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Hope College is offering a free summer film series at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland. The films run on Thursdays, from July 25 to August 15, at 7:30 p.m. The times coincide with theHollanddowntown street performers, creating a full night of entertainment for families.
The series will open with Stephen Spielberg’s “The Goonies” on Thursday, July 25. The adventure/comedy film features a group of kids embarking on a wild quest after finding a pirate treasure map. With their homes facing foreclosure to make room for a golf course expansion, this group of children decides to have one last fun, “goonie adventure.” In the end, the map shows them far more than the treasure they envisioned. The film, from 1985, is rated PG.
On Thursday, Aug. 1, the series will feature the 2012 Academy-award winning film from Pixar, “Brave.” “The Princess Bride,” from 1987, will return to the big screen on Thursday, Aug. 8. The series will closes on Thursday, Aug. 15, with Martin Scorsese’s 2011 film, “Hugo.”
The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 E. Eighth St., between College and Columbiaavenues. More information on the films can be found at www.hope.edu/arts/knick.