Press Release: Movies Under the Stars Returns for 3rd Year

Flint, Mich. – Communities First, Inc. is once again hosting its popular Movie Under the Stars series, which will feature five different outdoor movies throughout the summer.  The organization will show family friendly movies on a 30 foot movie screen, preceded by a pre-party that has games, activities and snacks.  The series offers the community a chance to come together for safe, free fun in various locations throughout the city.  Movies Under the Stars draws attendees from Flint and surrounding areas, as well as Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lapeer, Bay City and Saginaw.

This year’s lineup is as follows:

  • June 24 – Little Giants, Atwood Stadium
  • July 8 – Rio 2, Flint City Hall – Back Lawn
  • July 22 – Inside Out, Flint City Hall
  • August 12 – Zootopia, Applewood Estate
  • August 20 (Saturday) – Cars, Flint City Hall – Back Lawn

Attendees of the movie on June 24 are invited to wear their favorite team jersey and participate in a variety of football drills and athletic challenges.  Seating will be in the stands, so no lawn chairs are needed and no coolers are allowed.

For all movies, the festivities begin at 7:30pm and the movies begin at dusk.  Attendees should be sure to bring their lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the movie, except for the June 24th event at Atwood Stadium.

Please check the Communities First, Inc. website at for details about weather related cancellations and for the complete movie lineup. Please see Flyer attached for more information.

Sponsors for the Movies Under the Stars series include:

Series Sponsors

  • Nartel Family Foundation
  • Talmer Bank and Trust
  • PNC Bank
  • GenForward Network
  • Team One Credit Union

Screen Sponsors

  • WNEM TV5
  • Sam’s Club
  • Siwek Construction
  • Olivia Maynard and Olof Karlstrom
  • Diplomat

Pre-Event Party Sponsors

  • Genesee Health Systems
  • Mott Community College
  • McLaren Foundation
  • Corporate FACTS
  • Meijers
  • University Avenue Corridor Coalition
  • The Hurand Family

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, a $5.1 million 24 unit apartment building for low income seniors located in downtown Flint and has amongst its programs Culture Shock and Green Life.  More information about Communities First, Inc. can be found at

Press Release: Movies Under the Stars Returns for 3rd Year


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