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Summer drive-in movies begin tonight

The Town of Babylon’s summer movie series starts tonight at 8:30 p.m. with a drive-in screening of “Dolphin Tale” at Overlook Beach.

For the rest of the summer, free movies will show be screened every other Monday at 8:30 p.m. on Town Hall Lawn. The schedule is: “Hugo,” July 9; “Kung Fu Panda 2,” July 23; “Beetlejuice,” Aug. 6; “The Muppets,” Aug. 20.

“We’re trying to encourage people to take the summer months to bond with their children,” said Town supervisor Rich Schaffer. “Hang out, have some popcorn, enjoy a nice night.”

Movies were picked by the department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, he said.

His own pick for a summer movie is the 1972 farce, “What’s Up, Doc?” starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan O’Neal.

“Probably one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen, and I watch it a couple of times every year,” he said. “But I don’t know how many other people would want to see it.”

Each carload attending tonight’s movie is asked to donate $10 to benefit the 9/11 Hometown Memorial, located between Cedar and Overlook beaches.

For all movies, people looking to make sure they're still playing should call the town's parks, recreation and cultural affairs department at 631-893-2100.

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