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The City of Akron's Lock 3 Announces Free Summer Movie Series


City of Akron Press Release
From the desk of City of Akron Press Office
Published: 05-20-2021

Akron, Ohio, May 20, 2021 —  Lock 3, the City of Akron's downtown beacon of fun and entertainment, is thrilled to announce the kick off of its City of Akron Movie Series that includes Sunday Cinema at Lock 3, Movies on the Great Streets, Community Partner Movie Series, and the North Hill Movie Series. All movies are presented free of charge.

Sunday Cinema: Beginning in June on the Lock 3 Akron Cleveland Clinic Stage, Sunday evenings at 8 p.m., bring your favorite blanket and watch a movie under the stars. Each movie will also feature a learning element, based on the theme of the movie. 

The following movies are confirmed:

  • June 6, 2021: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs | Theme - Nutrition 
  • June 13, 2021: Playing with Fire | Theme - Fire Safety 
  • June 20, 2021: The Lion King | Theme - Father's Day
  • June 27, 2021: Pee-wee's Big Adventure | Theme - Bike Safety
  • July 11, 2021: Cats and Dogs 3: Paws Unite! | Theme - Humane Society
  • July 18, 2021: Karate Kid | Theme - Karate 
  • Aug. 1, 2021: Madagascar Three: Europe’s Most Wanted | Theme - Zoo Animals
  • Aug. 8, 2021: Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch | Theme - Sports 
  • Aug. 22, 2021: Sing | Theme - Dance Techniques
  • Aug. 29, 2021: Trolls World Tour | -Theme Akron Children’s Museum Monster Mission Course
  • Sept. 5, 2021: The Greatest Game Ever Played | Theme - First Tee Teaches Golf

Movies on the Great Streets: Lock 3 is also proud to present Movies on the Great Streets. Great Streets is a City of Akron initiative aimed at improving the City's Neighborhood Business Districts. By targeting support and resources in these areas, the City aims to create a notable impact for its residents.  

Beginning in June, these movies are coming to Akron neighborhoods so families across the city can enjoy movies under the stars in their community. 

The following movies are confirmed at 8 p.m.: 

  • Friday, June 4, 2021: Kenmore, Kenmore Branch Library Parking Lot | Movie: School of Rock 
  • Saturday, June 5, 2021: Merriman Valley, Weathervane Playhouse | Movie: Secret Life of Pets 
  • Saturday, June 12, 2021: Maple Valley, Kerr Park | Movie: The Croods A New Age
  • Saturday, July 10, 2021: Middlebury, The Well | Movie: Soul 

Community Partner Movie Series: These movies are held at various City of Akron partner locations throughout the summer.

The following movies are confirmed: 

  • Thursday, July 15, 2021 at Mud Run Golf Course: From the Rough 
  • Sunday, July 25, 2021 at Akron Recreation and Parks, Patterson Park pool: Movie TBD on
  • Saturday, July 31, 2021 at Lock 3: Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Sunday, August 15, 2021 at Akron Recreation and Parks, Reservoir Park pool: Movie TBD on

North Hill Movie Series: On the third Saturday of each month, at People’s Park (located at 760 Elma St.), Lock 3 is proud to be sponsoring its North Hill Movie Series. 

The following movies are confirmed: 

  • June 19, 2021: One Night in Miami 
  • July 17, 2021: Raya and the Last Dragon
  • Aug. 21, 2021: Coco
  • Sept. 18, 2021: Soul

Unless otherwise noted, all movies will be shown at dusk. Please check the Lock 3 website at closer to the dates for specific times or go to the Lock 3 Facebook page for updates. Any cancellations due to inclement weather will also be posted on the Lock 3 website and social media pages.

Filled with evening concerts, festivals and more than 40 community events, Lock 3’s summer schedule was crafted to bring back safe community entertainment, following all directives currently in place to provide top-notch experiences for the entire family. 

Additional concert and event information will be posted as it becomes available at

For further information, contact:
City of Akron Press Office
Phone: 330-375-2754
E-mail: [email protected]

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