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Mpls Parks & Rec Quietly Drops Its Bomb-Ass Summer Movie Schedule

Summertime is movie time.

There’s just something special about walking to your neighborhood park with a travel mug of wine, laying out a blanket for you and your friends, and letting the mosquitos eat you alive while you watch a movie you could stream for free at home. No, really. It’s a grand old time. 

Summer is mere months away, which means Minneapolis Parks & Rec has live entertainment planned once again, barring any new news about coronavirus variants. In the style of our film and music guy, Keith Harris, we present to you their pretty great summer 2022 movie schedule. 

JUNE 1

Ratatouille
Mmmm. Delicious rat food. 9:45 p.m. The Commons, 425 Portland Ave., Minneapolis.

JUNE 2

Spirit Untamed 
This is a horse girl movie!! 9:45 p.m. Audubon Park, 1320 NE 29th Ave., Minneapolis

JUNE 3

Back to the Future
This is your chance to see the most normal role of Crispin Glover’s career. 7-11 p.m. Armatage Park, 2500 W. 57th St., Minneapolis

JUNE 4 

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Remember when Harry Potter movies didn’t suck and we didn’t know that J.K. Rowling sucks? 9:45 p.m. Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W. Lake Harriet Pkwy, Minneapolis.

JUNE 8

Princess Bride
Fun fact: In the ‘80s lots of middle-aged women thought Peter Falk was sexy. 9:45 p.m. The Commons, 425 Portland Ave., Minneapolis.

JUNE 9

Cruella
Emma Stone IS Cruella DeVille. 9:45 p.m. 36 Avenue North and Victory Memorial Drive, Robbinsdale.

JUNE 11

Encanto
Hear the song that finally took down “Let It Go.” Thank god. 8:30-10:30 p.m.  Bossen Field Park, 5701 S. 28th Ave., Minneapolis

Credit: Courtesy of Sony Pictures/AP
Yeah, fuck that ghost up, kid.

JUNE 13

Ghostbusters: Afterlife
Our movie guy Keith Harris hated this flick. 9:45 p.m. Lyndale Farmstead, 3900 S. Bryant Ave., Minneapolis.

JUNE 14

Spirit Untamed
Horses!!! 9:45 p.m. Pearl Park, 414 E. Diamond Lake Rd., Minneapolis.

JUNE 15

School Of Rock
Jack Black at his sweetest. 9:45 p.m. The Commons, 425 Portland Ave., Minneapolis.

JUNE 16

Spider-Man No Way Home
Have you seen this movie yet? Well, now is your chance. 8:30-10:30 p.m. Lyndale Farmstead Park, 3900 Bryant Ave. S., Minneapolis

JUNE 21

Jungle Cruise
This movie is not good guys. Bring extra wine. 8:30-10 p.m. Fuller Park, 4800 Grand Ave. S., Minneapolis.

JUNE 22

Twilight
Glitter emo vampires who believe in abstinence until marriage. 9:45 p.m. The Commons, 425 Portland Ave., Minneapolis.

JUNE 23

42
Sports! 9:45 p.m. Powderhorn Park, 3348 14th Ave. S., Minneapolis.

JUNE 24

Luca
Huh! Apparently this is a Pixar movie that came out in 2021. 9:45 p.m. Franklin Steele Park, 1600 Portland Ave. S., Minneapolis.

JUNE 27

Encanto
Fuck “Let It Goooo.” 9:30 p.m. Lynnhurst Park, 1345 W. Minnehaha Pkwy, Minneapolis.

JUNE 28

Sing 2
Animals can’t sing! 9:30 p.m. Harrison Park, 503 N. Irving Ave., Minneapolis.

JUNE 29

Crazy Rich Asians
Rich people always be crazy. 9:30 p.m. The Commons, 425 Portland Ave., Minneapolis.

