Movies in the Park 2017, presented by Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. features Selena and The Bodyguard on a giant LED video wall. The films, previously scheduled for August 4, will conclude the Movies in the Park season. 

Selena (PG) was originally released in 1997 and runs for 127 minutes. The film will be shown in English with Spanish subtitles.

The Bodyguard (R) was originally released in 1992 and runs for 129 minutes. The film will be shown in English with Spanish subtitles.

The event is free and open to the public.

Costumes encouraged!

Voting for Movies in the Park 2018 is now open. Click here to vote for your favorite films


Friday, September 8, 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 Super Dre and Host Gabriella de la Vega of El Mundo Musical.
  • Selena look-a-like costume contest! Winner receives a Selena by MAC makeup prize package.
  • Check out all of the sponsor tents for additional pre-movie activities.

7PM - Selena begins.

9:30 PM - The Bodyguard begins.


Heartside Park, near the Grand Rapids Downtown Market.

If you choose to drive, plan ahead for 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.
  • 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.

    Movie Night Sponsors

    Title Sponsor:

    Star Partners:

    Additional Partners: