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Overhead view during the screening in Centennial Park

Screen on the Green is an annual summertime event in Atlanta's Piedmont Park. Originally sponsored by Turner Classic Movies, the event has been hosted during the last few years by local Atlanta television station Peachtree TV. Screen on the Green consists of free movies shown on a large screen outdoors. The event typically draws between 5,000 and 10,000 people for each film. Through the 2007 series screen, tents, glass containers, pets, and grills are not allowed at the event.

Due to drought conditions in Piedmont Park during the 2008 and 2009 seasons, the event was temporarily moved to Centennial Olympic Park. It returned to Piedmont Park for the 2010 season.

In 2010, several of the early movies were disrupted by altercations including several acts of random violence. While additional security was provided for later movies, many long-time attendees were shaken by the events.

In 2011, Screen on the Green was cancelled because of lack of funding from Peachtree TV after a management change. Weeks later, Screen on the Green was saved by new sponsors. It was canceled again in 2012. In 2013, the event was held in Centennial Olympic Park.

2011 movies

2010 movies

2009 movies

2008 movies

  • May 29 --- Jaws
  • June 5 --- Big Momma's House
  • June 12 --- Chicago
  • June 19 --- E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • June 26 --- Footloose (decided by online vote)

2007 movies

2006 movies

2005 movies

  • June 2 --- Some Like It Hot
  • June 9 --- To Kill a Mockingbird
  • June 16 --- The Birds
  • June 23 --- Mommie Dearest
  • June 30 --- Grease
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