

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