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Ray Routhier

Portland Press Herald staff writer Ray Routhier will try anything. Once. During 20 years at the Press Herald he’s been equally attracted to stories that are unusually quirky and seemingly mundane. He’s taken rides on garbage trucks, sought out the mother of two rock stars, dug clams, raked blueberries, and spent time with the family of bedridden man who finds strength in music. Nothing too dangerous mind you, just adventurous enough to find the stories of real Mainers doing real cool things.

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Posted: July 15, 2015

Free outdoor films in Portland and South Portland this summer at Congress Square Park, Bayside Bowl & Bug Light Park

Written by: Ray Routhier
Some of the films being screened at the Bug Light Film Series this summer.

Some of the films being screened at the Bug Light Film Series this summer.

Summers are so short in Maine, there’s great incentive to stay outside as much as possible.

This summer you don’t even have to go indoors to watch a movie, if you don’t want to.

Greater Portland is host to several free outdoor movie series this summer, playing films that range from family fare like “Cinderella” and “Toy Story” to more cutting edge works like “Dazed and Confused” and “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.”

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Here’s a list of some of the free outdoor films happening the rest of this summer:


Bug Light Park, at the end of Madison Street, South Portland. Films start at dusk, approximately 8:45 p.m.

Thursday: “The Wizard of Oz”

July 23: “Toy Story”

July 30: “Cinderella”


Congress Square Park, Congress and High streets, Portland.

Sunday: “Sunset Boulevard” 8:20 p.m.

July 26: “American Graffiti” 8:15 p.m.

Aug. 2: “To Kill A Mockingbird” 8 p.m.

Aug. 9: “A Streetcar Named Desire” 7:45 p.m.

Aug. 16: “Rear Window” 7:45 p.m.

Aug. 23: “Peter Pan” (animated) 7:15 p.m.

Aug. 30: “Annie Hall” 7:15 p.m.


Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland. Films start at sunset.

Wednesday: “Dazed and Confused”

July 29: “Gimme Shelter”

August 5: “Spies Like Us”

August 12: “Weird Science”

August 19: “Stop Making Sense”

August 26: “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou”

September 2: “Mars Attacks”

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