Pope John Paul II Park

Thursday means movies at park

On Thursday nights, the field at Pope John Paul II Park transforms from a sports venue to a movie destination. It's a night where people ditch the TV and watch movies unde the stars, catch the breeze from the Neponset River, load up on bug spray, and munch on popcorn.

For children like Alia Thompson, 10, it's a night that she can do something more grown- up.

 "I get to stay up later," Thompson said, adding that on other nights her bedtime is 8:30 p.m.  Read more