Posted 6 months ago
By Scott Carlson
Watch 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