JUNE 30

The Wedding Singer
Remember when Adam Sandler movies weren’t the worst? 9:30 p.m. Mueller Park, 2509 S. Colfax Ave., Minneapolis.

JULY 2 

King Richard
Will Smith, before the slap. 9:30 p.m. Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W. Lake Harriet Pkwy, Minneapolis.

JULY 5

The Mitchells vs the Machines
Huh. This is a Sony movie, not Pixar? 9:45 p.m. Lyndale Park Gardens, 1300 W. 42nd St., Minneapolis.

JULY 6

Edward Scissorhands
The mad scientist who made this dude knows nothing about anatomy. 9:30 p.m. The Commons, 425 Portland Ave., Minneapolis.

JULY 7

Jungle Cruise
Enter a world where the Rock is a cruise guide… 9:30 p.m. Sibley Park, 1900 E. 40th St., Minneapolis.

JULY 8 

American Underdog
Come early for ice cream social and inflatables for kids, stay for the cheesy football movie. 6:30-9 p.m. Hiawatha School Park, 4305 E. 42nd St., Minneapolis.

JULY 9

Young Frankenstein
Mel Brooks’s classic 1974 homage to the Golden Age monster movies starring Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, and Madeline Kahn. 7:30-11 p.m. Lake Nokomis Community Center, 2401 E. Minnehaha Parkway, Minneapolis.

JULY 11

Field of Dreams 
“If you build it, they will come”—the Ghosts of Capitalism. 9:30 p.m. Northeast Park, 1530 NE Johnson St., Minneapolis.

JULY 12

Sing 2
What if animals hosted American Idol? 7-11:15 p.m. Waite Park, 1810 34th Ave. NE, Minneapolis

JULY 13

Hidden Figures
Women in science, before Barbie said “math is hard!” 9:30 p.m. The Commons, 425 Portland Ave., Minneapolis.

JULY 14

Clifford The Big Red Dog
For the love of God, please pick up after your dog. 9:30 p.m. 36 Avenue North and Victory Memorial Drive, Robbinsdale.

JULY 15 

Encanto 
Again! 9:30 p.m. Corcoran Park, 3334 S. 20th Ave., Minneapolis.

JULY 16

The Bad Guys
9:30 p.m. Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W. Lake Harriet Pkwy, Minneapolis.

JULY 18 

Clifford the Big Red Dog
Please don’t go on my lawn. 9:30 p.m. Bottineau Park, 2000 NE Second St., Minneapolis.

JULY 19

Sing 2 
…Again! 9:30 p.m. Pershing Park, 3523 W. 48th St., Minneapolis.

JULY 20

Black Panther
Fun fact: Danai Gurira went to Macalester College. 9:30 p.m. The Commons, 425 Portland Ave., Minneapolis.

JULY 21

Raya and the Last Dragon
Dragons! 9:30 p.m. 3030 E. 53rd St., Minneapolis.

JULY 22

Addams Family 2
This is the one where Christina Ricci goes full Daria. 8:30-11 p.m. Folwell Park, 1615 N. Dowling Ave., Minneapolis.

JULY 23

Soul
7:30-11:30 p.m. Elliot Park, 1000 E. 14th St., Minneapolis.

JULY 25

Jumanji – The Next Level
Sometimes you have to deal with a Mario Bros. 2 to get to a Mario Bros. 3. 8:30-10 p.m. Longfellow Park, 3435 36th Ave. S., Minneapolis.

JULY 26

Boss Baby 2: Family Business
Boss babe. 9:30 p.m. Matthews Park, 2318 29th Ave. S., Minneapolis.

JULY 27

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets
Snape kills Dumbledore. But not yet. 9:30 p.m. The Commons, 425 Portland Ave., Minneapolis.

JULY 29

Sing 2
Still singin’. 8:15-10:15 p.m. Lake Hiawatha Park, 2701 E. 44th St., Minneapolis.

JULY 30

Bend It Like Beckham 
Fun fact: This movie is 75% queerbaiting. 9:30 p.m. Painter Park, 620 W. 34th St., Minneapolis.

