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The city of Palmdale presents “The Avengers” at Family Movie Nights this Friday, Aug. 16, at The Palmdale Amphitheater, 2723 Rancho Vista Blvd.

Tickets are $2, with kids 12 and under admitted free. The gates will open at 6:30 p.m. and the movie starts at dusk.

Families will also be allowed to bring a picnic dinner and non-alcoholic beverages.

In this Marvel Studios production, “The Avengers” comprised of the super hero team-up of a lifetime, including iconic Marvel legends Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow.

When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster, a daring recruitment effort, spanning the globe, begins.

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, and Jeremy Renner, the movie is rated PG-13.

“We’ll also be hosting a ‘Care With Cans’ Food Drive,” said recreation supervisor Annie Pagliaro. “For each canned food item you donate, you’ll receive a raffle ticket for some great prizes. The food drive will benefit the South Antelope Valley Emergency Services (SAVES).”

Waste Management will also collect gently-used clothing at Family Movie Nights to benefit SAVES.

Sponsors of Family Movie Nights are the Antelope Valley Mall, High Desert Medical Group, Time Warner Cable Channel 3 News, Valleywide Dental, and Waste Management.

For more information, call (661) 267-5611 or visit www.cityofpalmdale.org/theamp.