Washington Park’s popular Summer Cinema series returns every Wednesday through Aug. 31. Bring a blanket, grab a local craft beer from the concession stand and cozy up on the civic lawn to watch classic and campy movies on the big screen — like a drive-in without the car. The series kicks off with 1990’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the first in the turtles’ film oeuvre, which details the original story of the anthropomorphic reptiles (pet turtles are hit with radioactive waste, move into sewer, eat pizza, start saying “cowabunga”), their rat sensei Splinter, nemesis Shredder and intrepid reporter April O’Neil. Next Wednesday, it’s The Sandlot, Smalls.
Films start at dusk on Wednesdays. Free. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, washingtonpark.org.