Great Parks to Host More Movies Under Moonlight

Great Parks of Hamilton County is adding four Movies in the Park, to be framed by moonlight and starlight in the last months of warm weather. Great Parks is also announcing dates in August for its final two Float-In Movies.

Movies in the Park

Great Parks Movies in the Park are scheduled on Friday nights at parks around the county. All are free, with food trucks on site and concessions available for purchase. Films begin at dusk, with kid-friendly activities beginning at 6 p.m.

  • “The Mitchells vs. The Machines” will play on July 29 at Miami Whitewater Forest Harbor, 9001 Mt. Hope Rd. in Harrison.
  • “Sing 2” will show on August 26 at Fernbank Park, 50 Thornton Ave. in Cincinnati.
  • “Encanto” is scheduled for September 23 at Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Rd. in Cincinnati.
  • “Hocus Pocus” completes the schedule just days before Halloween, on October 28 at Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Rd. in Sharonville.

Float-In Movies

Great Parks has also rescheduled a Float-In Movie from July that was cancelled because of inclement weather. There are now two Float-In Movies left for the season, both of which will start at 9:30 p.m.

  • “Hairspray” is rescheduled to August 5 at Miami Whitewater Forest Harbor.
  • “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” is the final Float-In Movie for the year, showing on August 19 at Winton Woods Harbor, 801 Lakeview Dr.

Advance registration is required. Guests can rent a Great Parks boat for $40 to watch the shows from the water. The boats can hold up to four people, one of whom must be 18 years old or older. Only Great Parks boats can be used for Float-In Movies and personal watercraft are not permitted. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the Float-In Movies.

All six shows will depend on good weather. More information for all of the Great Parks movies is available at

A valid Motor Vehicle Permit is required to enter the parks. Cost for residents of Hamilton County: $10 annual/$5 daily; other visitors: $16 annual/$8 daily. Otto Armleder Memorial Park and Fernbank Park are cooperative ventures with the City of Cincinnati; a Motor Vehicle Permit is not required. A Motor Vehicle Permit is not required at Great Parks Nature Center at The Summit.

Great Parks of Hamilton County’s mission is to preserve and protect natural resources and to provide outdoor recreation and education in order to enhance the quality of life for present and future generations. For additional information, visit or call 513-521-7275. Great Parks Forever, the philanthropic partner of Great Parks of Hamilton County, translates an early conservation promise into everyday experiences and lasting legacies. For additional information, please visit

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