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Free outdoor movie series: Creatures from the Open Space

Updated: Aug 6, 2023

The Abell Open Space free outdoor film series is starting up again on Saturday, July 15, courtesy of Christy and David in the 3100 block of Abell.

Movies are shown on Saturday evenings at sundown in the Open Space (32nd Street between Abell and Guilford). Bring a lawn chair or blanket and popcorn.

July 15 New date: July 22 - THE HOST (Dir. Bong Joon-Ho, South Korea/Japan, 2006, 119 min.)

Careless American military personnel dump chemicals into South Korea's Han River. Several years later, a creature emerges from the tainted waters and sinks its ravenous jaws into local residents. When the creature abducts their daughter, a vendor and his family decide that they are the only ones who can save her.

Rating: R (17+)

Content Considerations: Violence, Scariness, Salty Language, Drunkenness

July 29 New date: August 19 - GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH (Dir. Joe Dante, United States, 1990, 106 min.) The Gremlins are back, and this time, they've taken control of a New York City media mogul's high-tech skyscraper. Now living in the big city, Billy and Kate once again wage a gruesome and chaotic battle against the mischievous horde. Rating: PG-13 (13+) Content Considerations: Violence, Scariness, Salty Language, Drinking & Smoking, Sexual Gestures

August 5 - ATTACK THE BLOCK (Dir. Joe Cornish, United Kingdom, 2011, 88 mins)

An unlucky young woman and a gang of tough inner city kids make an unlikely alliance to try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into an intergalactic war-zone.

Rating: R (17+) Content Considerations: Violence, Scariness, Salty Language, Drinking, Smoking & Drugs, Sexual Innuendo

August 12 - MONSTERS, INC.

(Dir. Peter Docter/PIXAR, United States, 2001, 92 mins)

In order to power the city, Monstropolis, monsters have to scare children so that they scream. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, two monsters realize things may not be what they think.

Rating: G (5+)

Content Considerations: Slapstick Violence, Mild Scariness, Flirting

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