Know before you go — Movies in the Park

Posted on June 6, 2019

Movies in the Park is a free outdoor movie series shown along the banks of the Arkansas River at the First Security Amphitheater in downtown Little Rock’s River Market District. Sponsored by the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau, Movies in the Park is celebrating its 15th season with a lineup of movies that bridges pop culture classics with modern blockbusters, animated features with heartfelt musicals.

The amphitheater opens each evening an hour before showtime (approximately 7:30 p.m.) with the film beginning after sunset (approximately 8:30 p.m.). Families, picnics and leashed pets are invited to the park to enjoy movies under the stars. Coolers and outside drinks are allowed, though glass is prohibited. Chaperoned youth, sports, religious and other groups are welcome. An adult must accompany all children under the age of 18, and a photo ID is required for all adults.


Q: Do I need to bring a blanket or lawn chairs in order to enjoy the movie?

A: Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome on the grass section of the amphitheater. There is, however, dedicated seating close to the stage.

Q: Can I bring alcohol to the movie?

A: If you are 21, yes, alcohol is permitted so long as it is not in a glass container and is consumed in accordance with all local, state and federal laws and ordinances. You assume responsibility for your own behavior.

Q: Are pets allowed at Movies in the Park?

A: Pets are allowed at Movies In The Park but they must remain leashed at all times. Owners are responsible for cleanup as per park rules

Q: Is there security on duty?

A: Yes, uniformed security officers and LRPD officers are on duty for the duration of the films.

Q: Where do I park?

A: There are both free and paid parking lots near the park, within easy walking distance to the venue. Find them at 2nd and River Market Avenue and 2nd and Sherman. Additionally, there are parking decks at 2nd and River Market Avenue and at President Clinton and Rock. The closest parking is the $5 lot right off President Clinton and Ottenheimer.

Q: Do you spray for bugs?

A: No.  Because of the fragile nature of our ecosystem, and the important role many insect species play in managing the populations of other, more harmful insect species, we do not spray for bugs. We encourage visitors to use their own bug spray. 

Q: Are concessions for sale at Movies in the Park?

A: Yes. A variety of concessionaires are open during Movies in the Park offering selections ranging from soft drinks, candy and popcorn, to hot dogs, burgers and barbecue. Sweet treats such as ice cream, snow cones and popsicles.

Q: Can I bring my own food?

A: Yes. You are welcome to bring your own food so long as you clean up after yourself when the movie is over.

Q: What if it rains?

A:  If weather is forecasted at a 50% or greater chance of rain the movies will be show in the East Farmers’ Market Pavilion behind the River Market Hall.  You may still bring allowable items and chairs will be provided for those who need them.

This year’s films include:

June 12: "How to Train Your Dragon 3" (PG)

June 19: "Dumb & Dumber" (PG-13)

June 26: "Apollo 13"(PG)

July 3:  "The Greatest Showman" (PG)

July 10: "The Sandlot" (PG)

July 17: "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story" (PG-13)

July 24: "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" (PG-13)

July 31: "The Help" (PG-13)