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One of the real joys of summer is being outside enjoying the sunshine. What is even better is watching a great movie in a local park after dark under the stars. Anderson Park is one of the most beautiful parks in the city with the dense tree canopy, lush green grass, and a constant cool breeze. The Bristol, Tennessee Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce a unique opportunity for families to enjoy the magic of the silver screen in a couple of the parks this summer. Friday Night Movies in the Park will present a new family-friendly feature film each month from June through August.
The series kicks off with Spider-Man –Into Spider Verse on Friday, June 14. Then, on Friday, July 12, families will be able to enjoy the adventures of Captain Marvel. Finally, on Friday, August 9, the Anderson Park series concludes with none other than Ant-Man & the Wasp. The grand finale for the Friday night movies will be hosted at Steele Creek Park’s Splash Pad and the feature playing that evening will be Aquaman. "Bring the kids and enjoy a final family outing before heading back to school," said Angie Rutherford. "It is a great way to spend time together without spending a lot of money. There is absolutely no charge for viewing the movies however the movie being shown at Steele Creek will require a $2 per car entry fee. Bring a blanket or chairs, pack a picnic, or purchase snacks on site."
While the films may be the main attraction, there is plenty more fun to be had. Each movie night, pre-show activities such as face painting, bubble tables, sidewalk chalk, bean bag toss, and more will begin at 7:00PM. The movie screening will start once the sun goes down at about 9:00PM.
Anderson Park is located at 341 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Steele Creek Park’s Splash Pad is located at 4 Little Lane in Bristol, Tennessee. Friday Night Movie Nights in the Park will only be held as permitted by the weather. Patrons are encouraged to follow the City of Bristol, Tennessee on social media and to check the city's website for weather-related announcements or cancellations.
For more information, please contact Angie Rutherford with Bristol, Tennessee Parks and Recreation at 423-989-5500 ext. 2054, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.