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Save a seat for the Movies under the Pines


Date: Saturday, June 4

Film: Moonrise Kingdom

Location: Pioneer Park, Nevada City

Date: Friday, June 10

Film: Finding Nemo

Location: Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley

Date: Friday, July 8

Film: Back to the Future

Location: Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley

Date: Saturday, July 9

Film: Edward Scissorhands

Location: Pioneer Park, Nevada City

Date: Saturday, August 27

Film: The Goonies

Location: Pioneer Park, Nevada City

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Residents and visitors to Nevada County looking to spend some quality time with their families are in for a unique open-air adventure starting this Saturday when Movies Under the Pines opens with “Moonrise Kingdom.”

“It’s an amazing community experience,” said Nevada City Film Festival Director Jesse Locks. “You have different generations, different folks that normally don’t interact in (one) instance.”

This summer marks the third time the outdoor cinema experience comes to Nevada City and Grass Valley. The event was created by the Nevada City Film Festival in collaboration with the City of Nevada City and Nevada County Fairgrounds.

For six Fridays and Saturdays between May and August, film enthusiasts can stake out a spot on the grass of Pioneer Park or the Nevada County Fairgrounds while enjoying a variety of classic movies.

Gates open at 7:30 p.m. for picnicking, but the movies will begin at sunset, between 8-8:30 p.m.

The price is $7 for general admission and $5 for children 12 and younger. Moviegoers can purchase their tickets at the gate; Locks said people interested in buying tickets in advance can call 530-362-8601 or email

Locks said the selections for Movies under the Pines have expanded every year since its inauguration. There was only one film when the event launched three years ago, but the lineup this year encompassed six movies due to demand from audiences.

She said Movies under the Pines is also a way to bring awareness to local filmmakers.

“It’s a great opportunity to be able to reach different groups of people and really show them and tell them what we do for local film making and film makers,” she said.

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To contact Staff Writer Teresa Yinmeng Liu, please email, or call 530-477-4236.

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