Herb Wesson Jr. Presents The “Movies in the Park” Series

Herb_Wesson-Official_HeadshotFor the eleventh year running, Team Wesson will be hosting its summer classic “Movies in the Park” series in City District 10.

Starting June 30th, there will be a special outdoor screening of classic animated films every other Friday evening. With most kids out of school for the summer, parents will be hard-pressed to find things to do which is why City Council President Herb Wesson Jr’s “Movies in the Park” series makes for a perfect outing for the entire family. The screenings are free; the refreshments are free; the raffle prizes are most definitely free, but the budget-friendly, quality time with the family is absolutely priceless.

Below is a more comprehensive list of upcoming screenings as well as showtimes and locations: 

Mark Your Calendars

The Road to El Dorado_IMDBTitle: “The Road to El Dorado” (Dreamworks)

Summary: The story is about two swindlers who get their hands on a map to the fabled city of gold, El Dorado while pulling off some sort of scam. Their plan goes bad and the rogues end up lost at sea after a number of misfortunes. Oddly enough, they end up on the shores of El Dorado and are worshiped by the natives for their foreign appearance.

Where: Reynier Park

When: June 30th, 7:00p

Parking: There is no parking lot for Reynier Park, but there is plenty of street parking available. NOTE: Please take note of parking signs and heed any restrictions.

puss_in_boots_ver2_xlgTitle: “Puss In Boots” (Dreamworks)

Summary: Long before he even met Shrek, the notorious fighter, lover and outlaw Puss in Boots becomes a hero when he sets off on an adventure with the tough and street smart Kitty Softpaws and the mastermind Humpty Dumpty to save his town. This is the true story of The Cat, The Myth, The Legend… The Boots.

Where: Benny Potter Park Annex

When: August 11th, 7:00p

Parking: There is no parking lot for Benny Potter Park, but there is plenty of street parking available. NOTE: Please take note of parking signs and heed any restrictions.

Flushed Away_IMDBTitle: “Flushed Away” (Dreamworks)

Summary: The story of an uptown rat that gets flushed down the toilet from his penthouse apartment, ending in the sewers of London, where he has to learn a whole new and different way of life.

Where: Queen Anne Recreation Center

When: August 18th, 7:00p

Parking: The Queen Anne Recreation Center does have its own parking lot. In the event that lot fills up, neighborhood parking is plentiful. NOTE: Please take not of parking signs and heed any restrictions.

Screen One

The Fox and th Hound_Movie PosterTitle: The Fox and the Hound (Disney)

Summary: When an adopted fox and a to-be hunting hound become insepearable friends as pups, their friendship grows stronger every day in their “childhood.” But as they grow older, they grow farther and farther apart, to the day when the two old comrades bond is put the ultimate test.

Where: Westside Neighborhood Park

When: August 25th, 7:00p

Parking: There is no parking lot for Westside Neighborhood Park but street parking is permitted along Clyde Ave. and Boden St. NOTE: Please take not of parking signs and heed any restrictions.

Screen Two

Robin Hood_Movie PosterTitle: “Robin Hood” (Disney)

Summary: An imaginative Disney version of the Robin Hood legend. Fun and romance abound as the swashbuckling hero of Sherwood Forest and his valiant sidekick plot one daring adventure after another to outwit the greedy prince and his partner as they put the tax squeeze on the poor.

Where: Westside Neighborhood Park

When: August 25th, 7:00p

Parking: There is no parking lot for Westside Neighborhood Park but street parking is permitted along Clyde Ave. and Boden St. NOTE: Please take not of parking signs and heed any restrictions.

View Photo Highlights From Past Events