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New Center Park Returns with FREE Family Movies this Summer

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There’s nothing like summer in the city. Make a splash at Mt. Elliott Splash Pad on the Riverfront, find fun and games at Monroe Street Midway and stay up late to watch FREE movies at New Center Park in Detroit!


New Center Park, located across the street from the Fisher Building on Grand Boulevard is the perfect place for outdoor entertainment. This summer, the popular movie series is back with a line-up of family-friendly and date night films on Friday. Take the kids out for a special night on the town, surrounded by the stars and tall buildings, watching their favorite characters on screen with their favorite people beside them. Don’t worry, restrooms and plenty of easy access street parking are available.


2022 Friday Night Schedule: Doors open at 8pm and movies begin at dusk

  • June 3 – Encanto (2021) 99 minutes / PG
  • June 10 – Luca (2021) 101 minutes / G
  • June 17 – Respect (2021) 145 minutes / PG
  • June 24 – Sing 2 (2021) 112 minutes / PG
  • July 1 – Shaun the Sheep (2015) 85 minutes / PG
  • July 8 – The Mitchells vs. The Machines (2021) 114 minutes / PG
  • July 15 – Ghostbusters – Afterlife (2021) 124 minutes / PG-13
  • July 22 – Jungle Cruise (2021) 129 minutes / PG-13
  • July 29 – Tangled (2010) 100 minutes / PG
  • August 5 – Cruella (2021) 134 minutes / PG-13
  • August 12 – In The Heights (2021) 143 minutes / PG-13
  • August 19 – Spider Man – No Way Home (2021) 150 minutes / PG-13
  • August 26 – The Batman (2022) 176 minutes / PG-13


On the final weekend of July, the park will host FREE performances of Rapunzel by Black and Brown Theatre. Black and Brown Theatre presents a timeless story with a timely twist as both heroes go on an adventure to discover who they truly are. Bring the whole family for a live performance of the classic story of Rapunzel told entirely in rhyming verse couplets as we celebrate finally being able to “break free”. Shows are 30 to 45 minutes long on Friday, July 29th at 8pm and Saturday, July 30th and Sunday, July 31st at 2pm and 4pm.


New Center Park // 2998 W. Grand Boulevard, Detroit, 48202




About Carrie Budzinski

Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..

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