The odds are high that traditional summer movie season simply isn’t happening this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get your film fix. Family-friendly outdoor movies have been an entertainment staple every summer, and they make even more sense now in this era of social distancing. This Friday night, you can head to Valley Mission Park for a free outdoor screening of the recent DreamWorks animated comedy Abominable, about a group of kids trying to get their Yeti friend back to his family. On Friday, July 24, catch a screening of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone on the west lawn of the nearby CenterPlace Regional Event Center. The film is accompanied by a Potter-themed farmers market. Both screenings feature kid-friendly activities an hour before the movies begin at sunset.
Fri, July 10 at dusk • Valley Mission Park • 11123 E. Mission Ave. • Fri, July 24 at dusk • CenterPlace Regional Event Center • 2426 N. Discovery Pl. • Free • spokanevalley.org/moviesinthepark
— Nathan Weinbender