THE GREATEST SHOWMAN on tap at tonight’s Movies in the Park

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Summer nights are the perfect escape from the hot days, especially when the River Market’s outdoor film series returns to the First Security Amphitheater.

Movies in the Park continues its 15th season tonight with The Greatest Showman.

P. T. Barnum dabbled in many careers and was rarely successful for long in any of them. This film tells the story of his rises and falls until he creates his famous circus, which later became part of the Ringling Brothers, Barnum, and Bailey Circus.

This 2017 movie stars Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Keala Settle, Sam Humphrey and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.  Benj Pasek and Justin Paul wrote the songs for it and received an Oscar nomination for “This Is Me.”

Families, picnics, and leashed pets are invited to the park to enjoy movies under the stars, but no glass containers. Don’t forget the bug spray! An adult must accompany all children under the age of 18 and an ID is required. Chaperoned youth, sports, church and other groups are welcome! The amphitheater will open an hour before film showings (approx. 7:30) and movies with begin at sundown each week (approx. 8:30).

For more information about Movies in the Park and to see which films will feature live performances or other activities before the showings, visit www.rivermarket.info or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lrrivermarket

OZ is GREAT AND POWERFUL at tonight’s Movies in the Park

MITP062415 OzGreatThanks to tonight’s sponsor, Mitchell Williams law firm, filmgoers in Little Rock can journey over the rainbow to meet Oz the Great and Powerful.

Little Rock’s own Movies in the Park, brought to you by the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau and the City of Little Rock, continues its 11th annual season tonight, Wednesday, June 24 at the First Security Amphitheatre.

Movies are shown every Wednesday during the season and begin at sundown.

In Sam Raimi’s 2013 fantasy, a small-time magician is swept away to an enchanted land and is forced into a power struggle between three witches. James Franco stars in the title role with Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, and Michelle Williams portraying the three witches. Others in the cast include Zach Braff, Bill Cobbs, Joey King and Tony Cox.

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.