You’ll be able to catch movies under the stars in Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge this week.
Vancity brings the animated movie Rio to Harris Road Park in celebration of the credit union’s 65th anniversary.
The film tells the story of Blu, a male blue macaw who is taken to Rio de Janeiro to mate with a female. He eventually falls in love with Jewel, a free-spirited macaw, and together they have to escape from being smuggled by Nigel, a cockatoo.
In addition to the large screen feature movie, there will be a host of activities to entertain, including the game Plinko, and a chance to win some great prizes.
Popcorn stands will be open during the screening, with all proceeds going to local charities in the community.
Not-for-profit organizations and other social enterprises will have tents set up in the park with information about the work they do in the community and how you can support them.
In Maple Ridge, you can catch another animated flick, Megamind.
Voiced by comedian Will Farrell, Megamind is the most brilliant super-villain the world has ever known – and the least successful.
Over the years, he has tried to conquer Metro City in every imaginable way. Each attempt is a colossal failure thanks to the caped superhero known as “Metro Man,” until the day Megamind actually defeats him in the throes of one of his botched evil plans.
Suddenly, the fate of Metro City is threatened when a new villain arrives and chaos runs rampant, leaving everyone to wonder: Can the world’s biggest “mind” actually be the one to save the day?
• Rio plays at Harris Road Park in Pitt Meadows on Thursday, Aug. 4. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and the movie will screen at sunset.
• Megamind plays in Memorial Peace Park on 224th Street in Maple Ridge. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. The movie will screen no later than 8:30 p.m.