'Movies in the Park' gets a NLR rival | Rock Candy

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

'Movies in the Park' gets a NLR rival

Posted By on Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 2:55 PM

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It's called "River Flicks" and it's being held near the Broadway Bridge, behind Dickey-Stephens Park, at the North Shore Riverwalk amphitheater pad. Same idea as "Movies in the Park": admission is free, you can bring blankets and coolers and there's concessions.

As much as everyone loves free movie series, this is some weird sister city rivalry at work. "Movies in the Park" is an institution. If North Little Rock wants to create its own family friendly event, it (or more precisely the promoters who use its park space for free) should come up with some fresh idea.

Instead, "River Flicks" is debuting on Thursday with "The Blind Side," which just happens to be screening at Movies in the Park the following Wednesday.

UPDATE:

Butch Stone, who long held the exclusive rights to book concerts at the Riverfest Amphitheater and is mad at the LRCVB for not welcoming him back into the mix, sends along a note to say that his son, Dennis Stone, who he says was pushed out of the "Movies in the Park" series, is producing "River Flicks," which Butch Stone says was started "before 'Movies in the Park' producers were old enough to wear long pants."

And someone accused me of playing politics with a free movie series?

Flyer after the jump.

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