NEW ORLEANS, LA—Today, the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) announced the Spring 2013 dates for NORDC’s Movies in the Park program, an outdoor movie screening program for residents across the City. This season's Movies in the Park series will kick-off Friday, March 1, 2013 at Annuciation Center, 800 Race Street, New Orleans, LA.
“This has been a successful partnership program that has provided a fun and safe environment for families in New Orleans,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “It is a chance for people to get together and enjoy movies, food and the company of their friends and neighbors. Movies in the Park is one of many initiatives that highlights our push to become the leading recreation program in the entire country.”
“We started this program in Fall 2011 and since its inception we have had an amazing response from the community,” said Vic Richard, CEO of NORDC. “We encourage families to continue participating this year. Movies in the Park is an innovative partnership between NORDC and communities that gives families throughout New Orleans the chance to watch wholesome movies together in a unique outdoor setting.”
Residents will have the opportunity to watch family movies for free on a large portable outdoor movie screen in grassy areas across the City. Movies will begin at 7:30 p.m., weather permitting. If the movie is cancelled due to weather, NORDC will schedule a make-up date.
Since fall of 2011, over 5,000 people have attended 52 family-friendly movies in neighborhood parks in all five districts across New Orleans. NORDC works with partners to host these events that foster strong communities and promote neighborhood organizations.
NORDC will provide a large portable outdoor movie screen, licensed DVD, security, trash receptacles and satellite restrooms. Host organizations will provide an Event Coordinator, choose a movie from NORDC’s inventory as well as providing space, concessions, a volunteer cleanup crew, and a table showcasing upcoming neighborhood events.
This season's dates are as follows:
March 1 Annunciation Center 800 Race Street
March 8 Joe Brown Park 5601 Read Blvd.
March 15 St. Patrick Playground 4700 Baudin Street
March 22 Wisner Playground 4877 Laurel Street
April 5 Easton Playground 600 N. Lopez Street
April 12 Marie Goretti Playground 7500 Benson Street
April 19 Sam Bonart Playground 1200 Forstall Street
April 26 Lemann Playground 628 N. Claiborne Ave
May 3 Milne Playground 2500 Filmore Avenue
May 10 East Shore Playground 14600 Curran Street
May 17 McDonough Playground 1500 Teche Street
May 24 Digby Playground 6600 Virgilian Street
May 31 Taylor Playground 2600 S. Roman Street
Movies in the Park is free and open to the public. However, participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult, and no pets, alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, firearms, weapons, smoking, or cooking is allowed during the event..