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July 2, 2013

'The Goonies' at Prescott Park


Carriage Towne News

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PORTSMOUTH —Prescott Park Arts Festival will feature The Goonies on their outdoor big screen on Mon., July 8 as part of the Service Credit Movie Series in Prescott Park. Held each Monday night at dusk, festival goers can enjoy some of the most popular and beloved films of all time in Portsmouth's Prescott Park.

The Goonies (1985), written by Steven Spielberg and directed by Richard Donner, is a classic comedy adventure entertaining for all ages. After a group of ordinary kids discover a secret treasure map, their sleepy seaport lives are suddenly transformed into a fun-filled roller-coaster ride adventure. Their journey takes them into a spectacular underground realm of twisting passages, outrageous booby-traps and a long-lost pirate ship full of golden doubloons.

"It's hilarious, thrilling, fantastical, and unique it really embodies everything about a classic film that we love to show here in the Park,” explains Ben Anderson, "I still can remember the first time I saw this movie. It really is a must see for any generation.”

Other films to be screened in the park will include Up on July 22, the movie series first double feature of Finding Nemo and Jaws on July 29, Skyfall 007 on August 5, Despicable Me on August 12, The Avengers on August 26, Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid on August 29, Anchorman on September 6 and The Shining on September 7. The full schedule of the Service Credit Union Movie Series can also be found online at: www.prescottpark.org/movies.cfm or www.servicecu.org/movies.

Be sure to mark your calendars for two special guests who will be featured before films in Prescott Park this season. Joe Stevens, the legendary rock and roll raconteur and photojournalist, will share photos and highlights of his larger-than-life career and before the screening of Almost Famous on Mon., July 15. On Mon., August 19, internationally acclaimed author Dan Brown will be featured on stage for a moderated Q&A session before the showing of the film based on Brown's own novel, Angels and Demons.

The movie series is the result of a long-term goal and intensive fundraising. The festival organizers were able to purchase a high-definition projector and movie screen, specially designed for the projection of outdoor movies. Combined with the existing sound system for concerts, the result is a high quality, unique and affordable movie experience for the whole family to enjoy.

The Service Credit Union Movie Series in Prescott Park is offered free of charge with a suggested donation of $5.00-$8.00. General seating is first come, first pick, and audience members are welcome to bring a blanket or lawn chairs with them to the Park. VIP tables or blanket can be reserved through www.prescottpark.org, or by calling the Festival Office at 603-436-2848.

In addition to the movie series, Prescott Park Arts Festival's 39th season also features the musical Annie, as well as a variety of concerts featuring Mary Chapin Carpenter and Marc Cohn (July 24), the Carolina Chocolate Drops (July 17), the Head and the Heart (July 31) and more.

Prescott Park Arts Festival, a non-profit organization, is the Seacoast's premier outdoor performing arts venue, offering a uniquely accessible experience of high quality live theater and music -- no fixed admissions fees -- in an idyllic natural setting.

For more information contact Ben Anderson at 603-436-2848 or info@prescottpark.org.