UCD, in partnership with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and Friends of Clark Park, are thrilled to announce the return of Movies in Clark Park, four Fridays of free outdoor movies running from August 6th through August 27th. The schedule this year will be Black Panther on 8/6, A League of Their Own on 8/13, The Iron Giant on 8/20, and Concrete Cowboy on 8/27. The films will be screened beginning at sundown in the Clark Park bowl during fair weather. Bring a blanket or chair and join the fun!

New for this year we are asking guests to register for the event so we can offer multiple seating options and share announcements if needed. Please remember these screenings are fair weather only and may be postponed if the ground is too wet. In the event of inclement weather, we are reserving Friday, September 24th as a rain date to screen one film.

We'd like to thank our 2021 sponsors Penn MedicinePhiladelphia Federal Credit Union, SLICE, and The Irvine for their generous support of our series, as well as local small business sponsors Black Hound Clay StudioCurio Theatre Company, Hair Vyce StudioIndie-Life MediaMariposa Food Co-opNew Age Realty, Philthy PawsRenata's Kitchen, A Secure Future Academy, and VIX Emporium




Movies in Clark Park

2021 Schedule


Black Panther


It's WAKANDA FOREVER in Clark Park! Join us as we kick off our 2021 Movies in Clark Park series with Black Panther, the smash hit in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, after rain forced us to cancel our planned screening in 2018. Black Panther 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.

This film is rated PG-13 for violence and language. Runtime 2 hours and 14 minutes.


If you want to be a hero like T'Challa, come early and get your vaccine before the movie! Representatives from Penn Medicine will be on-site from 6 PM - 8 PM administering vaccines doses. The first 60 people who receive their dose will receive a $25 gift card to either Renata's Kitchen or Booker's, while supplies last. 

Text: READY to 267-263-7297 to register ahead of time. No insurance required. Open to anyone who needs a vaccine. Accessible by foot, bike, or trolley lines. 

Brought to you by the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association along with several proud partners including University City District, the Garces Foundation, Jefferson Health, Penn Medicine, Puentes de Salud, Temple Health, and generous funding by the William Penn Foundation. For more information and a list of upcoming pop-up clinics, visit: PRLA.ORG/VAXPHILLY.



A League of Their Own 


There’s no crying in baseball, but there WILL be a screening of the 1992 sports comedy A League of Their Own! As America's stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey. Competitive sisters Dottie Hinson and Kit Keller spar with each other, with their teammates, and with their grumpy has-been coach Jimmy Dugan on their way to fame.

This film is rated PG for some crude humor and sexual innuendo. Runtime 2 hours and 8 minutes. 




The Iron Giant 


Bring the whole family out to enjoy the overlooked 1999 cartoon masterpiece The Iron Giant! In this animated adaptation of Ted Hughes' Cold War fable from Oscar-winning director Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Ratatouille), a giant alien robot crash-lands near the small town of Rockwell, Maine, in 1957. Exploring the area, a local 9-year-old boy, Hogarth, discovers the robot, and soon forms an unlikely friendship with him. When a paranoid government agent becomes determined to destroy the robot, Hogarth and beatnik Dean McCoppin must do what they can to save the misunderstood machine.

This film is rated PG for mild language and fantasy action. Runtime 1 hour and 30 minutes. 




Concrete Cowboy


Watch Philadelphia on the big screen as we present the 2020 film Concrete Cowboy! Based on the book Ghetto Cowboy, this film tells the story of a rebellious teen sent to Philadelphia to live with his estranged father for the summer. While there, he finds kinship with a tight-knit community of Black cowboys based on the real-life Fletcher Street Stables.

PLEASE NOTE: This film is rated R for language, drugs, and violence, and may not be appropriate for younger viewers. Runtime 1 hour 51 minutes.




For general event inquiries and sponsorship opportunities, contact Margaret Leidy Starke, Senior Manager, Events and Community Partnerships, at 215.243.0555 x227 or [email protected].