Austin Parks Foundation is excited to announce the 2019 schedule for Movies in the Park, a series of free films shown outdoors in partnership with Alamo Drafthouse Cinema’s Rolling Roadshow and presented by H-E-B. This year’s Movies in the Park series will visit nine different parks throughout the city, and the lineup is filled with favorites from the ’80s, ’90s and early 2000s. “We’re so excited for this year’s lineup, which features a variety of nostalgic classics that we hope will bring the Austin community out to enjoy their neighborhood parks with their friends and families,” said Colin Wallis, CEO of Austin Parks Foundation.
APF has partnered with local organizations to help make a few of the summer screenings extra special. The Texas Playboys Baseball Club and RBI have teamed up for baseball-themed activities ahead of the screening of “Angels in the Outfield” at the newly renovated Parque Zaragoza Neighborhood Park on June 20. Zilker Hillside Theatre will help bring “The Little Mermaid” to life prior to the screening at Dove Springs Park on May 23. The series kicked off March 29 at Northwest District Park with a screening of the Spielberg classic, “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.”
The full 2019 schedule for Movies in the Park is as follows: “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” at Northwest District Park on March 29, 8 p.m. (rain date April 4); “Zoolander” at Zilker Park (Monkey Tree) on April 12, 8:15 p.m., (rain date April 19); “The Road to El Dorado” at Dick Nichols Park on May 3, 8:15 p.m., (rain date May 9); “The Little Mermaid” at Dove Springs Park on May 23, 8:30 p.m. (rain date May 30); Clueless at Palm Park on June 6, 8:45 p.m. (rain date June 13); “Angels in the Outfield” at Parque Zaragoza Neighborhood Park on June 20, 8:45 p.m. (rain date June 27); “Space Jam: at Martin Middle School Fields on July 11, 8:45 p.m. (rain date July 18); “Freaky Friday” at Dottie Jordan Neighborhood Park on September 13, 8 p.m. (rain date September 20); “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” at Duncan Neighborhood Park on October 17, 7:30 p.m. (rain date October 24).
Austinites are invited to join APF for these fun and relaxing evenings under the Austin night sky. Blankets, lawn chairs, picnics, and dogs on-leash are welcome, and every Movie in the Parks screening will be accompanied by local food trucks and opportunities to win APF merchandise. Glass and Styrofoam containers are not permitted in any of the parks.
Founded in 1992, Austin Parks Foundation is dedicated to partnering with our community to enhance people’s lives by making our public parks, trails and green spaces better through volunteerism, innovative programming, advocacy, and financial support. APF is focused on creating equitable access to great parks for all Austinites and helps fill the City’s funding and resource gap in order to develop and maintain Austin’s 300+ parks. APF fosters unique public/private partnerships and, since 2006, has given over $3 million in community-initiated grants in service to the greater Austin community. APF is known for its annual flagship volunteer event, It’s My Park Day, and is a presenting partner and beneficiary of the popular Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Metropolitan Park. For more information, please visit austinparks.org.
For more information on the Movies in the Park series and updates on any changes to the schedule, please visit austinparks.org/movies.