Start your weekend off with a movie in the park! Laurel Department of Parks and Recreation, with support from Don Pablo’s Restaurant, will host four Friday Flicks Outdoor Movies at Granville Gude Park and Lakehouse starting at dusk (approximately 8:00pm). Bring a blanket, picnic or relaxing chair and enjoy this free entertainment for the whole family.
Released on June 8, 2011 - 1:01pm
Join us Friday June 17, 2011 for a screening of Shrek Forever After (PG). Shrek the fourth movie. After challenging an evil dragon, rescuing a beautiful princess and saving your in-laws' kingdom, what's an ogre to do? Well, if you're Shrek, you suddenly wind up a domesticated family man. Instead of scaring villagers away like he used to, a reluctant Shrek now agrees to autograph pitch forks. What's happened to this ogre's roar? Longing for the days when he felt like a "real ogre", Shrek is duped into signing a pact with the smooth-talking dealmaker, Rumpelstiltskin. Shrek suddenly finds himself in a twisted, alternate version of Far Far Away, where ogres are hunted, Rumpelstiltskin is king and Shrek and Fiona have never met. Now, it's up to Shrek to undo all he's done in the hopes of saving his friends, restoring his world and reclaiming his one true love.
Join us Friday, July 8, 2011 for a screening of The Karate Kid (PG). Twelve-year-old Dre Parker could've been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying, but cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre's feelings make an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. In the land of kung fu, Dre knows only a little karate, and Cheng puts "the karate kid" on the floor with ease. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han, who is secretly a master of kung fu. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life.
Join us Friday, July 22, 2011 for a screening of How to Train Your Dragon (PG). Long ago up North on the Island of Berk, the young Viking, Hiccup, wants to join his town's fight against the dragons that continually raid their town. However, his macho father and village leader, Stoik the Vast, will not allow his small, clumsy, but inventive son to do so. Regardless, Hiccup ventures out into battle and downs a mysterious Night Fury dragon with his invention, but can't bring himself to kill it. Instead, Hiccup and the dragon, whom he dubs Toothless, begin a friendship that would open up both their worlds as the observant boy learns that his people have misjudged the species. But even as the two each take flight in their own way, they find that they must fight the destructive ignorance plaguing their world.
Join us Friday, August 5, 2011 for a screening of Megamind (PG). After super-villain Megamind kills his good-guy nemesis, Metro Man, he becomes bored since there is no one left to fight. He creates a new foe, Titan, who, instead of using his powers for good, sets out to destroy the world, positioning Megamind to save the world for the first time in his life.
Granville Gude Park and Lakehouse is located at 8300 Mulberry Street Laurel, MD, 20707. Movies are subject to change prior to viewing date. Children under 13 not permitted without a parent or guardian. Visit the City’s web site at www.laurel.md.us or call 301-725-7800 for information.