Friends of Ballard Park’s 11th Annual MOVIES ON THE ROCKS continues on Wednesday, August 10th with a screening of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.  The short Chateau de sable by Quentin Deleau will be shown prior to the movie and is provided by Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival.  The screenings is free and open to the public.

The series, which is co-sponsored by the Rhode Island State Senate, Rhode Island House of Representatives and Ken & TiaScigulinsky features four screenings this month.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade stars Harrison Ford and Sean Connery.  The film is rated PG-13 and runs for 127 minutes.  It features Indiana Jones (Ford) embarking on a search for the Holy Grail which caused the disappearance of his father (Connery).  The artifact is much harder to find than they expected, and its powers are too much for those impure in heart.

Ballard Park’s quarry meadow will open at 6:30 pm for blankets and picnicking.  Movies begin at dusk (typically between 8:00 and 8:15 pm). In the event of rain, movies will be shown on the following night.  Like regular movie theaters, smoking is prohibited. MOVIES ON THE ROCKS is supported by BR Arnold Construction, Cox, Howard Johnson Inn, Kiki Finn, National Grid, Rhode Island International Film Festival, Rhode Island Office of Film & TV and St. Clare Newport.

Ballard Park is a nature preserve located directly across from Rogers High School on Wickham Road in Newport. Those interested in attending should wear sturdy shoes as there is rugged terrain and bring a flashlight to use when exiting the park. Parking is available along Hazard Road.  Allow about fifteen minutes to park and make your way into the quarry meadow as the site for the movies is a considerable distance from the road.  Trails are steep and uneven in places especially when accessing the park from Wickham Road.

Visit or call 619.3377 for more information.

Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).