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Madison parks offering outdoor film screenings

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Usually movies bring us inside to the theater, but how about catching a flick in the great outdoors? You can do just that, thanks to a new effort from the Madison Parks Department.

The city is calling it the "Moonlight Movie Series" basically films show outside at a variety of Madison parks. Madison Parks Marketing Director Laura Whitmore says part of the goal is to be family-friendly.

The outdoor screenings begin this Friday, at Olbrich Park Beach. E.T. the Extra Terrestrial will be shown at 8 p.m. The movies will continue through early fall, other selections include Kung Fu Panda, The Sandlot and How to Train Your Dragon, among others. 

"The Moonlight Movie Series is a great way to celebrate all of the support our community has received over the past 10 years from the Madison Parks Foundation," says Kevin Briski, Parks Superintendent. "We enjoyed kicking off this movie series this winter with the showing of Miracle at Tenney Park and are excited to continue the series throughout the year."
 
The location for each movie varies throughout the summer and fall. Movies will be shown at Olbrich Park Beach and Garner Park, as well as Goodman Pool and the Duck Pond at Warner Park.
 
Below is the schedule.
 
May
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial: Friday, May 17th
Olbrich Park Beach, 8:30pm
 
June
How to Train Your Dragon: Friday, June 14th
The Duck Pond at Warner Park, Gates open at 6:30pm, movie starts at 7pm
 
July
Kung Fu Panda: Friday, July 12th
The Duck Pond at Warner Park, Gates open at 6:30pm, movie starts at 7pm
 
August
The Sandlot: Friday, August 9th
The Duck Pond at Warner Park, Gates open at 6:30pm, Movie starts at 7pm
 
Madagascar 3: Friday, August 23rd
Goodman Pool, Doors open at 7:45pm, movie starts at 8pm
$1 admission for movie plus normal pool admission rate
 
September
The Princess Bride: Friday, September 27th
Garner Park, Movie starts at 7pm
 
 
 
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