Experience moonlight, movies, food and family fun under the stars in Downtown Cedar Rapids beginning Saturday, June 9. The 13th annual CRBT Movies on the Riverbank, presented by Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, will return to the McGrath Amphitheatre at 475 1st St SW in Downtown Cedar Rapids on Saturday, June 9, July 14 and August 11.
2018 CRBT Movies on the Riverbank Dates & Movies:
Saturday, June 9 – Wonder
August “Auggie” Pullman is a young boy raised in North River Heights in upper Manhattan, New York. He has a rare medical facial deformity, which he refers to as “mandibulofacial dysostosis.” Due to numerous surgeries, Auggie had been home-schooled by his parents Isabel and Nate, but as Auggie is approaching middle school age, Isabel and Nate decide to send him to Beecher Prep, a mainstream private school. At first, Auggie is ostracized by nearly all the student body, but he is soon befriended by a boy named Jack.
Saturday, July 14 – Despicable Me 3
In the film, Gru teams up with his long-lost twin brother Dru in order to defeat a new enemy named Balthazar Bratt, a former child actor, obsessed with the 1980s, who grows up to become a villain after having his show cancelled following puberty.
Saturday, August 11 – Coco
In Santa Cecilia, Mexico, Imelda Rivera was the wife of a musician, who left her and their 3-year-old daughter Coco, to pursue a career in music. When he never returns, Imelda banishes music from her life and that of her family and opens a shoemaking family business.
Ninety-six years later, her great-great-grandson, 12-year-old Miguel, now lives with Coco and their family. He secretly dreams of becoming a musician like Ernesto de la Cruz, a popular actor and singer of Coco’s generation. One day, Miguel inadvertently damages the picture frame holding a photo of Coco with her parents at the center of the family ofrenda and removes the photograph, discovering that his great-great-grandfather (whose face had been torn out) was holding Ernesto’s famous guitar.
The gates open and festivities begin each date at 7:00 p.m., with free activities for kids of all ages. The movie will begin at sunset. On-street parking is available. Tiered, natural lawn seating is offered. People are also encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and blankets. Food vendors are on-site. Event admission is free.
For more information, visit www.crbt.com/movies or call Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust at (319) 862-2728. Presenting sponsor is Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust and media sponsor is Z102.9.