Free outdoor film screening at Bobcaygeon and Fenelon Falls Locks in August

In August, “Grease” and “The Princess Bride” screen at Lock 34 in Fenelon Falls and “Dirty Dancing” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” screen at Lock 32 in Bobcaygeon. All movies are free, but you must bring your own seat. (collage kawarthaNOW)

The Kawartha Art Gallery, in partnership with the City of Kawartha Lakes and Parks Canada, presents four free outdoor films at Bobcaygeon and Fenelon Falls Locks in August.

“Grease” (1978 musical romantic comedy starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John) will screen at Lock 34 in Fenelon Falls on Tuesday, August 2, followed by “Dirty Dancing” (1987 romantic dance drama starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Gray) at Lock 32 in Bobcaygeon on Tuesday August 16th.

On Tuesday, August 23, “The Princess Bride” (1987 fantasy comedy romance starring Cary Elwes and Robin Wright) will screen at Lock 34 in Fenelon Falls, along with “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (1986 American teen comedy starring Matthew Broderick , Mia Sara, and Alan Ruck) screening at Lock 32 in Bobcaygeon on Tuesday August 30th.

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Each movie starts at 9 p.m., although organizers recommend people arrive by 8:30 p.m. to get settled before the movie starts. All movies are free, but you must bring your own seat. Parking is available. The organizers also advise that it can get chilly at night, so dress appropriately and bring insect repellent.

Ben’s Kettle Corn will be selling hot corn, cotton candy and sno cones (cash only). Cans of soft drinks and potato chips will also be available for purchase by donating to the Kawartha Art Gallery.

Additionally, each screening will feature retro candies as prizes for audience members to win.

For “Grease,” dress in your best ’50s outfit, hairstyle or makeup, or sing part of a song from the movie. For “Dirty Dancing,” dress up in your best 80s dance clothes or show off some of your best dance moves. For “The Princess Bride,” bring your best medieval fantasy costume or prop or quote your favorite lines from the movie. For “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” wear your best back-to-school outfit or share a story of school shenanigans that could have (or did) send you to the principal’s office.