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Partying since 1999, the Little Italy Open Air Film Fest is still rolling for 2015. The first movie airs Friday, July 3.

The flicks are screened on the wall of Ciao Bella Restaurant (236 S. High St.). This tradition started when the late John Pente allowed a projector to be set up in his third floor bedroom. He was a fervent supporter of the film fest until his death at age 100 in 2010. Pente’s family continues the tradition to this day.

Festivities start at 7 p.m. with live music, followed by the films at 9 p.m. And, there’s free popcorn.

Here’s the full 2015 schedule:

July 3: Moonstruck

July 10: Jersey Boys

July 17: The Wizard of Oz

July 24: Casablanca

July 31: Citizen Kane

August 7: Singin’ in the Rain

August 14: North by Northwest

August 21: Gone With the Wind

August 28: Cinema Paradiso

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.