Film Night in the Park is San Francisco's premiere outdoor film series. Eight film night screenings in 2008 were attended by over 15,000 film-goers with over 7,000 attending the July screening of 16 CANDLES in Dolores Park. Over 65,000 people have attended Film Night in San Francisco since 2003. Films are presented free of charge on a giant outdoor screen in beautiful park settings. Attendees are encouraged to picnic before screenings and are discouraged from bringing chairs.
Become a Sponsor of Film Night in the Park!
Sponsorships are still available for Film Night in the Park 2009. Join the generous family of corporate and neighborhood sponsors who make Film Night possible. For more information click here or call (415)465-3456.
Getting to Film Night:
Guests are encouraged to walk, bicycle or take public transportation to all Film Night in the Park screenings. Valet bike parking is provided by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition at most Film Night in the Park events (check www.sftntf.org for details).
Dolores Park is bounded by Dolores, Church, 18th and 20th Streets and the film will be screened in the park at Dolores and 19th Streets. Dolores Park is served by the MUNI Metro J-Line and by MUNI's 33-Ashbury. The 16th Street BART/MUNI station on Mission Street is a 15-minute walk from Dolores Park.
Washington Square Park
Washington Square is located at the intersection of Columbus and Union Streets in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood. The Park is served by MUNI bus lines 15, 30, 45 and 39. The Powell/Mason Cable Car line stops one block from the Park (at Union).
Union Square is bounded by Powell, Post, Stockton and Geary Streets in San Francisco. It is served by all MUNI Metro lines (Powell Street Station), by BART (Powell Street Station), and by multiple MUNI bus and cable car lines.
2009 FILM NIGHT IN THE PARK OUTDOOR FILM SERIES
Presented by Xbox360 in Association with SFNTF
All shows begin at 8 PM or Dusk, Schedule Subject to Change
Saturday, 6/20, Dolores Park, GOLDFINGER (1964)
Saturday, 7/11, Union Square, MANHATTAN (1979)
Saturday, 8/1, Dolores Park, PRETTY IN PINK (1986)
Saturday, 8/22, Union Square, ON THE WATERFRONT (1954)
Saturday, 9/19, Dolores Park, THE DARK KNIGHT (2008)
Saturday, 10/3, Wash. Sq. Park, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (2008)
"The era of Molly Ringwald's profitable collaboration with writer-producer-director John Hughes (Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club) was at its peak with this 1986 film (directed by Howard Deutch but in every sense part of the developing Hughes empire). Ringwald plays a high school girl on the budget side of the tracks, living with her warm and loving father (Harry Dean Stanton) and usually accompanied by her insecure best friend (Jon Cryer). When a wealthy but well-meaning boy (Andrew McCarthy) asks her out, her perspective is overturned and Cryer's character is threatened. As was the case in the mid-'80s, Hughes (who wrote the script and produced the film) brought his special feel for the cross-currents of adolescent life to this story. In its very commercial way, it is an honest, entertaining piece about growing pains. The attractive supporting cast (many of whom are much better known now) does a terrific job, and Ringwald and Cryer have excellent chemistry."