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Midtown’s Sutter District to Present Three Outdoor “Movies at the Fort” This Summer

First launched in 2018, the Midtown Association is proud to announce a new season of “Movies at the Fort” happening this summer on the exterior grounds of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park. The fun, free, and open-air movie program is presented by the Sutter District restaurants and Sutter Health and in partnership with California State Parks and Friends of Sutter’s Fort. Guests are invited to arrive at 7 p.m. and the family-friendly films will start at approximately 8:45 p.m. and be played on the historic walls on the west side of Sutter’s Fort (corner of 26th & L Streets).

It is important to note that this is a modified event that will adhere to state, county, and local health guidelines during the ongoing pandemic. There will be circles on the grass to mark six feet of distance between guests which are required to be from the same household. In addition, there will be assigned seating. While the CDC recently announced its new guidelines for fully vaccinated people, the public is urged to remain vigilant, continue public health prevention measures and recreate responsibly.

The film line-up for the 2021 “Movies at the Fort” in Midtown’s Sutter District is as follows:

  • Saturday, June 12  – “Captain Marvel”
  • Saturday, July 10 – “Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”
  • Saturday, August 14 – “Up”

The community is invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs to set up, physically distanced in family units in line with all current guidelines, on the grassy area outside Sutter’s Fort. Free tickets will be available starting on Tuesday, June 1, at www.exploremidtown.org. Food and drink options will also be available (for purchase) on-site each movie night.

“After pausing the program for a year due to the pandemic, we’re thrilled be able to resume our popular summer outdoor movie program on the historic walls of Sutter’s Fort for three showings this summer,” said Emily Baime Michaels, executive director of the Midtown Association. “As restrictions continue to lift, the community is yearning to re-connect and our thriving Midtown district offers so many amazing ways to bring people together while also keeping everyone safe and physically distanced in our sprawling Midtown parks.”

For more information about Midtown Parks, please visit www.midtownparks.org.

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Traci Rockefeller Cusack

Traci Rockefeller Cusack has 25+ years of media and public relations experience.  Her work experience includes News10 (ABC) as Promotion Manager from 1989-1998 (where she developed and launched “Coats for Kids’ Sake,” a winter coat drive that lasted 20+ years plus coordinated Oprah Winfrey’s first ever visit to Sacramento) and Fleishman-Hillard as Vice President from 1998-2005 (where she led the wildly successful statewide “California Grown” program and also produced the five-minute video that played on the Jumbotron on Opening Day at Pac Bell Park). In 2007, she launched T-Rock Communications and currently handles a wide range of marketing activities for a number of top-notch organizations.

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