There's no better setting for a summer night than watching a movie under the stars along the lakefront -- so grab a blanket or lawn chair and clear your calendar for the second Sunday of the month in June, July and August as Cleveland Metroparks and Citizens Bank invite Northeast Ohioans to �Citizens Bank Cinema at Sunset� at Edgewater Park!
On June 14, July 12 and August 9, the Park District will screen a different movie on a 15-by-20 foot screen on the kite field at Edgewater Park in Cleveland Metroparks Lakefront Reservation. This free community event will start at 6:30 p.m. with food trucks and other activities. Screening of the movie will begin at dusk (approximately 8:30 to 9 p.m.) The Eats & Treats concession stand at Edgewater Beach will be open as well as the Pier concession stand.
�Cleveland Metroparks is thrilled to welcome Citizens Bank as host of Citizens Bank Cinema at Sunset at Edgewater Park. We couldn't be happier that Citizens Bank selected Edgewater Park as the location for this exciting family programming series,� said Cleveland Metroparks CEO Brian Zimmerman.
�Sunset on Cleveland's lakefront is a show all its own,� said Joseph DiRocco, president of Citizens Bank Ohio. �Follow it up with the magic of cinema, and you have a memorable summertime experience for the whole family. Gatherings like these are a way to build community, and that is important to us at Citizens Bank. We are committed to helping make this community even better.�
This is not the first time Citizens Bank and Cleveland Metroparks have teamed up to benefit Edgewater Park and its visitors. The park was a recipient of a �bike box,� a repurposed, locally sourced shipping container that provides safe public parking spaces for cyclists. The boxes are located throughout Greater Cleveland and were funded with a grant from Citizens Bank's Growing Communities program.
For the full lineup of movies, and to vote for your favorite of three classic �80s movies for the August feature, visit clevelandmetroparks.com Voting starts today and will run through July 12.
Sunset over the lake, an ice cream cone, family and friends on a blanket under the night sky and the sound of the waves on the breakwall as the movie flickers. See you there, Cleveland.
For more information, visit clevelandmetroparks.com or call (216) 635-3200.