NORDC Hosts 2017 Movies in the Park Series

New Orleans Louisiana Recreation CenterNEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) will host its 2017 spring season of Movies in the Park, featuring family-friendly, outdoor movie screenings at NORDC parks and playgrounds.  This season, each film screening will have an alternate, indoor location in case of inclement weather.

NORDC will provide a large portable outdoor movie screen, licensed DVD, trash receptacles and restrooms. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic provisions.

Community organizations and neighborhood associations will serve as the host by providing concessions, a volunteer cleanup crew and a table showcasing upcoming neighborhood events.

Movies in the Park is free and open to the public. However, participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No pets, alcoholic beverages, illegal firearms, weapons, smoking or cooking are allowed during the event.

Before each screening, Fit NOLA Parks program instructors will lead fun fitness activities.  Moviegoers are encouraged to arrive early to participate and visit with neighbors, family, and friends.

For more information on Fit NOLA Parks program, please visit

NORDC Movies in the Park Spring 2017 Schedule

Alternative rain sites included

Movies will begin at sunset (5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. during Daylight Savings Time).

Friday, March 10           “The Lorax”

                                        Taylor Playground

                                        2600 S. Roman St., 70125

                                        Rain site: Rosenwald Recreation Center

Friday, March 17            “The Secret Life of Pets”

Daylight Savings time      Pontchartrain Park

Begins                              6500 Press St., 70118

                                         Rain site: NORD Milne NOLA for Life Center


Friday, March 24            “Finding Dory”

                                        Burke Playground

                                        2524 Annunciation St., 70130

                                        Rain site: Lyons Recreation Center

Friday, March 31            “Annie” (2014)

                                        Evans Playground

                                        5100 LaSalle St., 70125

                                        Rain site: Lyons Recreation Center

Friday, April 7                 “Zootopia”

                                         Comiskey Playground

                                         600 S. Jeff Davis Pkwy., 70119

                                         Rain site: Rosenwald Recreation Center

Saturday, April 8            “Spiderman”

                                         Lemann Playground

                                         628 N. Clairborne Ave., 70112

                                         Rain site: Treme Recreation Center

Friday, April 21               “Jurassic World”

                                         Norman Thompson Park

                                         7200 Forshey St., 70125

                                         Rain site: Rosenwald Recreation Center

Saturday, April 22          “Ghostbusters” (2016)

                                        Joe W. Brown Playground

                                        5601 Read Blvd., 70127

                                        Rain site: Joe W. Brown Recreation Center

Friday, April 28                “E.T.”

                                         Oliver Bush Playground

                                         2500 Caffin Ave., 70117

                                         Rain site: Sanchez Multi-Purpose Center

Friday, May 5                  “Star Wars – The Force Awakens”

                                        Stallings St. Claude Playground

                                        4300 St. Claude Ave., 70117

                                        Rain site: Stallings St. Claude Rec Center

Friday, May 12              “The Jungle Book”

                                       Lakeview Playground

                                       5501 General Diaz St., 70124

                                       Rain site: Gernon Brown Rec Center

Friday, May 19               “Captain America: Civil War”

                                        Bodenger Playground

                                        3400 Kansas St., 70114

                                        Rain site: Behrman Rec Center

For more information on the spring 2017 Movies in the Park series, please visit or call (504) 658-3013.

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