UNIVERSITY CITY REVIEW • Movies In Clark Park Returns To University City

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Originally published by University City Review

Movies In Clark Park Returns To University City

Wed, Aug 16, 2017
Crowd-pleasing films delight audiences over five summer FridaysUniversity City District (UCD), in partnership with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and Friends of Clark Park, is set to present five weeks of unique, crowd-pleasing films to help 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. Movies in Clark Park is part of Summer in University City, expanded this year to celebrate University City District’s 20th anniversary. 

Movies in Clark Park will run on Friday nights from August 4th through September 1st with screenings beginning at 8 o’clock. 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 organizations to present themed programming before each screening. Audiences are invited to arrive early to partake in the fun!

Schedule, Descriptions, and Extra Activities:

• August 18: Hidden Figures (127 minutes; rated PG)

8PM: Hidden Figures is the story of three brilliant African-American women working for NASA who serve as the brains behind the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit during the 1960s. Special Programming at 7 PM: Staff from the Franklin Institute will lead the audience through a “Life in Space” presentation.

Food and Dessert at 6:30 PM: Dump-n-Roll and Pinks Cold Treats.

• August 25: Moana (113 minutes; rated PG)

8PM: Bring the whole family to see Moana, the story of an adventurous Polynesian teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. Special Programming at 7 PM: Enjoy an interactive dance performance by the South Pacific Island Dancers.

Food and Dessert at 6:30 PM: Poi Dog and Pop Shop A Go Go.

• September 1: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (143 minutes; rated PG-13)

8PM: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, set in the world of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, tells the story of Newt Scamander’s travels in 1920s New York, where he accidentally loses a magical case containing magical beasts and the adventure that follows. Special Programming at 7 PM: The University City Arts League will lead a workshop to make and decorate monster and fantastic beast finger puppets.

Food and Dessert at 6:30 PM: BlendLife and Bright Yellow Creamery.