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Movies, music & more
Affordable Saturday event draws families
Fred White of DeCristo Productions gets one of his many projectors ready during the second installment of Movies in the Park.

Good friends and family. Live music - much of it original. Bright stars and the moon. A gentle Delta breeze rustling the leaves.
And, oh yeah, a movie.

The movie is almost an afterthought to many who are spending Saturday evenings this summer enjoying arguably the best entertainment bargain in Manteca – Movies in the Park at Woodward Park.

The gates open at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the Woodward Park storm basin. There is a $1 charge for those 12 and over to help cover city costs. People are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and jackets. Mosquito repellent is also suggested.

Live entertainment starts at 6 p.m. with the movie starting to roll after dusk. The movies are being presented by DeCristo Productions with the goal of providing affordable family entertainment.

There are also concessions such as popcorn and soft drinks. There are still opportunities for vendors at the weekly movie showing that drew up to 500 people a week during its inaugural run last year. For information on vendor booths call Fred White at 922-2673.

Other upcoming films are:
•July 11, “Tales of Desperaux.”
•July 18, “Bolt.”
•July 25, “Inkheart.”