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The series kicks off July 14 with 'The Princess Bride.'

Family Flicks Under the Stars Returns to Williamstown

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Images Cinema once again will present Family Flicks Under the Stars, its annual free outdoor film series.

On three consecutive Sundays, starting with July 14, all-ages movies will be presented in the Science Quad on Williams College campus. The Science Quad is adjacent to Spring Street. Films will start at sundown, at approximately 8:15 p.m. The movies are free to attend.

Concessions items will be available for sale onsite. People are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets and bug spray.


The series kicks off July 14 with "The Princess Bride," (1987, rated PG; 1 hour 38 minutes). Buttercup loves Wesley, but Wesley is taken prisoner by the Dread Pirate Roberts. On the eve of her wedding to Prince Humperdink, she is kidnapped by Vizzini, Fezzik the Giant, and Inigo Montoya, but is then counter-kidnapped by a mysterious man in black. Hijinks, mostly death, and true love ensue.
 
On July 21, the series will feature "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" (2018, rated PG; 1 hour 56 minutes). Miles Morales, a teenager in Brooklyn, finds himself the Spider-Man of his reality, and joins forces with five other Spider-Men and Women from other dimensions when a dangerous technology threatens all realities.

The series ends July 28 with WALL-E (2008, rated G; 1 hour 48 minutes). A lonely robot labors away on an abandoned Earth, fulfilling his protocol to compact all the trash into little cubes. His life is upended when a sleek new robot named Eve comes to town.

 

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