SUISUN CITY — Friends and family from as far as Davis came to the waterfront Saturday for the second free movie showing in as many weeks. Moviegoers staked out spots on the lawn at Harbor Plaza in front of the white box truck that serves as a projection screen.
This week’s feature was “Mary Poppins,” a movie that Fairfield resident Dawn Degrand Timko has grown to love.
“I love Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke,” said Degrand Timko, seated alongside her mother Joyce.
Saturday Night at the Movies started June 21 and continues through Aug. 23 with showings of films such as of “Finding Nemo” and “The Lego Movie.”
Alondra Pantoja, 11, was bundled up in her own blanket next to her younger brother with some fresh popcorn and parents in tow.
“We wanted to have some fun around here,” she said.
The family had yet to see “Mary Poppins” and Pantoja said she was excited about the beginning of the movie.
“We don’t know what’s going to happen,” she said.
Gabriela Diaz came all the way from Davis with her friend and another friend’s children for the free film.
“They have a lot of good showings,” she said. And it’s family friendly – with good weather, she said.
Nearby, Matt Stanley, 6, couldn’t contain his enthusiasm.
“I’m pretty excited because I’ve never seen it,” he said.
Emcee Kelly Welding, a Suisun City staffer, said the city’s free movies provide an activity for families with children.
“They try to keep the kids occupied,” she said. “This is for the kids.”
The event was funded by a grant from the Suisun City Community Services Foundation with the help of sponsors, the Suisun City Historic Waterfront Business Improvement District, the Rotary Club of Fairfield-Suisun and Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
Welding said the next movie showing will be “Frozen” on July 12.
“There will be no movie next week because of Fourth of July,” she said.
Saturday Night at the Movies starts at dusk, which is about 8:30 p.m., at Main and Solano streets.
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