I can’t tell you how many times I have found myself singing along to the Moana soundtrack in my car, only to realize I’ve already dropped my daughter off at school, which means …yup, it’s just me, in the car, by myself, pretending I can carry a tune as I sing How Far I’ll Go with Alessia Cara or belt it out with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson AKA Maui the Polynesian demigod. I quickly switch back to NPR and hope no one will be the wiser. Truth be told, I love pretending I can sing (I once knew all the words to Grease, and Cabaret, and you get the idea…), and I know I’m not alone. That’s what showers are for, right? Last year we went to a Frozen sing-a-long with the entire audience (young and old) singing every note. It was so much fun!

Summer Movies in the Park may not be ideal for singing along but it sure is a fun way to spend a summer evening. We bundle up, bring our low back lawn chairs and blankets, pack a picnic (although many venues have easy access to restaurants and/or food trucks onsite) and enjoy! Sadly, Summer Movies in the Park in the City of Napa are no more, but American Canyon and Yountville are hosting free movies in the park this summer, and the Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse hosts movies June through August for a song (just $1).

Movies in the Park
Community Park II, 20 Benton Way, AMERICAN CANYON
Showtimes at dusk Various Saturdays, June 10-September 2
June 10: Moana
June 24: Secret Life of Pets
July 8: Star Wars Rogue I
July 22: Finding Dory (note: this film will be shown at the Aquatics Center)
August 5: Lego Batman
September 2: Fantastic Beasts (Harry Potter)

Hot Summer Movie Night Series
Yountville Community Park, YOUNTVILLE
Last Friday of the month, June-September
June 23: The Secret Life of Pets (note: this is the third Friday)
July 28: Moana
August 25: Zootopia (this is Yountville’s annual campout)
September 29: The Parent Trap

2017 Napa Family Movie Nights
Napa Main Library, NAPA
Mondays at 6:30 pm
June 12: Moana
June 19: Sing!
June 26: Finding Dory
July 10: Trolls
July 17: The Secret Life of Pets

St. Helena Library Kids Matinees
St. Helena Library, ST. HELENA
Matinees take place throughout the year on Wednesdays at 3 pm. Coming up in June:
June 14: Bambi
June 21: Americano
June 28: A Doggone Hollywood

Plus, the Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse features kids’ films in the Napa theater for just $1 each or $5 for all ten. All showtimes are at 10 am on Tuesday and Wednesday.
June 13 and 14: The LEGO Batman Movie
June 20 and 21: Trolls
June 27 and 28: Shrek the Third
July 4 and 5: Goosebumps
July 11 and 12: The Iron Giant
July 18 and 19: Hotel Transylvania 2
July 25 and 26: Megamind
August 1 and 2: The Angry Birds Movie
August 8 and 9: Sing
August 15 and 16: The Secret Life of Pets