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Free outdoor movie series returns to Infinity Park 7th annual Monday Movie Madness begins June 9

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he Seventh Annual Monday Movie Madness series is back this summer with another lineup of free movies shown in the Stadium at Infinity Park that is sure to please everyone in the family. As has become tradition, viewers have voted on and chosen the six movies that will be shown this year, some of which are recent box office hits combined with several classic favorites. Monday Movie Madness has become extremely popular with more than 550 percent growth in attendance over the years since it started. Monday Movie Madness begins on June 9 with everyone’s recent favorite flick, Frozen, followed by The Lego Movie on June 23. The classic hit from 1988, Big, starring Tom Hanks, will be shown on July 7. Fans can see the original Mary Poppins, starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke

on July 21. Aug. 4 brings Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory starring Gene Wilder to the big screen and to close the series on Aug. 18, the voter’s favorite year after year, will be The Princess Bride. New this year, Infinity Park has partnered up with Brigand Pictures to add an Independent Filmmaker Short Film Contest with the six finalists’ short films showcased immediately prior to each Monday Movie. With film submissions from around the world, a panel of judges has been tasked to review them and vote on their favorites. The winners of the film contest will be shown immediately prior to the feature movie at 7:45 p.m. All of the feature movies begin on the jumbo screen at 8 p.m., with the gates to the stadium at Infinity Park opening at 7 p.m. For more information on Monday Movie Madness or Infinity Park, visit www.infinityparkat glendale.com.

2014 Ford Escape Titanium AWD goes places By H. Throttle Ford’s motto “Go Further” is pretty practical, and so is owning a Ford car or pickup. I’ve driven a Ford car for the past 14 years, so I am maybe a little biased in this report about this great American iconic company, but Ford is one of the great American brands, like Coca-Cola. There is a Ford dealership in almost every town of any size in America; they dot the landscape and it was Henry Ford’s dream to have a car that the working people of America could own, drive and enjoy. His dream came true many years ago with the family dominated car empire. Ford hit a huge home run with their eco-boost engine technology a few years ago whereby they turbocharged an overhead valve 4-cylinder engine and created a power plant that could produce a very hefty drive and also provide fuel economy to match.

The Ford Escape averages 24 mpg, easily operating with a sixspeed transmission. Many Ford products are now pushing out toward 40 mpg that can challenge any of the hybrid products without the batteries. The Escape is nimble, handles well on the freeways, and has a good feel and ride. I would suggest a little more carpeting to ease the road noise that seemed a little loud at times. Stylish, smart-key entry, all the modern bells and whistles, a really good rear camera that gives a sharp image to the back of the vehicle. The Escape is a safety award winner and has almost perfect safety records with top ratings in all categories. The Escape is list priced at $35,030 and no doubt Ford dealers will do there best with special pricing and terms to put Americans in Henry Ford’s mission of having a working family own a good car.

The 2014 Ford Escape Titanium AWD has list priced at $35,030

2014 Tiguan SE is pure Volkswagen By H. Throttle The “People’s Car” was developed in Germany prior to World War II had a similar theme to that of Henry Ford who wanted all American working families to have a Ford car. The Volkswagen “bug” has been around for a long, long time and that distinctive style still are on the roadway, but powered by larger engines mounted in the front rather than the rear of the VW vehicles. Interesting Porsche is now owned by Volkswagen, that is the tail wagging the dog. The German car manufacturer is now the largest car manufacturer in the world with German top quality and engineering. The Tiguan is an all-wheel drive suburban style vehicle that is fully equipped with all-weather equipment and perfect for Colorado weather. Priced at $28,950, the Tiguan is

modestly priced compared to other outdoor AWD vehicles. A 4-cylinder turbo-charged engine produces 200 horsepower and 28 miles per gallon on the highway using a six-speed variable transmission and an S turbomode. Fun to drive – the Tiguan is nimble, has a fine ride, precise steering and comfortable leather covered seats. Heated outdoor mirrors and front seats provide warmth for sudden Colorado weather tantrums. Volkswagen needs to use a smart key rather than the key device for easy vehicle entry and start. Seat belt receptacle is much higher and easier to buckle than most vehicles. The name is hard to remember and spell, but the vehicle performance is top-notch and this vehicle warrants a close consumer look.

The 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan is modestly priced at $28,950.

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