Union Square to host outdoor cinema

Film fans in San Francisco will be treated to two free nights of movies this week when Union Square is transformed into a giant outdoor cinema.

TripAdvisor, an online travel information resource, is co-sponsoring a screening of “Roman Holiday'' on Tuesday night, and “Planes, Trains and Automobiles'' on Wednesday.

Suitcases for Kids, a charity that helps youth in foster care by providing them with luggage and backpacks, will co-host the event.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a piece of new or lightly used luggage to donate. Items collected will be distributed to local kids in foster care by the California Youth Connection, a non-profit foster youth advocacy group.

Moviegoers should also bring blankets, as the screenings will have limited seating and be shown in more of a “picnic atmosphere,'' according to event planners.

The films will be projected on to a 40-foot by 20-foot inflatable screen.

The square will open to the public at 6 p.m. on both nights, with movies scheduled to start at sundown. Bay City News

Bay Area NewsentertainmentLocalUnion Square

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Plummeting Bay Area bridge traffic finally levels off

All told, weekday Bay Area traffic volumes are down by half, which has remained consistent from March 23 through this week.

Second deputy at SF Hall of Justice jail tests positive as inmate count shrinks

Doctor says inmate count needs to fall further to mitigate potential outbreak

Breed pushes volunteer opportunities to help isolated seniors as coronavirus spreads

Seniors and those living with disabilities are most susceptible to severe impacts of the coronavirus and are advised to remain home.

Confusion swirls over uneven eviction protections as rent collection begins

Housing advocates warn some type of rental assistance or forgiveness will be necessary

National Guard sets up hospital beds at San Mateo County Event Center

The triage center is intended as backup if COVID-19 cases surge in the coming weeks

Most Read