A series of free, family-friendly movies will be shown 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 14 at Atlantic Beach Town Park. First up, June 12, is "Trolls." Restrooms, parking and concessions will be available, but attendees should bring their own blankets or chairs for seating. (File photo)

This summer, Atlantic Beach will host a summer of popular family movies to provide a fun, cool way for children to enjoy their time off from school.

The movies are at 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Atlantic Beach Town Park, 915 West Fort Macon Road. The double feature scheduled for July 3 will be held at the Circle.

The movies are free. Those who plan to attend should bring a chair or blanket. The concession stand will be open, and restrooms and parking will be available. Rain dates for the movies are Thursdays.

Listed is the movie schedule:

June 12: “Trolls”

June 19: “Mary Poppins Returns”

June 26: “Hotel Transylvania 3”

July 3: Double feature, “Ralph Breaks the Internet” and “Jaws”

July 10: “The Lego Movie 2”

July 17: “Christopher Robin”

July 24: “Incredibles 2”

July 31: “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms”

Aug. 7: “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”

Aug. 14: “Small Foot”

Here is a short description of each movie from IMDB.com.


After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends. The movie stars Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake and Zoey Deschanel.

“Mary Poppins Returns”

Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael’s children through a difficult time in their lives. The movie stars Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Whishaw.

“Hotel Transylvania 3”

Count Dracula and company participate in a cruise for sea-loving monsters, unaware their boat is being commandeered by the monster-hating Van Helsing family. The movie stars Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg and Selena Gomez.

“Ralph Breaks the Internet”

Six years after the events of “Wreck-It Ralph,” Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure. The movie stars John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman and Gal Godot.


When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community, it’s up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down. The movie stars Roy Schneider, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss.

“The Lego Movie 2”

It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. The movie stars Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks and Will Arnett.

“Christopher Robin”

A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life. The movie stars Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell and Bronte Carmichael.

“Incredibles 2”

The Incredibles hero family takes on a new mission, which involves a change in family roles: Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) must manage the house while his wife Helen (Elastigirl) goes out to save the world. The movie stars Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter and Sarah Vowell.

“The Nutcracker and the Four Realms”

A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice. The movie stars Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley and Morgan Freeman.

“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”

When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn’t the only night fury, he must seek “The Hidden World,” a secret dragon utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first. The movie stars Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera and F. Murray Abraham.


A Yeti is convinced the elusive creatures known as “humans” really exist. This movie stars Channing Tatum, James Corden and Zendaya.

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