June in Port Washington means one thing. A Pirate invasion! This year the pirates have decided to show up a wee bit early and host the opening night of the movie: "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" at both the Marcus North Shore Cinema, and Saukville Cinema locations Friday April 27th. "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" is a fun family film about a band of eccentric pirates who are desperately trying to win the coveted Pirate of the Year Award. The Pirate Captain voiced by Hugh Grant must find a way to outsmart this year’s tough competition: Cutlass Liz played by Salma Hayek, and the dreaded Black Bellamy played by Jeremy Piven. "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" Directed by Pete Lord known for the "Wallace and Gromit", series along with the popular movie "Chicken Run". "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" is rated PG.
The fun begins Friday April 27th at 6:45pm at the North Shore Cinema in Mequon, and 7:05pm at the Saukville Cinema. The pirates will be bringing along loot, and goodie bags for all who attend. The North Shore location will also offer $3.00 off any large pizza at the Zaffiro’s Pizza restaurant within the theatre for anyone who dresses up as a pirate (Please leave any weapons back on the ship). There will also be door prizes and lots of pirate fun!
Those visiting North Shore Cinema can also visit the Zaffiro's restaurant after the show for their Sassy Hour specials. Every Friday after 9PM, Zaffiro's offers $5.00 personal pizzas, $5.00 Margaritas, and $3.00 beer specials, along with live music until 11PM.
Pirate Fest has become a June tradition in Port Washington. This year the festival is held June 1-3 in downtown Port Washington by the lakefront. Some of the activities featured will be an invasion, Buccaneer Bash, Fireworks, Pirate Parade, and Children’s activities. Check out their Facebook page for more details and this year's schedule.