Summer comes alive with Movies & Music Series at Mariner’s Wharf Park in downtown Elizabeth City

Summer comes alive with Movies & Music Series at Mariner’s Wharf Park in downtown Elizabeth City

June 12th, 2022

Tuesday evenings in the spring and summer come alive on the downtown Elizabeth City waterfront with Elizabeth City Downtown Inc.’s Summer Movies & Music Series at Mariners’ Wharf Park, a partnership between Elizabeth City Downtown, Inc. and locally owned RCE Theaters

Starting in June you can re-live the drive-in movie experience–sans the car–with Elizabeth City’s beautiful waterfront at Mariners’ Wharf Park as the backdrop. Enjoy a movie at the park on Tuesday evenings beginning at 8:30 pm or dusk, whichever is earlier.

Enjoy authentic movie theater popcorn and other concessions from RCE Theaters and/or have dinner beforehand in one of our amazing downtown restaurants.

Movies have traditionally been the black and white “classics” from the 1930’s through the 1960’s, but look for more recent classics and movies from different genres again this year. This will be the fourth year movie selections have been made outside of the traditional classic movie genre.

With a diverse community, the type of movies shown will be a little more diverse, as well. There will be a mix of varying types of films, including more comedies, dramas, family, fantasy, action, animation, biography, adventure, and horror.

The flicks will still be shown on the big screen, drive-in movie style, but in chairs rather than cars. The official film season is every Tuesday in June and July, through July 26th. There is no rain/weather makeup date this year.

There is no admission, and all movies are free to the public as a community event coordinated by Elizabeth City Downtown, Inc. in partnership with locally owned RCE Theaters. Movie-goers are encouraged to pack a picnic or order takeout and come early, or visit one of the downtown restaurants prior to the start of the movie. It’s a great time to gather as a community and enjoy the waterfront before and during the entertainment. Popcorn and drinks will be sold on site.

Weather in the form of wind and/or ran may affect the movie screenings. ECDI and RCE Theaters may make last minute move changes/substitutions if deemed necessary.

June 14 – Ghostbusters (1984)
June 21 – Loving Vincent (2017)
June 28 – Anaconda (1997)
July 5 – Maleficent (2014)
July 12 – Bruce Almighty (2003)
July 19 – Jumanji (1995)
July 26 – What Dreams May Come (1998)

In addition, the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank County Parks & Recreation Department’s Kids’ Flix series offers movies geared towards children. A different movie is shown once a month starting at sunset.

Bring out your picnic blankets and lawn chairs and they’ll bring free popcorn and a drink for everyone.

Showings are scheduled for June 17 at 8:30 pm, July 15 at 8:30 pm, August 19 at 8:00 pm, September 16 at 7:15 pm) and October 8 at 6:45 pm.

For more information on Kids Flix contact EC-PC Parks & Recreation Department at 252-335-1424

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