Old Pasadena Summer Cinema Return with 12 Free Films in Urban Outdoor Settings

July 5 - July 27, 2019

Published : Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 3:46 PM

Old Pasadena Summer Cinema returns for another year as a month-long, free movie series featuring screenings in unique urban settings. Running from July 5 to July 27, this annual summer film program features a variety of audience-pleasing movie titles and genres in two outdoor locales in the historic district of Old Pasadena: Central Park and One Colorado.

All screenings are free and open to the public.

Four outdoor screenings in historic Central Park include special free activities, Paradis Ice Cream (while supplies last), DJ music, and the chance to picnic in the picturesque setting prior to each film – bring your own low chairs and blankets for seating. The screenings are in partnership with Human Services and Recreation – City of Pasadena. Films begin at 8:30pm with pre-activities starting at 6:30pm.

• Saturday July 6: Babe (1996) G
• Saturday July 13: The Lego Movie (2014) PG
• Saturday July 20: Singles (1992) PG-13
• Saturday July 27: Zootopia (2016) G

One Colorado is another open-air option, with films projected in the charming courtyard. Look for family favorites like Enchanted, Monsters, Inc., and Coco; action-adventure films like Ocean’s 8 and Captain America: Civil War; and the classic Jack Black comedy Nacho Libre. Several One Colorado restaurants offer promotions, dinner packages, and pop-up bars. Seating is provided at but be sure to arrive early to secure your spot.

See the full lineup below or visit www.oldpasadena.org/summercinema.

About Old Pasadena Management

Old Pasadena is the original downtown of Pasadena, home to the Tournament of Roses and located just ten miles from downtown Los Angeles. This 22-block National Register Historic District is internationally recognized as a shining example of urban renewal. Old Pasadena is one of the premiere shopping and dining destinations in the country, featuring a cosmopolitan mix of 200 retail shops and specialty boutiques, as well as 100 restaurants, cafés, and entertainment venues. This architectural gem is pedestrian friendly and provides convenient parking and easy access to public transportation, served by major bus lines and two Metro Gold Line stops.

2019 Old Pasadena Summer Cinema Program:

Friday, July 5
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) PG-13 – 146 min.
One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley. 8:30PM

In the second installment of The Hunger Games series, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and her partner Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) travel on the Victor’s Tour to all twelve districts of the dystopian world Panem following their joint victory in last year’s games. As citizens revolt, The Capitol begins to employ various measures to suppress the rebellion, resulting in Katniss and Peeta’s return to The Hunger Games.

Saturday, July 6
Babe (1995) G – 91 min. 8:30PM
Central Park, 141 S. Raymond Avenue

An orphaned piglet, Babe is won at a county fair by Farmer Hoggett (James Cromwell) and brought home to the farm. Here, Babe befriends the barnyard animals, inadvertently challenging the social hierarchies, and further confronts standards with his resilient aspiration of performing the work of a sheepdog.

Saturday, July 6
Captain America: Civil War (2016) PG-13 – 147 min.
One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley. 8:30PM

Following the Avengers’ role in a biological weapons explosion that kills innocent civilians, the U.N. steps in to install a regulatory system to manage their operations. Captain America (Chris Evans) advocates for the superheroes’ separation from state but faces opposition from Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.). The debate escalates when Avengers like Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), and Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) take sides.

Friday, July 12
Clueless (1995) PG-13 – 97 min.
One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley. 8:30PM

Set in Beverly Hills, Clueless is a mid-1990s adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel Emma but with a distinctly SoCal spin. Characters navigate high school, social statuses, and teenage romance in this coming-of-age cult classic that finds highfalutin Cher Horowitz (Alicia Silverstone) embarking on a mission to revamp the new girl in school, Tai Frasier (Brittany Murphy).

Saturday, July 13
The Lego Movie (2014) PG – 100 min.
Central Park, 141 S. Raymond Avenue. 8:30PM

An ordinary LEGO construction worker, Emmet Brickowski, is randomly selected as “the special” when a mysterious prophet visits his construction site. His task in this role is to prevent evil Lord Business from using a powerful weapon – superglue – from permanently petrifying the LEGO world. Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, and others voice characters in the film that started the popular LEGO movie franchise.

Saturday July 13
Monsters, Inc. (2001) G – 92 min.
One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley. 8:30PM

The city of Monstropolis is powered by the screams of children, and monsters James P. Sullivan (John Goodman) and Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) are the dream team, generating more screams than any other “scarers” each night as they enter the human world through portals to scare children. After a baby named Boo unintentionally finds her way into the monster world, Sulley and Mike must protect her and their friendship, as the movie playfully explores moral conflicts and corporate greed.

Friday, July 19
Enchanted (2007) PG – 107 min.
One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley. 8:30PM

Merging animation with live action, Enchanted begins in an archetypical fairytale kingdom called Andalasia where Giselle (Amy Adams) hopes to create her own “happily ever after.” She soon gains the affection of Prince Edward (James Marsden), but the Queen (Susan Sarandon), determined to retain her power, pushes Giselle into a well, causing her to land in modern-day New York City, where she finds a version of love she never imagined.

Saturday, July 20
Singles (1992) PG-13 – 99 min.
Central Park, 141 S. Raymond Avenue. 8:30PM

Set in early ‘90s, grunge-era Seattle, Singles follows six twenty-somethings living in the same apartment building as they forge friendships and search for love amid the city’s burgeoning music scene. The soundtrack, certified double platinum, features contributions from artists like Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, and Pearl Jam; members of each band make cameo appearances throughout the film.

Saturday, July 20
Coco (2017) PG – 105 min.
One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley. 8:30PM

An homage to the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos, Coco explores heritage and tradition through the lens of 12-year-old Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez), who dreams of being a musician and following in the footsteps of his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Faced with a family who has banned all music from his household, Miguel defiantly steals a guitar to perform with at the town square but finds himself trapped in the Land of the Dead.

Friday, July 26
Ocean’s 8 (2018) PG-13 – 110 min.
One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley. 8:30PM

Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) puts her months-long plan into action with the help of her assembled ace team of ladies. Their target: a necklace worth more than $150 million, scheduled to make an appearance at the Met Gala. The star-studded cast includes Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, Serena Williams, and Anna Wintour.

Saturday, July 27
Zootopia (2016) PG – 108 min.
Central Park, 141 S. Raymond Avenue. 8:30PM

Judy Hopps, a rabbit with a passion for social justice and law enforcement, moves from the countryside to urban Zootopia, where she becomes the first rabbit to join the police force. Although assigned to parking duty, Judy longs to do more and soon becomes steadfast in her goal to crack a conspiracy case. The film includes voicework by Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, and Shakira.

Saturday, July 27
Nacho Libre (2006) PG – 92 min.
One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley. 8:30PM

Loosely based on a true story and borrowing nuances from Mexican lucha libre professional wrestling, Nacho Libre tells the tale of Ignacio (Jack Black), an orphanage worker who cares deeply about his charges and worries about the lack of funds to care for them properly. He decides to moonlight as a wrestler in disguise to raise money for the children.






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