What's better than seeing a good movie for a good cause? What about seeing it for free? That's the deal for the Summer Outdoor Movies in the Park series, which begins Tuesday with a "Hotel for Dogs" screening in Bellevue Downtown Park next to Bellevue Square. Summer Outdoor Movies will play Tuesday evenings at dusk through Aug. 25.
Instead of an admission fee, series sponsor Intelius Inc. is asking all moviegoers to bring one item of clothing, food or school supplies to each outdoor film. Items will be donated to nonprofits working to help the approximately 56,000 children living below the poverty line in King County.
The kid-friendly movies range from classics like "Ghostbusters" and "Back to the Future" to new favorites like "Kung Fu Panda" and "Bride Wars." The necessities collected at each screening will go toward a different King County organization, including Hopelink, YWCA and the Eastside Domestic Violence Program.
The films are: Tuesday, "Hotel for Dogs" (benefiting Hopelink); July 14, "Bride Wars" (Overlake Service League); July 21, "Second Hand Lions" (Eastside Domestic Violence Program); July 28, "The Express" (Boys & Girls Club of Bellevue); Aug. 4, "Madagascar 2" (Treehouse); Aug. 11, "Kung Fu Panda" (YouthCare); Aug. 18, "Ghostbusters" (YWCA); Aug. 25, "Back to the Future" (Hopelink).
The first five outdoor films will be screened at Bellevue Downtown Park. Beginning with the Aug. 11 screening of "Kung Fu Panda," films will be screened at the Eastgate Park Ball Field at the South Bellevue Community Center and will begin at dusk, or about 8:30 p.m.
Source: "Bellevue's New Summer Outdoor Movies in the Park Series Kicks Off" By Blythe Lawrence -Seattle Times. Read full article at: http://www.californiachronicle.com/articles/yb/132625372