Summer Movie Series at Malibu Country Mart

Great news! Malibu Country Mart’s Summer Movie Series begins tomorrow! 

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I don’t spend enough time at Malibu Country Mart. Every time I go there, I am reminded of how beautiful the location is, not to mention the people you see when you’re people watching there.

This weekend, Malibu Country Mart’s Summer Movie Series begins! The shopping center encourages families, shoppers, Malibu locals and movie fans to grab their beach blankets and picnic baskets to watch fun, family movies projected onto a giant outdoor screen.

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Saturday, June 11th: Pee Wee’s Big Adventure

Saturday, June 25th: Troop Beverly Hills

Saturday, July 2nd: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

This is a beautiful, calm place to bring your children. Swings and a sandbox are nearby if they somehow get bored! Parking is available all around Malibu Country Mart.

The movies chosen should appeal to children who are a little bit older. I watched Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure last summer with my kids who were 8 and 10 at the time. They laughed their little heads off, even if every other joke was a little too…mature…and didn’t register with them. On the other hand, they weren’t big fans of Pee Wee Herman. It wasn’t personal – they just hated his laugh. Blasphemy, I say. Your kids will probably appreciate him more…

Movies will begin at approximately 7:45 PM. Taverna Tony’s, Mr. Chow Malibu and Tra di Noi will also be open for guests to order menu items to enjoy during the films.

Malibu Country Mart
3835 Cross Creek Rd.
Malibu, CA 90265

Bike Back to School – Totally Do-able in Agoura Hills

My kids ride their bikes to school, and it’s the most wonderful thing. On days when they don’t have an after-school activity, they burst in the front door around 2:45 PM, yelling “Hi, Mom!” (or fighting with each other, more likely). I don’t have to rush out the door to get them to school on time, or sit in a hot sunny pick-up line of other cars, or jockey for a parking space. It’s all very suburban and old-fashioned.

That was the whole point of moving here.

If your kids are old enough to ride their bikes to school, with or without a parent riding along, you should encourage them to do it! Besides being incredibly convenient for you, it’s also good for them. Check out this infographic that shows results of a study by People For Bikes about bicycling in the US:

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Free Movie Nights at The Lakes

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The Lakes at Thousand Oaks will be hosting two summer movie nights in the park. Grass seating is available, and limited blankets will be provided. Free admission.

Enjoy dinner and a movie! Hot dog and root beer combo $4.99 special available at Lassens. Moviegoers may also enjoy $1 off all Lassens juice bar drinks and smoothies.

WHEN:       Saturday, August 8Toy Story

Saturday, August 22The Big Hero 6

Check-in: 6:30 p.m.

Movie begins at sundown (approximately 7:30 p.m.)

WHERE:    The lawn at The Lakes at Thousand Oaks

2200 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.

Thousand Oaks, CA 91362