New Center Park announces summer film and theater series

click to enlarge New Center Park announces summer film and theater series
Jacob Lewkow
New Center Park has released the schedule for its summer outdoor film series, which includes screenings on Wednesday and Friday nights. Wednesday's programming includes 8 Mile, Hidden Figures, Manchester by the Sea, La La Land, The Wiz, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and more, while Friday's family friendly programming includes Zootopia, Moana, The Jungle Book, and Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory, among others.

Doors open at 8 p.m. and screenings start between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The events are free and open to the public.

New Center Park is located at 2998 West Grand Blvd., on the corner of Second Avenue and West Grand Boulevard. The schedule is below; see for more information.

Wednesday series:

June 7: Lion (part of Cinetopia International Film Festival)
(2016) PG-13

June 14: Hunt for the Wilderpeople
(2016) PG-13

June 21: Ghostbusters
(2016) PG-13

June 28: The Age of Love
(2014) Not Rated

July 5: Hidden Figures
(2016) PG

July 12: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
(2013) PG

July 19: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
(2016) PG-13

July 26: Arrival
(2016) PG-13

August 2: Loving
(2016) PG-13

August 9: La La Land
(2016) PG-13

August 16: The Wiz
(1978) G

August 23: Manchester by the Sea
(2016) R

August 30: 8 Mile
(2002) R

Friday series:

June 2: Zootopia
(2016) PG

June 9: Moana
(2016) PG

June 16: FernGully: The Last Rain Forest
(1992) G

June 30: The Secret Life of Pets ("Friendly dogs on a leash welcome" according to the press release.)
(2016) PG

July 7: Kubo and the Two Strings
(2016) PG

July 14: The Jungle Book
(2016) PG

July 21: How to Train Your Dragon
(2010) PG

July 28: Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory
(1971) G

August 4: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
(2016) PG-13

August 11: Finding Nemo
(2003) G

August 18: Pete’s Dragon
(2016) PG

August 25: 101 Dalmations
(1961) G

Additional programming:

June 16: Allied Media Conference Kids Party featuring DJs Cumbia Poder and Mother Cyborg, face-painting, bubble-making, and more. From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

June 22-25: Detroit Actor’s Theatre Company presents Jesus Christ Superstar. Doors at 8 p.m., performance at 9 p.m.

July 28: Opera MODO presents Hansel and Gretel. Doors at 6:30 p.m. , performance at 7:30 p.m.

August 12-13: Caribbean Festival.

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