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La Peg launches outdoor movie series under the Ben Franklin Bridge

Catch outdoor movie screenings this summer at the Haas Biergarten at La Peg.
Photograph: Courtesy FringeArts

Lately we’ve been seeing signs of summer approaching all over the place—from the opening of all your favorite beer gardens and rooftop bars to outdoor festivals like the big one happening this weekend on South Street. But we’re still missing at least one big staple of the season: outdoor movies! But not for long…

La Peg announced this week that it’s bringing back its popular weekly alfresco screening event, the Louis Bluver Outdoor Movie Series, in just over a month, on June 6. The flicks are shown just outside the venue, in the Haas Biergarten, which is idyllically situated beneath the twinkling Benjamin Franklin Bridge and just across the street from Race Street Pier.

Films begin every Wednesday at 8:30pm—which gives you just enough time to freshen up after work before heading over for the movie, beer, $10 themed cocktails and a picnic-inspired menu of char-grilled burgers and more summertime grub.

The film lineup was curated by FringeArts’ Catherine Haas and features a particular theme each month: In June, look out for iconic high school movies such as Mean Girls and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off; July is 1990s action flicks like Con Air and The Fifth Element; and August is all about those nostalgic summer camp-inspired classics, like The Parent Trap and Moonrise Kingdom. Check out the full schedule below, which highlights what films are playing and the themed cocktails the bartender will be cranking out that night.

June 6: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, paired with The Reverse Ferrari (watermelon-cucumber lemonade with vodka)

June 13: Can’t Hardly Wait, paired with Jungle Juice (vodka and rum with lime, triple sec, curacao and cranberry juice)

June 20: Mean Girls, paired with “On Wednesdays, We Drink Pink” Cosmos (vodka with cranberry and lime juices and triple sec)

June 27: 10 Things I Hate About You, paired with She Kissed Me in the Car (tequila with blood orange, lime and triple sec)

July 11: Men in Black, paired with The Neuralyzer (vodka, with Kahlua and soda)

July 18: Con Air, paired with The Mullet (gin with blackberry puree, lemon and soda)

July 25: The Fifth Element, paired with Ruby Red Rod (vodka with grapefruit juice and grenadine)

August 1: Moonrise Kingdom, paired with The Black Beacon Storm (Gosling’s rum with ginger beer and lime)

August 8: The Parent Trap, paired with Blonde Redhead (Aperol with sparkling wine and soda)

August 15: Wet Hot American Summer, paired with Bug Juice (rum with pineapple, orange and cranberry juices and fresh lime)

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