Mark your calendars and get ready for an amazing summer of FREE outdoor films because The 2016 Living Fort Wayne Film Series is back with FOUR FREE outdoor film screenings this summer!
The follow four films were chosen by your community vote held in April:
Saturday, June 25th* – LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN: (Watch trailer)
As America’s stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey (Garry Marshall). Competitive sisters Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) and Kit Keller (Lori Petty) spar with each other, scout Ernie Capadino (Jon Lovitz) and grumpy has-been coach Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks) on their way to fame. Madonna and Rosie O’Donnell co-star as two of the sisters’ teammates. RATED PG
LOCATION – PNC Parking lot – 720 South Calhoun
Saturday, July 30th* – NEVERENDING STORY: (Watch trailer)
On his way to school, Bastian (Barret Oliver) ducks into a bookstore to avoid bullies. Sneaking away with a book called “The Neverending Story,” Bastian begins reading it in the school attic. The novel is about Fantasia, a fantasy land threatened by “The Nothing,” a darkness that destroys everything it touches. The kingdom needs the help of a human child to survive. When Bastian reads a description of himself in the book, he begins to wonder if Fantasia is real and needs him to survive. RATED PG
LOCATION – Wells St. Bridge
Friday, August 26th* – IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT: (Watch trailer)
In Frank Capra’s acclaimed romantic comedy, spoiled heiress Ellie Andrews (Claudette Colbert) impetuously marries the scheming King Westley, leading her tycoon father (Walter Connolly) to spirit her away on his yacht. After jumping ship, Ellie falls in with cynical newspaper reporter Peter Warne (Clark Gable), who offers to help her reunite with her new husband in exchange for an exclusive story. But during their travels, the reporter finds himself falling for the feisty young heiress. RATED NA
LOCATION – Arts United Campus 303 E Main St. (Friday night with Arts United’s Taste of the Arts)
Saturday, September 24th* – BOOK OF LIFE: (Watch trailer)
In the Mexican town of San Angel, Manolo (Diego Luna), Maria (Zoë Saldana) and Joaquin (Channing Tatum) have been friends ever since childhood. Although their lives have taken different paths — Maria was sent to Europe, Joaquin joined the military, and Manolo studied to become a bullfighter — one thing remains the same: Manolo and Joaquin both want to marry Maria. Little does the trio know that battling husband-and-wife deities have made a high-stakes wager on the love triangle’s outcome.RATED G
LOCATION – Downtown Allen County Library Plaza 900 Library Plaza
*Each film will start at dusk – weather permitting. In the unfortunate case of rain or bad weather no ‘makeup’ dates will be scheduled.
Living Fort Wayne Film Series
The Living Fort Wayne Film Series was an idea that developed from the 2014 My City Summit. After the Summit, a group of volunteers came together who were passionate about creating a free film series that not only offered free entertainment for all ages, but also introduced individuals to different areas of Fort Wayne that they may not have visited otherwise. The excitement and support for this series has grown tremendously, and we’re so excited that we were able to bring it back for a third year!