Here are the movies opening in the Memphis area this week, plus special screenings, May 4-10.Read More
News from Overton Square
Welcome to May, Memphis! This month is packed with unforgettable local festivals, performances, runs, parties, shopping and so much more. We can’t wait to spend our days basking in the sunshine and celebrating with the whole family. Here are our top picks for events and happenings in Memphis this May!Read More
Memphis’ new bike share system will officially launch Wednesday, May 23rd, Explore Bike Share announced Tuesday.
The system will initially have 600 bikes located at 60 stations across the city from Uptown and Downtown to South Memphis and Orange Mound to Overton Square to Cooper-Young.Read More
New restaurateurs Edward Bogard and Preston Butts Jr., along with co-owner and former Memphis Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins, are prepping to open their first restaurant venture, BOGARD, by August in Overton Square at 2110 Madison Avenue.Read More
You can follow this schedule to a T, or use it as a launching point to plan your own adventure! The Weekender is not meant to be exhaustive, but will include our suggestions to help you plan the weekend ahead. In the case of inclement weather, check with each event’s page for updates.Read More
Memphis is a city known for its love of food, especially from its local restaurants. However, eating out regularly can easily become an expensive habit. To combat costliness, check out these affordable spots around town.Read More
New York may have Times Square, but Memphis is getting Chimes Square.
The courtyard at Overton Square's new brand plays off the bustling New York intersection and nods to the courtyard's wind chimes — one of the largest sets in the world.
In conjunction with the new brand, Loeb is kicking off a free film series on most Thursday nights, with the rotating themes of kids, date night, comedy and drama.
“To really sell this branding change, we are partnering with the Woodstock Wind Chime Co. out of New York,” Neill said. "I called them out of the blue and asked if they wanted to sponsor and now they are partnering with us.”
For the first movie night, Loeb is giving away three Woodstock Wind Chimes, limited edition Chimes Square cups with each beer or soda purchase, as supplies last, and a pair of movie tickets from Malco Theatres Inc., which is also a community partner.
At subsequent movie nights, attendees can enter to win a movie-themed Woodstock Wind Chime and Malco movie tickets.Read More
As part of an effort to attract families and "activate" its courtyard, Overton Square next week will launch a free series of outdoor movies, from vintage black-and-white classics ("Casablanca") to recent rainbow-splashed hits ("Finding Dory").
The movies will be shown on a 16-foot-wide pull-down screen that has been installed inside the stage on the west end of the courtyard behind the main Overton Square complex of connected businesses and restaurants on Madison Avenue. For seating, people are invited to bring chairs and blankets.
"This is a wonderful way to activate the courtyard for family-friendly events," said Ciara Neill, director of marketing for Loeb Properties, the company that manages the Overton Square food, entertainment and retail district. "We think it can be a fun family night. You can eat dinner in the square and then go to a movie."
Neill said the screen will be used for more than movies. She said Overton Square plans to host public screenings and parties related to the live broadcast of sports events, concerts and more, once the licensing arrangements are worked out.
In addition, the movie series complements Overton Square's other courtyard events, such as the "Spring Music Series" and the IRIS Orchestra concert set for April 29.Read More