Opelousas Movies In The Park

“The LEGO Movie,” the final film in Opelousas’ Movies in the Park series will be shown Saturday, August 9th in South City Park. The Park will open at 7:15PM and the movie starts at 8PM.

“Our Movies in the Park series this summer has generated a lot of excitement. ‘Frozen’ was a huge hit. A lot of families came out,” said Melanie Lee-Lebouef with Opelousas Tourism.

“This last movie is coming just before the start of school, and this will be a great treat for the little ones,” she said.

The free movie series started with “Monsters University,” which was followed last month with “Frozen.” All of the movies are shown on a huge outdoor screen on the east side of the park, located at 1524 S. Market St., near the playground area.

“It is a great venue with plenty of parking,” Lee-Lebouef said.

“People can come out early and have a picnic; the kids can play on the slides and swings and then everyone can assemble for the movie that will begin at dusk,” Lee-Lebouef said.

“Moviegoers are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to sit on; however, no ice chests or alcohol will be allowed in the park,” Lee-Lebouef said.

“The LEGO Movie,” released earlier this year, was both a critical and commercial success, with many critics giving it high marks for its visual style, humor, voice acting and heartwarming message.

The computer-animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following LEGO mini-figure who is mistakenly identified as an extraordinary person who has the power to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the LEGO universe into eternal stasis.

Emmet is drafted into a fellowship of adventurers on an epic quest to stop the evil tyrant, a journey for which he is hopelessly and hilariously under-prepared.

Bringing the various characters to life with their voices are Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman.

“While attendees are welcome to bring their own movie snacks, concessions will be available by South Louisiana Select Stars, a nonprofit that benefits area youth through the sport of basketball,” Lee-Lebouef said.

For more information or weather-related cancellations contact the Opelousas Tourism Office at 337-948-6263.

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