Grab your family, friends, and neighbors this summer and join Meridian Parks and Recreation for Sparklight Movie Night in Meridian! Friday evenings we inflate our giant outdoor movie screen in Settlers Park for a family-friendly movie. Check-in with our concession stand for delicious treats and movie snacks.
Thanks to local sponsors, it's free. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and favorite movie dates and enjoy the fresh summer air with Meridian Parks and Recreation! All movies start at dusk. The screen is set-up at 7:00 pm . There are lots of activities in the park to keep you busy until the movie starts at dusk. See the schedule for a list of movie and links to watch a preview.
Dates:Every Friday Night, June 10- August 19 Time: Movies start at dusk (times vary all summer) Location: Settlers Park Address: 3245 N. Meridian Road. Corner of Ustick and Meridian roads.
Parents - No one under the age of 18 will be permitted to attend the movie night without a parent or responsible guardian present for the duration of the event.
The attendance modifications described below have been implemented to ensure a quality experience for all in attendance.
Increased event staffing and security.
Movie event area will be designated with event fencing. This area will include plenty of lawn seating, access to the concession stand and the restrooms.
Families and attendees entering the event area will receive a wristband for each person.
No one under the age of 18 will be permitted to attend the event without a parent or responsible guardian present for the duration of the event.
Unaccompanied minors will no longer be allowed to attend the movie night.
All areas of Settlers Park outside the fenced event area will close at sunset. At that time, all unaccompanied minors will be directed to exit the park.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is this a good teen hangout? If I drop off my kids, will s/he be supervised? No one under the age of 18 will be permitted to attend the movie night without a parent or responsible guardian present for the duration of the event. What time does the movie start? We don't have an exact time when we will hit the play button each week; instead we wait until it's dark enough to see the movie clearly. Typically it's about 20 minutes after sunset.
What time can I set up? You are welcome in the park at anytime. But, most folks set up their chairs and blankets after 7:00 pm so they have a good idea about the direction of the movie screen.
Can I bring tall, camping style chairs? Tall camping style chairs we welcome in designated areas. Mostly, that means the back and side areas.
Are there any other things to do in the park before the movie starts? There are so many things to do in Settlers Park before the movie starts! First, each Friday night our sponsors bring a variety of fun activities. I enjoy making groovy tunes in our Sound Garden. Most kids (and some adults) can be found cooling off in the Slash Pads. Grab a gelati from the concession stand. Or, bring your lawn chair and read. We support relaxing in all it's forms. Can I bring food into the park; can I buy food in the park? You are more than welcome to bring your own picnic! Please be aware, alcohol is not allowed in the park at anytime. Settlers has a concession stand and often we have food trucks on site.
How is this amazing event free to attend? Who can we thank for making it happen? It takes a village to create a movie night. It is the vision and production of the Meridian Parks and Recreation staff. Add to that a plethora of local businesses including Sparklight - our title sponsor for all 15 years. Mix in a dash of volunteers and you have amazing summer tradition. If you enjoy the evening, be sure to tell them!