Free February Flicks.
That’s what’s coming to Beacon Park Saturdays, Feb. 10-24.
That big 10,000-square-foot heated tent you see there will be transformed into a community movie theater complete with comfy couches. There’ll also be food and drink.
You can choose from Jetta’s Gourmet Popcorn and legendary chicken wings and smash burgers by Sweetwater Tavern. To go along with that there will be beer, wine, cinematic-themed mixed drinks, pop and water. All food and drinks are available for purchase.
Each show will offer a bonus movie-themed activity or entertainment – like kids crafts, trivia or live demonstrations – making the Saturday movie marathons even more memorable.
Seating is limited so bring a folding beach chair or a blanket to spread out on the floor.
Here’s the schedule:
Sat., Feb. 10
4:00 p.m. Beauty and the Beast (G) Sing along to this Disney favorite with costumed movie characters.
6:30 p.m. Casablanca (PG) Strike a pose as Bogart and Bergman in the FREE photo booth with keepsake black and white photos.
The Big Sick (R) Get ready to laugh with a love-themed comedic performance before the movie plus Valentine’s Day chocolate treats.
Sat., Feb. 17
4:00 p.m. The Lego Batman Movie (PG) Kids can practice their Lego building skills at one of several tables set up by a local Lego-Land contractor. *Legos will be available from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Sleepless In Seattle (PG) Put your Sleepless in Seattle knowledge to the test with a trivia game for a chance to win a variety of prizes. *Trivia will run from 6 to 6:30 p.m.
Loving Vincent (PG) Hear from Detroit artist, Natalie Gregorarz about her role in helping create this ambitious film project. After the screening, enjoy a hands-on painting experience.
Sat., Feb. 24
4:00 p.m. Despicable Me 3 (PG) Get yourself and your kids ready to play rounds of freeze dance! The last child still dancing wins a Despicable Me-themed prize. *Freeze dance will run from 3:30 to 4 p.m.
6:00 p.m. Wonder Woman (PG-13) Come early to make-and-take a beautiful tiara just like the one Wonder Woman wears in the movie. *Make-and-takes will be available from 5:30 to 6 p.m.
9:00 p.m. Dunkirk (PG-13) Enjoy a performance by local JROTC members. Active duty and veterans receive a free drink ticket.
February Flicks is presented by the DTE Beacon Park Foundation and the Downtown Detroit Partnership.
“The DTE Beacon Park Foundation is proud to sponsor Beacon Park and offer a new twist on winter activities with the February Flicks series,” says Nancy Moody, DTE Beacon Park Foundation president and DTE Energy vice president of Public Affairs. “”Beacon Park and its strong programming continue to attract people downtown – even in the winter. This is not only great for those who live, work and play downtown, but these events also spur activity for many of our local businesses.”
Beacon Park is located at 1903 Grand River Ave. in Detroit. For more information on Beacon Park and a complete schedule of events, click here.