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Movies in the park feature ‘Lorax,’ ‘Despicable 2’ & ‘Field of Dreams’

If they show it, you will come.

One great local community event is the Movies in the Park in Studio City.
Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images
Enjoying the free movies and community spirit

That’s what the Studio City Neighborhood Council hopes for three summer Saturdays at the Summer Movies in the Park, which will feature movies “Despicable Me 2,” “The Lorax” and “Field of Dreams.”

The Kevin Costner 1989 Best Picture Academy Award nominee (“Driving Miss Daisy” won that year) is a romantic baseball movie of a guy who builds a baseball diamond in a cornfield in Iowa. It’s one of the three family-oriented feel good films that you can see under the stars, and among friends and in this case, near the soccer fields of the Studio City Recreation Center (aka Beeman Park).

“Everyone is invited, it’s free, and there will be free popcorn until we run out,” enthused Lisa Cahan Davis, of the Outreach Committee of the SCNC.

It’s a true community event. Nearby Universal Studios is helping with films, City Council member Paul Krekorian’s office (who lives in Studio City) has funded the use of the projection equipment, and the Parks & Recreation Department are grilling hamburgers and hot dogs (for a small fee)

Local resident Steve Carell is the lead voice of Gru in the animated movie that is the first to be shown. (See the video.) Children will be thrilled that the Minions will be attending at the first screening of “Despicable Me 2” on July 12.

Studio City President John Walker loved going to the outdoor films and said, "It was a lot of fun and I am very proud to announce that we had close to 300 of our community come out and support this event and have a great time with their neighbors. The crowds have grown each time and we can have more out there, it's a big space."

The park is at 12621 Rye Street in Studio City and the festivities run from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. The movies begin at sundown, usually around 8 p.m.

(Check out the photo gallery for photos of the movies, and last year’s events!)

Saturday, July 12, 2014


Meet the Minions at 6:30 pm!

Saturday, July 26, 2014


Saturday, August 9, 2014


Food & Snacks: Revenue will benefit Studio City Recreation Center’s programs

FREE POPCORN! (While supplies last) sponsored by Film/LA

Bring Picnic Blanket 
No Glass / No Alcohol

Open to all ages

Please be respectful of where you park for there is limited parking in this residential neighborhood.

Sponsors are:

• Universal Studios
• City of Los Angeles Councilmember Paul Krekorian of Council District 2
• City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks
• CBS Studio Center
• Film L.A.

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See you there!

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