From Saturday cartoons to movies under the stars, here's how to have a silver screen summer

click to enlarge People enjoy a summer night in Moscow while catching a movie outdoors at Screen on the Green on the University of Idaho campus. - PHOTO UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO
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People enjoy a summer night in Moscow while catching a movie outdoors at Screen on the Green on the University of Idaho campus.

By MICHELLE SCHMIDT themichelleschmidt@gmail.com

If you’re not taking time to relax this summer, you’re not doing it right.

And with a number of free, family-friendly summer movie series in the area, you’ve got no excuses not to head out of the house and enjoy some summertime entertainment on the big screen -- and don’t forget your lawn chair and blanket. Here are a few local opportunities:

Moscow: Screen on the Green at University of Idaho WHEN: 8:45 p.m., Thursdays WHERE: Theophilus Tower lawn, University of Idaho, Moscow SCHEDULE: June 29 - “Ghostbusters” (1984 - PG) July 6 - “Moana” (PG) July 13 - “Beetlejuice” (PG) July 20 - “Kong: Skull Island” (PG-13) July 27 - “Sing” (PG) Aug. 3 - “A League of Their Own” (PG) Aug. 11 - “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (PG-13) *pending release date, note change to Friday Aug. 24 - “Wonder Woman” (PG-13) *pending release date ADDITIONAL INFO: In case of rain, moderate wind or other inclement weather, this event may be moved to the Bruce M. Pitman Center. Check Screen on the Green online for details. Sponsored by the University of Idaho Department of Student Involvement.

Moscow: Saturday Market Cartoons WHEN: 9 a.m. - noon, Saturdays WHERE: Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, Moscow ADDITIONAL INFO: Classic cartoons will be shown every Saturday morning through September, except July 8. Sponsored by the center and local businesses. Chairs and blankets are not needed at this indoor venue.

Lewiston: Movies Under the Stars WHEN: 15 minutes after sunset, Fridays through July WHERE: Pioneer Park, Lewiston SCHEDULE: June 30 - “Sing” (PG) July 7 - “Lego Batman Movie” (PG) July 14 - “Rogue One” (PG-13) July 21 - “Fantastic Beasts” (PG-13) July 28 - “Finding Dory” (PG-13) ADDITIONAL INFO: Concessions are available for purchase with proceeds funding scholarship programs. Sponsored by CableONE, Alternative Nursing Services and Lewiston Parks & Rec.

Pullman: Summer Outdoor Movie Series WHEN: Dusk, Fridays in July WHERE: Reaney Park, Pullman SCHEDULE: July 7 - “Sing” (PG) July 14 - “Moana” (PG) July 21 - “Rogue One” (PG-13) July 28 - “Lego Batman Movie” (PG) ADDITIONAL INFO: Games, popcorn, snow cones and bounce house festivities begin at 6 p.m. Co-sponsored by Pullman Parks & Rec and Resonate Church.

Kamiah: Movies Under the Stars WHEN: Dusk, Aug. 11 WHERE: Life Center Church, Kamiah ADDITIONAL INFO: Movie is “Napoleon Dynamite.” Concessions available for purchase. Youth under 7th grade must be accompanied by an adult. Co-sponsored by Upriver Youth Leadership Council Youth Advisory Board and Impact Youth Ministries.

In addition to these free movie series, there are a number of low-cost movie series, including the Children’s Matinee Series at the Village Centre Cinemas in Lewiston, Moscow and Pullman and the Summer Matinee Movie Series at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre in Moscow.

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