It’s back!

After a season on concrete, Greater Downtown Council’s Movies in the Park series will return to the grassy knoll in Leif Erikson Park at sunset July 9. The opening film: “The Land Before Time.”

This year’s theme is “Better Together.” The series will screen eight movies every Friday from July 9 through Aug. 27. The Greater Downtown Council and its partners ask that attendees adhere to the CDC guidelines for all events including mask-wearing and social distancing restrictions. Up-to-date information on the restrictions will be posted on-site at all events.

When the moon is out, a ship has its light out on the lake, the park is full of people and you pan, and there’s the Aerial Lift Bridge, “you can’t get a better Duluth moment,” said event co-founder Brita Edgerton in a 2020 News Tribune report.

The event is free and open to the public. BYO-blanket, lawn chair or other sitting devices.

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Concessions will be available.

  • July 9: “The Land Before Time” (G)

  • July 16: “Pitch Perfect” (PG-13)

  • July 23: “The Goonies” (PG)

  • July 30: “Wizard of Oz” (G)

  • Aug. 6: “Karate Kid” (PG)

  • Aug.13: “The Outsiders” (PG)

  • Aug. 20: “Grease” (PG)

  • Aug. 27: “Tom & Jerry” (PG)

If you go

What: Movies in the Park screening of “The Land Before Time”

When: sunset Friday, July 9

Where: Leif Ericson Park

Cost: Free

More info: downtownduluth.com