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Movies on the Square 2014
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redwood city movies on the squareEnjoy Downtown Redwood City on Courthouse Square by bringing the family out to a FREE movie!  The Summer experience continues with a showing of 16 movies on Thursday evenings starting at sundown (approximately 8:45pm).  Come early for the best seats (a limited number of chairs and tables are available). 

Experience Redwood City’s high definition surround sound 25’ outdoor theater! Movies are shown in high definition Blu Ray and Surround sound when available. Bring your blankets and pick up take-out food from the nearby wonderful restaurants!

This experience is brought to you by the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department where building a great community together is our mission.

captain phillips
Captain Phillips (PG-13)
June 5, 2014
sundown (approx. 8:45pm)
Courthouse Square
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Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Barkhad Abdi, Michael Chernus
Columbia Pictures; Directed by Paul Greengrass
133 minutes; 2013
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Two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks teams with Oscar-nominated director Paul Greengrass and screenwriter Billy Ray to tell the true story of Richard Phillips, a U.S. cargo-ship captain who surrendered himself to Somali pirates so that his crew would be freed. Captain Richard Phillips (Hanks) and his crew are carrying freight around the Horn of Africa when four Somali pirates forcefully take over their ship, the MV Maersk Alabama. While Phillips' team follow his orders to hide until they hear him give the safe word, the captain and a few essential crew members remain on the bridge as the heavily armed pirates make their way up to seize control of the ship.
The Butler
The Butler (PG-13)
June 12, 2014
sundown (approx. 8:45pm)
Courthouse Square
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Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding Jr., John Cusack, Terrence Howard
The Weinstein Company; Directed by Lee Daniels
132 minutes; 2013
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Director Lee Daniels (Precious) teams up with Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Danny Strong to tell the remarkable story of White House butler Eugene Allen (played by Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker), who served eight U.S. presidents over the course of 30 years, and witnessed sweeping social change during his three decades of service at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Inspired by Wil Haygood's Washington Post article.
catching fire
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13)

June 19, 2014
sundown (approx. 8:45pm)
Courthouse Square
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Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
Lions Gate Films; Directed by Francis Lawrence
146 minutes; 2013 
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The Hunger Games saga continues in this sequel that finds a revolution brewing as Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark take a "Victor's Tour" of the districts, and President Snow plots their downfall during preparations for the Quarter Quell, which only occurs every 25 years in celebration of the Capitol's victory over the districts. Hoping to put an end to the growing threat of rebellion, President Snow announces that the Quell's tributes will be reaped from the existing pool of victors -- guaranteeing Katniss a place in the arena. Though Katniss vows to keep Peeta safe even if it means sacrificing her own life, her fellow tributes have a different plan. 
frozen
Frozen (PG) Sing-a-long!
June 26, 2014
sundown (approx. 8:45pm)
Courthouse Square
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Animated Feature
Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff , Josh Gad, Santino Fontana, Alan Tudyk
Walt Disney Pictures; Directed by Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee 
108 minutes; 2013
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After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), her sprightly sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee co-directed this Walt Disney Animation Studios production based on Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairy tale The Snow Queen.

You are encouraged to sing-a-long, we will have subtitles to help you!

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stanford blood centerGive blood before the movie! 
Downtown Redwood City Blood Drive
Thursday, July 10, 2014
4-8pm
Bloodmobile- parked in front of Courthouse Square
The Stanford Blood Center and Redwood City Events, are partnering for our first Downtown Redwood City Blood Drive! All registered donors will receive 1 Cinemark Movie Ticket!

Click here to make an appointment. Walk-ins Welcome!
 
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (PG)
July 10, 2014
sundown (approx. 8:45pm)
Courthouse Square
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Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace Stone, Peter Coyote, Robert MacNaughton, Drew Barrymore, K.C. Martel
Universal Pictures; Directed by Steven Spielberg
121 minutes; 1982, re-released in 2002
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Both a classic movie for kids and a remarkable portrait of childhood. Henry Thomas plays Elliott, a young boy living with his single mother (Dee Wallace), his older brother Michael (Robert MacNaughton), and his younger sister Gertie (Drew Barrymore). One day, while looking for something in the back yard, he senses something mysterious in the woods watching him. And he's right: an alien spacecraft on a scientific mission mistakenly left behind an aging botanist who isn't sure how to get home. Eventually Elliott puts his fears aside and makes contact with perhaps the least threatening alien invader ever to hit a movie screen. As Elliott tries to keep the alien under wraps and help him figure out a way to get home, he discovers that the creature can communicate with him telepathically.
Turbo

Turbo (PG)

