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2018 Pool Side Cinema Schedule

The award winning Resort at Governor’s Crossing announced their 2018 schedule for their ever popular Pool Side Cinema. Enjoy an evening while making memories watching family friendly movies shown pool side at The Resort’s outdoor waterpark with the Great Smoky Mountains in the background.

The schedule is subject to change, updates will be added accordingly. In case of inclement weather the movie will be canceled. For additional information on a particular movie click on title

May 25             Sing

May 26             Beauty & The Beast

May 27             Cars

May 29            Frozen

May 31            Lego Ninjago

June 2             Hotel Transylvania

June 5             Cars 3

June 7             Inside Out

June 9             CoCo

June 12           Moana

June 14           Monsters Inc.

June 16           Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

June 19          Sponge Bob Movie- Sponge Out of Water

June 21          Cars 3

June 23          The Boxtrolls

June 26          Despicable Me

June 28          Frozen

June 30          Lego Ninjago

July 3             The Good Dinosaur

July 5             Despicable Me 2

July 7             Sing

July 10           CoCo

July 12           Monsters University

July 14           Beauty & The Beast

July 17           Minions

July 19          The Secret Life of Pets

July 21          Cars 3

July 24          Enchanted

July 26          Ratatouille

July 28           Lego Ninjago

July 31           Frozen

Aug 2            Finding Dory

Aug 4            CoCo

Aug 7            Moana

Aug 9            Hotel Transylvania 2

Aug 11          Finding Nemo

Aug 18          Up

Aug 25          The Lego Movie

Aug 31          Beauty & The Beast

Sept 1           Wreck-It Ralph

Sept 2           Zootopia

The Resort at Governor’s Crossing 2016 Pool Side Cinema Schedule

The Resort at Governor’s Crossing has announced a tentative schedule for 2016 for their very popular pool side cinema. The Resort started showing Family Friendly Movies this previous year from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend. Due to overwhelming popularity and requests from guests the schedule has been extended adding 12 additional show dates.

Pool Side Cinema
Weather permitting the movies will start around 8:30 PM.
Schedule is subject to change.

Mar. 19….Ratatouille
Mar. 26….Big Hero 6
Apr. 2…….Planes
Apr. 9……The Box Trolls
Apr. 16…..Inside Out
Apr. 23….Tangled
Apr. 30….Happy Feet
May 7……Brave
May 14….Hotel Transylvania
May 21….Planes Fire & Rescue
May 27….Despicable Me
May 28….Despicable Me 2
May 29…..Minions
May 31…..Frozen
June 2*…..Aladdin
June 4……Cars
June 7…  .Hotel Transylvania
June 9…..Toy Story 1
June 11…..Cars
June 14…..Monsters University
June 16…..The Parent Trap
June 18…..Frozen
June 21…..Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
June 23…..A Bugs Life
June 25…..Despicable Me 2
June 28…..Enchanted
June 30*…..Aladdin
July 2…….Minions
July 5…….The Lego Movie
July 7 …….Pocahontas
July 9…….Up
July 12…..Frozen
July 14…..The Wizard of Oz
July 16…..Finding Nemo
July 19…..The Muppets (2011)
July 21…..Back to the Future
July 23…..The Lego Movie
July 26…..The Lorax
July 28*…..Aladdin
July 30…..Inside Out
Aug. 2.…..Frozen
Aug. 4…...Finding Nemo
Aug. 6……The Incredibles
Aug.9…….Up
Aug. 11…..Monsters Inc.
Aug. 13…..Minions
Aug. 20.….Finding Nemo
Aug. 27…..Frozen
Sept. 2….. Finding Nemo
Sept. 3…...Minions
Sept. 4.…..Inside Out
Sept. 10….Monsters Inc.
Sept. 17…..Wreck-It Ralph
Sept. 24…..The Lego Movie

* Indicates a change from original scheduled movie

Pigeon Forge Area Restaurants Open Thanksgiving

A listing of restaurants open and their hours of business in Pigeon Forge for Thanksgiving 2015, information compiled Nov. 18, 2015.

