Bridget Jones’s Baby – Opens Friday, September 16After breaking up with Mark Darcy, Bridget Jones's "happily ever after" hasn't quite gone according to plan. Forty something and single again, she decides to focus on her job as top news producer and surround herself with old friends and new. For once, Bridget has everything completely under control. What could possibly go wrong?Then her love life takes a turn and Bridget meets a dashing American named Jack, the suitor who is everything Mr. Darcy is not. In an unlikely twist she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch - she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby's father.Rated RBlair Witch – Opens Friday, September 16A group of college students venture into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to uncover the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of James' sister who many believe is connected to the legend of the Blair Witch. At first the group is hopeful, especially when a pair of locals offer to act as guides through the dark and winding woods, but as the endless night wears on, the group is visited by a menacing presence. Slowly, they begin to realize the legend is all too real and more sinister than they could have imagined.
For a little over two weeks in September and the start of October, the city of Munich — the one in Bavaria, Germany — sees a flood of 6 million visitors who want to celebrate beer, bratwurst, pretzels, polka and lederhosen (or dirndl for the ladies). Yes, we just described the famous Oktoberfest festival.If you can’t make it to Munich, however, don’t despair. Arizona hosts plenty of Oktoberfest festivals that include all of the above and more. While they typically only last a few days, they take place from mid-September to early November, which means means you can enjoy Oktoberfest for almost two months, if you’re so inclined.Before we tell you when and where those festivals happen, however, take a look at some fun facts about Oktoberfest, courtesy of oktoberfest.deand oktoberfestbeerfestivals.com:Oktoberfest originally began on October 12, 1810, as a marriage celebration of Bavaria’s Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese Charlotte Luise of Saxony-Hildburghausen.Oktoberfest eventually moved to September to take advantage of the warmer evening weather.The Munich Oktoberfest always takes place at Theresienwiese (“Therese’s meadow”), which is the same meadow where the original marriage ceremony happened. After the wedding, they renamed the meadow in honor of Princess (later Queen) Therese.Locals shorten Theresienwiese to “Wiesn” and refer to Oktoberfest as “die Wiesn.”The Wiesn “meadow” covers 4.5 million square feet, or 103 acres. In size that puts it between the Arizona State Fairgrounds at 80 acres and the 140-acre Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.In 2015, Oktoberfest revelers consumed 7.3 million liters of beer (almost 2 million gallons), which would fill nearly three Olympic swimming pools or around 40,000 bathtubs.Officially, Oktoberfest lasts for 16 days and ends the first weekend in October. However, if the final day falls before October 3 (aka German Unity Day), then one or two extra days are added. This year, the festival will last 17 days.Now with your appetite whetted, here are Arizona’s Oktoberfest festivals. We will add more as we find them.Litchfield Park 12th Annual Oktoberfest