Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

May 12th, 2012

Easton Mayor’s Office of Special Events
Location: Scott Park – Larry Holmes Drive

Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton
Paramount Pictures: Directed by Brad Bird
Rated PG-13; 133 minutes; 2011

The IMF is shut down when it’s implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization’s name.

Spy Kids 4

May 12th, 2012

Easton Mayor’s Office of Special Events
Location: 9th & Washington

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Jessica Alba, Jeremy Piven, Joel McHale
The Weinstein Company;
Directed by Robert Rodriguez
Rated PG; 89 minutes; 2011

On the surface, Marissa Cortez Wilson has it all…married to a famous spy hunting television reporter, a new baby and intelligent twin step kids. But in reality, trying to mother Rebecca and Cecil, who clearly don’t want her around, is her toughest challenge yet. Marissa’s world is turned upside down when she’s called back to duty by the head of OSS and Rebecca and Cecil are thrust into action when they learn their boring stepmom was once a top agent. With a little help from a couple of very familiar Spy Kids, Carmen and Juni Cortez, and some mind-blowing gadgets, they just may be able to save the world and possibly bring their family together while they’re at it.

The Help

May 12th, 2012

Easton Mayor’s Office of Special Events
Location: Scott Park – Larry Holmes Drive

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Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard
DreamWorks Pictures; Directed by Tate Taylor
Rated PG-13; 146 minutes; 2011

Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, Skeeter is a southern society girl who returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends’ lives — and a small Mississippi town — upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen, Skeeter’s best friend’s housekeeper, is the first to open up — to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community. Despite Skeeter’s life-long friendships hanging in the balance, she and Aibileen continue their collaboration and soon more women come forward to tell their stories — and as it turns out, they have a lot to say.

Outdoor Movies in the Lehigh Valley

May 11th, 2012

Hey Movie Fans,

Movies, Games & More is your source for outdoor movie info in the Lehigh Valley. I’m currently posting the schedules for Allentown, ArtsQuest, Bear Creek Resort, Bethlehem, Easton, Upper Macungie and others so keep checking back for more dates on the calendar. By my count so far 47 outdoor movie events are scheduled in the Lehigh Valley.

Easton is doing several screenings of the same film in different locations so that’s why you see event posts below of the same titles. There is also some crossover of titles in various venues around the valley.

Wherever you live, there is a free outdoor movie screening near you this summer.

Toy Story

May 11th, 2012

ArtsQuest
Levitt Pavilion

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Animated Feature
Voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen
Walt Disney Pictures; Directed by John Lasseter
Rated G; 89 minutes; 1995

“Woody,” a drawstring cowboy doll (Tom Hanks), is jealous of new-toy-in-town, spaceman action figure “Buzz Lightyear” (Tim Allen) in this computer-generated fantasy of an eclectic assortment of toys and their comical misadventures. Woody and Buzz must ban together to survive when they find themselves in the outside world in the first ever feature-length computer animated film.

The Incredibles

May 11th, 2012

ArtsQuest
Levitt Pavilion

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Animated Feature
Voices by: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson
Walt Disney Pictures; Directed by Brad Bird
Rated PG; 121 minutes; 2004

From the wizards at Pixar comes this hilarious adventure of Bob Parr, formerly known as Mr. Incredible, who, along with his family had to be put into the witness protection program. Leaving his life of crime fighting behind Bob is now a clock punching insurance adjuster trying to make a life in the ‘burbs. When a mysterious communication summons him to a remote island the whole family must jump back into action for one last mission.

Never Ending Story

May 11th, 2012

ArtsQuest
Levitt Pavilion

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Noah Hathaway, Barret Olivier
Warner Bros.; Directed by Wolfgang Petersen
Rated PG; 94 minutes; 1984

A wonderful motion picture for the entire family that takes viewers on a magical voyage to a mythical empire populated by enchanted beings. Directed by acclaimed German filmmaker Wolfgang Petersen, The NeverEnding Story combines adventure, suspense, delight, and surprise as it tells the odyssey of a ten-year-old boy who is drawn by a book into a fantasy wonderland which he alone can save from total destruction.

Despicable Me

May 11th, 2012

ArtsQuest
Levitt Pavilion

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Animated Feature
Voices by: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Kristin Wiig
Universal Pictures;
Directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud
Rated PG; 95 minutes; 2010

In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden deep beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by an army of tireless, little yellow minions, we discover Gru planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon. Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad.

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never

May 11th, 2012

ArtsQuest
Levitt Pavilion

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Concert Film
Paramount Pictures; Directed by Jon Chu
Rated G; 105 minutes; 2011

This documentary and concert film follows teen pop sensation Justin Bieber on his 2010 concert tour. We get exclusive behind-the-scenes footage as well as pictures and videos from Justin’s childhood. Also featured are cameos but other superstars such as Usher and Jaden Smith.

Cars

May 11th, 2012

ArtsQuest
Levitt Pavilion

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Animated Feature
Voices by: Paul Newman, Richard Petty, Bonnie Hunt, Owen Wilson
Walt Disney Pictures; Directed by John Lasseter
Rated G; 96 minutes; 2006

In the seventh animated feature from Pixar Animation Studios, this high octane adventure follows Lightning McQueen a hot shot stock car heading to the big race. He gets bogged down in Radiator Springs and learns about true friendship during his stay there in this high speed road trip.

E.T.

