Movies Begin at Dusk

As the city of New Orleans brims with the unique melodies of jazz and the vibrant colors of its rich culture, there’s yet another reason for both locals and visitors to revel in the charm of our beautiful city. This coming Friday, April 12, 2024, marks the beginning of an enchanting series of family-friendly events that promise to light up our evenings with joy, laughter, and a sense of community. The NORD Commission is bringing back its much-anticipated weekly event, Movies In The Park, offering everyone a chance to enjoy cinematic magic under the open sky, amidst the soft whispers of the spring breeze.

Set in the heart of our city’s lush green spaces, this seasonal program is a delightful invitation to gather at NORD playgrounds every Friday night, both in the fall and spring seasons, to watch movies as the day fades into dusk. It’s a perfect setting for creating lasting memories with loved ones, where the only admission needed is your enthusiasm for a good story.

As we kick off this season on a high note, the classic and heartwarming tale “The Color Purple” will grace the screen at Pontchartrain Park, located at 6500 Press Drive. This is a chance to experience cinema that touches the heart and stirs the soul, nestled within the comforting embrace of nature. The following Friday, April 19th, promises a whimsical adventure with “Super Mario Brothers” at Lafitte Greenway, 1971 Lafitte St., offering a playful escape into the world of beloved video game characters. And on April 26th, the epic “Wakanda Forever” will captivate audiences at Joe W. Brown Park, 5601 Read Blvd., inviting us all to a thrilling journey into the heart of heroism and legacy.

These events are not just about watching movies; they’re about community, connection, and the simple joys of sharing a story under the canopy of the night sky. Everyone is welcome to bring their blankets, cozy up with lawn chairs, and pack their favorite picnic treats. While some events might offer concessions, attendees are encouraged to bring their own food and beverages, making each movie night a personalized experience. It’s an opportunity to unwind, relish in the comfort of each other’s company, and let the magic of cinema transport us to other worlds.

At the New Orleans Guest House, just a stone’s throw from the bustling and lively French Quarter, we believe in the power of community and the simple pleasures that make life memorable. While we pride ourselves on offering clean, affordable accommodations and a warm, welcoming staff, we are equally enthusiastic about supporting events that bring our community together, like the NORD Commission’s Movies In The Park. It’s these moments of shared joy and laughter that make New Orleans not just a place to visit, but a place to belong.

However, let’s remember to make these events safe and enjoyable for everyone. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, ensuring a secure environment for our young movie-goers. Also, it’s important to note that pets, alcohol, illegal drugs, firearms, weapons, smoking, and outdoor cooking are not permitted, keeping the focus on family-friendly fun.

So, as we gear up for this delightful cinematic journey, let’s embrace the spirit of community and togetherness that defines the heart of New Orleans. Whether you’re a local or a visitor staying at our humble abode, the New Orleans Guest House, we invite you to join us in celebrating the art of storytelling, the beauty of our city’s parks, and the joy of shared experiences. For more details on the Movies In The Park schedule and other information, be sure to visit

Here’s to magical evenings filled with stories that inspire, entertain, and bring us closer. See you under the stars!

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