Family Movie Nights at Joyner Park Begin May 25

Movie at Joyner Park. Source: Town of Wake Forest, NC
Movie at Joyner Park. Source: Town of Wake Forest, NC

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department will host a free, monthly outdoor movie series from May through August at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, Wake Forest, North Carolina. The first in the series of Family Movie Nights at Joyner Park will feature the film Incredibles 2 on Saturday, May 25, 2019, 8:30pm.

Each Family Movie Night will also include a movie-related pre-show activity for kids beginning at 7:15pm. The theme for the May 25 pre-show activity will be “Becoming an Incredible.” Children 12 and under are invited to bring a T-shirt from home. PRCR staff will add an iron-on Incredibles decal and help participants make Incredibles masks.

Presented by Walters Insurance Agency, Inc. and Mosquito Joe of Eastern Wake County, Family Movie Nights at Joyner Park will feature a variety of family-friendly film favorites and genres, including comedies, dramas and thrillers, all projected on a 26-foot inflatable movie screen in the park’s amphitheater.

Future film screenings are scheduled for June 22 (Wreck It Ralph – Ralph Breaks the Internet), July 27 (Mulan), and August 10 (Bumblebee). Showtime for each event is 8:30pm. Anyone planning to attend is urged to arrive early as viewing space may be limited.

Family Movie Nights are free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket and/or chairs but are reminded that alcohol, smoking and unleashed pets are prohibited.

Assorted food vendors will be on site selling snacks and refreshments.

In the event of rain, Family Movie Night may be moved inside Flaherty Park Community Center, 1226 N White Street, Wake Forest, NC. Updates will be posted on the Town’s website, Nextdoor site, and Facebook page and available by calling the Wake Forest Weather Line at 919.435.9569.

Smart phone users who have downloaded the Town of Wake Forest app will also receive a push notification message concerning any schedule changes.

The following sponsors have generously contributed to the 2019 Family Movie Nights at Joyner Park series: Walters Insurance Agency, Inc., Mosquito Joe of Eastern Wake County, Bumgarner & Martin Orthodontics, Primrose School of Heritage Wake Forest, The College at Southeastern, Code Ninjas, British Swim School, Wells Family Dental Group, Tuscan Ridge Animal Hospital, and State Farm Associate Christi Spencer.

For more information, including a listing of each month’s pre-show activity, visit or contact PRCR Events Coordinator Suja Jacob at 919.556.7063 or via email.


Source: Bill Crabtree, Town of Wake Forest

Ed. Note: The initial release of Incredibles 2 included strobe lights that could affect those with light sensitivity/epilepsy. Reportedly the movie was edited and made safer shortly after release.

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