Thursday, July 7, 2011

'Friday Flicks' return to the New Haven Green

New Haven’s Livable Cities Initiative and Department of Cultural Affairs have announce the return of “Friday Flicks” on the downtown Green.
"Friday Flicks is a series of free movies presented outdoors for the entire family to enjoy. All are invited to bring blankets and chairs for evening entertainment under the stars," according to a press release.

The series starts July 15 and runs five successive Fridays through August 12.  Movies begin after sunset between 8:30 and 9 p.m., the release said.

“The New Haven Green is a landmark asset to our community. Friday Flicks are a great way for the whole family to gather and enjoy the summer," Mayor John DeStefano Jr. said in the release.
“Friday Flicks was one of the city’s most favorite family summer events and we received so many requests to bring it back that we’re excited that we are able to again make this available to the public,”Barbara Lamb, the city’s Director of Cultural Affairs said, also in the release.

The summer line up includes:
July 15: Men in Black

July 22: Back to the Future

July 29: The Blues Brothers

August 5: Finding Nemo

August 12: Last Days of the Coliseum

On-street and garage parking is available nearby. "Visitors are encouraged to dine in or take out a delicious meal from one of New Haven’s downtown restaurants prior to the film to enjoy on the New Haven Green," the release said.
Refreshments such as popcorn, hot dogs and soft drinks may be available from local itinerant food vendors. Friday Flicks is sponsored by Continuum of Care, The Bennington Group, Trinity Financial, START Bank, Laz Parking, Northland Investment Corporation, Dunhill Capital, Pike International, and Yale University.

For more information call Kim Futrell (203) 946-7172 or visit


The City of New Haven’s Department of Cultural Affairs is dedicated to enhancing the City’s quality of life and supporting its economic development through the production of events, the commissioning of public art and assisting and promoting New Haven’s many artists and cultural organizations.

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