The City of Santa Clarita to screen free movies for the community at Central Park Start This Summer featuringEncanto, Guardians of the Galaxy, Shrek, and The Goonies.
Santa Clarita, Calif. – Catch a movie under the stars with your family and friends – all for FREE this summer at Central Park! The City of Santa Clarita presents City Cinemas in the Park, which will take place every two weeks in July and August, offers a new way to watch a movie with family and friends in Santa Clarita.
Grab your blankets and chairs and claim your spot on the grass to enjoy all-time classics and new favorites this summer at Central Park, located at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road. City Cinemas in the Park will use the same event space as Concerts in the Park, allowing attendees to sit back and relax as they enjoy a picnic dinner or a meal from a food truck on-site.
Each movie will begin at approximately 8:15 p.m. Food trucks will begin selling at 7:00 p.m. The following is the 2022 City Cinemas in the Park schedule:
Music Series Features Local Performers at The MAIN.
Live music performed in an intimate setting is an experience unlike any other, especially when the musicians are your friends and neighbors! Residents are invited to purchase tickets for the upcoming “LOCALS ONLY!” show, taking place Friday, July 1, at 7:00 p.m. at The MAIN (24266 Main Street).
“LOCALS ONLY!” is a music series held every other month at The MAIN that features bands from throughout the Santa Clarita Valley. July’s show showcases some of Santa Clarita’s talented Psych Rock bands, featuring powerful guitar chords, heavy drums and – most importantly – volume.
“LOCALS ONLY!” in July features IPSOFAKTO, PLEXE and Midnight Bandit. General admission tickets are $12 each and seating is extremely limited.
To learn more about “LOCALS ONLY!” and the bands performing in July, and to purchase tickets, please visit atthemain.org.
Construction to Begin June 27 with Closures to Last 12 Weeks
Valencia, Calif. – Starting Monday, June 27, Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) crews will begin the installation of a new gas pipeline on the north side of Magic Mountain Parkway from Cheri Fleming Auto Center Drive to Fairways Drive, which will necessitate a roadway closure on McBean Parkway from Creekside Road to Magic Mountain Parkway.
The project is anticipated to last until mid-October and will require the nightly closure of southbound McBean Parkway from Creekside Road to Magic Mountain Parkway.
SoCalGas will work on the pipeline replacement project during the evening hours of 9:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. to mitigate impacts on daytime and rush-hour traffic.
Southbound McBean Parkway will be closed nightly from 9:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. between Creekside Road and Magic Mountain Parkway. Southbound traffic will be detoured to eastbound Creekside Road and Cheri Fleming Auto Center Drive before connecting with Magic Mountain Parkway.
Drivers are asked to be aware of construction crews and traffic delays and to plan their routes accordingly. Residents are also asked to reduce their speed through the construction zone. The City of Santa Clarita thanks community members in advance for their understanding and support of this project.
All measures will be taken by SoCalGas to complete the project in a safe and timely manner. For questions or concerns, please contact City of Santa Clarita Senior Public Works Inspector Kevin Viser at (661) 286-4028 by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Los Angeles, Calif. – This summer, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures launches the film series Summer of Love, celebrating big screen romances from the 1990s, including Love Jones (1997), a new 4K restoration of Mississippi Masala (1991), Sleepless in Seattle (1993) and much more. The museum will also be the exclusive Los Angeles venue for the first-ever US retrospective of Hungarian screenwriter and director Márta Mészáros; as well as 40th anniversary screenings of cult classic fantasy film The Last Unicorn (1982), with author/screenwriter Peter Beagle in attendance for a Q&A, and groundbreaking gay romance Making Love (1982)—with a Q&A featuring A. Scott Berg, Barry Sandler, and Harry Hamlin.
On June 3, teens are invited to a screen-printing poster workshop with Self Help Graphics & Art, and later that evening, at 7pm in the David Geffen Theater, activists Dolores Huerta and Eva Longoria will be in conversation on how film can have an impact on social change. On June 26, Carlos López Estrada will discuss poetry and the inspirations behind his film Summertime (2020). Our June Calm Morning program—our sensory-friendly activities—and accommodative screening, will focus on early cinema through explorations of our exhibition The Path to Cinema: Highlights from the Richard Balzer Collection, while July will focus on the fantastical worlds.
