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Beacon Park hosts free February flicks

Cozy up in the large heated Winter Lodge tent and enjoy blockbuster films on the big screen along with activities, movie refreshments and more!

DETROIT, Feb. 6, 2018 – The DTE Beacon Park Foundation and the Downtown Detroit Partnership are pleased to present February Flicks, a new series of free feature films hosted at Beacon Park on Saturdays Feb. 10 through 24.

Beacon Park’s 10,000-square foot heated tent will be transformed into a community movie theater complete with comfy couches, Jetta’s Gourmet Popcorn, legendary chicken wings and smash burgers by Sweetwater Tavern plus beer, wine, cinematic-themed mixed drinks, pop and water. All food and drinks are available for purchase.

Each show will offer a bonus movie-themed activity or entertainment - like kids crafts, trivia or live demonstrations - making the Saturday movie marathons even more memorable.

Sat., Feb. 10: 

4:00 p.m. Beauty and the Beast (G) Sing along to this Disney favorite with costumed movie characters.

6:30 p.m. Casablanca (PG) Strike a pose as Bogart and Bergman in the FREE photo booth with keepsake black and white photos.

8:30 p.m. The Big Sick (R) Get ready to laugh with a love-themed comedic performance before the movie plus Valentine’s Day chocolate treats. 

Sat., Feb. 17:

4:00 p.m. The Lego Batman Movie (PG) Kids can practice their Lego building skills at one of several tables set up by a local Lego-Land contractor. *Legos will be available from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

6:30 p.m. Sleepless In Seattle (PG) Put your Sleepless in Seattle knowledge to the test with a trivia game for a chance to win a variety of prizes. *Trivia will run from 6 to 6:30 p.m.

8:30 p.m. Loving Vincent (PG) Hear from Detroit artist, Natalie Gregorarz about her role in helping create this ambitious film project. After the screening, enjoy a hands-on painting experience.

Sat., Feb. 24:
4:00 p.m. Despicable Me 3 (PG) Get yourself and your kids ready to play rounds of freeze dance! The last child still dancing wins a Despicable Me-themed prize. *Freeze dance will run from 3:30 to 4 p.m.

6:00 p.m. Wonder Woman (PG-13) Come early to make-and-take a beautiful tiara just like the one Wonder Woman wears in the movie. *Make-and-takes will be available from 5:30 to 6 p.m.

9:00 p.m. Dunkirk (PG-13) Enjoy a performance by local JROTC members. Active duty and veterans receive a free drink ticket.

Seating is limited so guests are encouraged to bring a folding beach chair or spread out a blanket on the floor. 

“The DTE Beacon Park Foundation is proud to sponsor Beacon Park and offer a new twist on winter activities with the February Flicks series,” said Nancy Moody, DTE Beacon Park Foundation president and DTE Energy vice president of Public Affairs. "Beacon Park and its strong programming continue to attract people downtown – even in the winter. This is not only great for those who live, work and play downtown, but these events also spur activity for many of our local businesses.”

Beacon Park is located at 1903 Grand River Ave. in Detroit. For more information on Beacon Park and a complete schedule of events, visit http://downtowndetroitparks.com/parks/Beacon-Park.

About Beacon Park

Beacon Park, located at Grand River and Cass Avenue, was developed by DTE Energy as both a programmed public space and a catalyst for growth in west central downtown. The park hosts hundreds of events annually, from headliner concerts to family fun days and fitness boot camps. Programming for the park is underwritten by the DTE Beacon Park Foundation.

About Downtown Detroit Partnership

Downtown Detroit Partnership strengthens and supports Downtown Detroit through strategic initiatives and programs. DDP convenes business, philanthropic, and government partners to create a vibrant, resilient urban core for Detroit and the surrounding community. For more information, visit downtowndetroit.org.

For further information: Jason Brown, PublicCity PR, (248) 252-1687, jbrown@publiccitypr.net or Monica Cheick, PublicCity PR, (586) 612-8220, mcheick@publiccitypr.net

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