Free Lineup of Fall Movie Nights Coming to Woodruff Park

September 12,2019

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Free Lineup of Fall Movie Nights Coming to Woodruff Park

Downtown Atlanta’s central greenspace hosts three-part series leading up to Halloween


ATLANTA (September 12, 2019) – Woodruff Park welcomes shorter days and cooler nights with a three-part lineup of movie nights to get Atlantans in the Halloween spirit.

Hosted on the park’s main lawn, all movies are free and open to the public, and attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs, and picnic supplies, as well as wear costumes. All events are family-friendly, and well-behaved dogs on leashes are allowed in the park. The events take place from 6:00-9:00 p.m., with movie screenings beginning between 7:00-7:30 p.m.

The lineup will begin on October 2 with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. On October 16, attendees are encouraged to celebrate “Biketober” by riding their bikes to a screening of The Goonies and logging their rides with the Atlanta Bike Challenge. Before the movie, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition will lead a City Cycling class and ride, and the park will provide a complimentary bike valet to attendees who arrive on two wheels. The movie series concludes on October 30 with a screening of Gremlins, with a local food truck onsite for dinner purchases.

October movie nights are in addition to the park’s ongoing community programs (Saturday morning yoga and twice-a-month history tours) and public art points of interest.

Live from Woodruff Park Movie Nights At-A-Glance Schedule:

  • Wednesday, October 2, 6:00-9:00 p.m. – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Wednesday, October 16, 6:00-9:00 p.m. – The Goonies Bike-In Screening, ft. pre-show cycling class and ride
  • Wednesday, October 30, 6:00-9:00 p.m. - Gremlins

To explore the full lineup of events and for more information about the park, visit

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About Woodruff Park: Woodruff Park is a 6-acre park in the geographic center of Atlanta. Located at the crossroads of commerce, government, and education, it is a natural gathering space for a diverse cross-section of Atlantans and visitors. Originally known as Central City Park in the 1970s, Woodruff Park was created through a generous donation from Robert W. Woodruff, former president of The Coca-Cola Company.  Through a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Atlanta, the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID) maintains stewardship of Woodruff Park. ADID is responsible for the park’s daily upkeep and programming, as well as securing and implementing funding for future development. | @WoodruffPark

About Central Atlanta Progress / Atlanta Downtown Improvement District: Central Atlanta Progress, Inc., is a Downtown business association with approximately 200 members. Its mission is to build a vibrant community with strong leadership and sustainable infrastructure that is safe, livable, diverse, economically viable, accessible, clean, hospitable and entertaining. The Atlanta Downtown Improvement District is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable corporation created by CAP to make Downtown safer, cleaner and more hospitable. | @DowntownAtlanta