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Movies on the Rocks: E.T.
A being from outer space is accidentally stranded on Earth. In his search for refuge, E.T. wanders into a backyard where he is discovered by ten-year-old Elliott. Elliott assumes responsibility for E.T.'s safety while searching, in a race against time, for a way to reunite E.T. with his own kind in this heartwarming story of friendship and discovery. Rated PG; 115 minutes; 1982.
newportFILM will show a family-friendly short (up to 10 minutes in length) prior to each screening.
Movies are shown in the Quarry Meadow off of Hazard Road. Seating is on the grass. Films begin at dusk (between 8:00 and 8:15pm). Please allow 15 minutes to make your way down to the Quarry Meadow. Parking is available in the Rogers High School parking lot. Picnic dinners welcome. In the event of rain, the screening will be held the following evening. FREE.
Winner of Rhode Island Monthly's "Best Outdoor Entertainment" for 2011, Movies on the Rocks is one of a series of events held at Ballard Park this summer. The series is supported by sponsors that include:
Power Sponsors: Citizens Bank, Cox, newportFILM, Stagecraft Sound & Lighting, and T.J. Brown, Inc.
Popcorn Sponsors: Al & Marriam Ring, Holy Smokes, Keller Williams Realty, Newport Grand, Newport Now and Newport This Week
More About Ballard Park
Ballard Park is Newport's only nature preserve. Located near Hazard and Wickham roads, near Rogers High School, this space spans nearly 13 acres and has been designated for conservation, education and passive recreation.
The park was a gift to the city in 1990 by Carol C. Ballard. Diverse in wildlife and foliage, Ballard Park is frequently the location for community events. The non-profit Friends of Ballard Park actively works to protect the space.
Other events here
- Father's Day Hike Sun, Jun 16, 10:00 am
- Yoga in the Park Weekly on Tuesdays, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm
- Jenkins Construction presents Concert by The Newport Community Band Wed, Jul 10, 6:30 pm–8:00 pm
- Jenkins Construction presents Concert by The Toe Jam Puppet Band Wed, Jul 24, 10:00 am–11:00 am
- Jenkins Construction presents Concert by The Moldy Suitcases Wed, Jul 24, 6:30 pm–8:00 pm
- 4th Annual Mad Hatter (Iced) Tea Party Mon, Aug 5, 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
- Movies on the Rocks: Mary Poppins Wed, Aug 7,
- Movies on the Rocks: Grease Wed, Aug 14,
- Movies on the Rocks: Moonrise Kingdom Wed, Aug 21, 8:00 pm