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Screenings: Outdoor family flicks at area parks

There are a number of opportunities to see outdoor films this summer, and two unique locations are at Chestnut Ridge Park in Orchard Park and Island Park in Williamsville. Ironically, this week both locales offer an opportunity to enjoy Disney’s super-fun superhero film “Big Hero 6.”

Baymax hits the screen at dusk July 17 at Island Park and 8:50 p.m. July 19 at Chestnut Ridge. Next up at Chestnut Ridge is “Despicable Me 2” at 8:15 p.m. Aug. 21, while Island Park screens “Back to the Future” on Aug. 7 and “Home” on Aug. 21.

All of the films are free. Visit and for more info.

Also this week:

“Moonrise Kingdom”
Dusk July 14 at Canalside

Next up in Canalside’s Tuesday Night Flicks lineup is another installment in Squeaky Wheel’s Wes Anderson series. Visit for the full Tuesday Night Flicks schedule or for more info.

“The Fast and the Furious”
11:30 a.m. July 18 and 19 at the North Park Theatre

Am I surprised to see Vin Diesel and Paul Walker on the North Park screen? Yes, but not disappointed. For the full North Park schedule, visit

“The Water Diviner”
9 p.m. on July 14 and 17 at the Special Events Field at the University at Buffalo's North Campus; 9 p.m. July 15 at the Hayes Hall Lawn at South Campus

Russell Crowe’s directorial debut is an interesting, rather offbeat choice for UB’s summer film series. Visit for the full schedule.

“Charlotte’s Web”
1 p.m. July 18 at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery

The 1973 animated gem is part of the AKAG’s Family Animation Film Series. Visit

“The Strange Love of Martha Ivers”
7:30 p.m. July 16 at the Screening Room in Amherst

Film noir night at the Screening Room features this Barbara Stanwyck vehicle. For the full Screening Room schedule, visit

“Double Indemnity”
2 p.m. July 19 and 20 at the Regal’s Elmwood cinema; 2 and 7 p.m. on July 19 and 20 at Regal’s Transit cinema

Another Barbara Stanwyck entry, Billy Wilder’s noir classic also stars a deliciously hard-boiled Fred MacMurray. See


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