NEW ORLEANS, LA — This weekend the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) will kick off the spring 2014 season of Movies in the Park, featuring family-friendly, free outdoor movie screenings at NORDC playgrounds for residents across the City.
Movies will begin at 7:15–7:45 p.m., weather permitting. Moviegoers are encouraged to arrive early to visit with family and friends and participate in “Move before the Movie,” fun fitness activities with instructors from the Fit NOLA Parks program (www.nola.gov/fitnolaparks).
Movies in the Park is free and open to the public. Moviegoers are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics. Proceeds from concessions sales support the mission of the host organizations.
The spring 2014 season kicks off on Friday, March 14 with “Iron Man 3” at East Shore Playground, 14600 Curran Street. Concession sales benefit the East Shore Booster Club. Move before the movie with Fit NOLA Parks instructor David Darangue (Step N’ Slide) who will lead a group line dance.
The full schedule is available at www.nola.gov/nordc.
“Movies in the Park is an opportunity for residents to get together at a family-friendly movie and enjoy the company of their neighbors,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “This initiative provides a fun and safe environment for people in New Orleans to enjoy a program created by our team as we push to become the leading recreation program in the entire country.”
“Since 1947, New Orleans residents have gathered at NORDC playgrounds for programs and activities that foster strong communities,” said Victor N. Richard III, NORDC CEO. “Movies in the Park, an innovative partnership between NORDC and booster clubs and community organizations, continue that tradition by welcoming residents to gather at the playgrounds with friends and family to watch movies under the stars.”
Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No pets, alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, firearms, weapons, smoking, or cooking will be allowed during the event.
NORDC Movies in the Park Spring 2014
Movies will begin at sunset (7:15–7:45 p.m.), weather permitting.
Friday, March 14 “Iron Man 3” at East Shore Playground, 14600 Curran St. 70126
Hosted by the East Shore Booster Club
Friday, March 21 “Despicable Me 2” Taylor Playground, 2600 S. Roman St. 70125
Hosted by the Taylor Booster Club
Friday, March 28 “Monsters University” at Conrad Playground, 3600 Hamilton St. 70118
Hosted by the Conrad Booster Club
Friday, April 4 “The Smurfs 2” at Lakeview Playground, 5501 Gen. Diaz Ave. 70124
Hosted by the Lakeview Booster Club
Friday, April 11 “Dolphin Tale” at Joe W. Brown Park, 5601 Read Blvd. 70127
Hosted by the Joe W. Brown Booster Club
Friday, April 18 “The Blind Side” at Norwood Thompson Playground, 7200 Forshey St. 70125
Hosted by the Norwood Thompson Booster Club
Friday, April 25 “Cars 2” at Sampson Playground, 3100 Louisa St. 70114
Hosted by Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church
Friday, May 2 “Akeelah and the Bee” at Cut-Off Playground, 6600 Belgrade St. 70114
Hosted by the Cut-Off Booster Club
Friday, May 9 “Frozen” at Lemann Playground, 537 N. Claiborne Ave. 70112
Hosted by the Lemann Booster Club
Friday, May 16 “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” at Stallings Gentilly Playground,
2700 Laperyouse St. 70119 Hosted by the Stallings Gentilly Booster Club