Squaw Hosts Free Family Movie Nights Every Thursday Night Starting June 26th and through July & August
[Olympic Valley, Calif.] June 26, 2013 – This summer, families can enjoy free outdoor movies under the peaks of Squaw Valley. Families and friends can catch new releases and summer blockbusters on a giant inflatable screen, with a different movie showing every week. Blankets and warm clothes are recommended. Movies will start at 8:30 p.m. June 26 and every Thursday in July and August (weather permitting) in the Events Plaza in The Village at Squaw Valley.
In addition to weekly family movies on Thursdays, The Village at Squaw Valley will also host free Bluesdays concerts every Tuesday night in July and August. Click here for the full Bluesdays media release.
June 26: “The Hunger Games” (Rated PG-13)
In a not-too-distant future, North America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts, the televised games are broadcast throughout Panem. The 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss' young sister, Prim, is selected as the mining district's female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, will be pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives.
July 4: “Men in Black 3” (Rated PG-13)
The MIB duo of Agent Jay and Agent Kay are back in action. When the world is threatened by an evil alien, Agent Jay travels back in time to 1969, where he teams up with the younger Agent Kay to stop an evil villain named Boris from destroying the world in the future. Emma Thompson will play take-charge MIB operative Agent Oh, who is monitoring a prison breakout.
July 11: “The Dark Knight Rises” (Rated PG-13)
Christopher Nolan returns to complete the Gotham trilogy that launched with “Batman Begins” and reached the stratosphere with the billion-dollar blockbuster “The Dark Knight.” Christian Bale prowls the night as the Caped Crusader, fighting crime and corruption.
July 25: “Wreck-It Ralph” (Rated PG)
Wreck-It Ralph longs to be as beloved as his game's perfect Good Guy, Fix-It Felix. Problem is nobody loves a Bad Guy. But they do love heroes... so when a modern, first-person shooter game arrives featuring tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun, Ralph sees it as his ticket to heroism and happiness. He sneaks into the game with a simple plan -- win a medal -- but soon wrecks everything, and accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens every game in the arcade. Ralph's only hope? Vanellope von Schweetz, a young troublemaking "glitch" from a candy-coated cart racing game who might just be the one to teach Ralph what it means to be a Good Guy.
August 1: “The Avengers” (Rated PG-13)
When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. That team includes superheroes Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye and The Hulk
August 8: “Les Misérables” (Rated PG-13)
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption—a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Ex-prisoner Jean Valjean is hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever. The world’s longest-running musical brings its power to the big screen in Tom Hooper’s sweeping and spectacular interpretation of Victor Hugo’s epic tale.
August 16: “Moonrise Kingdom” (Rated PG-13)
Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, this Wes Anderson film tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore -- and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle.
August 22: “Skyfall” (Rated PG-13)
In Skyfall, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past come back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
August 29: “The Hobbit” (Rated PG-13)
This epic is the first of a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever…Gollum.