BELFAST — Our Town Belfast is bringing four free family-friendly movies to Steamboat Landing Park this summer. The four movies will be shown on a 20’ wide inflatable screen at the park. The effort is spearheaded by Our Town Belfast, with support from the City of Belfast Parks & Recreation department, Waterfall Arts, and Belfast Community Media.

The idea for the movie series project was inspired by local resident Craig Watson. “Like many local folks, I have been thinking of how to help rebuild a sense of community coming back from such a tough year,” he said. When his suggestion of an outdoor, family-friendly film series received lots of interest on social media, he contacted the City of Belfast and Our Town Belfast as organizers and reached out to Waterfall Arts and Belfast Community Media to help with equipment and technical support. “That’s proved a winning combination,” he said.

Movies are as follows: July 7, 8:30 p.m., “The Princess Bride,” rain date July 14; July 21, 8:30 p.m., “Babe, The Gallant Pig,” rain date Sept. 1; Aug. 4, 8 p.m., “Toy Story,” rain date Aug. 11; and Aug. 18, 8 p.m., “The Wizard of Oz,” rain date Aug. 25.

“Outdoor events have been and continue to be seen as some of the safest ways to bring communities together. We are excited to be able to offer these family-friendly movies for the community this summer,” said Our Town Belfast Board Executive Director Zach Schmesser. “We’re hopeful this can become an annual Belfast tradition.”

The free series is made possible by the generous support of First National Bank. For more information and the complete schedule, visit ourtownbelfast.org/movies.

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