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Cinema Under the Stars

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<hd>Cinema Under the Stars

<bt>The Workhouse rolled out "Cinema Under the Stars," the newest addition to the summer lineup at the facility that epitomizes the Workhouse’s goal of entertaining all ages. According to event director Joey Wallen, Workhouse staff sets up a large movie screen and 300 seats on the quad, and each night, a different movie will be shown. Attendees can also bring blankets and chairs and sit on the grass surrounding the seats and bring their own picnic food..

In addition, an hour prior to the event, games will be set up around the quad that appeal to all ages. Inside a tent, board games are available for the older crowd, and outside, a volleyball net and bocce court will also be set up. Dance contests and raffles will also be held and prizes will be given away.

"We set up the games because we want people to have things to do if they do not want to watch the movie or run around in 90 degree heat outside," Wallen said.

Cinema Under the Stars takes place last Friday and Saturday of each month at 8:30 p.m., with a different movie shown each night. The first movie, shown Friday and Saturday June 25 and 26, was "Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief," and drew 80 people the first night and more than 100 the second. Future movies include "Monsters vs. Aliens," "Princess and the Frog" and "Jaws." Admission is charged only by car, at $20 each, regardless of how many people are in it.

"It’s a night for the entire family," Wallen said. "We tried to pick titles that are attractive to the whole family, and we’ve also got pizza, popcorn, contests with door prizes and more, so pile into the car and come enjoy the night."

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<hdr15>Workhouse Events

<cal1>Saturday/July 3

<cal2>Patriotic Picnic. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Celebrate the Fourth of July at the Workhouse. Three local bands will perform and all studios will be open for artist demonstrations. Free.

<cal1>Saturday/July 10

<cal2>Ice Cream Social. 1-4 p.m. Buy a bowl made by a Workhouse ceramic artist and indulge in all the ice cream you can eat. $15/bowl.

2nd Saturday Art Walk. 6-9 p.m. Tour the Workhouse’s galleries and meet and see work made by resident artists. Free.

<cal1>Saturday/July 17

<cal2>Dead Man’s Hollow. 7:30 p.m. The local bluegrass group will perform a live show. Free.

<cal1>Friday/July 23

<cal2>Cinema Under the Stars. 8:30 p.m. Bring the family for a viewing of "Monsters vs. Aliens." Outside food and drink permitted; no outside alcohol. $20/non members; $15/Lorton Arts Foundation members.

<cal1>Saturday/July 24

<cal2>Cinema Under the Stars. 8:30 p.m. Bring the family for a viewing of "A Town Called Panic." Outside food and drink permitted; no outside alcohol. $20/non members; $15/Lorton Arts Foundation members.

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 7

<cal2>"L’Tanya Mari. 7:30 p.m. The jazz/blues fusion group will perform live. Free.

<cal1>Sunday/Aug. 8

<cal2>"Junk Food." 6 p.m. Local rock quartet Junk Food will perform live in the quad. $12/person, $10/Lorton Arts Foundation members.

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 14

<cal2>2nd Saturday Art Walk. 6-9 p.m. Tour the Workhouse’s galleries and meet and see work made by resident artists. Free.

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 21

<cal2>U.S.M.C. Wind Ensemble. 2 p.m. The renowned U.S. Marine Corps Wind Ensemble will perform a live show in the quad. Free.

<cal1>Friday/Aug. 27

<cal2>Cinema Under the Stars. 8:30 p.m. Bring the family for a viewing of "Princess and the Frog." Outside food and drink permitted; no outside alcohol. $20/non members; $15/Lorton Arts Foundation members.

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 28

<cal2>Cinema Under the Stars. 8:30 p.m. Bring the family for a viewing of "Jaws." Outside food and drink permitted; no outside alcohol. $20/non members; $15/Lorton Arts Foundation members.