Movies in Clark Park will return in 2018 for four Fridays beginning August 10th. This summer, in partnership with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and Friends of Clark Park, UCD will bring four weeks of free outdoor movies to liven up summer nights in West Philadelphia. Beautiful Clark Park (43rd and Chester Ave) will transform into an outdoor amphitheater to showcase a great lineup of films projected on a giant screen for the entire family to enjoy. 

The Clark Park Movie Series will run on Friday nights from August 10th through August 31st with screenings beginning at approximately 8pm. 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, beginning around 6pm. Additionally, UCD will partner with local businesses to provide extra activities and promotions for the screenings. 

 

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, Chewy's, and Bright Yellow Creamery

 


 

Friday, August 17: 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, Pop Shop A Go Go, and Ice Cave

 


 

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 

 

 


 

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, Foolish Waffles, and Bright Yellow Creamery 

 

 


 

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors:

               

                   

Movies in Clark Park

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For general event inquiries, contact Margaret Leidy Starke, Event Planner at 215.243.0555 x227 or [email protected].

To learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact Sarah Davis, Director of Development at 215.243.0555 x226 or [email protected].