SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield’s Movies in the Park returns Monday with showtimes in four different parks each week.

The event was first held last year and is now returning with new movies on large inflatable screens.

Mayor Sarno stated, “My administration is committed to continuing to enhance the quality of life for our residents with these types of family fun entertainment are more important than ever as we return to a sense of normalcy. What better way to celebrate summer than with this great family friendly activity, outdoors in our beautiful park system. We are especially lucky to have the legendary Sy Becker – ‘with another look at the movies’ – being part of this great series and to have the direction of Pat Sullivan and his dedicated Parks team.”

Patrick Sullivan stated, “We appreciate Mayors Sarno’s commitment to restore programming and activities for our residents. Movies in the park provide an opportunity for the whole family to be together under the stars and enjoying time together. Bring your favorite movie snack and have a good time!”

Screenings will run every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. All shows start at 8:15 in the evening and admission is free.

The first movie to premiere this week will be Disney’s “Encanto”. Next week the featured movie will be “Sing 2” and “Space Jam 2” starts July 25.

Full Movie Schedule

  • Monday, July 11: Marshall Roy Park, “Encanto”
  • Wednesday, July 13: Calhoun Park, “Encanto”
  • Thursday, July 14: Myrtle Street Park, “Encanto”
  • Friday, July 15: Nathan Bill Park, “Encanto”
  • Monday, July 18: Marshall Roy Park, “Sing 2″
  • Wednesday, July 20: Calhoun Park, “Sing 2″
  • Thursday, July 21: Myrtle Street Park, “Sing 2″
  • Friday, July 22: Nathan Bill Park, “Sing 2″
  • Monday, July 25: Marshall Roy Park, “Space Jam: A New Legacy”
  • Wednesday, July 27, Calhoun Park, “Space Jam: A New Legacy”
  • Thursday, July 28, Myrtle Street Park, “Space Jam: A New Legacy”
  • Friday, July 29, Nathan Bill Park, “Space Jam: A New Legacy”

Many took to Marshall Roy Park in East Springfield Monday to catch the first movie, ‘Encanto’.

Precious Dejesus of Springfield told 22News about the event, “Nobody wants to be stuck inside in the summer, you definitely want to enjoy the outdoors, the sun, the breeze. It’s nice and being here with your family is a plus.”

If you missed ‘Encanto’ tonight, you can catch it again on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week at different parks in the city.

Courtesy of City of Springfield.