Films are shown in 35mm, 70mm, and digital laser projection in our beautiful 288-seat Ted Mann Theater (TMT) and 1,000-seat David Geffen Theater (DGT). In some cases, films have been restored by the Academy Film Archive or another film partner. Select screenings include introductions, Q&As, and/or special guests, so please check our website for updates, download our digital film guide, or follow us @academymuseumscreenings on Instagram.
Education and Public Programs
Activism and Film: Dolores Huerta and Eva Longoria in Conversation Fri, Jun 3 | 7pm | DGT Exploring the intersections of activism and filmmaking, American labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta will be in conversation with actress, producer, director, entrepreneur, and activist Eva Longoria. The Walt Disney Company Piazza will be activated with music and local food vendors and a poster screen-printing workshop with Self Help Graphics & Art for teens leading up to the talk.
My Place in the Sun Book Signing | Fri, Jun 10 | 5pm | Academy Museum Store In the book My Place in the Sun: Life in the Golden Age of Hollywood and Washington, George Stevens Jr. emerges from the shadow of his celebrated Hollywood director father to claim his own place as a visionary force in American culture. Join us at the Academy Museum Store for a book signing with author George Stevens Jr.
Building Character: Animation Sat, June 11 | 6pm | TMT Learn about the process of creating a character in animation with Renato dos Anjos and Kira Lethtomaki (Encanto, Wreck-It Ralph).
Grease: The Directors Notebook Book Signing | Sat, Jun 11 | 1pm | Academy Museum Store Released more than four decades ago, Grease (1978) is one of the highest-grossing musical films of all time and a bona fide global sensation with legions of devoted fans across generations. Join us at the Academy Museum Store for a book signing with Grease director Randal Kleiser.
Film and Poetry with Carlos López Estrada and Get Lit Sun, Jun 26 | 5pm | TMT Academy Award-nominated director Carlos López Estrada will talk about the influence and inclusion of poetry in his films. He will discuss his film Summertime (2020)—a collaboration with the youth poetry organization Get Lit. An accompanying poetry workshop for teens will be facilitated by poets from Get Lit, during which teens can create poems about themselves, their communities, and their relationship to their city.
Calm Mornings Ongoing Calm Mornings is an ongoing monthly program that creates an environment for all visitors to enjoy less-sensory-stimulating spaces with moderated sound and lighting displays. In June, visitors are invited to explore the magic of pre-cinematic optical toys before an 11am accommodative screening of Martin Scorsese’s Hugo (2011) in the Ted Mann Theater. The July program will encourage visitor to explore fantastical worlds featured in our Stories of Cinema exhibition, followed by the 11am accommodative screening of The Red Turtle (2016) in the Ted Mann Theater.
Summer of Love: 1990s Romances June 2–July 30 The 1990s saw the release of many iconic romance films that forged paths for ones to come by pushing the boundaries of the genre. From the comic to the repressed, the doomed to the joyfully queer, the last decade of the 20th century expanded conventional notions of love. We invite you to come spend this summer of love with us. The series kicks off with a 4K restoration of Mississippi Masala (1991) with an introduction by community partner Visual Communications.
Márta Mészáros June 3–July 7 The Academy Museum is honored to show the West Coast debut of the first US retrospective of pioneering Hungarian filmmaker Márta Mészáros. The series includes 11 titles, complete with Diary for My Children, which won the Grand Prix at Cannes.
A Trip to the Moon and Other Trips through Time and Space…with Serge Bromberg Sat, Jun 11 | 7:30pm | TMT Serge Bromberg presents his most astounding film discoveries in a unique one-man-show, accompanying these rare films on the piano, honoring the way they were originally featured. In addition, Bromberg speaks about the origin of the films—and in these stories, fact is often stranger than fiction.
Making Love Thu, Jun 23 | 7:30pm | TMT | DCP This 40th anniversary screening of the groundbreaking film, which tells the story of a man coming to terms with his sexuality, will be followed by a Q&A with A. Scott Berg, Barry Sandler, and Harry Hamlin.
The Last Unicorn Sat, Jul 30 | 3pm | DGT | DCP Voiced by actors Mia Farrow, Alan Arkin, Jeff Bridges, and Angela Lansbury, this animated fantasy film also celebrates its 40th anniversary. Screenwriter and author Peter S. Beagle and producer Michael Chase Walker will be on hand for a Q&A.
