A crowd gathers for a viewing of “Mary Poppins” at the Suisun City Waterfront, Saturday. (Photo by Adrienne Harris)

Suisun City

Suisun hosts 2nd movie night of season

By From page A4 | June 29, 2014

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.

Reach Adrienne Harris at 427-6956 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/aharrisdr.

Adrienne Harris

Adrienne Harris

Adrienne joined the Daily Republic in September 2009. She earned her journalism degree at the University of Florida in 2005 and has worked at newspapers in Fort Pierce, Fla.; Las Cruces, N.M.; and El Paso, Texas.

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  • YELPJune 29, 2014 - 2:04 pm

    Would be nice if theses were done in neighborhood parks like everywhere else in the bay area and Sacramento. I have seen many of them in the neighborhood parks so that people can walk to the movie and have fun they get to meet each other instead of driving to the windiest place in town and watch as people from the bars come out all drunk, but then I always have to remind myself with the look oh this picture and a old U-haul truck painted white to use as a screen of why this area does not enjoy the great life that other towns have.

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