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Posted on: May 8, 2019

[ARCHIVED] 5th Annual Movies Under The Stars

Person dressed as a Spider-Man character hanging from a street light pole

5th Annual Movies under the Stars is back this spring featuring Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse on Friday, June 7th at 8:30 p.m. Join us for a fun time with the family and a chance to take photos with Spider-Man and Spider Gwen.

The Township of Union Recreation Department is proud to bring back their “Movies Under the Stars” for its fifth year. Held at Rabkin Park, 1 Swanstrom Pl E, Union, NJ, the movies draw residents from the far reaches of town, and provide a one of a kind source of family entertainment.

The first movie, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, will be held on Friday, June 7th at 8:30 p.m. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a PG movie about Miles Morales, a Brooklyn teen boy who becomes the Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.

Starting at 7:00pm, there will be pre-entertainment such as a photo booth, music, strolling Spider-Man and Spider Gwen characters, and a Rams obstacle course. Goodie bags will be provided for children on a first-come-first-served basis.  

Movie goers are encouraged to dress in costume for the most creative Spider-Man costume contest.  Judging for the contest will take place from 7:30 p.m. to 8:00p.m. Winner will be announced at 8:30pm, followed by the movie.

Movies under the Stars are open to the public and are free of charge to attend. Blankets and chairs are welcomed. Food is available for purchase from the Rams concession stand.

The Union Recreation Department will host the 2nd segment of the Movies under the Stars on Friday, September 20th, 2019. For movie and pre-entertainment details visit

For more information on “Movies Under the Stars” contact the Department of Recreation at 908-686-4200 or contact Natalie DaSilva, Public Information Officer at 908-851-5096 or via email at

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