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July 19, 2024

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Movies in the Park Start Up in June

The free-to-attend event series is family- and pet-friendly.

In partnership with the Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation, the Nashville Film Festival and 96.3 Jack FM, theย Nashville Sceneโ€™sย annual Movies in the Park will be back for its 29th season. The four-part series will take place Thursday evenings at Elmington Park on June 1, 8, 15 and 22.

The festivities kick off at 5 p.m. with food trucks, vendors, games and giveaways and the screenings begin at sundown. This yearโ€™s film lineup includes Minions: The Rise of Gru (June 1); Mean Girls (June 8); Top Gun: Maverick (June 15); and Lightyear (June 22). New this year, all films will be shown in open caption for the D/deaf and hard of hearing.

“Itโ€™s a good time! You’ve got all the vendors, youโ€™ve got all the people, and you get to see a movie under a beautiful sky,โ€ says Gina Wells, owner of Miss Kittyโ€™s Dog Resort, one of many sponsors participating in the series. The Movies in the Park series has become a tradition with families looking forward to the free event every summer.

Food will be available from more than 10 local vendors. Vendors include Ben & Jerryโ€™s; Cousins Maine Lobster; Daddyโ€™s Dogs; Dreamers Nashville; Franklinโ€™s Fruit Tea, Pie Town Tacos, and many others.

Movies in the Park sponsors and partners include Amazon, Nashville SC, Miss Kittyโ€™s Dog Resort, Nashville Opera, The Harpeth Hall School, The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Compost Nashville, Seal Smart and 80 Acres Farms.

Elmington Park is located at 3531 West End Ave. Parking is available at West End Middle School, Blakemore United Methodist Church and West End Church of Christ. Pets are welcome, but must be on a leash at all times. For more information on what to bring and what not to bring, visit the official event website.


  • June 1:ย Minions: The Rise of Gru
  • June 8:ย Mean Girls
  • June 15:ย Top Gun: Maverick
  • June 22:ย Lightyear



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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.