Get Goonied outside in Parksville next Tuesday

Free movie in Community Park features a family classic

A free showing of the movie The Goonies will be played outdoors at the Parksville Community Park this Tuesday, July 26 as part of Coastal Community Credit Union’s Sunset Cinema Series, co-presented by Thrifty Foods.

The outdoor movie events were created four years ago by Douglas Smith, who was economic development officer with the City of Parksville at the time. He said it seemed like a perfect fit for the city and the local tourism organizations agreed.

“We didn’t have a local movie theatre and we saw a great location,” said Smith.

Smith now works for FreshAirCinema, which puts on over 500 outdoor movies across Canada. He said Parksville has really embraced the idea and has had a consistent turn-out every year.

“Some of our biggest crowds anywhere are in Parksville,” he said, adding numbers regularly hit the 2,500 to 3,000 mark.

The movie starts at dusk on Tuesday, which Smith figured would be around 9:30 p.m. There will be popcorn and beverages at the event and some treats for kids. For details visit www.freshaircinema.ca or www.facebook.com/outdoormoviesbc.