Nothing says summer like an outdoor movie on a balmy, twilight evening – unless it’s the picnic dinner you’ve brought with you, of course. Head outdoors to catch free flicks in a host of local parks and gardens this month and next, from Tacoma to Gig Harbor and beyond.
Here are some this week:
Cinema Gig Outdoors: “West Side Story” 9 tonight, Donkey Creek Park, 8714 N. Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor. “Lady and The Tramp,” 9 p.m. Saturday, Skansie Brothers Park, Jerisich Dock, 3207 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor. gigharborguide.com.
Reel Food: Films on food justice screened in the downtown/Hilltop community garden. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Gallucci Learning Garden, South 14th Street, Tacoma. 970-769-3135, growlocal tacomapierce.com.
And coming soon:
Movie in the Park: “The Muppets,” 7 p.m. July 27, Meridian Habitat Park Community Center, 14422 Meridian E., Puyallup. 253-798-4177, piercecountywa.org/parks.
Metro Parks Tacoma Summer Bash: 5 p.m. games, movie at dusk; Aug. 10 at STAR Center, 3873 S. 66th St., Tacoma; Aug. 17 at Portland Avenue Community Center, 3513 Portland Ave., Tacoma; Aug. 24 at Center at Norpoint, 4818 Nassau Ave. N.E., Tacoma; Aug. 31 at People’s Community Center, 1602 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma. 253-305-1000; metroparkstacoma.org.rosemary.ponnekanti@ thenewstribune.com 253-597-8568 blog.thenewstribune.com/arts