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Submitted by arichmond on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 9:45am

Amelia Richmond, Squaw Valley
530-452-7111 or

Squaw Hosts Free Outdoor Family Movie Nights Every Thursday Night in July and August

[Olympic Valley, Calif.] June 20, 2012 – This summer, families can enjoy free outdoor movies under the peaks of Squaw Valley. Families and friends can snuggle up under the stars while enjoying new releases and family classics on the big screen, with a different movie showing every week. Blankets and warm clothes are recommended. Movies will start at 8:30 p.m. every Thursday in July and August (weather permitting) in the Events Plaza in The Village at Squaw Valley.
July 5: “Kung Fu Panda 2” (Rated PG)
Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five - Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po's new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. Po must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins; only then will he be able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed.
July 12: “Puss in Boots” (Rated PG)
Way before he ever met Shrek, the legendary Puss in Boots goes on a heroic journey, teaming up with mastermind Humpty Dumpty and the street-savvy Kitty Softpaws to steal the famed Goose that lays the Golden Eggs. It’s the adventure of nine lifetimes!
July 19: “Hugo” (Rated PG)
A Martin Scorsese picture. Set in the 1930s, an orphaned boy secretly lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station and looks after the clocks. He gets caught up in a mystery adventure when he attempts to repair a mechanical man.
July 26: “The Muppets” (Rated PG)
On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary and Mary from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets' former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10-million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit the Frog reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways.
August 2: “The Adventures of Tintin” (Rated PG)
Tintin is the intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a work of high adventure against the nefarious Red Rockham. Based on the series of books “The Adventures of Tin Tin” by Herge.
August 9: “Captain America: The First Avenger” (Rated PG-13)
A brave, yet mild-mannered young soldier, Steve Rogers, volunteers to undergo a series of experiments for a US Army Super Soldier program. The military succeeds in transforming him into a human weapon, but quickly decides that their Super Soldier is far too expensive a creation to risk in combat. They want to use him as an Army celebrity but when a Nazi plot reveals itself, Rogers must rise up and become the First Avenger in order to save his country. Steve Rogers becomes Captain America and he earns his way into the hearts and souls of every American, bringing hope and justice to a war-weary nation.
August 16: “Happy Feet Two” (Rated PG)
The world’s most famous tap-dancing penguin, Mumble, and the love of his life, Gloria now have a son of their own, Erik. Erik is struggling to find his own particular talents in the Emperor Penguin world. But new dangers are threatening the penguin nation, and it’s going to take everyone working- and dancing – together to save them.
August 23: “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” (Rated PG-13)
The Autobots are back in action, taking on the evil Decepticons, who are determined to avenge their defeat. Now the Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the U.S. and Russia when they learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the Moon which could turn the tide in the Transformers' final battle. Once again, human Sam Witwicky, has to come to the aid of his robot friends.
August 30: “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (Rated PG-13)
John Hughes' magical comedy about how playing hooky for a single day can produce a lifetime's worth of adventure. Matthew Broderick is Ferris, a guy who knows the value of a day off.
In addition to weekly family movies on Thursdays, The Village at Squaw Valley will also host free Bluesday concerts every Tuesday night in July and August.
About Squaw Valley
Host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley is a year-round mountain destination offering world-class adventures in every season. In summer, Squaw’s scenic Aerial Tram transports guests to elevation 8,200 feet to experience an array of exciting activities in a spectacular mountain setting including swimming, hiking, roller skating, paintball and ziplining. At the base of the mountain, Squaw’s vibrant Village offers shopping, al fresco dining, and music festivals all summer long.
For great summer lodging packages, call 1-866-366-7261 or visit
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