Family Matinees Ongoing Every Saturday, the Academy Museum screens films for families of all ages. All movies in this series are rated G or PG, unless otherwise noted. The final Family Matinee of every month is an accommodative screening where we offer open captioning, keep the theater dimly lit, and maintain a lower volume for neurodivergent viewers. This June, the programming is celebrating LACMA’s exhibition City of Cinema: Paris 1895–1907by taking a journey back to the dawn of cinema in the City of Lights. In July, programming will feature Academy Award-honored family-friendly summer movies.
The Red Turtle(Accommodative Screening) Sat, Jul 30 | 11am | TMT | DCP
The Academy Museum’s 2021–2022 programming is made possible by the support of our generous partners, including:
Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation. Participant in support of programs that engage diverse audiences in the intersection of art and activism. Ruderman Family Foundation in support of Academy Museum inclusion initiatives and programming. Cinecittà in support of an annual programming series of Italian Cinema. Gigi Pritzker Pucker and the Pritzker Foundation in generous support of social impact programs. Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in support of Academy Museum programs focused on science and technology in film and the science and technology of film. Donors to our fund in support of AAPI programming, including Esther S. M. Chui-Chao, Julia and Ken Gouw, and Dr. Peter Lam Kin Ngok of Media Asia Group Holdings Limited. The generous support of Televisa Foundation-Univision in celebration of Mexican Cinema. Jacob Andreou and Carly Steel in support of Halloween film screenings.
Santa Clarita, Calif. – The City of Santa Clarita’s Concerts in the Park series, presented by Logix Federal Credit Union, returns with free, live entertainment on Saturdays this summer. Join thousands of your closest friends and neighbors each week and enjoy concerts on Saturday nights from July 9 to August 27 at Central Park, located at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road.
The 2022 Concerts in the Park lineup features the return of Santa Clarita favorites and tributes to some of the most beloved music artists in the world. A variety of genres are on the set list, including rock and roll, country, R&B and more. Each show will begin at 7:00 p.m. with food vendors onsite, allowing concertgoers to relax and enjoy a meal or snack during the show. See the following for the full schedule:
July 9 — DSB: A Tribute to Journey
July 16 — Bruno & The Hooligans: A Tribute to Bruno Mars
July 23 — Redneck Rodeo OC: Country
July 30 — Blue Breeze Band: Soul and R&B
August 6 — Dreaming of You: A Tribute to Selena
August 13 — Yachty by Nature: Yacht Rock
August 20 — Twisted Gypsy: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac
Santa Clarita, Calif. – The City of Santa Clarita invites community members to attend the unveiling of the newest inductees on the Walk of Western Stars on Thursday, April 21, at 5:00 p.m. Cesar Romero and Ricky Schroder will be formally enshrined with a bronze star on terrazzo tile at the unveiling, which will take place outside of Reyes Winery on Main, which is located on the west side of Main Street in Old Town Newhall, between 8th Street and Market Street.
Since 1981, the City has honored Western television, radio and film stars, and these newest inductees will join them with their own bronze tile.
Cesar Romero had an impressive career spanning six decades and made more than 200 appearances in television shows and movies, 56 of which were Westerns. In the early 1930s, Romero appeared in such classics as “The Thin Man,” “The Devil is a Woman” with Marlene Dietrich and “The Little Princess” with Shirley Temple. A Cuban-American, Romero was the first Hispanic actor to portray the iconic character of the Cisco Kid, doing so in “The Cisco Kid and the Lady.” Romero is perhaps best remembered for his role as The Joker in the 1960s “Batman” television show and feature film, making him the first actor to portray the famous villain on the big screen. Romero passed away in 1994.
Ricky Schroder began his career as a child actor, appearing in movies such as “The Champ” with Jon Voight and “The Last Flight of Noah’s Ark” with Elliott Gould. His most famous early role was as Ricky Stratton in “Silver Spoons” from 1982 to 1986. Schroder’s Western career started with the role of Newt Dobbs in the mini-series “Lonesome Dove” opposite Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones, which was one of the most-watched television events in history. He has appeared in Western TV movies such as “Blood River,” “Texas” and “Ebenezer” while also directing and starring in 2013’s “Our Wild Hearts.” Schroder has appeared in more than 50 other television and film productions in his career, including “NYPD Blue,” “Strong Medicine,” “24” and “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors.”
