‘Little Rascals’ At The RWP Gateway

(9.15) The Roger Williams Park Gateway Center will be showing the 1994 comedy “The Little Rascals” starring Travis Tedford, Bug Hall, and Ross Bagley, this Friday; the screening will be held outside in the landscaped area on one of those inflatable screens. You may remember director Penelope Spheeris from the three “The Decline of Western Civilization” movies and “The Beverly Hillbillies.” Also look for Whoopi Goldberg and Mel Brooks.

Get ready to relive the hilarious adventures of Spanky, Alfalfa, and the gang in this timeless comedy. The Little Rascals will have you laughing out loud as you follow their mischievous antics.

Bring your own blankets, chairs, and snacks to make yourself comfortable. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this classic film under the stars. Don’t forget to invite your friends and family for a memorable movie night!

Rated PG. Running time: 1 hour, 22 minutes. No alcoholic beverages. No dogs in city parks.

(Be advised: The Broad Street entrance to Roger Williams Park is a little over 100 feet further down the street. The two properties are not actually connected.)

Free, The Little Rascals, sunset, 7:30pm, Friday, September 15, RWP Gateway, 1197 Broad Street,(directions)


URI grad Victor Lopes has been the Gateway Center manager for about a year and seems well-suited to the position. In addition to manning the Visitors’ Center he serves up free popcorn for the movies!


I visited the Gateway Center last fall when it first opened. At that time, I enthused about the design of the building and the landscape, as well as the plantings which have all flourished. Tulip poplars and dawn redwoods have responded well to the wet summer as have all the under plantings featuring durable natives. It looks great.  And for don’t miss the bug houses! Practical and very ornamental.

The site will soon be hosting “I’m at Your Window,” a Hip Hop musical by Jay Are Adams and Dan Pomfret, based on Romeo and Juliet. The event is free; check it out this Wednesday, September 13, from 7pm to 8pm. (In the photo, Victor is showing roughly where the actors perform.)


You can learn about the bug houses inside the center. This property abuts Roger Williams Park which extends the feel of the landscape. We should all have such neighbors.

Kids will love the paths and the tree stumps. It’s a deep lot.




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