The City of Atascadero Community Services Department and Presenting Sponsor Jiffy Lube bring you the 2012 Movies in the Gardens, running every Saturday through Aug. 25th, beginning at approximately 8:15 pm.

Saturday Aug. 11th see "The Lion King." One of the most popular Disney animated musicals, The Lion King presents the story of a lion cub's journey to adulthood and acceptance of his royal destiny. Simba begins life as an honored prince, the son of the powerful King Mufasa. The cub's happy childhood turns tragic when his evil uncle, Scar, murders Mufasa and drives Simba away from the kingdom. In exile, the young lion befriends the comically bumbling pair of Pumbaa the warthog and Timon the meerkat; he lives a carefree jungle life. As he approaches adulthood, however, he is visited by the spirit of his father, who instructs him to defeat the nefarious Scar and reclaim his rightful throne.

All shows are held in the Sunken Gardens Park located at 6500 Palma Avenue in Atascadero and are family appropriate (rated G&PG). This event is totally FREE! Everyone is encouraged to bring family and friends to enjoy an evening of action-packed entertainment and fun. A snack bar will be open every week with tasty treats and beverages to purchase, provided by St. Luke's Episcopal Church and the Teens at Work.

For more information, please visit or call (805) 461-5000.