Movies in the Park: Spring 2017

posted Mar 6, 2017

Movies in the Park: Spring 2017

NEW ORLEANS, LA — This weekend the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) will kick off the spring 2017 season of Movies in the Park, featuring family-friendly, outdoor movie screenings at NORDC parks and playgrounds across the City.  The spring 2017 season kicks off on Friday, March 3 with “The Wiz” at Hardin Playground, 2500 New Orleans St.  Movies begin at sundown.  This season, each film screening will have an alternate, indoor location in case of inclement weather. 

Movies in the Park is a great, safe, fun event that brings community members together from all ages for a free event.  It’s also a great way to meet neighbors and relax outdoors during the spring months.  Moviegoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics. 

Before each screening, Fit NOLA Parks program instructors lead fun fitness activities.  Moviegoers are encouraged to arrive early to participate and visit with neighbors, family, and friends.  For more information on Fit NOLA Parks program, please visit http://nordc.org/activities/fitness/.

Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No pets, alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, firearms, weapons, smoking, or cooking will be allowed during the event.

NORDC Movies in the Park Spring 2017 Schedule

Movies will begin at sunset (5:30–6:00 p.m. and 7:30-8:00 p.m. during daylight savings time), alternative rain sites included.


Friday, March 3                
“The Wiz” at Hardin Playground, 2500 New Orleans St., 70119
Rain site: Milne NOLA for Life Center 

Friday, March 10              
“The Lorax” at Taylor Playground, 2600 S. Roman St., 70125
Rain site: Rosenwald Rec Center

 (Daylight savings time begins)    

Friday, March 17              
“The Secret Life of Pets” at Pontchartrain Park, 6500 Press St., 70118          
Rain site: Milne NOLA for Life Center

Friday, March 24              
“Finding Dory” at Burke Playground, 2524 Annunciation St., 70130
Rain site: Lyons Rec Center 

Friday, March 31              
“Annie (2014)” at Evans Playground, 5100 LaSalle St., 70125
Rain site: Lyons Rec Center

Friday, April 7                    
“Zootopia” at Comiskey Playground, 600 S. Jeff Davis Pkwy., 70119
Rain site: Rosenwald Rec Center

Saturday, April 8              
“Spiderman” at Lemann Playground, 628 N. Clairborne Ave., 70112          
Rain site: Treme Rec Center

Friday, April 21                 
“Jurassic World” at Norman Thompson Park, 7200 Forshey St., 70125        
Rain site: Rosenwald Rec Center

Saturday, April 22            
“Ghostbusters (2016)” at Joe W. Brown Playground, 5601 Read Blvd., 70127
Rain site: Joe W. Brown Rec Center

Friday, April 28                 
“E.T.” at Oliver Bush Playground, 2500 Caffin Ave., 70117
Rain site: Sanchez Multi-Purpose Center

Friday, May 5                    
“Star Wars – The Force Awakens” at Stallings St. Claude Playground, 4300 St. Claude Ave., 70117
Rain site: Stallings St. Claude Rec Center

Friday, May 12                  
“The Jungle Book” at Lakeview Playground, 5501 General Diaz St., 70124                                   Rain site: Gernon Brown Rec Center

Friday, May 19                  
“Captain America: Civil War” at Bodenger Playground, 3400 Kansas St., 70114
Rain site: Behrman Rec Center

For more information on the spring 2017 Movies in the Park series, please visit http://nordc.org/activities/special-events/ or call (504) 658-3013.


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