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Previewing the Movies in the Park August films

Release Date: August 2, 2021

Media Contact: Katie Adelman
Rochester Downtown Alliance
Office: 507-216-9886



Previewing the Movies in the Park August 2021 films

ROCHESTER, Minn.—“The Wizard of Oz” August 14 and “Shrek” August 28 conclude the 2021 season of Movies in the Park presented by the Rochester Downtown Alliance and Altra Federal Credit Union.

“We have had a tremendous turnout, with an average of approximately 200 people per movie date. To put that into perspective, past seasons had fewer dates with between 450 to 800 people attending per season. We’ve reached that with just three movies so far,” said Kanika Couchene, RDA director of events & strategic partnerships. “As we head into the final two Movies in the Park dates, we ask people to enjoy these outdoor movie experiences by reserving a space in advance.”

Hosted in Central Park with free pre-movie activities starting at 7:30 p.m. and film following at dusk, the Movies in the Park season closes with the following movies, themed activities, and food and beverages:

“The Wizard of Oz” August 14

“Shrek” August 28 (Kids’ Choice vote in public poll)

The public will be required to reserve a space for the movie date so RDA staff can communicate cancellations.

Thanks to Altra Federal Credit Union, Charter House, Metronet, and MN 97.5 for sponsoring Movies in the Park.

Visit for a Movies in the Park reservation link. Follow Downtown Rochester, Minnesota on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more details.

About the Rochester Downtown Alliance
The Rochester Downtown Alliance is a nonprofit corporation comprised of a broad range of people representing property owners, business leaders, the city and others with a direct stake in enhanced business and economic development conditions in the downtown district. We work together to build a vibrant downtown community. We believe a strong core positively impacts the greater city of Rochester. Through a series of special events, activities, and initiatives, we create energy, excitement, and a unique character to Downtown Rochester, Minnesota.