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Here's some Rochester news that is going to make you smile!  Movies in the Park is coming back this summer and the movies that will be shown are epic.

Every other Saturday in Central Park, individuals and families can enjoy a night at the movies. The full list and dates are below. And great big virtual high-five to the Rochester Downtown Alliance and Altra Federal Credit Union who are providing this for all of us this summer.

List of Movies in the Park in Downtown Rochester

The summer of 2021 is finally having fun activities added to our calendars. "Movies in the Park" is officially ON for the summer. Check out the movies that are scheduled to be on screen all summer long.

Get there early to enjoy even more themed fun!

Every night of movie fun, starting at 7:30 pm, individuals and families can enjoy themed activities and movie-inspired food!  The movie of the night will start at dusk.

“Outdoor and drive-in movies made an inspiring comeback last year and are safe and easy to implement in 2021 while still in a pandemic.  What makes this movie experience different are the movie-themed activities for a full immersive experience. People can expect a fun, refreshed event with a few tweaks for safety.” -said Kanika Couchene, RDA director of events & strategic partnerships.

Prior to the movie, people can enjoy themed activities and movie-inspired food starting at 7:30 p.m. with the film to follow at dusk.  You will need to RSVP ahead of time due to COVID and you can learn more about that here.

Safety Precautions to Help Keep You Safe

Due to the pandemic, several precautions are being taken to help ensure the safety of all including:

  • The public will be required to reserve a space for the movie date.
  • Six-foot circles will be traced on Central Park’s lawn to ensure proper physical distancing.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be present.
  • Masking will be encouraged.
  • The Rochester Downtown Alliance is following state of Minnesota guidelines.

Is Thursday's Downtown happening this summer?

Right now, you might be wondering if Thursday's Downtown is coming back.  The answer is "yes".  See more about that event (and how it has changed a bit due to COVID) below.

Listen to Jessica Williams weekdays from 6 am until 10 am on the Y-105FM Early Morning Show with James and Jessica.

LOOK: Downtown Rochester Activities Planned For 2021

Rochester Downtown Alliance are currently planning Rochester's favorite summer events and are hopeful that crowds can return for the later half for 2021 during Thursdays Downtown. While we wait for the official news, check out the list of planned events for downtown Rochester.