Tomorrow: Free Movies Under the Stars at Ivy Hill Park
Festivities begin at 7:30 pm; movies begin after sundown, approximately 8:30 pm. : this was RESCHEDULED due to rainy forecast to Aug 22.
“The Great Debaters,” starring Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Kimberly Elise and directed by Denzel Washington will be shown FREE outdoors at Essex County’s Ivy Hill Park near Seton Hall University as a part of Movies Under the Stars, a program of Branch Brook Park Alliance in partnership with Essex County.
Based on the true story of the Wiley College debate team of the 1930’s who participated in the first interracial collegiate debate in the U.S., “The Great Debaters” will be projected onto a large inflatable screen in the park. Audience members are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets to sit on; pre-screening activities will include face painting, a DJ, karaoke and other festivities. Assorted snacks including popcorn will be available for purchase.
Over 500 people attend Movies Under the Stars screenings at Branch Brook Park, leading this successful free outdoor movie program to bring it to other parks in Essex County so even more people have the chance to enjoy family-friendly entertainment in our county’s beautiful parks.