Movies on the Rocks: The Birds at Ballard Park

Friends of Ballard Park will screen The Birds and a short provided by the Rhode Island International Film Festival on Wednesday, August 16th at dusk (8 pm) in the quarry meadow of Ballard Park. …

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Friends of Ballard Park will screen The Birds and a short provided by the Rhode Island International Film Festival on Wednesday, August 16th at dusk (8 pm) in the quarry meadow of Ballard Park.

The Birds is Alfred Hitchcock’s horror-thriller about a wealthy San Francisco socialite (Tippi Hedren) who pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people. The 1963 film is rated PG-13 and runs 120 minutes.

Movies begin at dusk (8 pm) in Ballard Park’s quarry meadow which will be open at 6:30 pm for blankets and picnicking. Please follow the “carry it in, carry it out” philosophy. Seating is on the grass- bring a blanket or lawn chair. In the event of rain movies will be shown on the following night. Like regular movie theaters, smoking is prohibited.

The series is sponsored by Cox, the Rhode Island State Senate and Ken & Tia Scigulinsky with support from BR Arnold Construction, DaPonte Landscaping Services, Kiki Finn, National Grid, Rhode Island International Film Festival, Rhode Island Office of Film & TV, Savings Institute & Bank & Trust and St. Clare Newport.

Ballard Park is a nature preserve located at the corner of Wickham and Hazard Roads in Newport. Those interested in attending should wear sturdy shoes as there is rugged terrain and bring a flashlight to use upon exiting. Allow fifteen minutes to park and make your way into the quarry meadow as the site for the movies is a considerable distance from the road. Enter at 21 Hazard Road entrance. For more information visit www.ballardpark.org.