First Things First's Movies in the Park returns to Coolidge Park this month. Each Saturday in July, beginning July 9, a family-friendly box office hit movie will be projected on a giant movie screen in the park.
First Things First is an award-winning, nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening families in Hamilton County through education, collaboration and mobilization. First Things First encourages families to pack up chairs, blankets and picnic baskets and gather for some quality time while watching this year’s featured movies.
"First Things First's mission is to strengthen the families of our communities," said Julie Baumgardner of First Things First. "Movies in the Park is a great opportunity for families to spend time together and create memories that will last a lifetime."
Can you guess the titles of the movies First Things First is showing this summer? Here are some hints:
- July 9 – Funny little yellow creatures are recruited by a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband, hatch a plot to take over the world.
- July 16 – A police officer rabbit and wily fox set out to solve a mysterious case in a bustling animal metropolis.
- July 23 – The galaxy faces a new threat from the dark side, but a young duo joins forces to defeat evil and restore order in the universe.
- July 30 – A hockey-loving 11-year-old girl’s world turns upside-down when she and her parents move to San Francisco. Her emotions try to guide her through this life-changing event.
"Movies in the Park is one of our favorite events," Baumgardner said. "We encourage families to join us and enjoy some quality time together."
All movies are free to the public. Movies will start each week at sundown (just after 9 p.m.). Concessions will be available for purchase on-site. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent.
Movies in the Park is sponsored by Comcast, Sunny 92.3, Hamico, Coker Tire, Belhaven University, The Chattanooga Times Free Press, City of Chattanooga, Family Concessions LLC and Lifeguard Ambulance Service.
For additional information, visit www.firstthings.org or call (423) 267-5385.