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Town Center to feature ‘Paddington’ in outdoor movie series

The Citrus Town Center, stock photo. Citrus Heights Sentinel. Photo by Luke Otterstad
The Citrus Town Center, stock photo. Citrus Heights Sentinel

The Citrus Town Center plans to show the third film of its summer outdoor movie series on July 11, this time featuring the 2014 “Paddington” film on the center’s huge inflatable projector at the corner of Greenback Lane and Sunrise Boulevard.

Organizers say the PG-rated animated film will begin at dusk, and attendees can enjoy some pre-movie music and entertainment — along with free popcorn and raffle entry for some town center merchant prizes. A framed Polaroid picture with the event and date is also promised as a free gift for those who show up early, according to the town center’s web page.

As seating is on cement, attendees are asked to bring their own chairs rather than blankets, and organizers ask for large coolers, glass containers, and alcohol to stay home. Strollers are allowed and handicap seating is available, according to the town center.

The outdoor movie series is one of many activities the Citrus Town Center sponsors throughout the year, as part of its goal to foster a “community feel” for the neighborhood shopping center. In 2012, the former “Sunrise Festival Shopping Center” finalized its nearly $4 million remodel, featuring new landscaping, store frontages, outdoor seating areas, and a prominently displayed new name at the corner of Greenback Lane and Sunrise Avenue.

A final outdoor showing in the Center’s summer series has been planned for the night of August 8, according to

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