Newport RI Ballard Park

2018 movies on the rocks:
a free outdoor movie series at ballard park
Free Movies in Newport RI at Ballard Park

sponsored by::

Cox Communications
Newport City Council At Large

National Grid supports Ballard Park
Ken & Tia Scigulinsky
Rhode Island family activities

Savings Institute Bank & Trust

Newport's first “Green Drive-In” debuted in Ballard Park's Quarry Meadow in 2006. The screenings are reminiscent of the days of the drive-in ... only they are totally green ... no cars or gas needed and lots of green space!

Over five hundred people attended three films in 2018. MOVIES ON THE ROCKS opened on Wednesday, August 8th with a screening of Rocky . Newport Community Police Officers Joshua Wildes and Brett Misturado greeted event goers at the meadow. They had stickers and pencils for children as well as helpful information for adults.

Students from Newport Martial Arts ranging in age from 5 to over 50 gave a demonstration prior to the start of Rocky. Then Andrew Menton and Garrett Behan from Newport Boxfit had a five minute sparring session.

The most well attended film of the series was The Princess Bride on August 15th.
Two hundred seventy five (275) people attended. The crowd had a great time reciting lines along with the actors in the movie.

Forecasted rain and a sun shower cleared so we could show the Disney classic,

Bambi, on August 22nd. Children enjoyed talking with the community police officers before settling down for the movie.

Prior to each feature film, FLICKERS Rhode Island International Film Festival provided a short movie to screen. They included Tyrannosaurus Funk
by Sandra Boynton; Swiff directed by Alexis Agliata and Rouff by Johannes Engelhardt, Markus Eschrich, Johannes Lumer, Julius Rosen and Benjamin Brand. The Rhode Island International Film Festival is the only Oscar qualifying festival in New England.

Bartlett Tree Experts supports Ballard Park
BR Arnold Construction
Fitzpatrick Real Estate Newport RI
Howard Johnson Middletown RI
IHOP Middletown RI
Jenkins Construction Middletown RI
City of Newport
IAFF, Newport Local 1080
Kate Leonard
McGrath Clambakes, Inc.
Newport AOH
Newport FOP
Teresa Paiva Weed