Grill’s on, movie’s ready and Glade Park volunteer firefighters invite you to enjoy it

“Toy Story 2” shows July 23 in Glade Park.

Nothing says summer in western Colorado quite like mild-weathered nights, a barbecue and a movie projected on the side of a firehouse.

This summer, the Glade Park Volunteer Fire Department is once again providing family-friendly entertainment with its Movies Under the Stars program. Every Friday from June 4 until Aug. 27, the fun starts with an open grill at 6, followed by entertainment from 7 to 8 p.m., then the movie at dusk. Load up the kids, pack a few blankets, and head up to the Glade Park Fire Department, located just west of the Glade Park Store.

June 4 is “The Wild Stallion,” rated PG. The story begins with young CJ (Danielle Chuchran), a rancher, and a visitor, Hanna (Miranda Cosgrove), who comes to visit in order to photograph the wild mustangs surrounding the area. The two become fast friends, and Hanna begins to fall in love with the ranching lifestyle.

June 11 is “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs,” rated PG. In the third installment of the “Ice Age” series, viewers once again find themselves watching the lives of Manny (voice of Ray Romano), his mate Ellie (Queen Latifah), Diego (Dennis Leary), and the affable Sid (John Leguizamo) comically spiral out of control. While Manny and Ellie prepare for their first child, Sid decides he too would like a family of his own. In addition to the movie, entertainment will be provided by Addicted.

June 18 is “Race to Witch Mountain,” rated PG. When two teenage intergalactic travelers (played by AnnaSophia Robb and Alexander Ludwig) crash land in the desert outside of Las Vegas during a UFO convention, they enlist the help of cab driver Jack Bruno (Dwayne Johnson) and Dr. Alex Friedman (Carla Gugino), a UFO specialist. The team must race to the top of the mystical Witch Mountain in order to recover the space vessel.

June 25 is “Bolt,” rated PG. After spending his entire canine life on a Hollywood set as the star of a superhero TV show, Bolt (voice of John Travolta) is accidentally shipped off to New York City. Believing he actually has the superpowers he displays on television, Bolt must find a way to get back to his owner Penny (voice of Miley Cyrus) in California. Besides the movie, patrons can enjoy entertainment provided by Willy Wanna Jump and KEKB’s Mackenzie Dodge.

July 9 is “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa,” rated PG. Alex the Lion (voice of Ben Stiller), Marty the Zebra (Chris Rock), Melman the Giraffe (David Schwimmer), Gloria the Hippopotamus (Jada Pinkett Smith), and the truly bizarre penguins are at it again in this animated sequel to the original “Madagascar.” Preceding the film, the Chatfield Country Kickers will be providing entertainment.

July 16 is “Hotel for Dogs,” rated PG. Andi (played by Emma Roberts) and her brother Bruce (Jake T. Austin) are crushed to find that their new foster guardian won’t let them keep their canine friend, Friday.  Reluctant to give him up, the duo employs their wits to find him his own home in an abandoned hotel. Additional entertainment is provided by Sultan’s Pride.

July 23 is “Toy Story 2,” rated G. Sheriff Woody (voice of Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), and friends are joined by new characters including Jessie the Cowgirl (Joan Cusack), Stinky Pete the Prospecter (Kelsey Grammer) and Bullseye the Horse in this animated adventure. When Andy is sent to summer camp, Woody is accidentally placed out at a garage sale. The Glade Park Crafter’s Club also will be hosting a silent auction.

July 30 is “Zathura: A Space Adventure,” rated PG. Similar to “Jumanji,” this film finds two brothers (potrayed by Josh Hutcherson and Jonah Bobo) playing a board game that is more interactive than either anticipated. After making the first move, the boys discover they have accidentally sent themselves, their home, and their family into outerspace. The Glade Park Crafter’s Club silent auction continues through the night.

Aug. 6 is “Treasure Planet,” rated PG. The audience meets young Jim Hawkins (voice of Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a slacker looking for adventure aboard a space ship sailing across the universe. The course of Jim’s life shifts forever one night after a dying pirate provides him with the map to the booty of Captain Nathaniel Flint. The Highland Rogues provided additional entertainment.

Aug. 13 is “Marley and Me,” rated PG. Based on the best-selling book by John Grogan, movie-goers find themselves immersed in the world of a rambunctious dog and his column-writing owners. Beginning as a little fur ball of a puppy who disobeys every command, Marley soon transforms into an authority-defying, uncontrollable hound, gathering laughs and uncountable reprimands along the way. Pre-movie entertainment will be provided by Un Yalla.

Aug. 20 is “Up,” rated PG. After his wife, lifelong friend and partner-in-crime dies, Carl Fredrickson (voice of Ed Asner) recalls a promise he made to her 70 years earlier, in which the couple planned to explore the continent of South America, eventually settling in high on a cliff overlooking a majestic waterfall. Landslide & Company will be providing additional entertainment.

Aug. 27 is “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” rated PG-13. In this fifth installment of the Harry Potter Series, this action flick finds Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint), and Hermione (Emma Watson) all alone in their belief that Lord Voldemort is back. Preceding the movie will be the entertainment stylings of Sultan’s Pride.


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