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Where to catch a free movie in the park this spring

The New Orleans Recreation Development’s 11-week outdoor film series kicks off this Friday.

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New Orleans Recreation Development (NORD) Commission’s “Movies in the Park” series kicks off at dusk this Friday, March 8 with a free screening of “Kubo and the Two Strings Sam Bonart Playground (1209 Forstall Street). The free outdoor movie series continues through May at public parks citywide.

It’s part of NORD’s ongoing efforts to create community and fun, family-friendly events. Movies start at sunset between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., and public library officials will be on hand for giveaways. Bring your own chair, blankets, or snack items and take advantage of the spring weather during this 11-week series.

Each movie screens at a different location. They’re listed below, in chronological order of the screening dates.

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1. Lakeview Playground

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5501 General Diaz St
New Orleans, LA 70124
(504) 658-3052
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“Rampage” plays Friday, March 15 at Lakeview Playground. The rain site is at Gernon Brown Rec Center (1001 Harrison Avenue).

2. Taylor Playground

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2600 S Roman St
New Orleans, LA 70125

“Peter Rabbit” plays Friday, March 22 at Taylor Playground. The rain site is the Rosenwald Recreation Center (1120 S Broad Street).

3. A. L. Davis Park

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2600 Lasalle St
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 658-3052

“Wonder Woman” screens at the playground on Friday, March 29. The rain site is the Lyons Rec Center

4. Milne Playground

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2500 Filmore Ave
New Orleans, LA 70122
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“Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom” screens Saturday, March 30 at Milne Playground. In the event of rain, it will move to the Milne Recreation Center (5420 Franklin Avenue). 

5. Evans Playground

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5100 Lasalle St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 658-3052
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“Hook” plays Friday, April 5 at Evans Playground. The rain site is Lyons Recreation Center (624 Louisiana Avenue).

6. Joe W. Brown Park

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5601 Read Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70127
(504) 658-3080
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“Despicable Me” plays at dusk at Joe W. Brown Park on Friday, April 12. In the event of rain, the screening will move to the park’s indoor recreation facility.

7. Lafitte Greenway

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1971 Lafitte Ave
New Orleans, LA 70112

“Inside Out” screens Friday, April 26 at the Lafitte Greenway. The rain location is the Treme Recreation Center (900 N. Villere Street).

8. Norwood Thompson Playground

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7200 Forshey St
New Orleans, LA 70125

“Back to the Future” screens Friday, May 3 at Norwood Thompson Playground. If there’s rain, it plays in the Rosenwald Recreation Center (1120 S. Broad Street).

9. St. Roch Park

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1800 St Roch Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

“The Wiz” will be played on Friday, May 10 at St. Roch Park. In the event of rain, it moves to the Milne Rec Center (5420 Franklin Avenue).

10. Stallings Gentilly Playground

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2700 Lapeyrouse St
New Orleans, LA 70119
 (504) 658-3053
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“Space Jam” screens Friday, May 17 at Stallings Gentilly Playground. The rain site is the St. Bernard Recreation Center (1500 Lafreniere Street).

1. Lakeview Playground

5501 General Diaz St, New Orleans, LA 70124

“Rampage” plays Friday, March 15 at Lakeview Playground. The rain site is at Gernon Brown Rec Center (1001 Harrison Avenue).

5501 General Diaz St
New Orleans, LA 70124

2. Taylor Playground

2600 S Roman St, New Orleans, LA 70125

“Peter Rabbit” plays Friday, March 22 at Taylor Playground. The rain site is the Rosenwald Recreation Center (1120 S Broad Street).

2600 S Roman St
New Orleans, LA 70125

3. A. L. Davis Park

2600 Lasalle St, New Orleans, LA 70113

“Wonder Woman” screens at the playground on Friday, March 29. The rain site is the Lyons Rec Center

2600 Lasalle St
New Orleans, LA 70113

4. Milne Playground

2500 Filmore Ave, New Orleans, LA 70122

“Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom” screens Saturday, March 30 at Milne Playground. In the event of rain, it will move to the Milne Recreation Center (5420 Franklin Avenue). 

2500 Filmore Ave
New Orleans, LA 70122

5. Evans Playground

5100 Lasalle St, New Orleans, LA 70115

“Hook” plays Friday, April 5 at Evans Playground. The rain site is Lyons Recreation Center (624 Louisiana Avenue).

5100 Lasalle St
New Orleans, LA 70115

6. Joe W. Brown Park

5601 Read Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70127

“Despicable Me” plays at dusk at Joe W. Brown Park on Friday, April 12. In the event of rain, the screening will move to the park’s indoor recreation facility.

5601 Read Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70127

7. Lafitte Greenway

1971 Lafitte Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112

“Inside Out” screens Friday, April 26 at the Lafitte Greenway. The rain location is the Treme Recreation Center (900 N. Villere Street).

1971 Lafitte Ave
New Orleans, LA 70112

8. Norwood Thompson Playground

7200 Forshey St, New Orleans, LA 70125

“Back to the Future” screens Friday, May 3 at Norwood Thompson Playground. If there’s rain, it plays in the Rosenwald Recreation Center (1120 S. Broad Street).

7200 Forshey St
New Orleans, LA 70125

9. St. Roch Park

1800 St Roch Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117

“The Wiz” will be played on Friday, May 10 at St. Roch Park. In the event of rain, it moves to the Milne Rec Center (5420 Franklin Avenue).

1800 St Roch Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

10. Stallings Gentilly Playground

2700 Lapeyrouse St, New Orleans, LA 70119

“Space Jam” screens Friday, May 17 at Stallings Gentilly Playground. The rain site is the St. Bernard Recreation Center (1500 Lafreniere Street).

2700 Lapeyrouse St
New Orleans, LA 70119