Press Release: Movies Under the Stars 2017 Schedule

Movies Under the Stars Series Begins on June 23

Flint, Mich.–Communities First, Inc.’s 4th annual Movies Under the Stars outdoor summer film series is scheduled to begin on Friday, June 23, 2017 with a showing of The Lego Batman Movie on the back lawn of Flint City Hall (1101 S. Saginaw St., Flint).

The free, family events will be held on the back lawn behind Flint City Hall, Crossroads Village and Applewood Estate. Each movie will be preceded by a party at 7:30pm and the movie starts at dusk. Pre-party themes vary based on the movie, however guests can look forward to costume contests, petting zoo, karaoke contest, lawn games, giant inflatables and lawn games this year. Movie snacks such as popcorn, candy and water will be provided.  There will also be prize drawings for T-Shirts and gift cards.

The full movie lineup for the 2017 Movies Under the Stars season is:

  • June 23 – The Lego Batman Movie behind Flint City Hall;
  • July 14 – Grease at Crossroads Village (ages 16+ please);
  • July 28 – A Bug’s Life behind Flint City Hall;
  • August 11 – Sing at Applewood Estate;
  • August 25 -Finding Dory behind Flint City Hall.

Attendees of the June 23 event are invited to wear their favorite superhero costume, experience the PNC Mobile Learning Adventure and have fun in bounce houses.

The July 14th screening of Grease will include a car show.  We are looking for owners of classic cars that want to park along the historic main street at Crossroads Village. If you are interested in participating in the show, please complete the Car Show Participant Form or contact Dena at

Sponsors for this amazing series include:

Team One Credit Union, Chemical Bank, Diplomat, PNC Bank, Hurley Foundation, Flint and Genesee Literacy Network, Nartel Family Foundation, HAP, Lynne Hurand, Gary and Carol Hurand, Mott Community College, McLaren Hospital, Child Welfare Society, Corporate FACTS, Landaal Packaging Systems, Meijer, United Community Health Plan, University of Michigan-Flint and others.

Please check the Communities First, Inc. website at  or their Facebook page for details about weather related cancellations and for the complete movie lineup.

Communities First, Inc.

Communities First, Inc. is a Flint based nonprofit Community Development Corporation which was founded in 2010. The priorities of CFI are affordable housing, economic development, green programs, and quality of life programs. CFI is committed to building sustainable, equitable communities in distressed areas.  The organization is the developer of Oak Street Senior Apartments and Swayze Court Apartments located in downtown Flint and has amongst its programs Culture Shock and Green Life.  More information about Communities First, Inc. can be found at

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