Oct. 11, 2013 07:28

Pack your own blankets and chairs or ride your bike for a one-of-a-kind movie experience that you can only find Downtown. First up: 'Indiana Jones & Radiers of the Lost Ark.'

Downtown Lafayette's Movies in the Parc returns Saturday and will challenge movie-goers and aspiring archeologists to outrun an inflatable, more-friendly boulder inside Parc International. Pack your own blankets and chairs or ride your bike for a one-of-a-kind movie experience that you can only find Downtown. The Fall Movies in the Parc series kicks off Saturday, Oct. 12 with Indiana Jones and Raiders of the Lost Ark. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at dusk.

The year is 1936. A professor who studies archeology named Indiana Jones is venturing into the jungles in South America searching for a golden statue. Unfortunately, he sets off a deadly trap yet, miraculously, he escapes. Then, Jones hears from a museum curator named Marcus Brody about a biblical artifact called The Ark of the Covenant, which can hold the key to humanly existence. Jones has to venture to vast places such as Nepal and Egypt to find this artifact. However, he will have to fight his enemy, Renee Belloq, and a band of Nazis in order to reach it.

The Fall series of Movies in the Parc continues at Parc International with Finding Nemo on Oct. 19 and wraps up with the Downtown Drive-In, Oct. 26 featuring the 1968 version of Night of the Living Dead.

Admission is still just $2 and free for children 5 and under. Food and beverages will be available on-site for purchase. Parking is available at Parc-Auto du Centreville at Polk and Vermilion Streets and remember metered spots are free on Saturdays Downtown!

Movies in the Parc is also made possible by our contributing sponsors The Independent Monthly and 99.9 KTDY.

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