Movies in the Park

"Movies in the Park Friday June 29 Free & PG," Vintage movie projector art, Colorful movie poster art: Moana with oar, her sidekick chicken, demi-god Maui with giant muscles all tattooed up, huge waves crashing around them.

Moana • Free & PG • Friday, June 29 • After Sunset

A sweeping adventure about a teen who is inspired to leave her island on a daring journey to save her people. Moana convinces the mighty demigod Maui to join her mission, and he helps her become a wayfinder like her ancestors. Together they sail across the open ocean, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills her quest and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity. (Walt Disney Pictures; about 113 minutes)

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Last year we became known as a community hub in St. Anthony Park for films, family and fun with Movies in the Park. We are again working with St. Paul Parks & Rec to host movies outdoors every month this summer in Hampden Park, our namesake greenspace across the street from the co-op – a perfect place for movies after dark.

Bring along a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a movie theater with an open roof under the trees. Plus we will be giving away fresh popcorn in the store, made with our special healthy recipe. Come early to socialize if you like — everyone in the Twin Cities is welcome!

Movies begin at dusk – AFTER the 9:00ish sunset — depending on weather and lingering light, so come and hang out until it's dark enough. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. On movie nights the store stays open until film starts for your snack needs.

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Come On Down Around 7:30 – Play Our Price is Right

For the first movie of the summer we'll be having a special activity – Our Price is Right – a name-the-price game facilitated by the St. Anthony Park Community Council (SAPCC) Equity Committee.

Think you know how much a can of beans costs at the co-op? How about peanut butter? Come by and see if you can name the price at our very own "Our Price is Right" game. The contestant that comes closest to the actual price will get to take that item home with them! Game begins about 7:30 pm.

The SAPCC brings together residents and businesses to work on vital neighborhood interests that enhance and strengthen the character and vitality of the community. The Equity Committee addresses neighborhood disparities. One area of focus is Food Justice – seeking ways to ensure that lower income residents can access healthy and affordable foods.

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Rest of Summer Schedule:

My Little Pony • Saturday, July 21 • 8:45-ish pm
Twilight Sparkle and pals go on a journey to defend their Equestria from invaders. Along the way, the ponies meet exciting challenges and make a numberof new friends, including a pirate crew, and use the magic offriendship to save their home.

Coco • Saturday, August 18 • 8:15-ish pm
Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events.

Posted by Christine DeMars with contributions from SAPCC's Melissa Williams • June 2018