Kennesaw’s free outdoor movie series to begin with showing of “Encanto”

a group of people in a park watching an outdoor movie screenPhoto courtesy of the City of Kennesaw

The City of Kennesaw announced in a press release that their free Outdoor Movie Series will begin with a showing of the popular Walt Disney film “Encanto” which featured the hit song “We Don’t Talk about Bruno.”

For more information read the press release reprinted below:

Kennesaw, GA (May 2, 2022) — The City of Kennesaw’s free Outdoor Movie Series will kick off on Saturday, May 14, at Swift-Cantrell Park with a showing of Walt Disney Pictures’ “Encanto” (PG) projected onto a giant inflatable screen after sundown. Swift-Cantrell Park is located at 3140 Old 41 Highway.

The Outdoor Movie Series will continue with Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.’s “Spider-Man: No Way Home” (PG-13) on June 4, and the Series will conclude with Universal Pictures’ “Sing 2” (PG) on Saturday, July 23.

Attendees are welcome to bring blankets, chairs, etc. for their own comfort. No high-backed chairs, umbrellas, tents, pop-up canopies, etc. that could block the view of the movie for others. Food vendors are available beginning at 6 p.m.

VIP Tents are available for rental at each movie. Four VIP tents will be available. The VIP Tent rental includes a 10’x10’ tent installed by Parks & Recreation staff, a 6’ table and 6 chairs. Tents will be placed towards the back of the viewing area as to not block the view of other attendees. Tent rentals are $50. VIP tent renters can check in early beginning at 5:00 p.m. and the tents will remain up until the end of the movie.

Activities before the movie include games in front of the screen (hula-hoop contests, tug of war, relay races, sack races and more!) and inflatables. During the June and July movie, the Splash Pad will have extended hours from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. for movie attendees to join in on the fun!

Video clip from “Encanto”: We Don’t Talk about Bruno

About the City of Kennesaw

The City of Kennesaw was incorporated in 1887. With a population of 33,036 according to the recent decennial census, Kennesaw is the third-largest city in Cobb County, behind Marietta and Smyrna.


Population, Census, April 1, 202033,036
Population, Census, April 1, 201029,783
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent 7.4%
Persons under 18 years, percent 23.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent 10.3%
Female persons, percent 52.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent 61.7%
Black or African American alone, percent(a) 23.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a) 0.0%
Asian alone, percent(a) 5.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a) 0.1%
Two or More Races, percent 6.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b) 15.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent 52.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-20202,100
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-202016.2%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019)
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-202067.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020$215,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020$1,536
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020$433
Median gross rent, 2016-2020$1,347
Building permits, 2020
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-202013,030
Persons per household, 2016-20202.62
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-202083.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-202022.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-202097.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-202095.7%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-202093.5%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-202044.8%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-20205.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent 14.6%
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-202071.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-202066.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c)109,733
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c)104,760
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c)550,659
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c)840,389
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c)$27,118
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-202034.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020$72,972
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020$35,220
Persons in poverty, percent 12.5%


Total employer establishments, 2019
Total employment, 2019
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000)
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018
All firms, 20123,908
Men-owned firms, 20121,894
Women-owned firms, 20121,651
Minority-owned firms, 20121,337
Nonminority-owned firms, 20122,384
Veteran-owned firms, 2012341
Nonveteran-owned firms, 20123,361


Population per square mile, 20103,155.1
Land area in square miles, 20109.44