The 2011 Intelius "Summer Outdoor Movies in the Park" series returns to Bellevue Downtown Park on July 5 with "Yogi Bear" starring Dan Akroyd and Justin Timberlake.
Every Tuesday, from July 5 to Aug. 23, films will be shown on a 40-foot screen in the east side of Downtown Park. The shows, all rated "G" or "PG," will begin at dusk, between 8:30 and 9 p.m.
With free movies and popcorn, attendees are asked to bring donations to benefit a local charity, with each movie night dedicated to a different local service organization.
Charities include Eastside Domestic Violence, Treehouse, Kindering Center, Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue, Highland Community Center, Youth Care, Bellevue LifeSpring and Sophia Way.
This year, a limited number of "VIP" seats featuring the comfort of oversized inflatable furniture and popcorn, pizza, cupcake and beverage delivery service are available for auction to help raise additional money for charity. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking is limited to the park's lots and the streets, so carpooling is encouraged. If there is bad weather, that night's movie will be shown at South Bellevue Community Center, 14509 SE Newport Way.
Intelius, a Bellevue-based company specializing in background checks, is the main event sponsor, along with Bellevue Parks & Community Services. Support is also provided by Whole Foods, Cupcake Royale and Zeeks Pizza.
This is the third year for the popular film series. Last year, almost 2,000 people attended each week.
"It is just such a great atmosphere, enjoying a fun movie with family or friends in a beautiful park in the heart of Bellevue," said Brad Bennett, South Bellevue Community Center Manager and event organizer.
Intelius has more information, including the film schedule and what donation items are wanted each week.
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