Days 103-105: Movie Mania! Gig Harbor’s TGIF Weekend Guide

Friday & Saturday July 9-10:  

Gig Harbor Outdoor Cinema Gig 

Downtown Gig Harbor

(253) 857-4842

This is the first of this summer season! Friday @ Donkey Creek Park for adults … the 80’s slap-stick, cult-classic “Airplane” plays on the big inflatable screen. Heralded as one of the top-ten funniest movies ever made.  Adults can bring their blankets and low-rise lawn chairs on this perfect evening! Tomorrow night, Saturday, the fun begins for the whole family at Skansie Park with “Where the Wild Things Are”. With mixed reviews, it’s a critically acclaimed adaptation of the beloved book by author Maurice Sendak.

Bring your friends and family, along with your chair and a blanket  to the Outdoor Cinema Gig. Friday nights at Donkey Creek Park,corner of Harborview and North Harborview. Saturday Nights at Skansie Brothers Park, downtown on Harborview Drive. Visit one of the local restaraunts for dinner or bring take out with you to the park. Popcorn and softdrinks offered at the parks. This season Movie dates are July 9, 10, 23, 24 Aug 6, 7, 20, 21. All movies are FREE.

 

Sunday July 11: Grease at Encore theater 7PM!  6615 38th Ave Gig Harbor (253) 858-2282

Well, yes it’s not a movie, but a play adaptation. Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as “Greased Lightnin'”, “It’s Raining on Prom Night”, “Alone at the Drive-In Movie” recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. An 8-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals along with innumerable school and community productions place Grease among the world’s most popular musicals. www.encoretheater.org  Showtimes Friday and Saturday 7:30 pm and Sunday 2 pm

Other worthy and notable events this weekend: beach walks at Kopachuck and Penrose, Farmers Market at Kimball, Fox Island Market. For more detailed information, visit The Gig Harbor Guide.

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About Tom Tuttle

A licensed real estate agent practicing in the Pierce County area for the last 10 years. I pride myself on repeat/referral business and a level of customer service unparalled in the industry. Prior to real estate, I taught middle school Language Arts for 10 years in the Tacoma School District. I graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a masters degree in Educational Technology. I thank you for taking the time to read my blog! Click or call: 253-686-3992 me@tomtuttle.me
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