Midtown’s Sutter District Presents “Gather: Movies at the Fort”

Sacramento, CA (MPG)  |  Traci Rockefeller Cusack, T-Rock Communications
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An outdoor audience is watching movies as Sutter’s Fort for the summer. Photo courtesy of the Midtown Association

SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) - After a successful first season of free outdoor movie nights in Midtown that launched last year, the Sutter District is excited to present “Gather: Movies at the Fort” happening this summer on the exterior grounds of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park. The fun and free monthly outdoor movie program is presented by Midtown’s Sutter District restaurants and Sutter Health and in partnership with Unseen Heroes, California State Parks and Friends of Sutter’s Fort. The evening event begins at 5 p.m. with a spirited DJ, beer, wine & cocktails (for ages 21 and over), a relaxing Lounge area, a lively Art Market, and the family-friendly movies start at sundown on the historic walls on the west and east sides of Sutter’s Fort (corner of 26th & L Streets & corner of 28th & L Streets).

Expanding on the offerings from last summer and with a heightened interest in activating Midtown Parks in exciting and innovative ways, two popular movies will be presented on each themed movie night. The upcoming films that will be shown as part of the “Gather: Movies at the Fort” in Midtown’s Sutter District include the following:

Saturday, July 13 (90's theme) – “Jurassic Park” and “A League of Their Own”

Saturday, August 10 (00's theme) – “The Fast & the Furious” and “Mean Girls”

Saturday, September 14 (10's theme) – “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse” and “Zootopia”

The community is invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs to set up on the grassy areas outside Sutter’s Fort. Also, a number of food options will also be available (for purchase) on-site each movie night including a concession stand with local popcorn makers and a special food menu created by Sutter District restaurants.

“We’re thrilled to expand our summer outdoor movie program to offer two free, family-friendly movies each month in Midtown,” said Emily Baime Michaels, executive director of the Midtown Association. “Given our already robust offering of events and activities, free movie showings on the iconic walls of Sutter’s Fort provide yet another signature experience to encourage the community to visit and linger longer in our amazing district.”

Midtown Sacramento is walkable and bike/scooter/car-share friendly with plenty of parking available in nearby garages plus various lots throughout Midtown. For additional transportation information, visit www.easeintomidtown.com. For more information about Midtown Sacramento in general, special events and activities, and the Midtown Association, please visit www.exploremidtown.org or follow on social media – Facebook at www.facebook.com/exploremidtown/ and @ExploreMidtown on Instagram and Twitter. For more information specifically about Midtown Parks, please visit www.midtownparks.org.

Midtown Association: The mission of the Midtown Association (MA) is to create a center for culture, creativity and vibrancy in Sacramento’s urban core. For more information about MA, call 916-442-1500 or visit www.exploremidtown.org.