Thank you to all who attended the 2017 Movies in Clark Park! Please check back in the spring for details on the 2018 schedule.



This summer, in partnership with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and Friends of Clark Park, UCD will bring five 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 4th through September 1st with screenings beginning at 8 pm. 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. Additionally, UCD will partner with local businesses to provide extra activities and promotions for the screenings.

If you are interested in performing at Movies in Clark Park, you can find more information here.


Thank you to our 2017 sponsors:




Movies in Clark Park


  • August 4: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 
    • Special Programming: Staff from the University City Arts League will help children draw, paint, and cut out their own extra-terrestrial masks!
  • August 25: Moana
    • Special Programming: The South Pacific Island Dancers will perform traditional and modern Hawaiian dances. 
  • September 1: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
    • Special Programming: Staff from the University City Arts League will help kids and adults draw and create their own monster and beast finger puppets. 
  • September 22: Hidden Figures 
  • Special Programming: Staff from the Franklin Institute will lead the audience through a "Life in Space" program.


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].