Visitors Bureau Announces Schedule for ‘Movies in the Park’

Posted 5 months ago

By Scott Carlson

lccvbWatch your favorite movies under the stars at North Platte’s “Movies in the Park”.  During the summer months movie goers can watch family-friendly presentations of popular motion pictures in Cody Park, free of charge.

“The residents of Lincoln County and visitors to the area are always looking for fun, wholesome activities that the whole family can participate in.  The Movies in the Park solves that problem.  Everyone from Grandma and Grandpa to a toddler can go out for an evening of affordable entertainment, and have an enjoyable time at Movies in the Park.” says Ginger Ady of the North Platte/Lincoln Visitors Bureau.

Three years ago, the North Platte/Lincoln County Visitors Bureau partnered with the North Platte Recreation Center and Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation to purchase a projection system and an inflatable movie screen.  The inflatable screen is 16ft tall by 17ft wide, which allows attendees to have a great view from any seat.  The outdoor movie system also came with DVD player, sound board, and speakers.

Viewers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks. The giant movie screen gives the feeling of the old-time drive-in theater. All movies are shown at the Cody Park softball fields and will start at dusk. With the exception of July, the movies will be held on the first Friday of each month, June through September. Dates and movies are as follows:

Friday June 6 – Monsters University

Sponsored by Allo Communications

Sunset: 9:12pm; Twilight: 9:45pm

Saturday July 5 – Frozen

Sponsored by Pro Printing

Sunset: 9:19pm; Twilight: 9:52pm

Friday August 1 – Despicable Me 2

Sponsored by Jay Engel Farm Bureau Financial Services

Sunset: 9:01pm; Twilight: 9:32pm

Friday, September 5 – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

Sponsored by Sandhills Pediatric Dentistry

Sunset: 8:11pm; Twilight: 8:39pm


  • more for familys

    could do once a week w/ volunteers. i would glady help

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  • North Platte

    this is a great idea..way to go North Platte !!

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