The Austin Parks Foundation is kicking off their 2019 "Movies in the Park" series on Friday.
The series, which has happened for over 10 years and is shown in partnership with Alamo Drafthouse and presented by H-E-B, will feature free outdoor entertainment until Oct. 23. The first movie, "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," will be shown Friday at 8 p.m. at the Northwest District Park.
“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, in a press release.
Classics from the ’80s, ’90s and early 2000s will also be shown at around 8. p.m. at eight other Austin parks throughout the year. Participating parks include Zilker Park, Dove Springs Park and Dottie Jordan Neighborhood Park.
The movies on the schedule include “Zoolander,” “The Road to El Dorado,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Clueless,” “Angels in the Outfield,” “Space Jam,” “Freaky Friday” and “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.”
Bringing blankets, lawn chairs, picnics and leashed dogs is encouraged, but glass and styrofoam containers will not be permitted at any of the events. All screenings will have local food trucks and opportunities to win merchandise from the Austin Parks Foundation.