Disney’s Pinocchio – 6/8/24

Poster for Disney's Pinocchio

Classic Films Under the Stars

Disney’s Pinocchio on Saturday, June 8

The second season of our Summer series of monthly screenings under the stars in Glendale’s Brand Park commences Saturday, June 8th with Walt Disney’s animated musical classic from 1940, Pinocchio. The second of Disney’s animated features, coming three years after Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the film won two Academy Awards – Best Original Score and Best Original Song – “When You Wish Upon a Star,” which remains an integral part of the Walt Disney Company’s branding to this day. The story of a wooden marionette brought to life by the Blue Fairy and offered the chance to become a human boy if he demonstrates that he can be brave, truthful and selfless is a message that still resonates today.

Glendale based animation producer/director and AFS Board Member Frank Gladstone will introduce this program with insights into the production and the artists that worked on the film, several of whom lived in Glendale.

The series continues on Saturday, July 13 with film noir classic Crime Wave, featuring several scenes shot on the streets of 1954 Glendale, and concludes on August 3 with 1963’s lively musical Bye Bye Birdie, featuring Dick Van Dyke, Janet Leigh and a radiant Ann-Margret – plus Ed Sullivan and Paul Lynde.

These outdoor screenings will be presented on the expansive lawn of the historic Doctors House in Brand Park. Admission is free. Gates will open at 5:30 to allow time for picnicking and socializing before the program begins at 7:00 PM. Please bring blankets, lawn or beach chairs for seating.

The series is a presentation of Alex Film Society, The Glendale Historical Society, the Northwest Glendale Homeowners Association, Brand Associates and G&C Properties, with generous support provided by the City of Glendale’s Community Services & Parks.

Pinocchio with Jiminy Cricket
©The Walt Disney Company

Directions to Brand Park and The Doctors’ House

In Northwest Glendale, follow Grandview Ave. up the hill and into the park. Grandview can be accessed from San Fernando Rd., W. Glenoaks Blvd. and Kenneth Rd. Once in the park, follow the signs to the Doctors House or Brand Motorway. Note that vehicular access ends at the red barrier shown on the map below.

The Series Continues on July 13 and August 3

Posters of Crime Wave and Bye, Bye Birdie

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