Prescott Park Arts Festival announces return of Monday Night film series
PORTSMOUTH — Prescott Park Arts Festival, a non-profit arts organization, is preparing to return to the park this summer and once again bring the fun and interactive Monday Night Film Series, presented by Wentworth-Douglass Hospital.
The Festival invites members of the community to extend their weekend with Monday night films this summer. There will be interactive elements, like cosplay as people dress up as their favorite characters. There will also be delicious themed treats served by The Prop, the Festival kitchen on site. The coastline can gather in the park to sit and watch everyone’s favorite movies on the big screen!
“We are thrilled to bring back this Festival favorite for the 2022 season. The film series will run all summer long, offering a mix of classics and new releases, as well as family favorites,” explained General Manager, Courtney Perkins. “The Prop will serve delicious movie theater snacks and drinks. It’s always fun to see people dress up and take part in this summertime tradition in the park. We hope people will come and be part of the movie magic every Monday night at dusk.
This is the sixth consecutive year that Wentworth-Douglass has been the main sponsor of the Festival’s series of films.
“It’s such a fantastic event that really brings our community together, so we’re incredibly proud to once again support the film series and the Prescott Park Arts Festival,” said Linda Staniels, Events Manager at Wentworth-Douglass. “We’re thrilled to see it’s become such a summer tradition and we’re just happy to be a part of it again.”
Perkins said she was especially grateful for Wentworth-Douglass’ continued support throughout the pandemic.
“I am once again grateful to Wentworth-Douglass for continuing to help make this happen. They are a true community partner,” Perkins said.
Cover and table reservations are open from General public. As always, PPAF events are open to everyone and we do not sell tickets. Although we ask for and appreciate a suggested donation of $5-$10 at the door, this is entirely optional and no one is ever turned away. Instead of donating at the door, you can also donate general admission online before coming to the park. If you would like to reserve a place, see our blanket and table reservations.
Discover the 2022 program
June 27: Perks of Being a Wallflower, PG-13 Rated
We accept the love we think we deserve. Charlie, a socially awkward teenager, is a wallflower, always observing life from the sidelines, until two charismatic students become his mentors. Free-spirited Sam and his half-brother Patrick help Charlie discover the joys of friendship, first love, music and more, while a teacher sparks Charlie’s dream of becoming a writer. . However, as his new friends prepare to leave for college, Charlie’s inner sadness threatens to shatter his newfound confidence. Based on the popular novel of the same name, written by Stephen Chbosky.
July 11: Encanto, Class G
Magic House. Magical Family. The Madrigals are an extraordinary family who live hidden in the Colombian mountains in an enchanting place called the Encanto. The magic of the Encanto blessed each child in the family with a unique gift – each child except Mirabel. But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in jeopardy, Mirabel decides she might just be her exceptional family’s last hope.
July 18: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Rated PG
The adventure continues… Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and Chewbacca are attacked by Imperial forces and their AT-AT walkers on the ice planet Hoth. As Han and Leia escape in the Millennium Falcon, Luke travels to Dagobah in search of Yoda. Only with the help of the Jedi Master will Luke survive when the Dark Side of the Force invites him into the ultimate duel with Darth Vader.
July 25: Moonrise Kingdom, rated PG-13
A surprising story during the stormy days of summer. Set on an island off New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two 12-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away into the desert together. Their search turns the town upside down – which might not be such a bad thing.
August 1: index, rated PG
The film that makes a crime scene. The whodunit board game comes to life as guests are invited to a posh secluded mansion by a man who knows a dark secret from each of their pasts. Upon arrival, each is assigned a pseudonym taken from Cluedo before being introduced to the blackmailer. Each is given a weapon, at which point the lights are extinguished and the blackmailer is killed. Can the guests discover the murderer before they all become victims?
Aug. 8: Grease Sing-A-Long, PG-rated
The original high school musical is back! Experience the friendships, romances, and adventures of a group of high school students in the 1950s. Welcome to the singing and dancing world of “Grease,” and this time you can sing along! Dress up as your favorite Pink Lady or T-Bird and get ready to sing your best “tell-me-more, tell-me -Suite!”
August 22: hook, rated PG
To live would be a terribly great adventure. Peter Pan grew up to be a fierce M&A lawyer and is married to Wendy’s granddaughter, Moira. Captain James Hook kidnaps his children, Jack and Maggie, and Peter returns to Neverland with Tinkerbell. With the help of her and the Lost Boys, he must remember how to be Peter Pan again in order to save his children by once again battling Captain Hook.
August 29: The Wizard of Oz, G-rated
Go “Over the Rainbow” with this Technicolor Triumph. When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy Gale and her dog, Toto, are taken from their home to the magical land of Oz. They follow the yellow brick road to the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and on the way they meet a Scarecrow who wants a brain, a Lead Man who wants a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who wants courage. The wizard asks them to bring him the Wicked Witch of the West’s broom to win his help.