Austin Parks Foundation Announces 2019 Movies in the Park Series Presented by H-E-B

Austin’s Beloved Free Series Returns March 29th Through October 17th with Interactive Screenings, Merchandise Giveaways, and More!

Photography courtesy of Liz Kreutz.

Photography courtesy of Liz Kreutz.

Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is excited to announce the 2019 schedule for Movies in the Park, a series of free films shown outdoors in partnership with Alamo Drafthouse Cinema’s Rolling Roadshow and presented by H-E-B. This year’s Movies in the Park series will visit nine different parks throughout the city, and the lineup is filled with favorites from the ’80s, ’90s and early 2000s.

“We’re so excited for this year’s lineup, which features a variety of nostalgic classics that we hope will bring the Austin community out to enjoy their neighborhood parks with their friends and families,” said Colin Wallis, CEO of Austin Parks Foundation.

APF has partnered with local organizations to help make a few of the summer screenings extra special. The Texas Playboys Baseball Club and RBI have teamed up for baseball-themed  activities ahead of the screening of Angels in the Outfield at the newly renovated Parque Zaragoza Neighborhood Park on June 20. Zilker Hillside Theatre will help bring The Little Mermaid to life prior to the screening at Dove Springs Park on May 23.

The series kicks off on March 29 at Northwest District Park with a screening of the Spielberg classic, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

The full 2019 schedule for Movies in the Park is as follows:

Austinites are invited to join APF for these fun and relaxing evenings under the Austin night sky. Blankets, lawn chairs, picnics, and dogs on-leash are welcome, and every Movie in the Parks screening will be accompanied by local food trucks and opportunities to win APF merchandise. Glass and styrofoam containers are not permitted in any of the parks.

For more information on the Movies in the Park series and updates on any changes to the schedule, please visit austinparks.org/movies.

ABOUT AUSTIN PARKS FOUNDATION:

Founded in 1992, Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is dedicated to partnering with our community to enhance people’s lives by making our public parks, trails and green spaces better through volunteerism, innovative programming, advocacy, and financial support. APF is focused on creating equitable access to great parks for all Austinites and helps fill the City’s funding and resource gap in order to develop and maintain Austin’s 300+ parks. APF fosters unique public/private partnerships and, since 2006, has given over $3 million in community-initiated grants in service to the greater Austin community. APF is known for its annual flagship volunteer event, It’s My Park Day, and is a presenting partner and beneficiary of the popular Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Metropolitan Park. For more information, please visitwww.austinparks.org.

Celebrate Earth Day with Austin Parks Foundation

Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is gearing up for a great Earth Day with events all over town from April 20 through April 22.
Fern Gully at Palm Park
April 20, 2017
Join the Austin Parks Foundation for a special Earth Day installment of their all-1992 season of Movies in the Park. Bring the whole family to learn about the importance of Earth’s rainforests in this animated tale of adventure featuring Robin Williams. Be sure to RSVP to the Facebook event and invite your friends!

Give 5% to Mother Earth
April 21st

Austin businesses are banding together to give 5% of their sales back to local green organizations like the Austin Parks Foundation! The full list of businesses can be found on the Give 5% website. The CEO of APF, Colin Wallis, will also be traversing the city on two wheels alongside Hill Country Conservancy’s George Cofer. You can follow their Earth Day adventure on our twitter account and Instagram story.

Mulching at Zilker Park
April 22nd

Join APF in celebrating two happy occasions – Earth Day AND Zilker Park’s 100th Anniversary! In celebration, APF will be showing the trees of Zilker a little TLC with a fresh coat of mulch. Join friends, neighbors and tree huggers alike for a very special mulch project. Those interested can RSVP here.

Giveback with Flower Child

April 22nd
Flower Child believes a better world starts from within, and there is no better way to fuel your body and your soul then by nourishing it with happy, healthy food straight from Mother Earth.

This Earth Day, Saturday, April 22nd, Flowers Child is donating 100% of proceeds from their Mother Earth Bowl to Austin Parks Foundation. We know you’ll be hungry after mulching all hose trees, so grab a healthy bite that gives right back APF!  Details here.