Ridgewood playground showing ‘Beauty and the Beast’ under the stars this weekend

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Photo via Flickr/Deirdre Hayes

Have you ever wanted the experience of a drive-in movie theater right in Ridgewood?

Well, the New York City Parks Department is giving everyone that chance as it brings its Movies Under the Stars series to Grover Cleveland Playground in on Saturday, July 15, where they will be showing Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.”

Movies Under the Stars allows parkgoers to pull up a blanket and enjoy one of Disney’s most popular films. “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action remake of the classic animated film of the same name starring Emma Watson as Belle, a book smart woman who is captured by a beast, befriends the castle’s enchanted staff, and eventually sees past Beast’s brutish exterior to bring out the true prince inside.

The movie is scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m. Moviegoers should arrive at the playground — located at Grandview Avenue and Stanhope Street — before 7:30 p.m. to get a spot.

The Parks Department encourages visitors to bring a blanket to sit on as there will only be a limited supply of chairs available. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Bottled water is allowed, but glass containers cannot be brought into the park.

For more information on this Movies Under the Stars showing, and future showings, visit the NYC Parks website.