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Thanksgiving Point’s Outdoor Movie Series Returns 

- Ashton Gardens hosts as social distancing measures are maintained-

LEHI, Utah (June 26, 2020) – Thanksgiving Point ( announced its Outdoor Movie Series for 2020 beginning Friday, July 3 with the original Toy Story. Each Friday through July features a movie at the Ashton Gardens Waterfall Amphitheatre. The area where guests will watch the movies is a 50,000 square foot grass area so that all families can maintain appropriate social distancing measures. This year’s theme is centered around “throwback” movies from the mid-1990’s when Thanksgiving Point was founded. 2020 marks the 25th Anniversary of Thanksgiving Point.

“We are excited to host the Outdoor Movie Series again,” stated Austin Brown, Director of Signature Experiences at Thanksgiving Point. “We want all guests to feel safe and secure while enjoying these classic movies. We will encourage everyone to stay within their family areas and be at least six feet apart at all times. We also encourage guests to practice good social distancing by wearing masks as they enter and exit Ashton Gardens.”

Ashton Gardens opened on May 1 following the “Utah Leads Together 2.0” moderate risk guidelines. The following movies are scheduled for the Outdoor Movie Series and begin at dusk each week:

  • Friday, July 3: Toy Story
  • Friday, July 10: Space Jam
  • Friday, July 17: Disney’s Hercules
  • Friday, July 24: Napoleon Dynamite
  • Friday, July 31: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Tickets for the Outdoor Movie Series are available at and are $10 for the general public and free for Thanksgiving Point members as part of the membership’s benefits.

Thanksgiving Point is committed to maintain a safe and healthy environment for all guests and employees. Masks for guests are not required but are encouraged. Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout guest areas. Other safety measures include monitoring team member’s daily temperatures, requiring employee face coverings, and additional cleaning and sanitation measures for public spaces.

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About Thanksgiving Point

Thanksgiving Point is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization comprised of farms, gardens, and museums collectively dedicated to providing opportunities for transformative family learning. Created in 1995 by Alan and Karen Ashton, Thanksgiving Point has become a center of community engagement for more than two million annual visitors from around the United States and the world. Thanksgiving Point is located at 3003 North Thanksgiving Way in Lehi, Utah. For more information, call 801.768.2300 or visit


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