Movies in the Park schedule set

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The Noblesville Parks Dept.’s 13th annual Movies in the Park Series at five city parks has something for all ages, from fun adventures to foreign lands to talkative animals and iconic personalities.

“The Movies in the Park Series has been an ongoing tradition in Noblesville for over a decade,” Recreation Program Coordinator Erin Portman stated. “Attendees can enjoy family friendly movies, bring a blanket, their dinner or snacks and enjoy an evening of cinema at Noblesville’s parks. Instead of one location for the movie series, this year we are bringing the movies to various parks across the city in order to give residents an opportunity to enjoy them closer to home.”

To kick off the series, the Noblesville Parks Dept. is partnering with the Forest Park Aquatic Center, 1077 Cicero Rd., to host two Flick ’N Float events, which include “The Shallows” (PG-13) Aug. 14 for a 21-and-over crowd and “Lilo & Stitch” (PG) Aug. 21 for all ages. The movies will start at dusk and will be shown on the pool deck while attendees view the movie from the pool. Pool admission after 5 p.m. is $4 and food and beverages will be available for purchase.

The remaining movies in the series will be shown at various city parks during the next four weeks. Movies will begin at dusk and are free to the public. This year’s schedule includes: Aug. 28: “Jumanji 2: Next Level” (PG-13) at Finch Creek Park, 16233 Boden Rd; Sept. 4: “Frozen 2” (PG) at Dillon Park, 6351 Midland Lane; Sept. 11: “Dolittle” (PG) at Federal Hill Commons, 175 Logan St.; and Sept. 18: “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” (PG) at Southside Park, 396 Washington St.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention social distancing guidelines will remain in place during the movie series. Attendees are asked to stay 6 feet from others. Screen setup at each park will allow space for attendees to spread out and enjoy the films. Per Gov. Eric Holcomb’s statewide mandate, masks are required (for ages 8 and older) in indoor public spaces or in outside public spaces when it is not possible to practice social distancing. Masks are strongly recommended for ages 2-7.

In the event of rain, movies may be rescheduled or moved inside to Ivy Tech Community College, 300 N. 17 St. Light concessions will be available for purchase at all showings. The 2020 Movies in the Park Series is made possible through the contributions of Logan Street Signs & Banners and Urban Air Adventure Park. For more, visit noblesvilleparks.org.

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