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City announces outdoor movie series to reunite neighbours

The City of London is launching a series of outdoor movie nights this summer to encourage people to get together again after a long absence of socialization due the pandemic.

The free movies will be held on five weekends in August and September

The Princess Bride will the first of a series of free outdoor movie events organized by the City of London this summer. The series begins August 13. (Facebook)

The City of London is launching a series of outdoor movie nights this summer to encourage people to get together again after a long absence of socialization due to the pandemic.

Called "Through the Decades," the free movie events will feature family-favourite movies from the 1980s to the 2020s.

"We are so excited to bring outdoor movie nights back for Londoners to reconnect with old friends and neighbours," says Karen Oldham, manager of neighbourhood development and support.

"Through the Decades will be a celebration of cinema and community under the stars. Whether it's a classic or a more recent favourite, the series will have something for everyone," she said.

The move nights will take place from August 13 to September 17. Each will start at dusk at five separate locations, listed below.

Reservations required

Londoners interested in attending will have to register online for a spot, because each event will have a limit of 300 people.

COVID-19 restrictions will be in place. Masks for face coverings will be required when guests at not seated.

People are encouraged to bring snacks, drinks, chairs and blankets to complete the experience.

In the event of rain, the move night will be cancelled and those who have registered will receive an email informing them of the cancellation. The city will also post the cancellation on its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts

To register for a movie, visit London.ca/outdoormovie.

Through the Decades Outdoor Movie Nights Schedule

The Princess Bride (1987) – Friday, August 13
Location: Storybook Gardens, 1958 Storybook Lane

The Sandlot (1993) - Saturday, August 21
Location: Labatt Park, 25 Wilson Avenue

Shrek (2001) – Friday, August 27
Location: Southeast Optimist Park, 237 Deveron Crescent

Coco (2017) – Saturday, September 11
Location: University Heights Park, 290 Trott Drive

Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) – Friday, September 17
Location:  Ed Blake Park, 449 Barker Street

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