Outdoor movie fans, keep your Friday nights reserved this summer. Sundown Cinema will be back for its ninth straight season starting on Friday, June 29th.

We have another great movie lineup this year with a highly selective collection of movie classics along with a few blockbusters. As always, by Sundown Cinema tradition, the last movie will be decided on in the final weeks by audience input.

Sundown Cinema 2012 Movie Schedule

  • June 29 - The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
  • July 6 - Rocky (1976)
  • July 13 - To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
  • July 20 - Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid (1969)
  • July 27 - Harold & Maude (1971)
  • August 3 - The Big Sleep (1946)
  • August 10 - Mary Poppins
  • August 17 - Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
  • August 24 - The Candidate (1972)
  • August 31 - Audience Choice

Sponsorship Opportunities Available for Sundown Cinema
Sundown Cinema is a movie series produced by the community for the community and it's completely dependent upon volunteer labor, sponsorships, and donations. If your business or organization would like to support the movie series and get some terrific exposure at the same time, please click here and download our Sponsorship Kit. Opportunities start at just $100. For additional information, please e-mail [email protected].

Want to Volunteer at Sundown Cinema?
We're looking for responsible, reliable people with a good sense of humor to join our volunteer team! Please click here for more information.


Monterey Bay Aquarium is pleased to announce that, for the first time ever, we're now exhibiting a sandbar shark in our million-gallon Open Sea Exhibit. The male shark, originally from Hawaii, has been growing up behind the scenes in our Animal Research & Care Center in Marina. The new shark, which went on exhibit April 26, is 43 pounds and measures four feet, six inches.

The sandbar shark (carcharhinus plumbeus) is one of the largest coastal pelagic sharks, found worldwide in subtropical waters, and can be eight feet long. True to its name, this beautiful shark is often found in sandy or muddy areas close to land. Also known as the brown or thickskin shark, it's easily recognized by its large dorsal (top) fin. It's doing very well on exhibit! You can even check out the new shark on our live web cam!


A message from Bill Whipple, President of the New Monterey Neighborhood Association (NMNA):

Humbly, I ask you to please consider joining the NMNA's Board. Our bylaws authorize up to 11 members...and there are only 4 Board member now! The time commitment is really quite small - 1-2 hours per month for the board meeting, plus whatever time you choose to spend on what interests you.

The NMNA Board is facing some real challenges right now. Our April meeting had to be cancelled due to a lack of a quorum. Attendance by more than half of the board members is required for an official meting, and two of the four board members were unable to make the meeting.

Please consider stepping up and contributing to the community. We need you! For more information, please phone Howard Fosler at 831-649-6935 or Sharon Dwight at 831-375-0841.


Its called Zenith BODYWORK for a reason. This is not your everyday massage. At Zenith Bodywork, I provide therapeutic techniques specifically designed to the needs to each individual. Bodywork is for those people that suffer from chronic pain due to muscular dysfunction caused by stress, injury, or repetative action at work. I strive to facilitate in Range of Motion improvement as well as a decrease in pain in as little as just one session.

Specialties include: Deep Tissue, Pre & Post Event Sports Massage, Therapeutic Relaxation, Trigger Point Therapy, Tense and Relax Stretching, Deep Cross Fiber Friction, & Facilitated Range of Motion Improvement

The New Monterey Business Association wants YOU to pick the movies for Movies in the Park 2012. It's easy as one, two, see.

ONE: Nominate. Pick three movies you'd like to see and send us the list via e-mail, through our Facebook page, or by clicking on "Add Comment" at the bottom of this post. Nominations must be received by Tuesday, May 15. Please note: all nominations should be PG-13 or below (no R-rated movies) and run less than 2 hours.

TWO: Vote. The ten most nominated movies will be voted on by the public at (Voting begins Tuesday, May 22 and ends Tuesday, June 5.)

SEE: The three movies that get the most votes will be shown this year at Movies in the Park in Scholze Park. Show dates this year are July 14, August 11, and September 8. Movies start a half-hour after sunset.


Willow Glen Massage is a therapeutic massage clinic specializing in "Custom" massages. We use Deep Tissue, Trigger Point therapy, Pre Natal, Cranial Sacral, Sports and Swedish techniques to accomodate your body's need. We believe at WIllow Glen Massage that everyone is an individual so why not treat your body like an individual. With Lead Therapist/Owner Casey Amaral having over 12 years experience in the massage industry and new comer Amber Sulligan Reiki practitioner, you will always leave feeling Relaxed, Relieved and Rejuvenated.

On the Beach is proud to sponsor the 2012 Monterey Bay Skate Jam Series! The one and only monthly skateboarding event on the Monterey Peninsula, our skate jams are designed to be a fun and interactive competitive event for riders, friends, and family alike. With a live DJ, product tosses, food, and drinks (and, on occasion, demos, games of skate, and other fun events), we invite skaters, friends, and family to come out and enjoy the day with us.

There are 4 age divisions: 8 and under, 9-12, 13-15, and 16 and up. Riders will be judged based on (in order of importance): creativity, style, consistency, variety (in tricks and use of obstacles), and difficulty.

Sign-ups start at 10am, contests start at 11am. Normally, the event runs until 3pm. Dates and locations are as follows:

April 21 - Marina Skate Park
Marina City Teen Center, 304 Hillcrest Ave

May 12 - Marina Skate Park
Marina City Teen Center, 304 Hillcrest Ave

June 16 - Monterey Skate Park
El Estero Park, Pearl St. & Camino Aguajito

July 7 - Monterey Skate Park
El Estero Park, Pearl St. & Camino Aguajito

August 11 - Marina Skate Park
Marina City Teen Center, 304 Hillcrest Ave

September 15 - Monterey Skate Park
El Estero Park, Pearl St. & Camino Aguajito

October 13 Championship - Marina Skate Park
Marina City Teen Center, 304 Hillcrest Ave


Welcome to Lighthouse District in the News, an occasional post featuring recent news articles on Monterey's Lighthouse District. Please click the links below to read the full articles.

Off the Menu: Battle of the Burgers - Round 1 (Bulldog British Pub)
by Raul N.
Monterey Herald, 04/12/12

Uphill Battle: Cyclists Advocate for a New Monterey Bike Path; Neighbors Push Back
by Sara Rubin
Monterey County Weekly, 04/19/12