Film Review - Mary Poppins Returns

This image released by Disney shows Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins in “Mary Poppins Returns.” The film will be shown Friday outside Nash School and on July 12 in Lance Park in Twin Lakes.

While drive-in movie fans continue to mourn the loss of the Keno Drive-In outdoor theater, there are still opportunities to watch movies outside this summer. And here’s a bonus: Admission is free!

The city of Kenosha (with Happenings Magazine), the Petrifying Springs Biergarten and the village of Twin Lakes are all hosting outdoor movie series this summer.

Here is a closer look at each series:

Friday Night Flicks

Location: Nash School, 6801 99th Ave. (except for the Aug. 2 screening, which is in Lincoln Park, 22nd Avenue and 71st Street)

Time: Movies are shown at dusk.


June 14 — The series kicks off with “Mary Poppins Returns.” Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny (played by Emily Blunt) returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael’s children through a difficult time in their lives.

June 28 — “The Lego Movie 2.” The battle to defeat the enemy and restore harmony to the Lego Universe takes Emmet, Lucy, Batman and the rest of their friends to far away, unexplored worlds that test their courage and creativity.

July 12 — “Goosebumps 2.” While collecting junk one day, best friends Sonny and Sam meet Slappy, a mischievous talking dummy from an unpublished “Goosebumps” book by R.L. Stine.

Aug. 2 — “Captain Marvel.” The superhero (played by Brie Larson) is an extraterrestrial Kree warrior who finds herself caught in the middle of an intergalactic battle between her people and the Skrulls.

Aug. 23 — “Shazam” We all have a superhero inside us — it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In 14 year-old Billy Batson’s case, all he needs to do is shout out one word to transform into the adult superhero Shazam (played by Zachary Levi).

Call 262-564-8800 or “like” the Happenings Facebook page for notification on weather-related cancellations.

Movies at the Biergarten

Location: Petrifying Springs Biergarten, at the south end of the park near Highway JR (5555 Seventh St.)

Time: Friday nights at dusk


June 14 — “Napolean Dynamite”

June 21 — “Spider-Man into the Spiderverse”

June 28 — “Ralph Breaks the Internet”

July 5 — “The Sandlot”

July 12 — “Holmes & Watson”

July 19 —”Bohemian Rhapsody”

July 26 — “The Goonies”

Aug. 2 — “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”

Movies in the Park

Location: Lance Park Amphitheater, 55 Lance Drive in Twin Lakes

Time: Movies are shown at dusk.


June 21 — “A Dog’s Way Home”

July 12 — “Mary Poppins Returns”

July 26 — “Ralph Breaks the Internet”

Aug. 9 — “Coco”

Admission is free to all movies is free. Moviegoers should bring a lawn chair or blanket.