Twin Cities summer film events

Outdoor movies!
The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library presents a series of films — all based on books, comics or plays — in the Kellogg Boulevard Courtyard of the Central Library in St. Paul. Screenings begin at dusk.
June 20: “Spellbound”
June 27: “Jaws”
July 11: “Mystery Men”
July 18: “Twelfth Night”
July 25: “The Living Daylights”
Where: Central Library, 90 W. Fourth St., St. Paul; 651-222-3242
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Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board’s June Movie Series
Minneapolis parks play host to outdoor screenings throughout June. Films begin at dusk.
June 20: “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” (Hiawatha Park)
June 23: “Bee Movie” (Phelps Park)
June 24: “The Spiderwick Chronicles” (Powderhorn Park)
June 25: “Bee Movie” (Martin Luther King Park)
June 26:  To be determined (Logan Park)
June 27: “The Neverending Story” (Matthews Park)
June 30: “Transformers” (Phelps Park)
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Midnights at the Uptown
The Uptown continues its long-running cult-film series on Saturdays at midnight.
June 21: “American Psycho”
June 28: “Grease” (with singalong!)
July 5: “Sixteen Candles”
July 12: “Alien”
July 19: “Clue”
July 26: “Eyes Wide Shut”
Aug. 2: “Almost Famous”
Aug. 9: “The Warriors”
Where: Uptown Theatre, 2906 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-825-6006.
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Movies on the rooftop
Hollywood faves screen on the roof of Solera in Minneapolis; featured drinks are offered at discounts. Movies begin at dusk.
June 23: “Mommie Dearest”
June 24: “Dreamgirls”
June 30: “Pulp Fiction”
July 1: “Reservoir Dogs”
July 7: “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”
July 8: “Across the Universe”
July 14: “Superbad”
July 15: “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan”
July 21: “Michael Clayton”
July 22: “Erin Brockovich”
July 28: “Old School”
July 29: “Wedding Crashers”
Aug. 4: “Chicago”
Aug. 5: “Grease”
Aug. 11: “Fight Club”
Aug. 12: “300”
Aug. 18: “Juno”
Aug. 19: “Little Miss Sunshine”
Aug. 25: “Bullets over Broadway”
Aug. 26: “Manhattan Murder Mystery”
Where: Solera, 900 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; 612-338-0062.
Online for more details (PDF)

