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Newark To Present Free Movies For Residents This Summer

originally published: 06/23/2020

Newark To Present Free Movies For Residents This Summer

(NEWARK, NJ) -- The City of Newark will offer free movie nights for residents on Tuesday nights this summer. Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Director of Recreation, Cultural Affairs, and Senior Services Patrick Council made the announcement on June 18th. 

Films include Queen & Slim, Life, Knives Out, Harriett, Rocketman, Crooklyn, In The Heights, 21 Bridges, The Lion King, Trolls World Tour, Going In Style, and How To Train Your Dragon.   

Summer Fun Movie Nights, sponsored by the Centers of Hope and Census 2020 as well as the city, will bring free family-oriented movies to Military Park and other outdoor sites around the city. Attendees must practice social distancing and should bring chairs and blankets for their family.   

The films are free for all residents. All screenings begin at 7:00pm.

“Our city has always worked to provide our residents the best possible summer, with enjoyable, safe, and educational family- and youth-oriented activities,” said Mayor Baraka. “I urge our residents to join with us at our movie nights for enjoyable family films, sharing laughter and unity under the stars.”



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Here is the schedule of screenings with descriptions from Imdb.

Tuesday, July 7 - Queen & Slim (at Military Park) A couple’s first date takes an unexpected turn when a police officer pulls them over.

Wednesday, July 8 - The Lion King (at Clinton Avenue “Sound Stage”) After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.

Tuesday, July 14 - Life (at Military Park) In 1932, two strangers are wrongfully convicted and develop a strong friendship in prison that lasts them through the 20th century.

Wednesday, July 15 - Trolls World Tour (at Ivy Hill Park) When the Queen of the Hard Rock Trolls tries to take over all the Troll kingdoms, Queen Poppy and her friends try different ways to save all the Trolls.

Tuesday, July 21 - Knives Out (at Military Park) A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family. 

Wednesday, July 22 - Going In Style (at Kretchmer Elderly) Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

Tuesday, July 28 - Harriett (at Military Park) The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

Wednesday, July 29 - How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (at Pavilion Towers) When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn’t the only Night Fury, he must seek “The Hidden World”, a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first.

Tuesday, August 4 - Rocketman (at Military Park) A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years.

Wednesday, August 5 - Crooklyn (at Clinton Avenue “Sound Stage”) Spike Lee’s vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school teacher, her stubborn jazz musician husband and their five kids living in Brooklyn in 1973.

Tuesday, August 11 - Crooklyn (at Military Park) see August 5

Wednesday, August 12 - How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (at Georgia King Village) 

Tuesday, August 18 - In The Heights (at Military Park) A bodega owner has mixed feelings about closing his store and retiring to the Dominican Republic after inheriting his grandmother’s fortune.

Wednesday, August 19 - Harriett (at Clinton Avenue “Sound Stage”) 

Tuesday, August 25 - 21 Bridges (at Military Park) An embattled NYPD detective is thrust into a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers after uncovering a massive and unexpected conspiracy.

Wednesday, August 26 - reserved as a potential rain date

For more information on the City of Newark, please visit www.newarknj.gov



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