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March 2022

ASUN's Upcoming Movie Series - New Location!

NEWPORT (Ark.) – After four years of hosting ASUN Movies in the Park, Arkansas State University-Newport is thrilled to share details about the upcoming 2022 season!

Since 2018, ASU-Newport has partnered with the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce to provide Movies in the Park in conjunction with the Monster Nights Entertainment Series. Dozens of movies were featured on the big screen and often previewed by a beautiful delta sunset in Downtown Newport. Each movie brought new sets of spectators and movie lovers.

Arkansas weather, though, caused some movie showings to be moved indoors or even cancelled. In an effort to provide quality entertainment on a consistent schedule, ASUN is excited to share all movie showings will take place inside the new Jane Parnell Performing Arts Hall located in Downtown Newport.

ASUN Movies in the Park will now be known as ASUN Family Movie Night, and each showing will begin at 7 p.m. By moving indoors, we can still utilize the big screen while providing a location that won’t be impacted by weather, sunset times or mosquitoes.

Family Movie Night Poster

Join us for the 2022 season!
May 21: Sing 2, 7 p.m.
July 16: Jungle Cruise, 7 p.m.
September 17: Clifford the Big Red Dog, 7 p.m.

December 3: Elf, 7 p.m.

All the movies will be shown at 422 Front Street in Downtown Newport with room for 100 guests!

Dr. Ashley Buchman, ASUN’s Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, has been part of this venture since the very beginning and said she’s thrilled to offer family entertainment in a new location. “ASUN Movies in the Park has been a staple in Downtown Newport,” Buchman said. “Those who’ve joined us know the fun of spreading out a blanket and enjoying a movie under the stars. However, we’ve had many setbacks due to bad weather. I’m so excited that we can now utilize the beautiful Jane Parnell Performing Arts Hall. This space allows us to offer a unique cinema experience for the community while also making our events consistent for all those that join us.”

ASU-Newport is proud to support Monster Nights, and we invite you to join us for ASUN Family Movie Night this year!

For more information on showings or Monster Nights, visit @monsternights on Facebook and Instagram. You can also follow @asunewport on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok for the latest information on upcoming events.