Movies in the Park

When: Every other Saturday ending August 28, 2021
Time: Activities at 7:30 p.m. with movie to follow at dusk
Where: Central Park in downtown Rochester
RSVPs: here on Eventbrite

Picture this: taking in a free movie with family or friends on a mild-temperature night. What could be better? Bring your seating of choice (blanket or lawn chair) for an outdoor movie under the string lights of Historic Central Park in downtown Rochester! Every other Saturday beginning June 12 and ending August 28, Movies in the Park features a different flick, activities, and movie-inspired food and drink (available for purchase).

COVID-19 precautions (update as of August 25, 2021):

  • The public will be required to reserve a space for the movie date.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be present for the public’s use.
  • All attending and participating are strongly recommended to wear masks or face covering, particularly when physical distancing cannot be observed.
  • Vendors will sanitize between customers as best as possible.
  • All attendees are encouraged to respect physical distancing in so far as is possible. When attending with members of an immediate household an physically distant from others, masks may be optional. When not seating, please mask.

Movies in the Park films & activities

June 12

Film: "Black Panther"

Activities and food:

  • Mural art project
  • Photo booth
  • Wakanda alphabet scratch art
  • Lawn games
  • Freshly popped popcorn from Carroll's Corn
  • Latte of the Heart-Shaped Herb from Café Steam

Read the full "Black Panther" preview guide here.

RSVP here

June 26

Film: "Casablanca"

Activities and food:

Read the full "Casablanca" preview guide here.

RSVP here

July 10 (People's Choice)

 

Film: "Dirty Dancing"

Update as of July 10, 2021: We're on for the movie at Central Park!

Activities and food:

  • Salsa dance lessons
  • Photo booth
  • Lawn games
  • Freshly popped popcorn from Carroll's Corn
  • "The Swayze" themed coffee drink from Café Steam

Read the full "Dirty Dancing" preview guide here.

RSVP here

July 24

Film: "Zootopia"

Activities and food:

  • Face painting
  • Neon Green Studio art cart
  • Kaptain Kirby trackless train
  • Photo booth
  • Lawn games
  • Freshly popped popcorn from Carroll's Corn
  • Themed coffee drink from Café Steam

Read the full "Zootopia" preview guide here.

RSVP here

August 14

Film: "The Wizard of Oz"

Activities and food:

Read the full "The Wizard of Oz" preview guide here.

RSVP here

August 28 (Kids' Choice)

Film: "Shrek"

Because of the chance of rain/thunderstorms before and right after the event, "Shrek" will be moved indoors to the historic Chateau Theatre. Please check your email for details.

Activities and food:

Read the full "Shrek" preview guide here.

RSVP here

For more information on this event, please email info@downtownrochestermn.com.



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