Sutton realtors offer free movies under the stars

Sutton Group Lakefront Realty gets ready to screen four free and family-friendly films at Vernon's Polson Park.

A giant inflatable screen is about to be set up in the Polson Park oval this summer as Sutton Group Lakefront Realty gets ready to screen four free and family-friendly films under the stars.

All movies run on a Friday evening starting at sunset, but there will be various activities going on prior to the start of each show, said Sutton owner/broker Tamara Cinnamon, who with fellow Sutton realtors are offering the free films as a way to give back to the community.

“We understand that the North Okanagan is an expensive place to live, and we wanted to give families several free nights out in a great setting,” said Cinnamon. “This community gives us so much and we gain serious joy in giving back.”

Everyone is welcome to pack a picnic basket, or pick up a snack from the Habitat for Humanity concession that will be on site.

Blankets and lawn chairs are also encouraged.

The first screening takes place July 12 at sunset, approx. 9:15 p.m.

It features the animated film, Despicable Me, featuring Steve Carrell as the voice of criminal mastermind Gru, who uses a trio of orphaned girls as pawns for a grander scheme, but finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better.

July 26 at 9 p.m is the Disney animated classic, Lady and the Tramp.

It follows a lovingly pampered cocker spaniel who falls for a freewheeling mutt with a heart of gold and a love for Italian food and adventure.

Nostalgia will also be on hand when George Lucas’ pre-Star Wars, coming-of-age film American Graffiti is shown Aug. 9 at 8:35 p.m.

The film, about high school graduates who spend an evening cruising the strip and having as much fun as possible before they head to college, features a star-laden cast including Ron Howard, Harrison Ford, and Richard Dreyfus.

The final film, Aug. 23 at 8:15 p.m., is the avian-themed animated film Rio.

It follows a domesticated macaw (Jesse Eisenberg) from small-town Minnesota who takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro and encounters the bird of his dreams (Anne Hathaway) and a few other feathered friends and one very nasty cockatiel.