Movies in the park is a free summer event in Little Rock. Family friendly movies are shown on a projection screen in Riverfest Amphitheater in Riverfront Park.
Movies in the Park takes place every Wednesday throughout June and July.
The event is absolutely free.
It's great fun to see these older movies with a crowd in an outdoor venue. There's cheering, booing, clapping. It's a great energy you cannot get at a normal venue. I highly recommend checking it out!
Schedule & Times:
The park opens at 6:30, and the movies start at sundown (~8:00ish). Get their early if you want the best seats.
June 11: Man of Steel (PG 13)
June 18: Office Space (R)
June 25: Eat Pray Love (PG 13)
July 2: Frozen (PG)
July 9: Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone (PG)
July 16: The Hunger Games (PG 13)
July 23: Friday Night Lights (PG 13)
July 30: E.T. the Extra Terrestrial (PG)
The amphitheater seating is available on a first come, first served basis.
Families are invited to bring blankets and chairs and camp out on the grass too. During the more kid-friendly movies, the grass section normally fills up before the seats.
You can also visit one of the many River Market restaurants before or after the show.
Food & Concessions:
Popcorn, candy and cokes are available for cheaper than at a regular movie theater. You get reduced price refills on popcorn, so I suggest getting one and splitting it.
Families are encouraged to bring coolers and picnic foods. You can bring adult beverages as long as they are not in glass containers.
This is really designed to be a cheap evening out, so pack up a picnic and get a good seat.
Parking is the biggest problem at Movies in the Park, but River Market parking is always a problem. You can park for free at the meters (meters cease operation at 6:00) or in the Riverfront Park lot.
There are also paid lots across from the Market.
Where / Contact Info:
Free Movies at the Chenal 9 Theatre:
Movies play Tuesday through Thursday at 10 and 12:30. The movie is free. Popcorn/drink/candy combo is $4.50. Located at 17825 Chenal Parkway.
June 10 - 12: "The Nut Job"
June 17-19: "Despicable Me 2"
June 24-26: "How to Train Your Dragon"
July 1-2: "The Smurfs 2"
July 8-10: "Escape from Planet Earth"
July 15-17: "The Lego Movie"
July 22-24: "The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli and Baloo"
July 29-31: "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2"
Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse:
Cinemark at 18 Colonel Glenn Plaza Drive shows $1 movies on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m.
June 11-12: "Ice Age: The Meltdown"
June 18-19: "Epic"
June 25-26: "The Croods"
July 2-3: "Turbo"
July 9-10: "Smurfs 2"
July 16-17: "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2"
July 23-24: "Walking with Dinosaurs"
July 30-31: "The Lego Movie"
August 6-7: "Rio 2"
August 13-14: "Peabody and Sherman"
Cinemark at 4188 E. McCain Blvd shows $1 movies at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays.
June 3: "Night at the Museum"
June 10: "Ice Age: The Meltdown"
June 17: "Epic:
June 24: "The Croods"
July 1: "Turbo:
July 6: "Smurfs 2"
July 15: "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2"
July 22: "Walking with Dinosaurs"
July 29: "The Lego Movie"
August 5: "Rio 2"