The University of Idaho continues filling the void of shuttered theaters with free outdoor movie screenings, and this week they’ll host a family-friendly screening of the 2001 DreamWorks smash Shrek (rated PG) on the lawn of the university’s Theophilus Tower. The film, which introduced the world to the wisecracking green ogre with a thick Irish brogue, was one of many franchise starters to be released that year: The first Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and Fast & Furious movies all hit theaters within months of each other. Bring a picnic blanket or low-to-the-ground lawn chairs and some snacks, and allow at least 6 feet between yourselves and other groups. Note that Moscow has a citywide mask requirement, so be sure to bring a face covering for anyone aged 5 and up.
Thursdays at 8:45 pm through Aug. 27 • Free • All ages • University of Idaho, Theophilus Tower • 1098 W. Sixth St., Moscow • uidaho.edu
— Nathan Weinbender