Fayetteville plans outdoor movie series at two parks this summer

(City of Fayetteville)

FAYETTEVILLE — The city has partnered with the Arkansas Cinema Society to present Movies in the Parks, a series of outdoor summer film screenings at Walker Park and Bryce Davis Park.

The collaboration will bring four movie nights to Fayetteville in June and July.

The screenings are free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs, and picnic baskets.

Films at Bryce Davis Park will take place on the east side of the park near the playground. Walker Park films will be shown on the north end of park near the splash pad.

The schedule is as follows, with all screenings beginning at 8 p.m.:

Friday, June 7, at Walker Park: “Valley Inn”
This screening marks the 10th anniversary of “Valley Inn,” an independent film produced in Fayetteville. The movie follows Emily, a New Jersey college student who unexpectedly finds herself in a small Southern town. Through misadventures and friendships with quirky residents, Emily learns valuable life lessons at the Valley Inn.

Friday, July 12, at Bryce Davis Park: “The Land Before Time”
In this animated classic, an orphaned brontosaurus named Littlefoot embarks on a journey to find the legendary Great Valley, a lush oasis where dinosaurs can thrive. Along the way, he befriends other young dinosaurs and learns about teamwork and survival.

Friday, Aug. 9, at Bryce Davis Park: “Back to the Future”
This iconic film follows high school student Marty McFly, who accidentally travels back in time to 1955 using a plutonium-powered DeLorean time machine. Marty must ensure his teenage parents meet and fall in love to return to the future.

Date TBD at Walker Park: “Coal Miner’s Daughter”
This Oscar-winning biographical drama tells the story of singer Loretta Lynn, who rose from poverty to superstardom. The screening will feature live music from the film performed at 7 p.m. before the movie starts.