90’s Summer Celebrations Include Mall Party and Movies in the Pocket Park

The Downtown Little Rock Partnership is celebrating the 90s this summer with a Mall Party and free Movies in the Park outdoor showings over the coming months. 

Dust off your flannel shirts and fanny packs -- the Downtown Little Rock Partnership is turning back the clock to celebrate the iconic decade that brought us grunge, hip-hop, and epic dance moves. Get jiggy with us at the 90s Mall Party on Saturday, July 29th. This celebration of all things 90s will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. in the old Main Street Mall, a time capsule from thirty years ago, located at 101 East Capitol Avenue.

The 90s Mall Party will feature curated spaces to transport you and your friends to a time when the Macarena ruled the dance floor and pagers were the ultimate status symbol. Don’t be surprised if you bump into some of your favorite 90s celebs while grabbing food from the Maxx. That’s right, Slick’s Grill will transform into the iconic Saved by the Bell hangout, The Maxx, for the night while serving up burgers and fries. We’re going full MTV with a Vee-Jay who will be mashing up the decade’s hottest hits, and holding a costume contest for those who want to strut their stuff. In addition to adult beverages and music, guests will enjoy a retro arcade, fun surprises, and a throwback atmosphere sure to bring back memories and create new ones. 

"We hope this event will bridge the generation gap and unite Little Rock through shared memories and pure nostalgia," says Gabe Holmstrom, Executive Director of the Downtown Little Rock Partnership. "The 90s mean so many things to different people, and we are working to ensure you’ll find your experience represented in this amazing space. We want to give everyone, from millennials who grew up during the 90s to their parents who rocked out to grunge, a chance to relive the magic of this decade." 
Tickets are $25, and VIP Tickets are $50. VIP Tickets grant access to the upstairs lounge. Both can be purchased now at this link: https://centralarkansastickets.com/events/90s-mall-party. Must be 21 or older to attend. 

DLRP will also show two free 90’s films leading up to the event. Join us at the Main Street Pocket Park (711 Main St) on at 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 7th for Space Jam (PG-1996) and on Wednesday, July 19th for Pulp Fiction (R - 1994). Attendees are invited to bring chairs and blankets and enjoy the outdoor fun. Stone’s Throw will provide draft beer. Water and food will be available for purchase. No personal coolers will be permitted.  
To stay in the know with event updates, volunteer opportunities and more, visit downtownlr.com or follow Downtown Little Rock Partnership on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Tori Rogers at trogers@downtownlr.com