Movie Nights at Joyner Park

Saturday, August 12, 2017
8:30 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
10:00 PM
E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road Wake Forest

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department is hosting a free, monthly outdoor movie series from May through August at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. The first in the series of “Family Movie Nights at Joyner Park” will take place Saturday, Aug 12, at 8:30 p.m.

The season’s kick-off event will feature a pajama fashion show for children ages 12 and under. Kids are invited to wear their pajamas and participate in the fashion show which will get underway 30 minutes prior to the start of the movie.

Presented by Gladwell Orthodontics, Walters Insurance Agency, Inc., and Mosquito Joe of Eastern Wake County, Family Movie Nights at Joyner Park will feature a variety of family-friendly film favorites and genres, including comedies, dramas, and thrillers, all projected on a 26-foot inflatable movie screen in the park’s amphitheater.

Family Movie Nights at Joyner Park are free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket and/or chairs but are reminded that alcohol, smoking and unleashed pets are prohibited.

Assorted food vendors will be on site selling snacks and refreshments.

The following sponsors have generously contributed to the 2017 Family Movie Nights at Joyner Park series: Gladwell Orthodontics, Allstate Insurance – Thomas Walters, Mosquito Joe of Eastern Wake County, Vision Martial Arts, Primrose School of Heritage Wake Forest, Wells Family Dentistry, Rainbow Kids Pediatrics, Kerr Family YMCA and New Direction Family Law.

Due to the terms and conditions outlined in its agreement with the Motion Picture Licensing Corporation, the PRCR Department is not permitted to publicize the title of each month’s film. However, here’s a hint about the May 20 movie: it’s a 2016 American fantasy adventure film directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg and based on a 1982 novel of the same name. In the film, an orphan girl befriends a benevolent giant, called the “Big Friendly Giant.”

To obtain the titles of the Aug 12 movie and future films offered as part of the Family Movie Nights at Joyner Park series, sign up for The Week Ahead via E-Notifier at, download the Town’s app, or call 919-556-7063.

This is the last film of the 2017 Family Movie Night at Joyner Park. Showtime for each event is 8:30 p.m. Anyone planning to attend is urged to arrive early as viewing space may be limited.

In the event of rain, Family Movie Night may be moved inside the Flaherty Park Community Center, 1226 N. White St. Updates will be provided on the Town’s website and Facebook page and by calling the Wake Forest Weather Line at 919-435-9569. Smart phone users who have downloaded the Town of Wake Forest app will receive a push notification informing them of any schedule changes.

For more information about Family Movie Nights at Joyner Park, visit and search “Family Movie Nights” or contact PRCR Events Coordinator Lisa Jacobs at 919-556-7063 or