Check out some family favourites at this year’s Free-B Film Festival in Beacon Hill Park. (File Photo)

Free-B Film Festival celebrates 20th anniversary

Head to Victoria’s Beacon Hill Park to see family favourites on the big screen

Pack your blanket, pick some snacks and grab some friends – the Free-B Film Festival is back.

On Fridays and Saturdays starting Aug. 9, the Cameron Bandshell in Beacon Hill Park will be transformed into an outdoor movie space for everyone to enjoy.

The Victoria Film Festival is happy to celebrate its 20th anniversary of the Free-B event with a lineup of classic favourites including Hook, Jurassic Park and Mrs. Doubtfire.

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“From the very beginning, Free-B was all about creating a playful line-up,” said Kathy Kay, festival director. “For us, it’s a favourite event at VFF and one of our longest-running, second only to the Film Fest in February.”

Screenings happen rain or shine, and usually see hundreds of viewers.

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“It really is the coolest summer tradition in Victoria and we’re so pleased to have created an event that appeals to such a broad audience,” Kay said.

The fest will launch on Aug. 9 with Legally Blonde and continue on weekends until Aug. 24, with screenings starting at 9 p.m.

The rest of the lineup is as follows:

Aug. 10Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Aug. 16Hook

Aug. 17Jurassic Park

Aug. 23Mrs. Doubtfire

Aug. 24Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Best of all (and just in case you didn’t catch it in the name) the event is free!

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