Fest aims to raise money for California parks

'Pirates' movies to screen at family-friendly event

The third annual ParkFilm Fest will be held on Saturday, May 5, at the Paramount lot in Los Angeles.

Raising funds for California’s State Parks, which are being threatened by budget cuts, the family-friendly event will offer back-to-back screenings of the first three “Pirates of the Caribbean” films as well as activities for kids, food trucks and other amenities.

“We’re incredibly proud to be holding our third annual ParkFilm Fest,” said President of California State Parks Foundation Elizabeth Goldstein. “State parks are an integral part of California’s history, as much as they are a part of the entertainment industry’s history. Our film festival will help keep these beloved state parks open-so that their beauty can continue to be enjoyed by our children and grandchildren.”

Also on site will be a select group of actors and filmmakers from the “Pirates of the Caribbean” trilogy who will participate in a special Q&A.

Guests are encouraged to come dressed as a pirate or their favorite character from the films.

To buy tickets to ParkFilm Fest, and help keep California state parks thriving, please visit calparks.org.

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