July 17, 2014
sundown (approx. 8:45pm)
Courthouse Square
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Animated Feature
Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Pe
ña, Samuel L. Jackson, Luis Guzmán, Bill Hader, Snoop Dog, Maya Rudolph
Dreamworks; Directed by David Soren
96 minutes; 2013 
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TURBO is a high-velocity 3D comedy about a snail who dares to dream big - and fast. After a freak accident infuses him with the power of super-speed, Turbo kicks into overdrive and embarks on an extraordinary journey to achieve the seemingly impossible: competing in the world's fastest race, the Indianapolis 500. With the help of his tricked-out streetwise snail crew, this ultimate underdog puts his heart and shell on the line to prove that no dream is too big, and no dreamer too small.
Saving Mr. Banks
Saving Mr. Banks (PG-13)
July 24, 2014
sundown (approx. 8:45pm)
Courthouse Square
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Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Bradley Whitford
Walt Disney Pictures; Directed by John Lee Hancock
125 minutes; 2013
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The story of how Walt Disney courted P.L. Travers into letting him option the rights to Mary Poppins is brought to the screen in this non-fiction drama. A doting father, Walt Disney (Hanks) promises his adoring daughters that he will bring their favorite fictional nanny Mary Poppins to the big screen. Little does Walt realize that surly author P.L. Travers has no intention of seeing her most famous creation bastardized on the big screen, a fact that makes keeping his promise a difficult endeavor. Years later, however, when Travers' book sales begin to slow, dwindling finances drive her to schedule a meeting with Disney to discuss the film rights to the beloved story.
Gravity\
Gravity (PG-13)
July 31, 2014
sundown (approx. 8:30pm)
Courthouse Square
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Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris
Warner Bros.; Directed by Alfonso Cuaron
91 minutes; 2013 
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Director Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity stars Sandra Bullock as Dr. Ryan Stone, a scientist on a space shuttle mission headed by astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney), a talkative, charismatic leader full of colorful stories that he shares with his crewmates as well as mission control. As the two are on a space walk, debris hits the area where they are working, and soon the pair finds themselves detached from their ship and stranded in space. While figuring out what steps they can take to save themselves, Stone grapples with a painful past that makes her consider giving up altogether.
Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of Oz (G)

August 7, 2014
sundown (approx. 8:30pm)
Courthouse Square
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Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr,
Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan
Warner Bros.; Directed by Victor Fleming
101 minutes; 1939 
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Kansas girl Dorothy Gale and her dog, Toto, are whisked by a tornado into the magical land of Oz in this much loved musical adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s classic novel. Dorothy joins the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion on an adventure down the Yellow Brick Road to persuade the Wizard to help her find her way home.
Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Secret Life of Walter Mitty (PG)

August 14, 2014
sundown (approx. 8:15pm)
Courthouse Square
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Ben Stiller; Kristen WiigJon Daly
20th Century Fox; Directed by
Ben Stiller
114 minutes; 2013 
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Ben Stiller directs and stars in THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, James Thurber's classic story of a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker (Kristen Wiig) are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.

The Croods
The Croods (PG)
August 21, 2014
sundown (approx. 8:15pm)
Courthouse Square
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Animated Feature
Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener
Dreamworks; Directed by Kirk De Micco, Chris Sanders
98 minutes; 2013 
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The Croods is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world's first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures -- and their outlook is changed forever.
Monuments Men
The Monuments Men (PG-13)
August 28, 2014
sundown (approx. 8:00pm)
Courthouse Square
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George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett
Columbia Pictures; Directed by George Clooney
112minutes; 2014 

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Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys - seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 - possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind's greatest achievements.
Mr. Peabody and Sherman
Mr Peabody and Sherman (PG)
September 4, 2014
sundown (approx. 8:00pm)
Courthouse Square
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Animated Feature
Allison Janney, Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stanley Tucci, Ariel Winter, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert, Joshua Rush
20th Century Fox; Directed by Rob Minkoff
92 minutes; 2014
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Mr. Peabody is a business titan, inventor, scientist, gourmand, two-time Olympic medalist and genius...who also happens to be a dog. Using his most ingenious invention, the WABAC machine, Mr. Peabody and his adopted boy Sherman hurtle back in time to experience world-changing events first-hand and interact with some of the greatest characters of all time. But when Sherman breaks the rules of time travel, our two heroes find themselves in a race to repair history and save the future, while Mr. Peabody may face his biggest challenge yet - being a parent.
Spaceballs
Spaceballs (PG)
September 11, 2014
sundown (approx. 7:45pm)
Courthouse Square
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Mel Brooks, Rick Moranis, Daphne Zuniga, Bill Pullman,
John Candy, Dick Van Patten
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; Directed by Mel Brooks
96 Minutes; 1987
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A space bum helps rescue a princess from an evil overlord with the help of a benevolent elder in this Star Wars send-up written and directed by Mel Brooks. Lone Starr (Bill Pullman) and his half-man, half-dog co-pilot, Barf the Mawg (John Candy), are content to scour the galaxy living the easy life. But they reluctantly come to the rescue when Druish Princess Vespa (Daphne Zuniga) is threatened by the evil Lord Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis), who wants to steal all of the air from her planet, Druidia. Trapped on a harsh desert world with Vespa and her robot chaperone, Dot Matrix (voice of Joan Rivers), Lone Starr and Barf are helpless to prevent Helmet from kidnapping the girl. But assistance arrives in the form of Yogurt (Brooks), a wizard who turns Lone Starr on to a mysterious power known as The Schwartz.
Captain America
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (PG-13)
September 18, 2014
sundown (approx. 7:30pm)
Courthouse Square
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Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Frank Grillo
Walt Disney Pictures; Directed by Joe Russo, Anthony Russo
136 minutes; 2014 

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Steve Rogers continues his journey as the super-powered American soldier who's grasping to find his place in a modern world after being frozen in ice since WWII with this Marvel Studios sequel. Chris Evans returns to star, with Community director/producers Joe and Anthony Russo helming. 
muppets most wanted
Muppets Most Wanted (PG)

September 25, 2014
sundown (approx. 7:30pm)
Courthouse Square
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Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, Ty Burrell, Ray Liotta, Steve Whitmire
Walt Disney Pictures; Directed by James Bobin 
112 minutes; 2014  

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Disney’s "Muppets Most Wanted" takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais.

 

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