Series from the Mill Valley Chamber, Mill Valley Recreation and the California Film Institute expands to four FREE screenings in Old Mill Park this year, starting with a 30th anniversary screening of the Rob Reiner classic.

When the Mill Valley Chamber of CommerceMill Valley Recreation and the California Film Institute launched the free Movies in the Park series in 2014, it did so with one thing in mind: gather the community to celebrate film in one of the most gorgeous settings in the Bay Area: the redwood grove of Old Mill Park.

The response has been fantastic, with hundreds turning out in 2016 for a mix of new hits like “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and classics like  “Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.” So the 2017 edition of Movies in the Park is building on that success, expanding to four free films, starting on July 7 with a 30th anniversary screening of “The Princess Bride,” Rob Reiner’s hilarious film about the quest of farmhand Westley, accompanied by newly befriended companions along the way, to rescue his true love Princess Buttercup from the odious Prince Humperdinck.

The series continues on August 4 with the Pixar’s Oscar-winning “Inside Out,” which was just named one of the 25 best films of the 21st century by the New York Times. The story takes place inside the mind of a young girl whose five personified emotions lead her through life. 
​On September 8, the series takes on “Beauty & the Beast,” this year’s blockbuster tale of Belle, a young woman from a small village, and the Beast, a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. 
​​Movies in the Park closes its 2017 season on October 6 with Disney’s “Moana,” the tale of a strong-willed Polynesian girl chosen by the ocean to reunite a mystical relic with a goddess. She seeks out the legendary demigod Maui. The “Moana” screening will be part of the late of the 40th Mill Valley Film Festival, which runs Oct. 5-15.
The free film screenings are set in the redwood grove adjacent to the playground in Old Mill Park. Seating is general admission, and attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket and/or low beach chair. The main feature begins at sunset.

Don’t miss this chance to see three amazing films in the beautiful Old Mill Park – FOR FREE! Old Mill Park is at the corner of Throckmorton Avenue and Cascade Drive.

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