2018 FREE Summer Movies in the Park

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Summer is almost here! And after such a long winter, it can’t get here soon enough. For most of us, summer means lazy days, backyard barbecues, time at the pool, and here in Richmond – FREE movies at the park!

Once again, Richmond Parks and Recreation will be offering their FREE Summer Movies in the Park series. Every Friday this summer, from June until August, you and your family can grab your chairs and blankets and head out for a free movie at various Richmond City parks. Activities will start at 8pm and movies will play at 8:30pm (or as soon as it gets dark). All movies are free and refreshments will be available for sale.

For a complete lineup, complete with trailers, see below. And to see everything that the Parks and Recreation Department is offering this summer, download their full Spring and Summer Program Guide here!

June 22 

Movie: Despicable Me 3
Rating: PG
Trailer: Click here
Summary: The mischievous Minions hope that Gru will return to a life of crime after the new boss of the Anti-Villain League fires him. Instead, Gru decides to remain retired and travel to Freedonia to meet his long-lost twin brother for the first time. The reunited siblings soon find themselves in an uneasy alliance to take down the elusive Balthazar Bratt, a former 1980s child star who seeks revenge against the world.


Park: Byrd Park
Address: 600 S Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220


June 29

Movie: The LEGO Ninja Movie
Rating: PG
Trailer: Click here
Summary: The battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends. Led by wise-cracking Master Wu, they must defeat the evil warlord Garmadon, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. The epic showdown tests these fierce but undisciplined modern-day ninjas as they learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash the inner power of Spinjitzu.


Park: Summer Hill Park
Address: Lambert Avenue & Castlewood, Richmond, VA 23225


July 6

Movie: Wonder Woman
Rating: PG-13
Trailer: Click here
Summary: Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, Princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot who tells her about the massive conflict that’s raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.


Park: Hotchkiss Field
Address: 701 E Brookland Park Blvd, Richmond, VA 23222


July 13

Movie: Cars 3
Rating: G
Trailer: Click here
Summary: Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast cars, the legendary Lighting McQueen finds himself pushed out of the sport that he loves. Hoping to get back in the game, he turns to Cruz Ramirez, an eager young technician who has her own plans for winning. With inspiration from the Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns, No. 95 prepares to compete on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage.


Park: Jefferson Park
Address: 1921 Princess Anne Ave, Richmond, VA 23223


July 20

Movie: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Rating: PG-13
Trailer: Click here
Summary: Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji – you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves – or they’ll be stuck in the game forever.


Park: Southside Community Center
Address: 6255 Old Warwick Road, Richmond, VA 23224


July 27

Movie: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Rating: PG-13
Trailer: Click here
Summary: Luke Skywalker’s peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he encounters Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force. Her desire to learn the ways of the Jedi forces Luke to make a decision that changes their lives forever. Meanwhile, Kylo Ren and General Hux lead the First Order in an all-out assault against Leia and the Resistance for supremacy of the galaxy.


Park: Abner Clay Park
Address:  200 W Clay St, Richmond, Virginia 23220


August 3

Movie: Black Panther
Rating: PG-13
Trailer: Click here
After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.

Park: Battery Park
Address: 2803 Dupont Circle, Richmond, VA 23222


August 10

Movie: Spider-Man: Homecoming
Rating: PG-13
Trailer: Click here
Summary: Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He also tries to return to his normal daily routine — distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighborhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear.

Park: Humphrey Calder
Address: 414 N Thompson St, Richmond, VA 23221


August 17

Movie: Beauty and The Beast
Rating: PG
Trailer: Click here
Summary: Disney’s animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted.



Park: Forest Hill Park
Address: 4021 Forest Hill Ave, Richmond, VA 23225