This Week at New Center Park


Please note that there have been some changes to the schedule this week from what was printed in the program and listed on our website. 

New Center Park continues its summer-long series with one FREE movie this week: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty on Wednesday (7/12), and three performances of Hamlet by Shakespeare in Detroit this Friday (7/14) - Sunday (7/16). The film The Jungle Book that was scheduled for Friday, 7/14, has been cancelled.

Wednesday Night Movies (Please note ratings before bringing children) 



See below for more details and check out the full calendar here.


Wednesday Night Movies

Doors @ 8PM. Films between 9PM & 9:30PM (depending on sunset).



July 12 | The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Ben Stiller directs and stars in this inspiring story about an ordinary man who finds the courage to discover his destiny and leap into the extraordinary adventure that is life.

(2013) PG | 1h 54min


The Wednesday Night Movie Series is sponsored by:  





Friday Night "Family-Friendly" Movies

Doors @ 8PM. Films between 9PM & 9:30PM (depending on sunset).



July 14 | The Jungle Book

​ - cancelled​

Please note that this film has been CANCELLED for Friday, July 14th. Please accept our apologies for this change in the schedule.


The Friday Night Movie Series is sponsored by: 





Special Events



Shakespeare in Detroit presents Hamlet directed by Dean Gabourie


Friday, July 14 | 7:00PM

Saturday, July 15 | 8:00PM

Sunday, July 16 | 2:30PM


Director's Bio:

Gabourie has been creating challenging theatre in Canada and abroad for over 25 years. Gabourie is a director, teacher, actor, writer & founding Artistic Director of the award-winning ACME Theatre Co. Gabourie has also held positions as Assistant/Associate Artistic Director of the Stratford Festival (Ontario, Canada) & founding Co-Artistic/Associate Director of the Co. Theatre (Toronto, Canada). Gabourie's last project in Detroit was "As You Like It" for Wayne State University's The Hilberry in 2007.

Play Summary:

Events before the start of Hamlet set the stage for tragedy. When the king of Denmark, Prince Hamlet's father, suddenly dies, Hamlet's mother, Gertrude, marries his uncle Claudius, who becomes the new king. A spirit who claims to be the ghost of Hamlet's father describes his murder at the hands of Claudius and demands that Hamlet avenge the killing. When the councilor Polonius learns from his daughter, Ophelia, that Hamlet has visited her in an apparently distracted state, Polonius attributes the prince's condition to lovesickness, and he sets a trap for Hamlet using Ophelia as bait. To confirm Claudius's guilt, Hamlet arranges for a play that mimics the murder; Claudius's reaction is that of a guilty man. Hamlet, now free to act, mistakenly kills Polonius, thinking he is Claudius. Claudius sends Hamlet away as part of a deadly plot. After Polonius's death, Ophelia goes mad and later drowns. Hamlet, who has returned safely to confront the king, agrees to a fencing match with Ophelia's brother, Laertes, who secretly poisons his own rapier. At the match, Claudius prepares poisoned wine for Hamlet, which Gertrude unknowingly drinks; as she dies, she accuses Claudius, whom Hamlet kills.  Then first Laertes and then Hamlet die, both victims of Laertes's rapier. [Summary c/o Folger Shakespeare Library.]


Learn more about Shakespeare in Detroit HERE.