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Movies In The Park Are Back


Looking for fun summer activities in Grand Rapids? Look no further than GR’s Movies In The Park. Every other Friday from June through August, classic and modern movies will be projected on a large screen in Ah-Nah-Awen Park.

Many movies are considered cult hits. With some very iconic movie figures. Dressing in costume, and cosplay is encouraged.

“We’re taking Movies in the Park to a new level this year with the addition of a 400 square foot  LED video wall and a double feature each of the six movie nights,” said Chief Outcomes Officer Andy Guy. “We invite Grand Rapidians to pack a picnic, grab a favorite blanket or chair and enjoy a night out under the stars watching fantastic films for free beside the Grand Rapids.”

Pre-movie entertainment will start at 6:30 p.m. and  includes, a live DJ, film fan facts, photo booths and food vendors. With two movie presentations each night at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

The 2017 season line up will be:

June 16

  • “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory”
  • “Pan’s Labyrinth”

July 7

  • “Mrs. Doubtfire”
  • “Forest Gump”

July 17

  • “The Book Of Life”
  • “Jaws”

July 28

  • “Zootopia”
  • “Star Trek”

August 4

  • “Selena”
  • “The Bodyguard’

August 18

  • “Remember The Titans”
  • “Pitch Perfect”

The events fill up quickly, so parking early is recommended and free bike parking is provided. Kids under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information take a look at the Movies in the Park webpage.

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