The free summer movie series returns to State College starting May 6


State College First Friday The series is back for the spring and summer seasons, and with it comes a handful of free movie nights around the borough.

Four films will be offered at the Sidney Friedman Parklet on South Fraser Street throughout the summer. Screenings will begin at dusk and participation is free for all film lovers.

Starting May 6, the Downtown State College Improvement District will play “Annie,” an American classic about a spunky young orphan who is taken in by an eccentric woman who runs the orphanage. On June 3, people can watch “Luca,” an Oscar-nominated Pixar film about a young boy who befriends a sea monster disguised as a human.

The third movie of the summer is “Encanto,” a recent Oscar-winning Disney feature about a Colombian teenager who struggles as the only member of the family without magical powers. “Encanto” will play on July 1.

On August 5, “Charlotte’s Web” will conclude the summer movie series.

In addition to the four announced film screenings, people can listen to live music that will be played at the Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza during each First Friday event. Discover our overview for details on upcoming downtown festivities.

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