Movie in the Park at Harmon Park in West St. Paul

West St. Paul Offers Movie in the Park in Spanish

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West St. Paul’s popular Movie in the Park will show a movie in Spanish for the first time ever with a showing of Coco on Friday, August 6 at Southview Park.

“With the success of our free Movie in the Park showings and our efforts to incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into all aspects of city functions, adding a movie in Spanish was a natural progression,” said West St. Paul’s Marketing and Communication Manager Dan Nowicki. “We’re always excited to try new programs for our community, especially when we can offer them for free.”

The 2017 Pixar animated film about an aspiring musician transported to the colorful Land of the Dead was inspired by the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead.

“For those that don’t speak Spanish, but want to come out and enjoy Coco, we will be using English subtitles on screen at this showing and all are welcome!” said Nowicki.

The movie will start at sunset (approximately 9:15 p.m.). Moviegoers are encouraged to come early to claim a spot and play in the park until showtime. Don’t forget to bring a blanket, chairs, and bug spray.

An Experiment for Future Movies in the Park

The first Spanish language movie is an experiment for West St. Paul, and they do expect a smaller crowd.

“What we’re hoping to see is that families with Spanish speaking members come out to enjoy this movie and we can incorporate Spanish movies into our schedule in the future,” said Nowicki.

The smaller audience will likely mean no food trucks, unlike previous Movies in the Park events this summer.

West St. Paul will have one more Movie in the Park for the summer on Friday, August 20. The movie will be selected by a community vote, choosing between How to Train Your Dragon, Beauty and the Beast, Raya and the Last Dragon, or Jumanji.

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