Blowing Rock Movies in the Park Returns for 2017 Summer Season, Starts June 29

Published Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 11:10 am

The Blowing Rock Movies in the Park are well-known throughout the High Country. With people of all ages, families with or without children, gathered on the lawn of Memorial Park in downtown Blowing Rock, a family-friendly movie plays on Thursday evenings. 

The movies are all PG rated, and each one begins usually at about 8:30 p.m. around dusk. Admission is completely free!

Everyone is free to bring their own snacks and drinks, but remember that alcohol is not allowed in Memorial Park. Also, don’t forget to bring a blanket or a lawn chair to sit down — whatever you are going to be most comfortable with throughout the duration of the movie!

Thanks to Legacy Partners for making the movie series possible, and another thanks to Monkee’s of Blowing Rock and SkyLine SkyBest for generously contributing to the 2017 movie series. 

Below is the schedule for the Blowing Rock 2017 Movies in the Park:

June 29:
Back to the Future
1985, Rated PG, 116 min.
Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown. –See details on IMDB

July 6:
Beauty and the Beast
2017, Rated PG, 129 min.
with special sponsorship by Blowing Rock Town Tavern
Disney’s latest live-action adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love. –See details on IMDB

July 13:
Miracles From Heaven
2016, Rated PG, 109 min
A young girl suffering from a rare digestive disorder finds herself miraculously cured after surviving a terrible accident. – See details on IMDB

July 20:
Matilda
1996, Rated PG, 102 min.
with special sponsorship by Hemlock Inn and the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce
Story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable. –See details on IMDB

July 27:
Heavyweights
1995, Rated PG, 100 min.
Kids are lured into joining a posh weight-loss camp with the promise of good times, only to find that the facility is a woodland nightmare run by a zealous ex-fitness instructor. –See details on IMDB

August 3:
The Jungle Book
2016, Rated PG, 106 min.
with special sponsorship by Blowing Rock Fire & Rescue
After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of panther, Bagheera, and free spirited bear, Baloo. –See details on IMDB

Other sponsors include M-Prints, Inn at Ragged Gardens, and Blue Ridge Energy.

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