AUGUST 1

Space Jam – A New Legend
This is more of a lesser told, deep-cut legend. 8:30-11 p.m. Bohanon Park, 4917 Bryant Ave. N., Minneapolis.

AUGUST 2

Spider-Man: No Way Home 
Wow, you still haven’t seen this movie? 9:15 p.m. Beltrami Park, 1111 NE Summer St., Minneapolis.

AUGUST 3

In the Heights
Lin-Manuel Miranda before Hamilton. 9:15 p.m. The Commons, 425 Portland Ave., Minneapolis.

AUGUST 4

Wallace & Gromit The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
This movie is freakin’ cuuuuute. 9:15 p.m. Loring Park, 1382 Willow St. S., Minneapolis.

AUGUST 9

Peter Rabbit 2: The Run Away
Food allergies are no joke, kiddos. 9:15 p.m. North Commons, 1801 N. James Ave., Minneapolis.

AUGUST 10

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Wait, this is a Marvel movie? 9:15 p.m. The Commons, 425 Portland Ave., Minneapolis.

AUGUST 11

Isle of Dogs 
Wes Anderson does his thing. 9:15 p.m. North Mississippi Park, 5116 N. Mississippi Dr., Minneapolis.

AUGUST 13

Chaos Walking 
Chaos made it through the toddler years. 9:30 p.m. McRae Park, 906 E. 47th St., Minneapolis.

AUGUST 16

Encanto
9:30 p.m. Keewaydin Park, 3030 E. 53rd St., Minneapolis. 

AUGUST 16

Harold and Maude
A suicidal teen gets it on with an older lady. 9:30 p.m. Loring Park, 1382 Willow St. S., Minneapolis.

AUGUST 17

Respect
9:30 p.m. The Commons, 425 Portland Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55415-1699, United States

AUGUST 18

Ghostbusters: Afterlife
9:30 p.m. Logan Park, 690 NE 13th Ave., Minneapolis.

AUGUST 22

Luca
9-11:30 p.m. Luxton Park, 112 Williams Ave. SE, Minneapolis

AUGUST 23 

The Addams Family 2
9:15 p.m. Morris Park, 5531 39th Ave. S., Minneapolis.

AUGUST 23

Ghostbusters: Afterlife 
9:15 p.m. Cleveland Park, 3232 Russell Ave. N., Minneapolis.

AUGUST 24

West Side Story
Read our review here. 9 p.m. The Commons, 425 Portland Ave., Minneapolis.

AUGUST 25

101 Dalmatians 
Glenn Close IS Cruella DeVille. 9:15 p.m. Powderhorn Park, 3400 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis.

AUGUST 29

Black Widow 
Even Russian spies have family drama. 9:15 p.m. Van Cleve Park, 901 15th Ave. SE, Minneapolis.

AUGUST 30

Soul 
9:15 p.m. MLK Park, 4055 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis.

AUGUST 31 

In the Heights 
9:15 p.m. Whittier Park, 425 W. 26th St., Minneapolis.

AUGUST 31

The Greatest Showman
Fun fact: The guy who inspired this movie, P.T. Barnum, was a human trafficker. 9:15 p.m. The Commons, 425 Portland Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55415-1699, United States

SEPTEMBER 1

The Biggest Little Farm 
Watch a farm movie ON A FARM!! 9:15 p.m. JD Rivers Children’s’ Garden, 2900 Glenwood Ave., Minneapolis.

SEPTEMBER 2

PAW Patrol the Movie
I don’t know why you would watch this movie unless you’re 4 and you already know what this is. 7-11 p.m. Kenny Park, 1328 W. 58th St., Minneapolis.

SEPTEMBER 3

Spider-Man: No Way Home
You still haven’t seen it yet? Well, here you go. 9 p.m. 3100 S. Bryant Ave., Minneapolis.