‘Mary Poppins Returns’ kicks off summer films on Friday

HARLINGEN — The city’s annual “Movies in the Park” kicks off its summer season Friday with “Mary Poppins Returns” at around 8 p.m. in Lozano Plaza downtown.

This 2018 sequel to the original “Mary Poppins” released in 1964 is set in Depression-era London in the 1930s.

The now adult Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael’s three children, are visited by Mary Poppins following a personal loss.

Her magical skills helps the family rediscover the joy missing in their lives.

The airing of the film is free and the public is invited.

Organizers recommend bringing blankets and chairs for the showing, which will begin at sundown.

“Mary Poppins Returns” will be the first of three movies planned for outdoor venues this summer.

On July 19, “Incredibles 2” will be shown at Liberty Gardens at around 8 p.m.

On Aug. 16, “Captain Marvel” will air at the Tony Butler Golf Course around the same time.

The summer film fest is sponsored by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department.

If you go

WHAT — “Mary Poppins Returns”

WHEN — Friday, 8 p.m.

WHERE — Lozano Plaza, downtown Harlingen

COST — Free