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Atlantic Film Festival announces Summer of Superheroes

For the Outdoor Film Experience June 26-August 21


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It's a cape escape every weekend from June 26 to August 21. Instead of focusing on an actor or director, The Atlantic Film Festival's Outdoor Film Experience is going broad with a genre: superheroes. Costumes encouraged, but I doubt you needed any encouraging, really.

Now in Bedford and Dartmouth as well as on that big ol' screen at the south end of the Halifax Waterfront Tall Ships Quay, the films will be preceded by Atlantic Canadian produced short films in a joint presentation with CBC, called Summer Shorts. This year’s program will celebrate 20 years of the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative’s (AFCOOP) filmmaker development program, FILM5. (this is truly worth hauling a chair and a blanket and some snacks out early for, those films are rad).

All films are free, they begin at dusk and gates will open one hour prior to each screening. Please check for weather updates and cancellations by tuning into The Bounce 101.3 and at There are no rain dates.

Halifax Waterfront screenings:

Friday, July 17: Spiderman, 2002, 121min (Rated PG)
Friday, July 24: Superman: The Movie, 1978, 137min (Rated PG)
Friday, July 31: X-Men: First Class, 2011, 132min (Rated PG)
Friday, August 7: Batman, 1989, 126min (Rated PG)
Friday, August 14: Guardians of the Galaxy, 2014, 121min (Rated PG)
Friday, August 21: Marvel’s The Avengers, 2012, 142min (Rated PG)

Bedford and Dartmouth screenings:

Friday, June 26: The Lego Movie, 2014, 100min (Rated G) at DeWolf Park, Bedford as part of Bedford Days.

Sunday, June 28: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 1990, 93min (Rated PG) at Sunnyside Mall, Bedford as part of Bedford Days.
*This screening is both a “bring your own chair” and a drive-in movie.

Friday, July 10: X-Men: Days of Future Past, 2014, 131min (Rated PG) at Pondside Amphitheatre, Hector Gate, Dartmouth.

Saturday, August 8: Men in Black, 1997, 98min (Rated PG) at Ferry Terminal Park, Dartmouth.

Saturday, August 15: The Incredibles, 2004, 115min (Rated PG) at Pondside Amphitheatre, Hector Gate, Dartmouth.

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