Free Movies Under the Stars at Montrose Film Festival

The historic Montrose Theater which stood from 1924 until it burned down in 1987.

The historic Montrose Theater which stood from 1924 until it burned down in 1987.

Montrose Shopping Park Association presents the 4th Annual Montrose Film Festival on Aug. 23 and 24. This family-themed event features free movies under the stars at the site of the historic Montrose Theater which stood from 1924 until it burned down in 1987.

In addition to free popcorn and live music from The Maestros, moviegoers can purchase “in-seat dining” from many of Montrose’s amazing restaurants and have it delivered directly to their theater seats by Crescenta Valley Prom Plus volunteers—dressed in costume to match the night’s film.

This year the festival is showcasing the films of Blake Edwards, with Breakfast at Tiffany’s on Friday, Aug. 23, and Return of the Pink Panther on Saturday, Aug. 24. The events kick off at 6:30 p.m. each night in the Andersen’s Pet Shop parking lot at 2218 Honolulu Ave.

New to the Film Festival this year is the Student Film Festival. Each night, the films of the three finalists of the Student Film Festival, held on July 12, will be shown.

A panel of judges will determine the best student film of the three on Saturday night and award the winner $250.

The films include Tony: The Movie, directed by CV High School’s Nahuel Villar and Kenny Bromberek; Kruste, directed by Aaron Armstrong of CV High; and A Magical Place, directed by Chase Baker of Clark Magnet High School.

Visit shopmontrose.com for more details.

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