Thank you, mother nature. We’ve finally reached the point in our calendar year where the weather—the sweet, sweet, weather—is finally something that we love and enjoy, rather than something we loathe. This means, of course, that our beloved city is in its peak form. We all know how this place gets when the temperature climbs above 60 degrees, and it means we want to be outside as much, and as often, as possible.

And what better combination with the great outdoors than a beloved movie? Me, I’ll talk to anybody about any movie at any time, but for the 12th straight summer, Northside Media Inc. is going to be bringing you a film and music series in McCarren Park on a giant screen, with specifically curated film and live music selections, as well as food and drink selections from your favorite local vendors.

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The movies this year, are, of course, classics from the more nostalgic end of the spectrum (but these aren’t exactly Killer Klowns From Outer Space either—these are good flicks!). Starting on July 5th, the series will kick off with Tina Fey’s classic Mean Girls, followed in subsequent weeks by Office Space, Donnie Darko, Selena, and I Know What You Did Last Summer. The final week, on August 9th, will be an audience choice between Now and Then, Twister, She’s All That, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Beetlejuice, and Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion. I know which one I’ll be voting for (hint: it’s the one that Wes Anderson directed), but do you? The polls are open now.

Of course, this is a free event for all to attend at good ol’ McCarren Park—doors always commence at 6 PM, with live music kicking off at 7. And by all to attend, we mean it. You never know who’s going to show up…

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Hmmmm. Hmmmmmmmmm. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Makes you think.

The movies will start each week as soon as the sun goes down—maximizing your big screen experience. Can you think of a much better way to spend a Wednesday night? Probably not.

The calendar of SummerScreen events can be found here. For more info, you always check out the SummerScreen website

Photo by Dylan Johnson.

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