The City of Hartford presents a lucky number of free movies (13 of them) this summer in eight area parks, starting with the '80s classic "Back to the Future" (pictured) starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd. Bring chairs and/or a blankie, some refreshments (vendors will also be hanging around) and some stuff to entertain the kids (there'll be some of that on-hand too, including face-painting, games, etc.) Picknicking is encouraged. (But it's a little cruel that they didn't program the "Back to the Future" sequels. How will we know what happens to Marty, Doc Brown and Crispin Glover?)
Hartford Parks Free Movies After Dark
June 14-Sept. 6, various locations; first movie: "Back to the Future," June 14, 8:27 p.m., Bushell Park, Hartford, (860) 757-9009 (weather line).