Magnolia Park Movie Nights Debut

By On July 8, 2014

Magnolia Park Movie Nights kick off with Friday’s screening of 80s classic, The Goonies. People are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket and picnics for the outdoor community event.

magparkmoviesFood trucks, including Rockin Ice (shaved ice food truck) and Baby’s Badass burgers, will be parked nearby. Rocket Fizz will sell soda and candy and a kettle corn vendor will be on site as well.

“We wanted to do summer outdoor movies to encourage more people to come out and spend their evenings and weekends in Magnolia Park,” commented Magnolia Park Merchants Association President Ashley Erikson. “We are about bringing the community together by putting on events like this.”

“The association is all about growing Magnolia Park as a place to eat, live, shop, ride and walk,” Erikson added. “We encourage people to ride a bike to the movie if they live in the area, as we are expanding as a ‘green district.'”

“We love the neighborhood,” said UMe Vice President of Marketing Anita Hutchinson. “Of course we want to be involved in our community.”

UMe Credit Union consistently participates in the regular Ladies and Gents Night Out on the final Friday of every month, in addition to supporting other special events in the Magnolia Park district.

“The more we help our neighbors and area businesses, the more we help our community, so we do whatever we can to enrich the community,” Hutchinson added, explaining that UMe Credit Union was founded in 1940 by a group of Burbank teachers and has grown over the years through a grass roots effort to settle in to its current home on Magnolia Boulevard.

The movie will be projected on a large screen against the wall of UMe Credit Union and people are encouraged to bring a blanket or chairs and sit in the adjacent parking lot. Previews, ads of stores in the area, run from 8:00 to 8:15 p.m. After the previews, The Goonies screens.

The Goonies‘ run time is just under two hours. UMe Credit Union is located at 3000 W. Magnolia Boulevard.