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Arts & Culture Calendar

Featuring arts and culture events at Community Music Center, Laurelhurst Dance Studio, Multnomah Arts Center, Summer Free For All, Director Park, Holladay Park, and Gateway Discovery Park. 

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) PG – Movies in the Park – Summer Free For All

Elizabeth Caruthers Park, SW Gaines Street and Bonds Avenue

Thursday, August 16 2018, 6:30 PM to 11:59 PM


Event Types > Arts/Culture/Recreation


Picture of audience and staff at concert event

This evening's feature film is Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) PG at Elizabeth Caruthers Park. Pre-movie entertainment will be provided by Jellyroll Society—blues, early jazz, and ragtime. Pre-movie entertainment starts at 6:30 PM. Movie begins after dusk.

Bring blankets or low-back chairs to sit on. Pack a picnic or try some of the tasty dishes from our onsite vendors. Individuals may enter and exit the site and enjoy events from a paved pathway.

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Transit: 35, 36, 44, and Orange MAX line
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Movie poster for Close Encounter