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Wednesday, July 11


Are the recently arrived warm summer nights causing you to crave some time outdoors? Idaho Botanical Garden provides an array of ways to spend time in the open air—including classes, food and wine events, concerts up the ying yang and now, movie screenings.

IBG kicks off its Movies in the Garden series Wednesday, July 11, with an outdoor screening of Mama Mia! The musical is the first in a six-movie lineup that includes Indiana Jones and The Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Goonies, Hairspray, Some Like it Hot and Napoleon Dynamite. Movies will be shown through Wednesday, Sept. 19. Gates open at 7 p.m., and movies begin at the ever-elusive time of "dusk."

The movie setup is reminiscent of old-time drive-in theaters, with movies projected on a giant outdoor screen. But instead of watching in your automobile, attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, picnics and lots of friends and family. Food and beverage vendors will be on site with an array of sandwiches, salads and more traditional movie fare like popcorn and candy. Attendees of legal imbibing age can enjoy beer and wine.

Funds from Movies in the Garden will go toward educational programs in horticulture, conservation and gardening.