Bring a blanket: It’s outdoor movie time in Covington

More than 1,500 watched the movie “Hocus Pocus” at Linden Grove Cemetery last October as part of “Cinema in the Cemetery.”


COVINGTON, KY - The smell of freshly popped popcorn and a sea of picnic blankets can mean only one thing: The beginning of outdoor movie season.
Families will have seven opportunities to catch free kid-friendly outdoor movies in three different locations this year, all beginning at dusk. Movie goers will receive free popcorn and options to buy concessions at a minimal cost. Carpooling is recommended.
Devou Summer Movie Series: Movies return to the park the last Friday of each month, beginning Friday. The series is sponsored by the Devou Good Project and CORA, the Cincinnati Off-Road Alliance.
"We're excited to have the movies back in Devou, and the bandshell offers a perfect setting for families to make memories and enjoy natural greenspaces close to home," said Covington Recreation Program Coordinator Erin Smiley.
  • Friday, June 29: Honey I Shrunk the Kids
  • Friday, July 27: The Labyrinth
  • Friday, Aug. 31: North of the Nightfall
Cinema in the Cemetery: The City is partnering with three groups - Friends of Peaselburg, Linden Grove Cemetery & Arboretum and the Center for Great Neighborhoods - to show movies in Linden Grove. Last year, more than 1,500 people came out in October to see a spooky Halloween-edition showing of Hocus Pocus.
"Some people think cemeteries are creepy, but whether you're watching a movie or doing yoga, the beautiful, park-like setting of Linden Grove is an amazing place to enjoy the summer months while celebrating the history of our amazing community," said Lisa Jarboe, a Peaselburg community member and founder of Cinema in the Cemetery.
  • Friday, Aug. 3 (Covington Outdoors Weekend): The Neverending Story
  • Friday, Sept. 7: The Mighty Ducks
  • Friday, Oct. 12: The Nightmare Before Christmas
For the event's Facebook page, click HERE
Latonia Outdoor Movie:This movie will be shown at the Latonia Water Park & Splash Pad.
  • Friday, Sept. 21: Coco
For more info on the Devou Park and Latonia Waterpark movies, click HERE

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