Going to the movies can get expensive for families. Not to mention the drinks and snacks for everyone in the family. Then, there are the kids who can't sit still or get comfortable in the chairs. Well, our solution to this is to go to a movie in the park.

Movies in the Park returns to Pinkerton Park (405 Murfreesboro Road) starting this week! Bring a chair or pack a blanket and enjoy the free movie series beginning at 8 p.m. (or at sunset) on Fridays.

THE MOVIE LINEUP

  • Incredibles 2 (April 26) — Rated PG: The Incredibles hero family takes on a new mission, which leaves dad, Mr. Incredible, managing the house while mom, Elastigirl, goes out to save the world.
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet (May 31) — Rated PG: Six years later, Ralph and Vanellope go on a new adventure after the discovery a wi-fi router in the arcade.
  • Smallfoot (June 28) — Rated PG: A Yeti is convinced that the elusive creatures known as "humans" really do exist.
  • Mary Poppins Returns (July 19) — Rated PG: Decades after her first visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives.

New this summer is the “Throwback 30 Years” film — Field of Dreams (Aug. 23), rated PG; an Iowa corn farmer hears voices telling him to build something, which leads him to create a baseball diamond in his fields. Then, the 1919 Chicago White Sox come. This addition to the movie at the park series will be held at the Eastern Flank Event Facility (1368 Eastern Flank Circle). 

Concessions are available for purchase during all movies, too. For more information, call 615-794-2103 or visit franklintn.gov or follow them on Facebook to keep up to date on rain cancellations.