Clark Park Movies 2018

Jul 20, 2018 5 years ago

Free movies are returning to University City! UCD, in partnership with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and Friends of Clark Park, will once again present Movies in Clark Park, four weeks of free outdoor movies. Each screening will be preceded by fun activities and offerings from local organizations and performance groups.

We had two rainouts this year and we will be deciding which of the two films (Coco and Black Panther) to show on our rain date of Friday, September 28th. Stay tuned!

Audience members are invited to bring chairs or blankets for the films, and can enjoy food and dessert offerings from a rotating list of vendors. The movies are fair weather only, so please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates. 

This Year's Schedule and Activities


Friday, August 10: Back to the Future

In this classic 80s movie, Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown. (Rated PG, Runtime 1 hour and 56 minutes)

Activities: Time travel back to the 80s by wearing your best 80s outfits, getting your picture taken with Pop-Up Polaroid's photo booth, and dancing along to the top hits of the decade.

Food vendors: Pitruco Pizza and Chewy's

RSVP on Facebook to follow updates!



Friday, August 24th: A Wrinkle in Time 

Based on the classic children's book, A Wrinkle in Time follows three children on their search through time and space to find their missing scientist father. (Rated PG, Runtime of 1 hour and 49 minutes) 

Activities: Make paper lanterns with artists from the University City Arts League before the movie! 

Food vendors: PaperMill, Farm Truck Philly, and Lil' Pop Shop 

RSVP on Facebook for updates!



Rained out! Friday, August 31st: Black Panther

The worldwide smash tells the tale of T'Challa, the King of Wakanda, as he rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation, but must battle when his claim is challenged by a threatening outsider. (Rated PG-13 for violence and language, Runtime 2 hours and 14 minutes)

Activities: Dress up as your favorite superheroes and visit with staff from Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, the only black-woman owned shop of its kind for activities, giveaways, and a costume parade. 

Food vendors: Baby Blues BBQ and Foolish Waffles

RSVP on Facebook for updates!



(Rescheduled!) Friday, September 28th: Coco 

Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer in this Oscar-winning film from Pixar. (Rated PG, Runtime 1 hour and 45 Minutes)

Activities: Come early to enjoy an authentic Mexican musical performance presented by the Mexican Cultural Center

Food vendors: El Guaco Loco and Ice Cave

RSVP on Facebook for updates!





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