Detroit's New Center Park summer movie lineup announced


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Time to dust off the old picnic blanket — once again, Detroit's New Center Park will host its free summer-long film series.

In a city that has only one first-run theater and a handful of art house theatres, this is a big deal. Wednesday nights feature blockbusters and classics, while Fridays nights will offer more family-friendly flicks. Let's take a gander at this season's programming:

Wednesday Night Movies
Doors open at 8:00 p.m. and screenings begin between 9:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., depending on sunset.

June 6: Loving Vincent (2017) PG-13
June 13: Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) PG-13
June 20: Get Out (2017) R
June 27: Private Romeo (2011) Not Rated
July 4: Justice League (2017) PG-13
July 11: Lean on Me (1989) PG-13
July 25: I Am Not Your Negro (2016) PG-13
Aug. 1: Dreamgirls (2006) PG-13
Aug. 8: It (2017) R
Aug. 15: Wonder Woman (2017) PG-13
Aug. 22: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) PG-13
Aug. 29: Black Panther (2018), PG-13
Sept. 5: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017) PG

Friday Night Movies
Doors open at 8:00 p.m. and screenings beginning between 9:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., depending on sunset.

June 1: Rock Dog (2016) PG
June 8: The Iron Giant (1999) PG
June 15: Ratchet & Clank (2016) PG
June 22: Meet the Robinsons (2007) G
June 29: Bolt (2008) PG (Bring your own dog: Leashed pets are welcome this night, with free dog treats while supplies last.)
July 6: The Princess and the Frog (2009) G
July 13: The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) PG
July 27: The Jungle Book (2016) PG
Aug. 3: Goosebumps (2015) PG
Aug. 10: A Wrinkle in Time (2018) PG
Aug. 17: Coco (2017) PG
Aug. 24: Metropolis (2001) PG-13
Aug. 31: Sing (2016) PG

In addition to the films, the park will also host a number of theatrical and cultural events, including the Allied Media Conference kid's party on June 15, performances of Lin-Manuel Miranda's In The Heights from July 18 to 22, and the Detroit Caribbean Cultural Festival from Aug. 11 to 12.

More information is available at New Center Park is located on West Grand Boulevard at 2nd Avenue.

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