Movies in the Park

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Friday Family Fun!

  • FREE
  • Located at City Park Lawn ​(corner of W. Miller and Jackson)​
  • Opening entertainment starts at 8 PM
  • Movie begins at 9 PM
  • Feel free to bring a blanket or chair
  • Concessions will be available
If you have questions, please call us at (704) 638-5295.


Movie schedule:

May 31
July 11
Monsters U
July 25
Free Birds
August 22
September 12
The Lego Movie

 (In case of rain, movie dates are moved to the following day on Saturday.) 

Starring: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Directed bChris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Rated G; 108 minutes; 2014

Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.

Starring: Steve Carrell, Kristen Wig, Benjamin Bratt, Miranda Cosgrove, Elsie Fisher, Dana Gaier
Illumination Entertainment, Universal Pictures
Directed by Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud
Rated G; 98 minutes; 2013
Once upon a time, Gru (voice of Steve Carrell) dreamt of stealing the moon - these days he's a single adoptive father of three precocious girls. Having given up his spectacular life of crime, Gru now aims to produce a delicious new line of jams with the help of his tiny minions and his old pal Dr. Nefario (voice of Russell Brand). Feeling unfulfilled in his newfound role as a jam-maker, Dr. Nefario announces that he will be departing for more evil pastures just as Gru is approached by the Anti-Villain League to capture the mysterious culprit who just stole a top-secret research lab filled with PX 41 -- an experimental serum with the strength to transform harmless animals into ravenous monsters. The AVL is certain that the culprit is covering his tracks by posing as a small business owner at a local mall, and assign their best agent Lucy (Kristen Wiig) to aid Gru in identifying him. Meanwhile, Gru's oldest adopted daughter Margo (voice of Miranda Cosgrove) falls for rebellious teen Antonio (voice of Moises Arias), the leather-jacketed son of boisterous Mexican cantina owner Eduardo (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Now, with Gru's paternal instincts kicking into full gear just as a dastardly plot begins to unfold, the devoted new father must divide his time between saving the world from an enigmatic super-villain, and saving Miranda from total heartbreak. All the while, a suitable mother for the girls may have been standing right under Gru's pointy nose the entire time.

June 28 - The Wizard of Oz
(This movie date has been moved from Friday, June 27, to Saturday, June 28, due to rain.)​
Starring: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Billie Burke
Metro-Goldwyn Mayer
Directed by Victor Fleming
Rated G; 101 minutes; 1939
Dorothy yearns to travel "over the rainbow" to a different world, and she gets her wish when a tornado whisks her and her little dog, Toto, to the Technicolorful land of Oz. Having offended the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton), Dorothy is protected from the old crone's wrath by the ruby slippers that she wears. At the suggestion of Glinda, the Good Witch of the North (Billie Burke), Dorothy heads down the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City, where dwells the all-powerful Wizard of Oz, who might be able to help the girl return to Kansas. En route, she befriends a Scarecrow (Ray Bolger), a Tin Man (Jack Haley), and a Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr). The Scarecrow would like to have some brains, the Tin Man craves a heart, and the Lion wants to attain courage; hoping that the Wizard will help them too, they join Dorothy on her odyssey to the Emerald City.

Starring:  Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi
Walt Disney Studios Pixar Animation Studios
Directed by Dan Scanion
Rated G; 104 minutes; 2013
Take a trip back in time to when star Monsters, Inc. employees Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crystal) and James P. "Sulley" Sullivan (voice of John Goodman) were just two promising young students at Monsters University in this frightfully fun Disney/Pixar prequel. Long before they were lurking in closets for a living, Mike and Sulley were just two Scaring majors at Monsters University, dreaming of the day they would make children shriek in terror. When their heated competition to be the most fearsome in their class gets out of hand, however, Mike and Sulley find themselves ejected from the prestigious Scare Program, and they are forced to seek the aid of their oddball friends in order to get their education back on track.

Starring: Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler
Relativity Media, Reel FX Creative Studios
Directed by Jimmy Hayward
Rated G; 91 minutes; 2013
Two rival turkeys travel back in time to prevent their own kind from becoming a savory Thanksgiving tradition in this animated comedy from Relativity Media and Reel FX. Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson head up the voice cast, with Jimmy Hayward (Horton Hears a Who!) handling directing duties.

Starring: Dane Cook,Stacy Keach, Priyanka Chopra, Brad Garrett, Cedric the Entertainer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Roger Craig Smith, John Cleese, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Carlos Alazraqui
Walt Disney Studios Pictures, Disney Toon Studios
Directed by Klay Hall
Rated G; 92 minutes; 2013
A cropdusting plane with a fear of heights lives his dream of competing in a famous around-the-world aerial race.

Planes is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated sports comedy film produced by DisneyToon Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is a spin-off of Pixar's Cars franchise and the first film in a planned Planes trilogy. Despite not being produced by Pixar, the film was co-written and executive produced by Pixar's chief creative officer John Lasseter, who directed the Cars films.

September 12 - The Lego Movie
(This movie date has been moved from Friday, September 5, to Friday, September 12, due to rain.)
For more information on weather-related changes to schedules, please refer to our Twitter feed​.​

Starring: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman
Warner Bros Pictures
Directed by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Rated G; 100 minutes; 2014
"The LEGO (R) Movie" is the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO (R) adventure. The original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet (Chris Pratt) an ordinary, rules- following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

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 Contact Information

City Park Center 
Events Coordinator: 
Vivian Koontz
(704) 216-2708

316 Lake Drive
Salisbury, North Carolina 28144
(704) 638-5295