ASTORIA — Pacific Power is sponsoring the return of the Astoria Parks and Recreation’s free Summer Movie in the Park at dusk (roughly between 8:30 and 9 p.m.) Wednesday, Aug.16, at Fred Lindstrom Memorial Park with a showing of Disney’s “Moana.”
The PG-rated “Moana” — which was nominated for two Oscars — tells the story of an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people.
“During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder,” according to a plot summary. “Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds.”
The film will be projected onto a giant inflatable screen after sundown. Moviegoers should bring a blanket or low-back chairs. Pop-up tents, canopies, or beach umbrellas that can obstruct the view of others are not permitted. Concessions will be available for purchase. Street parking is available but limited. The park is located at Niagara Avenue and 6th Street, next to Peter Pan Market.
The Summer Movies event was removed as part of budget reduction decisions made by the Astoria City Council at the beginning of the year to stabilize the parks department’s funding.
“Pacific Power has been supporting the Astoria community since the silent movie days. When we heard there was an opportunity for us to bring back a community event, we were excited to partner with the Parks Department to bring this free movie day back to the community and unlike silent movie days, this one is in color with full sound,” said Alisa Dunlap, regional business manager for Pacific Power, in a release.