MOVIES UNDER THE STARS

May 26, 2021 at 05:35 pm by WGNS


(weeks of June 7 - July 26, 2021) FREE Movies Under The Stars is a service of the Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Department. The movies begin at 8:30PM.  

  • Mondays: Barfield Crescent Park
  • Thursdays: Richard Siegel Neighborhood Park
  • Fridays: Cason Trailhead
  • Saturdays: Fountains at Gateway
week of  Movie  Length of Movie 
June 7  Trolls World Tour (2020) 91 minutes 
June 14   Uglydolls (2019) 87 minutes 
June 21   The War with Grandpa (2020) 94 minutes 
June 28   Wonder Park (2019) 85 minutes 
July 5   Abominable (2019) 97 minutes 
July 12   Onward (2020) 102 minutes 
July 19   The Croods: A New Age (2020)  95 minutes
July 26   The Secret Garden (2020) 99 minutes

Historical Note:  Hollis Harris, who was the first employee of the Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Department, started "MOVIES UNDER THE STARS" in 1947. In addition to showing regular motion pictures, Mr. Harris would go around the community and make "candid movies" of local people doing what they do! He would show those during the "MOVIES UNDER THE STARS".  This was before video tapes, and in many days--before TV, so it was unique to see yourself on the "big screen".  Hollis Harris was a regular on WGNS from the inception of "MOVIES UNDER THE STARS" up until his death 

(Above L-R) Ray Duffey was the Sports Director of WGNS in the early years. Hollis Harris (in middle) was a friend of Ray's and he did color for Central High basketball coverage on WGNS. That was Hollis' mother (right), who was taking in the radio broadcast. This is circa 1947. Hollis was the first employee with the Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Department. With "Movies Under The Stars", he was part-time. Around 1950 Ray Duffey was hired as the Park's Department director and was the only full-time employee of the office at that time. 

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