The City of Camden is bringing a bit of Hollywood magic back to South Arkansas with the return of Movies on the River, the award-winning, outdoor movie series at the Camden Riverwalk Amphitheater.
This year, families will have even more time to grab their blankets, lawn chairs and coolers and enjoy the latest blockbuster releases on a double-sided giant screen with Theater Style Sound, all while taking in the splendor of the Ouachita River underneath a canopy of twinkling stars.
The 2018 season of Movies on the River has been extended until late fall, with an amended schedule that accommodates youth athletic activities.
For the Summer, movies will start at dusk — about 8:15 p.m. — each Friday from June 1 until August 17.
Beginning August 25, the schedule will switch to Saturday.
Admission is free. Moviegoers may bring water, soda and other treats. Vendors will also be onsite selling a variety of snacks.
Launched in 2010, Movies on the River has drawn scores of local residents and visitors from throughout the region, including youth groups from churches and other youth-oriented programs and organizations.
"There's been a tremendous response. It's been a great addition to the community, especially with us not having a movie theater in town," said Camden Mayor Marie Trisollini, whose office presents the event. "People call us each year asking about it from El Dorado, Union County, Arkadelphia — from all over," Trisollini said.
Movies on the River won the bronze award during the 2017 ALFiE Awards, which were presented in February by the Arkansas Festivals and Events Association.
The 2018 Movies on the River schedule is:
Summer — Fridays
• June 1 – Despicable Me 3
• June 8 – Spiderman: Homecoming
• June 15 – The Emoji Movie
• June 22 – Thor: Ragnarok
• June 29 – The Nut Job 2
• July 6 – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
• July 13 – Leap!
• July 20 – Wonder
• July 27 – Cars 3
• August 3 – Black Panther
• August 10 – Paddington 2
• August 17 – Justice League
Fall — Saturdays
• August 25 – Smurfs: The Lost Village
• August 31 – Jumanji
• September 8 – Beauty & The Beast
• September 15 – The Lego Ninjago Movie
• September 22 – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
• September 29 – Ferdinand
• October 6 – Wonder Woman
• October 13 – The Greatest Showman
• October 20 – Power Rangers
• October 27 - Coco
Movies will be shown outdoors at the Camden Riverwalk Amphitheater on a giant movie screen, starting at dusk (approximately 8:15pm) each Friday evening From June 1 until August 17 and at dusk each Saturday evening from August 25 until October 27.
The Riverwalk Amphitheater is located in the Riverwalk area at 405 Washington St. SE. in Downtown Camden AR, 71701.
For more information about Camden’s Movies on the River, call the city of Camden at 870-837-5500 or visit www.explorecamden.com
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