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Movies in the Gardens returns with Encanto Aug. 6 

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Free event series runs through Sept. 3

– The City of Atascadero and supporting sponsors will present the 2022 Movies in the Gardens series starting Aug. 6.  Movies will show Saturdays through Sept. 3 (except Aug. 20). All of the movies are family-friendly and will begin at approximately 8:15 p.m. in the Sunken Gardens located at 6500 Palma Avenue in Atascadero. This event is totally free. Attendees are encouraged to bring their blankets and low-back chairs to enjoy an evening of entertainment and fun.

On Saturday, Aug. 6, will be Walt Disney Animation Studios’, “Encanto” (PG). “Encanto” tells the story of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live in a magic house in the hidden mountains of Columbia in a wonderous, charmed place called an Encanto. The magic of Encanto has blessed every child in the family, except one, Mirabel. But when she discovers the magic of Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family’s last hope. This film features songs by Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award-winning song artist, Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Other movies being shown at Sunken Gardens this summer are “Clifford the Big Red Dog” (PG) on Aug. 13, “Sing 2” (PG) on Aug. 27 and “Eternals” (PG-13) on Sept. 3. Paradise Shaved Ice will be available at every movie selling concessions.

For more information, please visit or call (805) 470-3360.

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