The 2018 season of Movies in the Park continues with SCHOOL OF ROCK. The 2003 film starts tonight at sundown at the First Security Amphitheatre in Riverfront Park. (It will be shown adjacent to the Little Rock from which the City takes its name.)
After being kicked out of a rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of a strict elementary private school, only to try and turn it into a rock band. The film stars Jack Black, Adam Pascal, Lucas Papaelias, Sarah Silverman, Joan Cusack and Miranda Cosgrove.
Little Rock’s Movies in the Park is sponsored by the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau and the City of Little Rock. Movies are shown every Wednesday during the season and begin at sundown.
Families, picnics and pets are invited to the park to enjoy movies under the stars, no glass containers please. A parent or adult guardian must accompany all children and youth under the age of 18 and an ID is required. The amphitheater will open an hour before film showings and movies will start at sundown each week. For more information please visit http://moviesintheparklr.net.
As part of Banned Books Week, two divisions of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies are coming together to celebrate books and music.
This collaboration of the Arkansas Literary Festival and Arkansas Sounds will feature a screening of The Perks of Being a Wallflower and a concert by Scoop Slone and the Infinite, Thursday, September 25, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the CALS Ron Robinson Theater. The winner of the Banned Books Perks Letter Writing Contest will also be announced.
Sponsored by the Fred Darragh Jr. Foundation, this event event is free and open to the public.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a 2012 film written and directed by Stephen Chbosky, based on his own novel. It stars Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller. Dylan McDermott, Kate Walsh, Paul Rudd and Joan Cusack are also in the cast.