During All Star Week – Movies in the Park presents THE SANDLOT

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Baseball players are sometimes referred to as “The Boys of Summer.”  So it seems appropriate that during the MLB All Star week, the Movies in the Park has a movie about baseball in its purest form.

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

When Scottie Smalls moves to a new neighborhood, he manages to make friends with a group of kids who play baseball at the sandlot. Together they go on a series of funny and touching adventures. The boys run into trouble when Smalls borrows a ball from his stepdad that gets hit over a fence.

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 First Security 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

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2019 Movies in the Park lineup announced!

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.

This annual event returns for the 15th season on June 5. Every Wednesday at sundown in June and July, family and friends unroll their blankets and unfold their chairs to relax and enjoy award-winning films ranging from animated to action and everything between.

“We are looking forward to another great season of Movies in the Park and hope that everyone finds a movie they just Have to see in this year’s lineup,” Diana Long, Director of River Market Operations said.

The 2019 lineup:

June 5  Thor: Ragnarok  (PG-13)

June 12  How to Train a Dragon 3  (PG)

June 19  Dumb & Dumber (PG-13)

June 26  – Apollo 13 (PG)

July 3 – The Greatest Showman (PG)

July 10  The Sandlot (PG)

July 17  Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (PG-13)

July 24  Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13)

July 31  The Help (PG 13)

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

Baseball season is here – so is THE SANDLOT at CALS Ron Robinson Theatre today at 2

calsrr sandlotThe Boys of Summer have returned as Major League Baseball is back.  On a smaller scale, sandlot ball is also back.  To celebrate this, the CALS Ron Robinson Theater is showing the 1993 film THE SANDLOT this afternoon at 2pm.

The film is told through the perspective of Scotty Smalls, who is reminiscing on his first summer in Los Angeles. In 1962, Smalls moves with his mother and stepfather, Bill, to a new neighborhood, and struggles to make new friends. One afternoon, he decides to follow a group of neighborhood boys, and watches them play an improvised game of baseball at a small field, which they call the sandlot. Smalls is reluctant to join their game, as he fears he will be ridiculed on account of his inexperience. Nevertheless, he chooses to play with them.  After a rough start, in time, Smalls is accepted and becomes an integral part of the team.  The team has adventures and misadventures on and off the titular sandlot.

The film stars Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Patrick Renna, Chauncey Leopardi, Marty York, Brandon Quinton Adams, Grant Gelt, Shane Obedzinski and Victor DiMattia.  Adult roles are played by Denis Leary, Karen Allen and James Earl Jones.

The film costs $5 to see on the big screen at the Ron Robinson Theater.  Concessions will be available for purchase.

 

Movie Lineup at CALS Ron Robinson Theatre announced

cals ronrob intMovie lovers of all ages can plan their entertainment schedule with the Central Arkansas Library Systems (CALS)Ron Robinson Theaters winter/spring line up. Three series have been designed for adults, young adults, and children, and the films will be screened at the theater, 100 River Market Avenue, through May. Tickets are $5 each, concessions are available, and access is near the Main Librarys parking lot.

Combined these films have won 6 Oscars and been nominated for 31.

            From the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, “The Classics”series includes

The Godfather (R)

Thursday, February 12

7 p.m.

Breakfast at Tiffanys (NR)

Friday, April 10

7 p.m.

Some Like It Hot (NR)

Friday, May 1

7 p.m.

 

            Highlighting some of the best from the 1980s and 1990s is “The Rewind” series includes

Pretty Woman (R)

Friday, February 6

7 p.m.

Annie (1982 PG)

Thursday, March 12

7 p.m.

Fight Club (R)

Thursday, April 9

7 p.m.

Ferris Buellers Day Off (R)

Thursday, May 28

7 p.m.

            For families, the “Kid Flix” series includes

Anastasia (G)

Saturday, January 24

2 p.m.

James and the Giant Peach (PG)

Saturday, February 28

2 p.m.

Fantastic Mr. Fox (PG)

Saturday, March 28

2 p.m.

The Sandlot (PG)

Saturday, April 11

2 p.m.

            The 315 seat single-screen theater combines the best of the golden age of cinema and todays industry standard in state-of-the-art projection, lighting, and surround sound equipment. We are proud to offer Central Arkansas residents an exceptional cinema experience.

            For tickets or more information contact the Ron Robinson Theater Box Office at 320-5715 or visit the website at www.ronrobinsontheater.com.