Hit a Cinematic Homer With Movies at Davenport’s Modern Woodmen Park
The Quad Cities River Bandits 2020 baseball season may have been canceled, but that doesn’t mean the picture-perfect Modern Woodmen Park is sitting on the disabled list.
The beautiful stadium at 209 S. Gaines St., Davenport, will be showing classic movie titles on the big screen on select dates through the end of September. They hosted six movies in August, and have four planned this month. All tickets will be just $5 and all the proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Genesis Health Services Foundation.
“We like to partner with great community entities and the health care industry has been through a lot during the Covid-19 global pandemic, so it made sense to us to do as much as we could locally for the Genesis Foundation,” River Bandits general manager Joe Kubly said Monday.
The flick list for September features the following:
- Friday, Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m.: “Batman” (1989)
- Friday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m.: “The Big Lebowski” (18 and older, with costume contest)
- Friday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m.: “Minions” (kids 12 and under free with adult ticket)
- Saturday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m.: “Sonic the Hedgehog” (kids 12 and under free with adult ticket)
Kubly said there may be more movies in October, but the park weekends are booked the first two weekends for private events already, so it will be pending weather the rest of that month.
The movies in the park are shown with a maximum of 10-percent seating capacity (roughly 850 patrons) and all the seats in the bowl are blocked off into pods to ensure social distancing, he said.
Tickets can be purchased at the box office Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., by calling 563-324-3000 or online at https://uw1.glitnirticketing.com/uwticket/web/ev_list.php.
To find out more about the team (the Class A affiliate of the Houston Astros), visit www.riverbandits.com.