GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The lineup for this summer’s popular Movies in the Park was revealed Tuesday morning by Downtown Grand Rapids Inc.
The fourth annual free movie series will be shown at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids on six Friday nights starting in June:
- June 3: “The Wizard of Oz”
- June 17: “Men in Black”
- July 8: “A League of Their Own”
- July 22: “The Mask of Zorro”
- August 5: “Edward Scissorhands”
- August 19 double feature: “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and a to-be-determined movie that will be chosen by voters starting June 3
The movies are shown on a 50-foot screen starting at dusk.
Pre-movie entertainment starts at 7 p.m. Movie-goers should bring their own blanket, chairs, beer, wine and snacks, though there will be food vendors at the park. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
Movie-goers will notice some new things this year including subtitles for Spanish-speaking attendees and people with hearing impairments. Spanish subtitles will be displayed on movies played on June 3, July 8 and Aug. 5. English subtitles will be displayed on films played on June 17, July 22 and Aug. 19.
“We really put a focus on building a welcome, inclusive environment — really attracting all Grand Rapidians to come down and have a great time in the park and enjoy a beloved film. That’s really what it’s all about,” said Kris Larson with Downtown Grand Rapids Inc.
Last year, Movies in the Park attracted more than 31,000 people and brought in an estimated $664,000 in revenue for downtown Grand Rapids.