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My Town GR Central: Movies in the Park announces summer lineup
My Town GR Central: Movies in the Park announces summer lineup

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— The lineup is out for this year’s Movies in The Park series.

This is the second season for the free summer-long event by Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. and Friends of Grand Rapids Parks.  Last year, the series attracted 10,000 people downtown.  The films were selected with this year’s theme in mind- “Films Through Time”.  The schedule is as follows:

  • June 6: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1940s)
  • June 20: Grease (1950s)
  • July 11: Dreamgirls (1960s)
  • July 25: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1970s)
  • Aug. 8: Top Gun (1980s)
  • Aug. 22: DOUBLE FEATURE: Voters’ Choice and Jurassic Park (1990s)

The Voter’s Choice film will be selected by public vote between June 6 and July 11. Each movie will air on a giant blow-up screen set up in Ah-Nab-Awen Park.  Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and refreshments for each viewing. Each film night will also include pre-movie activities.

An April video teasing ahead to the series lineup drew more than 5,500 views. Viewers who correctly identified all six of the films scheduled to air have been entered to win a home projector system. The winner of the contest will be announced at the first Movies in the Park event on June 6.

Celebration! Cinema is a sponsor of the Movies in the Park series. Any other businesses interested in sponsoring movie nights may contact Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. at (616) 719-4610. 

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