Those words, spoken by the ghost of the lion Mufasa to his son Simba, provide the pivotal moment in The Lion King, the massive 1994 hit that is the subject of the free Movies in the Park screening on Friday, Sept. 7 in Old Mill Park.
The movie that tells the classic tale of Simba, a young lion set to succeed his father, Mufasa, but not before he returns from exile to confront a ruthless uncle. Twenty five years after its release, the film will be followed up in 2019 with a live action version starring Beyonce and Donald Glover.
As always, the free screening begins at dusk, in this case around 7:30pm. Bring a blanket and/or low beach chairs. Old Mill Park.
The screening is the latest in the Movies in the Park series. Behind an incredibly successful fundraising campaign to raise enough money to purchase all of the equipment required to produce the series on their own – propelled by a $5,000 grant from the Outdoor Art Club – Mill Valley Recreation, the Mill Valley Chamber and the California Film Institute have expanded the series for the 2018 edition.
The fundraising campaign ranged from individual donors at each screening to donations made via the Enjoy Mill Valley Fund created by the Chamber’s board of directors in 2016 to raise money for local civic projects. The grant from the Outdoor Art Club, the 116-year-old organization that has been one of Mill Valley’s backbones since its inception and remains so today, catapulted it over the top.
The 411: The Lion King is the subject of the free Movies in the Park screening on Friday, Sept. 7 in Old Mill Park. As always, the free screening begins at dusk, in this case around 7:30pm. Bring a blanket and/or low beach chairs. Old Mill Park.