The Free Movies After Dark series will launch on Friday, July 27, 2012. Each Friday night a Hartford park will host a showing of a totally free movie to the public. In addition to the free movie there will be fun events and contests related to the film of the night. Free popcorn is provided by Spotlight Cinemas. Spotlight Cinemas is a theater set to open in September on Front Street. Get to the park early to get a good spot. Bring a blanket, chairs and I personally recommend bug spray! The movies will start at sunset. Until then, enjoy the pre-show entertainment which begins around 7:00 p.m.
Free Movies After Dark Hartford Calendar
July 27, 2012: Come watch "Anchorman" in Bushnell Park. Before the show there will be a Ron Burgundy mustache contest. Hot 93.7 will provide music and the Beat City Hoop Girls will hula hoop.
August 3, 2012: Watch "Puss in Boots" at Pope Park with the kids. The UConn Husky dog "Jonathan" and "Pucky the Whale" will be at the park. The CT Humane Society will also do a presentation about adopting animals. Before the show kids can even get their face painted.
August 10, 2012: "Psycho" is the main flick on this Friday night at Riverside Park. Listen to "String Theorie" live, as they'll do a free show that night before the show. For beverages, there will be a wine and beer garden so bring some cash.
August 17, 2012: Another great one for the kids, "Jurassic Park" in Keney Park! The Connecticut Science Center is even loaning a giant inflatable dinosaur to the event in the park. There will be comedy sketches by Sea Tea Improv. The organizers want kids (and adults) to come in costume for this movie.
August 24, 2012: "Singin' In the Rain" at Elizabeth Park. Watch a 'giant puppet' show by Connecticut puppetter Anne Cubberly. A professional photographer will be on hand with a backdrop of the lamppost scene. You can imitate the Gene Kelly pose and get a picture. Get there early because the first 50 people to show up get a free umbrella.
August 31, 2012: Watch "E.T." in Goodwin Park.
September 7, 2012: "Rising Star" will be shown at Bushnell Park. Klokwize, a hip-hot artist, will perform live.