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Target Field reveals free, nostalgia-heavy outdoor movie nights

Now that's what we call a rag-tag crew of baseballin' youngsters

Now that's what we call a rag-tag crew of baseballin' youngsters 20th Century Fox

If rag-tag baseball teams, rag-tag dancers, and/or rag-tag killer whales get your nostalgia engine hummin', have we got a summer movie lineup for you. 

Target Field just announced its free summer movie series, and it features some nostalgia-drenched, family-friendly dandies. The following films will get rolling 7 p.m. Thursdays on the jumbo screen at Target Field Station, located just outside the stadium across from N. Fifth Street:

  • June 1: The Sandlot (capsule review: Americana-rich boyhood classic; vastly superior to 2014's Boyhood)
  • June 8: Footloose (capsule review: Kevin Bacon's cute/iconic lil butt defies god, inspires young people)
  • June 29: The Parent Trap (capsule review: 1961 original teaches Boomers that wacky hijinks can save marriages)
  • July 13: Inside Out (capsule review: Knockout cast delivers last great film from creatively drained Pixar)
  • August 10: Finding Dory (capsule review: Knockout cast can't save high-profile 2016 sequel from creatively drained Pixar)
  • August 24: Free Willy (capsule: classic tale of fish saving boy, boy saving fish; skip the director's cut)

Organizers from the Minneapolis Downtown Council encourage attendees to "bring a lawn chair or blanket, find a spot on the green grass outside the Twins’ ballpark and enjoy an evening watching a movie under the stars and the downtown skyline." Hey, that sounds nice! 

Did this blog post get your outdoor summer movie engine hummin'? Then check out our comprehensive run-down of the offerings from Minneapolis Parks & Rec here.