When the free Movies in the Park series returns this Friday, August 26, it will do so with a bang. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” the massive return of one of the most popular stories in Hollywood history, headlines the firsts of screenings in the 2016 edition of the free screenings.

The event, a collaboration between the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce, Mill Valley Recreation and the California Film Institute, kicked off in 2014 as an opportunity to celebrate film in one of the most gorgeous settings in the Bay Area: the redwood grove of Old Mill Park.

​The series will continue September 23 with “Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” Mel Stuart’s adaptation of the classic 1964 Roald Dahl novel, and conclude October 14 – as part of the 39th Mill Valley Film Festival – with Pixar’s Oscar-winning “Inside Out,” which takes place inside the mind of a young girl whose five personified emotions lead her through life.

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, approximately 8pm on August 26.

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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