Moorpark's 25th anniversary celebration will continue this month with an outdoor movie event featuring the classic movie WarGames at Arroyo Vista Park on Sat., Aug. 16. Admission is free.
It should be a great night. It's a full moon and we will have vendors on hand selling popcorn and other movie treats, said Jennifer Mellon, senior management analyst for Moorpark. CommCinema, an outdoor movie vendor, will start the entertainment at 7 p.m. and the movie will begin about 8 p.m.
WarGames, which hit the theaters in 1983, is a thriller about a teenager, played by Matthew Broderick, who accidentally hacks into the U.S. Department of Defense computer and nearly starts World War III.
The movie came out during the very early stages of the Internet, when access to the Web was limited and few people used personal computers. The scenario, which is much more plausible now, was a wake-up call for government leaders at the time, critics said.
I think we picked a fun family movie that has relevance to the world today, Mellon said.
The event is the first outdoor movie hosted by the city. People can bring chairs and something to eat or purchase food from a concession, said Mellon. She's hoping a good number of people will attend the event so the city can continue to offer outdoor movies.
This can be another community event where everybody spends time together with neighbors at the beautiful local park, she said.