HAYWARD -- The city's first Movie on the Plaza of the summer takes place Friday and will feature "Madagascar 3."

The free outdoor movie screening will begin at 8:15 p.m. at City Hall Plaza, in front of City Hall, 777 Watkins St.

The free family-friendly movies will be shown on the fourth Fridays of the month during the summer. "Brave" is planned for July 26, "Rise of the Guardians" on Aug. 23 and "Hotel Transylvania" on Sept. 27.