What

Movies in the Park 2017, presented by Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., features Mrs. Doubtfire and Forrest Gump on a giant LED video wall.

Mrs. Doubtfire (PG-13) was originally released in 1993 and runs for 125 minutes. The film will be shown in English with Spanish subtitles.

Forrest Gump (PG-13) was originally released in 1994 and runs for 142 minutes. The film will be shown in English with Spanish subtitles.

The event is free and open to the public.

When

Friday, July 7, 2017. Follow Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. on Facebook for detailed schedule of activities and event updates.

6PM - Free movie-themed activities begin. Highlights include:

  • DJ Adrian Butler and Host Gabriella de la Vega of El Mundo Musical
  • Drop-in soccer
  • Petting Zoo provided by Chamberlin Pony Rides
  • Special Guest Speaker from the Mayor's Millennial Advisory Board

7PM - Mrs. Doubtfire begins

9:05PM - Free movie-themed activities begin. Highlights include:

  • DJ Adrian Butler and Host Gabriella de la Vega of El Mundo Musical
  • Visit La Mejor's tent for movie-themed fun
  • Meet Forrest Gump!
  • Drop-in Ping Pong
  • Run with Grand Rapids Running Tours and visit the tent for additional programming

9:30PM - Forrest Gump begins.

Where

Ah-Nab-Awen Park, on the west bank of the Grand River, adjacent to Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Downtown Grand Rapids.

If you choose to drive, http://downtowngr.org/get/parking to avoid wasting time looking for a space.

Bike parking made available in the park if you choose to bike.

Movie Night Tips

To help movie goers enjoy the night out under the stars, here are a few quick tips:

  • The park fills up fast, so get there early for the best spots.
  • Nothing beats an ice cold one on a warm summer night. If you'd like to partake, be sure to bring your own drinks and picture ID.
  • While packing up, you might as well make it a picnic in the park. If you choose not to bring food, vendors will have snacks for purchase.
  • You'll be outside for a few hours, so get comfy. We suggest bringing a blanket or chairs to sit on.
  • Those under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • You may love your ringtone, but that doesn't mean everyone else does. Please silence your phones.
  • If you need to talk during the movie, please keep your voices low.
  • In the event of rain, we'll have to cancel the show. Follow Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. on Facebook to stay up-to-date.

Mrs. Doubtfire Sponsors

Title Sponsor:

  • AHC + Hospitality

Star Partners:

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Forrest Gump Sponsors

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