Movie audiences have benefitted from gorgeous weather so far this year for the Movies in the Amphitheatre series hosted by Camden Public Library. The outdoor movies begin at dusk and are free; attendees should bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating. If the weather is rainy, the films are shown indoors.

The summer film series began with a successful showing (in the fog) of Hitchcock’s “The Trouble with Harry.” There were about 100 film buffs in the amphitheater that night for the show; the second week, more than 250 watched “The Princess Bride” from the tiers of seating around the Camden Amphitheatre.

The movies in the rest of the series will be “Babe, The Gallant Pig” (1995, G, 89 minutes) on Aug. 3; “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” (1969, M [original rating], 110 minutes) on Aug. 10; and “The Absent-Minded Professor” (1961, G, 92 minutes) on Aug. 17.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to