Northeast Music and Movies in the Park
The Holland Neighborhood Improvement Association presents another summer series of outdoor screenings and live music in the Basin on Tuesday nights, including June 24.
The Basin, corner of 22nd Avenue and Quincy Street, Minneapolis; 612-781-2299.
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Cinema and Civics in Stevens Square Park: The Mighty Midwest
Focusing on films set in the Midwest, the Stevens Square Community Organization and the Stevens Square Center for the Arts present the latest series of summer movies in Stevens Square Park. Films begin at dusk; food, fun activities, and live music will be on hand at 7 p.m.
June 25: “Grumpy Old Men”
July 2: “Election”
July 9: “The Misfits”
July 16: “Easy Rider”
July 23: “Purple Rain”
Where: Stevens Square Park, corner of 18th Street East and Second Avenue South, Minneapolis; 612.871-7307.
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Queer Takes: Visibly Out
The Walker Art Center presents the latest in its annual series of new and old films with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and/or transgender subjects and themes.
June 25: “Boystown” (7 p.m.)
June 25: “Before I Forget” (9 p.m.)
June 26: “Freeheld” (7 p.m.)
June 26: “Pariah” (8:30 p.m.)
June 27: “XXY” (7 p.m.)
June 27: “Vivere” (9 p.m.)
June 28: “Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell” (1 p.m.)
June 28: “Chris & Don: A Love Story” (3 p.m.)
June 28: “Born in Flames” (7 p.m.)
June 28: “The Living End” (8:45 p.m.)
June 29: “Parting Glances” (4 p.m.)
Where: Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; 612-375-7600.
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Music and Movies in District del Sol
Parque Castillo resumes its Thursday night series of movies and live music in District del Sol on the West Side of St. Paul. Films begin at dusk, live music at 7:30 p.m.
June 26: “Whale Rider”
July 3: “50 First Dates”
July 10: “Millions”
July 17: “Freedom Writers”
July 24: “The Gods Must Be Crazy”
July 31: “Under the Same Moon”
Aug. 7: “Sweet Land”
Parque Castillo, one block west of the intersection of State Street and Cesar Chavez Street, St. Paul; 651-222-6347.
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Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board’s July Movie Series
Minneapolis parks play host to outdoor screenings throughout July. Films begin at dusk.
July 2: “Night at the Museum” (Bottineau Park)
July 3: “Independence Day” (McRae Park)
July 7: “Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace” (Phelps Park)
July 8: “The Muppet Movie” (Linden Hills Park)
July 9: “Alvin and the Chipmunks” (Corcoran Park)
July 10: “Cool Runnings” (Bossen Park)
July 11: To be determined (Elliot Park)
July 14: “Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones” (Phelps Park)
July 15: “The Sandlot” (Morris Park)
July 16: “Batman Returns” (Webber Park)
July 18: “Transformers” (Creekview Park)
July 21: “Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith” (Phelps Park)
July 22: “Bee Movie: (Armatage Park)
July 23: To be determined (Central Gym Park)
July 24: “Ratatouille” (Lyndale Farmstead Park)
July 25: “Enchanted” (Sibley Park)
July 28: “Back to the Future” (Hiawatha Park)
July 29: “Meet the Robinsons” (Kenny Park)
July 30: “Ratatouille” (Bethune Park)
July 31: “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” (Audubon Park)
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Three Colors
Cinema Revolution presents Krzysztof Kieslowski’s trilogy on consecutive Thursdays in July at the Bryant-Lake Bowl in Minneapolis.
July 3: “Blue”
July 10: “White”
July 17: “Red”
Where: Bryant-Lake Bowl, 810 W. Lake St., Minneapolis; 612-825-8949.
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The Fourth-Annual 10-Second Film Festival
Movies made on cell phones and digital still cameras, and running no more than 10 seconds in length(!), screen in competition for prizes on July 4 at 10:30 p.m. (after the fireworks) at the Soap Factory, 110 5th Ave. SE, Minneapolis; 612-623-9176.
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Summer Tuesdays
Stillwater’s Lowell Park plays host to a Tuesday night series of movies and live music (and food!), starting July 8 and running throughout Aug.. Films begin at dusk, live music at 7:30 p.m.
July 8: “The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid”
July 15: “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”
July 22: “Best in Show”
July 29: “The Mummy” (1999)
Aug. 5: “Forrest Gump”
Aug. 12: “American Graffiti”
Aug. 19: “Casablanca”
Where: Lowell Park is one block east of Historic Main Street in Stillwater; 651-439-4001.
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The Bicycle Film Festival
Held July 9-July 12 at three venues, including MacPhail and Jeune Lune, the Minneapolis stop of this touring program begins with a screening of the bike-film classic “Breaking Away” at the Riverview Theater. Other films include the acclaimed documentary “Race for the Cure.”
Where: Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612.729.7369.
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Summer Music & Movies: Elected!
Walker Art Center’s venerable Monday night series of movies and music in Loring Park pays tribute to old Hollywood films that feature electoral politics. Films begin at dusk; live music and DJs at 7 p.m.
July 14: “Duck Soup”
July 21: “The Senator was Indiscreet”
July 28: “All the King’s Men”
Aug. 4: “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”
Aug. 11: “State of the Union”
Aug. 18: “The Manchurian Candidate”
Where: Loring Park, Willow Street at 14th Street W., Minneapolis; 612-375-7622.
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Free Range Film Festival
Offering a “farm-fresh alternative to stale cinema,” this festival in Wrenshall, Minn., (approximately 25 miles south of Duluth) screens its films inside a large barn. This year’s fest is held July 25-26.
Where: Corner of County Road 1 and County Road 4, Wrenshall.
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Cinema of Urgency
The Walker presents a three-film series of political documentaries.
Aug. 1-3: “Flow: For Love of Water”
Aug. 15-17: “Secrecy”
Aug. 28: “The Listening Project”
Where: Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; 612-375-7600.
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Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board’s Aug. Movie Series
Minneapolis parks play host to outdoor screenings throughout Aug.. Films begin at dusk.
Aug. 1: Over the Hedge (Lake Hiawatha Park)
Aug. 4: Underdog (Painter Park)
Aug. 5: Alvin and the Chipmunks (Luxton Park)
Aug. 6: Night at the Museum (Beltrami Park)
Aug. 7: Field of Dreams (Longfellow Park)
Aug. 8: Enchanted (Nokomis Park)
Aug. 11: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Phelps Park)
Aug. 12: Pete’s Dragon (Linden Hills Park)
Aug. 13: “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (Bryant Square Park)
Aug. 14: “The Goonies” (Pearl Park)
Aug. 15: “Enchanted” (Webber Park)
Aug. 18: “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (Phelps Park)
Aug. 19: “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” (Pershing Park)
Aug. 20: “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” (Corcoran Park)
Aug. 22: “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” (Webber Park)
Aug. 25: “Night at the Museum” (Phelps Park)
Aug. 26: “Horton Hears a Who!” (Powderhorn Park)
Aug. 27: “The Goonies” (Bethune Park)
Aug. 28: To be determined (Logan Park)
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Movies in the Parking Lot
Films are screened on Sunday nights in the parking lot of Patrick’s Cabaret. Screenings begin at dusk.
Aug. 3: “Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis”
Aug. 10: “Medium Cool”
Aug. 17: “Me and You and Everyone We Know”
Aug. 24: “Conventioneers”
Where: Patrick’s Cabaret, 3010 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis; 612-724-6273.

Sci-Fi Drive-In at the Bell Museum
“We haven’t picked the films yet,” says the programmer of this outdoor “drive-in” movie event, which is held Thursday nights starting Aug. 14. “And you can’t literally drive in.”
Where: University of Minnesota’s Bell Museum of Natural History, University Avenue and 17th Street SE, Minneapolis; 612-624-4112.

Park-in Movie
The Purgatory Creek Park’s summer concert series concludes with two outdoor film screenings at dusk.
Aug. 15: “Liar Liar”
Aug. 16: “Return of the Jedi”
Where: Purgatory Creek Park, 13001 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie; 952-949-8449.

Square Lake Film & Music Festival
Now in its seventh year, this daylong outdoor festival of live music — held Saturday, Aug. 16 — also features screenings of local film shorts.
Where: Square Lake County Park, 13359 Partridge Rd. Stillwater.
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