2019 FREE Summer Movies in the Park

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If your kids are like most kids, they probably already have a countdown going until school is out and summer break is finally here. And if you’re anything like most parents, you’re already wondering how you’re going to keep everyone entertained for the next three months. While we can’t help you with ALL of the summer hours, we can definitely help you with some – thanks to Richmond City Parks and Recreation’s FREE summer movies in the park!

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. Just like previous years, 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. If the weather doesn’t cooperate and a movie is cancelled, it will be rescheduled for the following Monday, so be sure to keep an eye on the schedule on the city’s Facebook page.

The free summer movie series will be kicking off on June 21, 2019, so check out the complete lineup below and mark your calendars now. Of course, movies aren’t all that the Parks and Recreation Department will be offering this season, so be sure to download their full Spring and Summer Program Guide here for camps, programs, and activities all summer long.

June 21 

Free summer movies in the park The Lego Moive 2Movie: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
Rating: PG
Trailer: Click here
Summary:The citizens of Bricksburg face a dangerous new threat when LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space start to wreck everything in their path. The battle to defeat the enemy and restore harmony to the LEGO universe takes Emmet, Lucy, Batman and the rest of their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds that test their courage and creativity.


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


June 28

Free Summer Movies in the Park BumblebeeMovie: Bumblebee
Rating: PG
Trailer: Click here
Summary: In this prequel film to ‘The Transformers’ film series, the year is 1987 and after an epic battle, B-127 (Bumblebee) has collapsed from his wounds. Before entering stasis, he transforms into a yellow 1967 Volkswagen Beetle. Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small California beach town. On the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, Charlie Watson discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken, and from there, the adventure begins.

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


July 5

Free Summer Movies AvengersMovie: Avengers: Infinity War
Rating: PG-13
Trailer: Click here
Summary: Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet – the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.


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


July 12

Free summer movies Incredibles 2 Movie: Incredibles 2
Rating: PG
Trailer: Click here
Summary: Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back, but this time Helen is in the spotlight, leaving Bob at home with Violet and Dash to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.

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


July 19

Free Summer Movies Creed IIMovie: Creed II
Rating: PG-13
Trailer: Click here
Summary:In 1985, Russian boxer Ivan Drago killed former U.S. champion Apollo Creed in a tragic match that stunned the world. Against the wishes of trainer Rocky Balboa, Apollo’s son Adonis Johnson accepts a challenge from Drago’s son — another dangerous fighter. Under guidance from Rocky, Adonis trains for the showdown of his life — a date with destiny that soon becomes his obsession. Now, Johnson and Balboa must confront their shared legacy as the past comes back to haunt each man.

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


July 26

Free summer movies AquamanMovie: Aquaman
Rating: PG-13
Trailer: Click here
Summary: Once home to the most advanced civilization on Earth, the city of Atlantis is now an underwater kingdom ruled by the power-hungry King Orm. With a vast army at his disposal, Orm plans to conquer the remaining oceanic people – and then the surface world. Standing in his way is Aquaman, Orm’s half-human, half-Atlantean brother and true heir to the throne. With help from royal counselor Vulko, Aquaman must retrieve the legendary Trident of Atlan and embrace his destiny as protector of the deep.

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


August 2

Free Summer Movies SpidermanMovie: Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse 
Rating: PG
Trailer: Click here
In this animated adventure, Miles Morales is a teen from Brooklyn, struggling with own issues as he adjusts to a new school. On top of that, he must carry the mantel of being Spider-Man, as he meets various different versions of the iconic superhero in different forms, from different dimensions across the universe.


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


August 9

Free Summer Movies Ralph Breaks The InternetMovie: Ralph Breaks the Internet
Rating: PG
Trailer: Click here
Summary: Video game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz must risk it all by traveling to the World Wide Web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, “Sugar Rush.” In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet – the “netizens” – to help navigate their way, including an entrepreneur named Yesss, who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site BuzzzTube.

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


August 16

Free Summer Movies Mary Poppins ReturnsMovie: Mary Poppins Returns
Rating: PG
Trailer: Click here
Summary: The little house on Cherry Tree Lane and the grown-up siblings, Michael and Jane Banks, are facing hard times during the worldwide 1930s Great Slump. However, against the backdrop of a terrible tragedy and imminent foreclosure, once more, the practically perfect nanny, Mary Poppins, descends from the skies to lend a hand. Along with the cheerfully resourceful lamplighter, Jack, the Banks are about to embark on a magical adventure and find their happiness once again.

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