May 11th, 2012

ArtsQuest
Levitt Pavilion

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Dee Wallace, Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore
Universal Pictures; Directed by Steven Spielberg
Rated PG; 115 minutes; 1982

A being from outer space is accidentally stranded on Earth. In his search for refuge, E.T. wanders into a backyard where he is discovered by ten-year-old Elliott. Elliott assumes responsibility for E.T.’s safety while searching, in a race against time, for a way to reunite E.T. with his own kind in this heartwarming story of friendship and discovery.

WINNER OF THREE ACADEMY AWARDS®

“One of the best movies I have ever seen.”
– Joel Siegel, GOOD MORNING AMERICA, ABC-TV

“A dream movie. A classic tale of enchantment.”
– Pauline Kael, THE NEW YORKER

Kung Fu Panda 2

May 11th, 2012

Bethlehem Parks Department
Yosko Park

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Animated Feature
Voices by: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan
Paramount Pictures/DreamWorks Animation;
Directed by Jennifer Yu
Rated PG; 90 minutes; 2011

Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five – Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. Po must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins; only then will he be able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed.

Muppets – July 25th

May 11th, 2012

Bethlehem Parks Department
Bernie Fritz Park – Bethlehem PA

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Amy Adams, Jason Segel, Chris Cooper
Walt Disney Pictures; Directed by James Bobin
Rated PG; 98 minutes; 2011

On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary and Mary from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10-million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit the Frog reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways.

Planet 51

May 11th, 2012

Bethlehem Parks Department
Payrow Plaza – Bethlehem PA

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Animated Feature
Voices by: Dwayne Johnson, Jessica Biel, John Cleese
Tri-Star Pictures; Directed by Jorge Blanco
Rated PG; 91 minutes; 2009

American astronaut Captain Charles “Chuck” Baker lands on Planet 51 thinking he’s the first person to step foot on it. To his surprise, he finds that this planet is inhabited by little green people who are happily living in a white picket fence world reminiscent of a cheerfully innocent 1950s America, and whose only fear is that it will be overrun by alien invaders—like Chuck!

Smurf’s – Bethlehem

May 11th, 2012

Bethlehem Parks Department
Elmwood Park – Bethlehem PA

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Hank Azaria, Katy Perry, Neil Patrick Harris
Columbia Pictures; Directed by Raja Gosnell
Rated PG; 103 minutes; 2011

When the evil wizard, Gargamel, chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours — in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down.

Shark Tale – June 29th

May 11th, 2012

Bethlehem Parks Department
Memorial Pool – Illick’s Mill Road Bethlehem PA 18017

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Animated Feature
Voices by: Will Smith, Robert De Niro, Renee Zellweger, Jack Black
Dreamworks Pictures; Directed by Eric “Bibo” Bergeron and Vicky Jenson
Rated PG; 100 minutes; 2004

In this whale of a tale fast-talking Oscar is a little fish who ends up at the scene of the crime when the son of a shark mob boss is killed. Claiming to be a “shark slayer” Oscar takes on all the trappings of fame but when his title is challenged he finds that his little white lie has landed him in hot water. He enlists the help of the shark boss’s son Lenny who happens to secretly be a vegetarian and together they try to make sure that both of their futures aren’t all washed up.

Adventures of Tin Tin – June 19th

May 11th, 2012

Bethlehem Parks Department
Higbee Park
Spring Street & 6th Avenue Bethlehem PA

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Animated Feature
Voices by: Jamie Bell,
Paramount Pictures; Directed by Steven Spielberg
Rated PG; 107 minutes; 2011

Tintin is the intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a work of high adventure against the nefarious Red Rockham. Based on the series of books The Adventures of Tin Tin by Herge.

Puss in Boots – Upper Macungie

May 11th, 2012

Upper Macungie Township
Breinigsville Park – Upper Macungie

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Animated Feature
Voices by: Antonio Banderas,
Zach Galifianakis, Salma Hayek
Paramount Pictures; Directed by Chris Miller
Rated PG; 90 minutes; 2011

Way before he ever met Shrek, the legendary Puss in Boots goes on a heroic journey, teaming up with mastermind Humpty Dumpty and the street-savvy Kitty Softpaws to steal the famed Goose that lays the Golden Eggs. It’s the adventure of nine lifetimes!

Come see Puss in Boots on a gigantic 40ft screen.

Dolphin Tale – Upper Macungie

May 11th, 2012

Upper Macungie Township
Lone Lane Park – Upper Macungie

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Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick, Jr. Ashley Judd
Warner Bros.; Directed by Charles Martin Smith
Rated PG; 119 minutes; 2012

Based on true events, this family film is about Winter, a young dolphin who lost her tail in a crab trap, and Sawyer, the introverted 11-year-old boy who befriends her. Sawyer meets the rescued dolphin at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, a marine rehabilitation center where she lives. Sawyer rallies friends and family alike to save Winter by convincing a pioneering doctor to create a unique prosthetic appendage to restore the dolphin’s ability to swim.

Before the movie screening we will have a video chat with the keepers at Clearwater Marine Aquarium where the dolphin that the movie story is based on lives. Enjoy Dolphin Tale on an a gigantic 40ft screen.

Super 8

May 11th, 2012

Upper Macungie Township
Grange Park

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Elle Fanning, Amanda Michalka, Kyle Chandler
Paramount Pictures; Directed by J.J. Abrams
Rated PG-13; 112 minutes; 2011

In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth – something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.