Movies in the Park 2024

Next date: Friday, July 26, 2024 | 08:45 PM to 10:30 PM

Grab your blanket or a few chairs and come out for a free family friendly movie in the park. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket. No RSVP. No Tickets. In the case of inclement weather the movies will be moved inside the Recreation Center.

Movies will begin around 8:45-9:00 p.m. depending on sunset.

Sponsored by Lincoln Parks and Recreation and the Lincoln Parks Foundation.

2024 Schedule

Friday, June 7: Wonka

This fantasy musical film follows the story of Willy Wonka, the famous but eccentric chocolatier based on the character from Roald Dahl's novel. In particular, it emphasizes his rise to the top. The narrative traces his beginnings as a young adult who started as an employee selling chocolate in a store until he became driven to enter the chocolate industry eventually. This film acts as a prequel to the 1971 film adaptation of Dahl's novel.

Location:  Air Park Community Center (4900 Mike Scholl St.)
Released:  2023
Rating: PG
Length: 112 minutes
Cast:  Timothée Chalamet, Olivia Colman, Hugh Grant, Sally Hawkins, Jim Carter

Luca.jpg Friday, June 14:  Luca

Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, Disney and Pixar’s original feature film “Luca” is a coming-of-age story about one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: they are sea monsters from another world just below the water’s surface.

Location:  Antelope Park Bandshell (1650 Memorial Drive)
Released: 2021
Rating: PG
Length: 101 minutes
Cast:  Francesca Fanti, Gino D'Acampo, Jacob Tremblay, Jack Dylan Grazer, Maya Rudolph

Friday, June 21:   Migration  

The animated film tells the story of a family of ducks dreaming of the perfect getaway vacation. Mack, the overprotective father, cannot take the risk of traveling from New England all the way to Jamaica. When his two kids, Dax and Gwen, try to convince him to take the leap, Mack must navigate the tricky route through New York City while keeping his family safe.

Location:  Irving Recreation Center Greenspace (2010 Van Dorn)
Released:  2023
Rating: PG
Length:  82 minutes
Cast:  Elizabeth Banks, Awkwafina, Danny DeVito, Kumail Nanjiani, Keegan-Michael Key

Friday, July 12:   Wish  

A young woman named Asha possesses wild wishes for happiness. After making a wish on a starry night, Asha is surprised when Star, a ball of cosmic energy, comes down to accompany her. Asha and Star must work together to defeat the ruthless ruler, King Magnifico, who threatens the safety of her local community. With Asha's unstoppable courage and Star's magical powers, nothing is impossible.

Location:  Antelope Park Bandshell (1650 Memorial Drive)
Released:  2023
Rating: PG
Length:  92 minutes
Cast:  Ariana DeBose, Evan Peters, Chris Pine, Alan Tudyk

Friday, July 26:   The Little Mermaid  

The youngest of King Triton’s daughters and the most defiant, Ariel longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea and, while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric. While mermaids are forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel must follow her heart. She makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, which gives her a chance to experience life on land but ultimately places her life – and her father’s crown – in jeopardy.

Location:  Belmont Recreation Center Playground (1234 Judson)
Released:  2023
Rating: PG
Length: 135 minutes
Cast:  Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King, Melissa McCarthy, Javier Bardem, Jude Akuwudike

Friday, August 2:   Dr. Seuss' The Lorax  

In a land where real vegetation is rare, a young boy (voice of Zac Efron) seeks to impress his pretty neighbor by getting a tree. But in the process, he encounters the Lorax, a cantankerous yet endearing creature intent on preserving the forest.

Location:  F Street Community Center Gym (1225 F Street)
Released:  2012
Rating: PG
Length: 94 minutes
Cast:  Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Betty White, Rob Riggle

Monday, August 5:   Kung Fu Panda 4  

After three death-defying adventures defeating world-class villains with his unmatched courage and mad martial arts skills, Po, the Dragon Warrior, is called upon by destiny to...give it a rest already. More specifically, he's tapped to become the Spiritual Leader of the Valley of Peace. That poses a couple of obvious problems. First, Po knows as much about spiritual leadership as he does about the paleo diet, and second, he needs to quickly find and train a new Dragon Warrior before he can assume his new lofty position.

Location:  Calvert Recreation Center Greenspace (4500 Stockwell)
Released:  2024
Rating: PG
Length:  94 minutes
Cast:  Jack Black, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Dustin Hoffman, James Hong

Friday, August 9:  Back to the Future  

An eccentric scientist builds a time machine, which accidentally transports a high-school student back to the 1950s, where the teen inadvertently interferes with the budding romance between his future parents. The boy must figure out how to set things right, or risk completely altering the future.

Location:  Antelope Park Bandshell (1650 Memoria Drive)
Released:  1985
Rating: PG
Length:  116 minutes
Cast:  Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Crispin Glover, Lea Thompson, Thomas F. Wilson

Friday, August 16:  Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken  

The animated film tells the story of teenage sea kraken Ruby Gillman. Struggling to fit in at her high school Oceanside High, Ruby discovers her ancestral destiny to reign as Warrior Queen of the Seven Seas, following in the footsteps of her grandmother. Overwhelmed by the throne and its heavy responsibilities, Ruby seeks help from Chelsea, a former mermaid who joins Ruby's high school.

Location:  Easterday Recreation Center (6130 Adams Street)
Released:  2023
Rating: PG
Length: 90 minutes
Cast:  Jane Fonda, Lana Condor, Toni Collette, Colman Domingo, Blue Chapman



  • Friday, June 07, 2024 | 08:45 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Friday, June 14, 2024 | 08:45 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Friday, June 21, 2024 | 08:45 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Friday, July 12, 2024 | 08:45 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Friday, July 26, 2024 | 08:45 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Friday, August 02, 2024 | 08:45 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Monday, August 05, 2024 | 08:45 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Friday, August 09, 2024 | 08:45 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Friday, August 16, 2024 | 08:45 PM - 10:30 PM


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