Texas-side Parks and Rec schedules free movies, Fall Festival, Trunk or Treat in Spring Lake Park

"The Little Mermaid," "The Addams Family 2" and "The Town That Dreaded Sundown" are scheduled for free screenings in October 2023 at Spring Lake Park in Texarkana, Texas. (Staff photo illustration)

TEXARKANA, Texas -- The city Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled a slate of autumn activities at Spring Lake Park.

The department will screen three films free of charge as part of its onogoing Movies in the Park series, and the annual Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat are also on the calendar.

The festival will take place 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19. The event will include bounce houses, costume contests with different age ranges, a pet costume contest, face painting, hay rides and more, according to Parks and Rec.

Trunk or Treat is scheduled for 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, in the park's large open field opposite the Rotary Splash Pad.

Movies in the Park will begin Thursday, Oct. 12, and continue after the Fall Festival on Oct. 19 and on Oct. 26. All screenings are free of charge and will begin at dusk. Concessions will be available.

Movie information from imdb.com follows.

Oct. 12 -- "The Little Mermaid" (live action version)

2023. PG. Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King, Melissa McCarthy.

A young mermaid makes a deal with a sea witch to trade her beautiful voice for human legs so she can discover the world above water and impress a prince.

Oct. 19 -- "The Addams Family 2"

2021. PG. Voices of Oscar Isaac, Chalize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz.

The family gets tangled up in more wacky adventures and finds itself involved in hilarious run-ins with all sorts of unsuspecting characters. Sequel to the 2019 animated film "The Addams Family."

Oct. 27 -- "The Town That Dreaded Sundown"

1976. R. Ben Johnson, Andrew Prine, Dawn Wells.

Loosely based on the true story of the Phantom Killer. In 1946, a Texas Ranger hunts for a hooded serial killer terrorizing the residents of Texarkana.