Free parking for the Walk of Western Stars unveiling will be available in the parking structure located on 9th Street between Railroad Avenue and Main Street or in the public parking lot on the corner of Main Street and 6th Street. Community members are invited to further celebrate the newest inductees at a special reception inside Reyes Winery on Main, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
The reception will include light appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks, wine for purchase and video clips of the inductees’ work playing on screens. Tickets for the reception are available for purchase at wows2022.eventbrite.com for $30. Space is extremely limited. Following the reception, guests are invited to attend a Western-themed SENSES Block Party from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Main Street.
For more information about the Walk of Western Stars unveiling or reception, please contact Arts and Events Manager Phil Lantis via email at email@example.com.
Monthly Themed Events Return for Full Season in 2022
Newhall, Calif. – Will you have the luck of the Irish and find a pot o’ gold at the end of a rainbow when SENSES Block Parties return to Old Town Newhall this month? SENSES Block Parties bring live music, food trucks and themed activities in a festive, adult setting to Main Street on the third Thursday of each month from March through October.
Let the shenanigans begin this St. Patrick’s Day at the Shamrockin’ SENSES on March 17, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Try your luck at the outdoor casino and sample Irish whiskey from the on-street bar provided by 8th & Rail while listening to the music of Craic in the Stone.
SENSES is a FREE event geared toward adults and features a new theme each month. Mark your calendar now for the full 2022 lineup, which includes:
Santa Clarita, Calif. – The City of Santa Clarita has expanded GO! Santa Clarita to a citywide service! Residents can utilize the convenient transportation service to any location in Santa Clarita. Regular fare is just $2.00 per trip or $1.00 for reduced-fare patrons, including seniors and those with disabilities.
Residents can use GO! Santa Clarita to connect to popular destinations like Westfield Valencia Town Center, Old Town Newhall and much more. The service may also be used to connect to local stores and amenities, as well as to other transportation options, such as Santa Clarita Transit buses or Metrolink’s Antelope Valley Line for longer trips.
GO! Santa Clarita is an on-demand transit pilot program offered by Santa Clarita Transit. The grant-funded program previously provided curb-to-curb transportation within designated service areas around Canyon Country and Newhall. Now, residents can take advantage of the service in all areas of Santa Clarita! The app-based public transit service is similar to Uber or Lyft and is open to the general public. Users can download the TripShot app for iOS or Android devices and, with a few simple clicks, request a ride from GO! Santa Clarita.
Santa Clarita, Calif.– Veg Fest SCV Founder Jess Guidroz announced today its 2022 festival will be held at Central Park on Saturday, June 4th, from 2-8 pm.
The Veg Fest is a food, beer, wine & music festival. Attendees can expect a combination of over 100 participating restaurants, vendors and food trucks, live music, as well as a variety of local craft beer and wine vendors.
In addition to vegan comfort food to sample or buy, there will also be a farmers market, DJ, Kids Kingdom with bounce houses & face painting, yoga in the park & so much more.
Date: Saturday, June 4th Time: 2pm to 8pm Place: Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita Entrance fee: Early Bird Pricing Starting at $15 Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Santa Clarita, Calif. – The 9th Annual Wheelchair Sports Festival, a two-day free sporting event open to the public that features fifteen adaptive recreational activities, including wheelchair hockey, basketball, rugby (a.k.a. murderball), racquetball, baseball, hand cycling, SCUBA, tennis, track & field, wheelchair skating (WCMX), and a wheelchair obstacle course.
Triumph Foundation—a nonprofit organization working to improve the lives of people living with disabilities based in Santa Clarita—expects over 1,000 participants, plus spectators and volunteers. The festival is free and open to all abilities.
About Triumph Foundation
Triumph Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to help children, adults, and Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury or disorders (SCI) to triumph over their disability and to inspire them to keep moving forward with their lives by pushing themselves to get better every day.
Triumph Foundation’s services include providing Care Baskets to people who are newly paralyzed that are filled with resources and educational materials; giving grants to support people with inadequate health insurance or financial hardship to obtain necessary equipment, supplies, and services; assisting with home modifications for wheelchair accessibility; re-purposing durable medical goods; leading more than a dozen support groups; and holding adaptive recreational events to support athletes with disabilities. Outreach and peer support is provided throughout Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego Counties.
Founded in 2008, the organization has touched the lives of over 8,000 individuals with disabilities, provided $1 million in assistance to people with inadequate medical insurance and financial hardship, hosts more than twenty adaptive recreation events annually, delivered over 2,000 Care Baskets to people that suffered paralyzing injuries, and regularly visits dozens of hospitals and rehabilitation centers throughout Southern California. More information can be found at www.Triumph-Foundation.org.
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