Movies in the Park – Alpharetta begins this Saturday

Posted by Paul Murray on Wednesday Jun 26, 2013 Under Company News

Movies in the Park Alpharetta Georgia

Northside Hospital’s Movies in the Park™ begins it’s three event series in the Alpharetta / Johns Creek this Saturday, June 29 with a free outdoor movie showing of LIFE OF PI. Movie goers will enjoy a visually stunning experience as the award winning movie LIFE OF PI is presented on a two story tall inflatable movie screen in an open air setting at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park.

Families are encourage to arrive early for free face painting and children’s activities. Gates open at 7:00pm with the feature film starting around 9:00pm. The free outdoor movie event in Alpharetta offers two seating options: seating area under the roof of lawn seating.

Food vendors will be at the event to offer movie snacks. Picnic baskets or outside food is not allowed. Guests may bring bottled water.

The event is sponsored by Northside Hospital Forsyth, Southern Outdoor Cinema, The Alpharetta CVB and Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. For details for other free outdoor movies events in the tour visit

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Parental Guidance filmed in Alpharetta and Alanta

For most people, when the topic of the film industry comes up, Los Angeles, CA is the first location to come to mind. While it is true that Hollywood is an incredibly important place for the film industry and those who work in it, Los Angeles is not the only attractive American location for film makers. Atlanta, GA, and the communities surrounding Atlanta, have served as locations for many movies and television shows. Film makers choose locations based on a number of factors, but generous tax incentives offered by the state of Georgia certainly help to make Atlanta, GA an attractive location.

Parental Guidance, which came to theaters on December 25th 2012, was recently filmed in Alpharetta, GA and at various locations around Atlanta. This comedy is a great movie to see with the whole family, especially for Alpharetta and Atlanta residents, who might recognize some of the locations and faces in this movie. Johns Creek residents, in particular, will enjoy watching the Little League baseball scenes that were filmed at Ocee Park. Ocee Athletic Association players were even chosen as extras in these scenes. Piedmont Park, a beautiful park located near downtown Atlanta, was also chosen for filming.

Parental Guidance Alpharetta GA Filmed

Students at three area schools, Independence High School, located in Alpharetta, and Avondale Middle School and Atlanta International School, both located in Atlanta, will recognize scenes in Parental Guidance that feature their schools. A park bench scene, for example, was filmed at Independence High School. Other locations include Pebble Trail and First Baptist Church in Alpharetta, Georgia World Congress Center, Bloomingdale’s and Underground Atlanta in Atlanta, and Country Club of Roswell, Avondale MARTA station, Coolray Field, Cobb Energy Centre and a Chinese restaurant in areas surrounding Atlanta.

Some challenges did come up during the filming of Parental Guidance. One of the major complications had to do with filming in the winter, rather than the summer as was previously planned. While the actors struggled to keep warm in summer clothing during filming, the production crew got creative to make the locations work. In the house scene, for example, the grass was dead because it was winter so the production crew painted it green.

Parental Guidance is one of many movies filmed in and around the beautiful city of Atlanta. If you haven’t seen this movie yet, consider watching it with your family. If you live in or around Atlanta or Alpharetta, be sure to look for familiar places and faces as you watch. Watching a movie filmed in your own hometown is a special and fun experience.

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Free Outdoor Movie This Weekend in Alpharetta / Johns Creek

Posted by Paul Murray on Wednesday Sep 26, 2012 Under Company News

Northside Hospital’s Movies in the Park – Johns Creek / Alpharetta comes to a new venue: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park

Gather the family and come on out for a free family fun event. On September 29, 2012, at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park presents ICE AGE 4: Continental Drift on the big screen.

Come out early and get the kids faces painted by Then enjoy a showing of Ice Age 4 in a beautiful open air cinema setting. The movie will be shown on Southern Outdoor Cinema’s giant three story tall inflatable movie screen.

The Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park is an open air venue with seating, so no need to bring your blankets.

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  • Date: September 29, 2012
  • Gates open at 6:30
  • Movie: Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (PG)
  • Movie begins at 7:30pm
  • Free Kids Face Painting from 6:30-7:30pm
  • This Event is Rain Or Shine.
  • Please note: No outside food or beverages are allowed with the exception of one factory sealed bottle of water per guest. Our concession areas will be open.

Venue Address:
Verizon Wireless Amphithteare at Encore Park 2200 Encore Parkway Alpharetta, GA 30009

Sponsored By:
Northside Hospital Forsyth, Southern Outdoor Cinema, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, The Alpharetta CVB and Neighbor Newspapers.

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