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Assiniboine Park to host outdoor movie nights

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WINNIPEG - Movies and live music will highlight the 2011 Assiniboine Park Summer Arts and Entertainment series.

The park’s Lyric Theatre will play host to family movie double-bills every Friday night in August.

The movies will be shown on a giant, 27-foot LED screen; each evening will have an early feature at 7 p.m., and a late feature a 9:15.

The movies will be:

  • Aug. 5: Early; Happy Feet, Late: Avatar
  • Aug. 12: Early: Night at the Museum; Late: Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Aug. 19: Early: Ice Age 2; Late: Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Aug. 26: Early: Monsters vs. Aliens; Late: Top Gun

The Lyric will also welcome a wide-variety of musicians and musical styles, including performances by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. The music begins on June 14 with performances by Manitoba high school bands.

Jazz music will also be featured in the Leo Mol sculpture garden. These performances run Sundays from 3 pm to 4 pm through to the end of August. This Sunday, Amber Epp (Trio Bembe) is featured.

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Updated on Friday, June 10, 2011 at 10:55 AM CDT: Adds movie names, clarifies dates.

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