Summer movies on the locks film series

Presented by Kawartha Art Gallery

By Lindsay Advocate

The Kawartha Art Gallery is presenting its first free outdoor film series called Summer Movies on the Locks on four Tuesday nights this August, alternating between Fenelon Falls Lock 34 and Bobcaygeon Lock 32. Moviegoers of all ages are invited to bring their own chairs or blankets, dress for the weather, and plan to arrive by 8:30pm.

Bring cash, as snacks including sno cones, cotton candy, and popcorn will be available for purchase on-site from Ben’s Kettle Corn, with cans of pop and chips available with a small donation to the Kawartha Art Gallery. Folks who participate in the movie theme of the night by dressing up or completing an activity before the movie starts will receive some retro candy as a prize! To see movie titles, please visit the Kawartha Art Gallery’s Facebook page.

The schedule, locations, and prize activities of the movie screenings are as follows:

Aug 2Fenelon Falls Lock 34A 50’s-themed Musical Favourite

Prize Activity: best 50s outfit/hair/makeup or singing some lines from one of the songs

Aug 16Bobcaygeon Lock 32 An 80’s Classic Summer Love Story

                Prize Activity: best 80s dancewear and/or show some dance moves

Aug 23 Fenelon Falls Lock 34 – A Cult Favourite Fantasy Love Story

                Prize Activity: best medieval fantasy costume/props, or quote favourite lines from film

Aug 30 Bobcaygeon Lock 32 School-Skipping Teenaged Adventure

                Prize Activity: best back to school fashion or share a story of school shenanigans that

did or could have gotten a trip to the principal’s office

Summer Movies on the Locks is a safe and fun Tuesday night activity for families, couples, or anyone looking for an outdoor evening experience with a touch of summertime nostalgia. Through support and sponsorship from the City of Kawartha Lakes and Parks Canada, as well as a partnership with Audio Plus Multimedia Solutions Inc., the Kawartha Art Gallery is proud to present this free community event on two sites along the world-renowned Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site. By inviting audiences to view these popular films in public spaces like parks and historic sites, the Kawartha Art Gallery hopes to highlight the value of community events as part of the local creative economy and cultural tourism in the region.

Kawartha Art Gallery Executive Director Susan Taylor explains “These movie screenings are a fun way to bring groups of people from all walks of life together to enjoy a piece of art somewhere that they wouldn’t normally do so. By creating positive experiences that connect the public sphere with artistic expression, we can nurture that relationship and encourage people to explore more culture and art experiences around the Kawartha Lakes, because there’s so much we have to offer.”

The Kawartha Art Gallery is a not for profit organization dedicated to advancing a healthy rural creative economy through engaging art and cultural programs and services. It is located on the second floor of the Lindsay Library building at 190 Kent Street West in Lindsay, Ontario, and has been a custodian of the visual culture of the Kawartha Lakes region for over 40 years. With a small but dedicated staff and volunteer Board of Governors, the Gallery continues to work to maintain the spirit and dedication of its founders: to foster and promote the artistic interests of all citizens.

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