Did you have a chance to attend Movies at the Fort this summer? Presented by the Sutter District and Sutter Health, Movies at the Fort returned to the historic walls of Sutter’s Fort on Second Saturdays this summer, welcoming nearly 500 attendees combined to three movies. The series kicked off with Captain Marvel (June), followed by A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (July) and Up (August). Guests were invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs to set up on the grassy area, with the movies being projected on the exterior of the fort walls closest to L and 26th streets. Fresh popcorn was served along with adult beverages for the 21+ crowd.

Friends of Sutter’s Fort would like to thank the Sutter District and Sutter Health for hosting Movies at the Fort and for utilizing the walls of the Fort in a way that brings the community together.

The use of the walls  is especially meaningful to us, as it was not so long ago that we funded the restoration of the exterior walls with the help of former Friends of Sutter’s Fort board member and philanthropist Ron Leineke.  The project was the largest restoration undertaking since Sutter’s Fort SHP became a part of the California State park system in 1946. The cost to complete the protect was over $600,000 and took nearly a year to finish. During that time the Fort saw repointing mortar, repairing cracks, and applying fresh ‘breathable’ paint to better protect the surface from the elements.

For more information on Movies at the Fort or other community events hosted by the Sutter District, please visit our friends at Explore Midtown.