Four movies are scheduled this summer at North Platte’s Movies in the Park at in Cody Park, free of charge.During the summer months, movie goers can watch the family-friendly presentations of popular motion pictures.
All movies are shown at the Cody Park softball fields and will start at dusk. The giant movie screen gives the feeling of the old-time drive-in theater. Viewers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks.
“The residents of Lincoln County and visitors to the area are always looking for fun, wholesome activities that the whole family can participate in. The Movies in the Park solves that problem. Everyone from grandma and grandpa to a toddler can go out for an evening of affordable entertainment, and have an enjoyable time at movies in the park.” says Ginger Ady of the North Platte/Lincoln Visitors Bureau.
Three years ago, the North Platte/Lincoln County Visitors Bureau partnered with the North Platte Recreation Center and Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation to purchase a projection system and an inflatable movie screen. The screen is 16-feet x 17-feet, providing a great view at any seat. The system includes a DVD player, sound board and speakers.
With the exception of July, movies will be held on the first Friday of June, July, August and September.
The dates and movies:
Friday, June 6 – Monsters University
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Sunset: 9:12 pm; Twilight: 9:45 pm
Saturday, July 5 – Frozen
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Sunset: 9:19 pm; Twilight: 9:52 pm
Friday, Aug. 1 – Despicable Me 2
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Sunset: 9:01 pm; Twilight: 9:32 pm
Friday, Sept. 5 – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
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Sunset: 8:11 pm; Twilight: 8:39 pm