If you live in Portland, Oregon (like we do), you know that you should enjoy the outdoors when it’s summertime. Now is the time to take advantage of the clear skies and warm temperatures. No need for Gortex or galoshes or anything. But as much as you might love hiking and biking and skateboarding and dragon boating, sometimes you just need a break from all the activity. But you feel so guilty sitting inside on a balmy summer night. Well, guess what, Portland people - you can have it all. If you’re looking summer activities in Portland that don’t require you to expend any energy, you’ve found your answer. Flicks on the Bricks is the best of both worlds.
This Portland summer tradition brings movies to the great outdoors on four Friday evenings in July and August. That’s when Pioneer Square will be transformed into Portland’s largest outdoor movie theater for the entire community to enjoy! The movie series kicks off on Friday, July 25th and it runs through August 29th,
And just when you thought life couldn’t get any better, you should note that admission to Flicks on the Bricks is free. A free movie? Sounds too good to be true. Is that even legal? Don’t ask so many questions. There will even be a contest for “The Best Seat in the Square” where lucky moviegoers can win premiere movie seating with IKEA furniture.
There’s a great lineup of flicks this season. See one or see them all. Here’s the schedule, if you want to get excited:
July 25th: Ghostbusters
August 8th: The Princess Bride
August 15th: Jurassic Park
August 29th: Frozen
Now when someone asks you what you’re doing on a Friday night, you’ll have a good answer. So go ahead and take a break from your active lifestyle and enjoy a good old-fashioned sit. You’ve earned it.