Free outdoor movies screening at the locks in Bobcaygeon and Fenelon Falls this August

Films include 'Grease', 'Dirty Dancing', 'The Princess Bride', and 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off', with retro candy to be won at each screening

This August, "Grease" and "The Princess Bride" are screening at Lock 34 in Fenelon Falls and "Dirty Dancing" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" are screening at Lock 32 in Bobcaygeon. All films are free, but you need to bring your own seating. (kawarthaNOW collage)
This August, "Grease" and "The Princess Bride" are screening at Lock 34 in Fenelon Falls and "Dirty Dancing" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" are screening at Lock 32 in Bobcaygeon. All films are free, but you need to bring your own seating. (kawarthaNOW collage)

Kawartha Art Gallery, in partnership with the City of Kawartha Lakes and Parks Canada, is presenting four free outdoor movies at the locks in Bobcaygeon and Fenelon Falls this August.

“Grease” (1978 musical romantic comedy with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John) screens at Lock 34 in Fenelon Falls on Tuesday, August 2nd, followed by “Dirty Dancing” (1987 romantic drama dance with Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey) at Lock 32 in Bobcaygeon on Tuesday, August 16th.

On Tuesday, August 23rd, “The Princess Bride” (1987 fantasy comedy romance starring Cary Elwes and Robin Wright) screens at Lock 34 in Fenelon Falls, with “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (1986 American teen comedy with Matthew Broderick, Mia Sara, and Alan Ruck) screening at Lock 32 in Bobcaygeon on Tuesday, August 30th.

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Each film begins at 9 p.m., although organizers recommend people arrive by 8:30 p.m. to get settled in before the film begins. All films are free, but you need to bring your own seating. Parking is available. Organizers also advise it may be chilly at night so dress appropriately, and bring some bug repellent.

Ben’s Kettle Corn will be selling kettle corn, cotton candy, and sno cones (cash only). Cans of pop and chips will also be available for purchase by donation to the Kawartha Art Gallery.

In addition, each screening will feature retro candy as a prize for audience members to win.

For “Grease,” dress in your best ’50s outfit, hair, or makeup or sing part of a song from the film. For “Dirty Dancing,” dress in your best ’80s dance wear or show off some of your best dance moves. For “The Princess Bride,” bring your best medieval fantasy costume or props or quote your favourite lines from the movie. For “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” wear your best back-to-school fashion or share a story of school shenanigans that could have (or did) sent you to the principal’s office.