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Summer Cinema Series brings movies to the mountains

Whistler Film Festival series kicks off on Aug. 12
The Summer Cinema Series takes place at the base of Whistler Mountain in Creekside. Photo submitted

Grab your blankets and some popcorn; the Whistler Film Festival is bringing back its Summer Cinema Series.

The outdoor movies are set to screen at Creekside Plaza every Monday from Aug. 12 to Sept. 2.

First up, catch coming-of-age favourite Stand By Me on Aug. 12. That will be followed by the classic slacker flick Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on Aug. 19 and the beloved Spielberg picture E.T. on Aug. 26.

Finally, the series will wrap up with a new, big-name film on Sept. 2: Bohemian Rhapsody. The Academy Award-winning film features the story and music of Queen, in particular the band’s lead singer Freddie Mercury.

The free films will start after dusk (some time around 8 p.m.) each week. Chairs will be available by donation, or you can bring your own seating. Bug spray, warm clothes, and blankets are also welcome. (Alcohol and smoking are not.) For more information, visit