Alamo Steakhouse 908-9998 4PM-9PM
Auntie’s Anne’s Cinnabon 286-7001 10AM-6PM
Baskin Robbins Ice Cream 453-3337 11AM-Midnight
Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que 429-2200 11AM-9PM
Big Daddy’s Pizzeria 429-7171 4PM-9PM
Bojangles 286-9534 5:30AM-Noon
Burger King-South 453-9789 6AM-11PM
Burger King-North 453-2615 6AM-11PM
Cakes By Bakin’ Bishop 774-1117 Call for Hours
Calhoun’s  868-1500 10AM-10PM
Captain Jims 453-0003 12PM-9PM
Corky’s Ribs & BBQ 453-7427 4PM-10PM
Cracker Barrel-South  428-4613 6AM-10PM
Cracker Barrel-North 908-4459 6AM-10PM
Denny’s Diner-South 774-5047 24 Hours
Denny’s Diner-North 428-2411 24 Hours
Domino’s Pizza 429-1818 10:30AM-1AM
Dude’s Daiquris 286-3800 Call for Hours
Dunkin Donuts 365-1396 5AM-9PM
Flapjacks Pancake Cabin 908-6115 7AM-1PM
Funnel Cake Factory 453-3623 Call for Hours
Geno’s Pizza 428-2496 11AM-1AM
Golden Corral 453-1827 11AM-7PM
Happy Days Dinner 774-7707 11AM-9PM
Hard Rock Café’ 430-7625 11AM-Midnight
Harpoon Harry’s 428-2006 12PM-8PM
Hardee’s 774-7687 5AM-10PM
IHOP 429-2335 6AM-2PM
Iron Boar Saloon 429-7779 2PM-9PM
J T Hannah’s 428-4200 11AM-9PM
Jimmy Buffet’s Margariaville 210-8530 11AM-8PM
Kentucky Fired Chicken 453-4371 10:30AM-9PM
Kinkaku Japanese Steakhouse 774-7598 12PM-11PM
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts 428-3222 7AM-11PM
La Cieliton Lindo Mexican Restaurant  286-9145 Call for Hours
Loui’s Grill  428-2700 7AM-11AM & 5PM-8PM
Mad Dog Creamy 774-5558 4PM-10PM
McDonalds 453-9351 24 Hours
Mama’s Farmhouse  908-4646 11AM-9PM
Margaritaville Coffee 366-1170 7AM-6PM
Mel’s Diner 429-2184 7AM-Midnight
No Way Jose’s 429-7779 2PM-9PM
Old Mill Pottery House Café 453-6002 10:30AM-8:30PM
Old Mill Restaurant 429-3463 10:30AM-8:30PM
Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen 366-1510 10:30AM-6PM
Reagan’s Broken Egg Pancake House 453-4600 7AM-12:30PM
Reagan’s House of Pancakes 428-0652 7AM-12:30PM
Ruby Tuesday 429-5665 11AM-9PM
Sawyer’s Farmhouse Restaurant 336-1090 8AM-2PM
Shoney’s North 453-1806 6AM-11PM
Shoney’s South 428-3453 6AM-11PM
Smoky Mountain Brewery 868-1400 Noon-11PM
Smoky Mountain Pancake House 453-6746 7AM-Noon
Starbuck’s 429-3124 5:30AM-6PM
Subway North at Fast Stop 429-2709 24 Hours
Taco Bell South 908-1193 Call for Hours
TGI Friday’s 453-1750 4PM-10PM
The Fudgery 286-0119 Call for Hours
The Sweet Shoppe of the South 286-0119 Call for Hours
Wood Grill Buffet 429-3120 10:30AM-8:30PM
     
ALL Information Subject to Change    

NQC Returns to Pigeon Forge in 2015

The National Quartet Convention will return to Pigeon Forge Sept.27-Oct. 3, 2015. The ultra modern LeConte Center will again be this years venue for the biggest week in Gospel Music. Scheduled performers include the Kingdom Heirs, Mark Trammell Quartet, Booth Brothers, McKameys, Perrys, Kingsmen, and many more. Tickets are available for both daytime and evening events.NQCThe city of Pigeon Forge has informed us Jake Thomas Road will be closed daily to general traffic beginning Sept. 27, 2015 at 2PM until Midnight through Oct. 3, 2015. The section of Jake Thomas Rd. between Walgreen’s entrance and Teaster Lane will close to accommodate loading and unloading of shuttles, trolleys and motor coaches for the NQC.

4th of July Special Events in the Smokies

Annually Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville celebrate July 4th in a big way with 2015 being no exception. From parades, concerts to fireworks there is something for everyone. This year’s schedule includes:

  • Fireworks at Dollywood approximate start time 9:30PM nightly through 8/2
  • Red White and Boom Fireworks at TN Smokies Stadium 7/1-7/3 after the game
  • 40th annual Gatlinburg “First July 4th Parade in the Nation” starts at midnight July 3/July 4
  • 25th Annual Patriot Festival sponsored by the City of Pigeon Forge and 107.7 WIVK radio Knoxville begins Noon July 4th, entertainment begins 1:30PM at Patriot Park
  • River Raft Regatta on the Little Pigeon River in Gatlinburg starts at noon on July 4th
  • Diamond Rio in concert at the Patriot Festival Pigeon Forge 8PM July 4th
  • Fireworks at Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge approximate start time 9:30PM July 4th
  • Fireworks downtown Gatlinburg approximate start time 10PM July 4th

Four Special Days in Pigeon Forge Honoring Those Who Have Served

August 21-24 the City of Pigeon Forge and various local businesses are hosting special events to honor the men and women who have served our Country.
At 5:30 PM on August 20th the Patriot Guard will escort the Cost of Freedom Tribute and The Traveling Wall from the Titanic Museum Attraction to the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge. The Wall will be on public display from Aug. 21-24th as part of the Welcome Home Vietnam Celebration and the Smoky Mountain Military & Relic Show.

Traveling Wall

Traveling Wall


The American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVVT) presents several Cost of Freedom memorials and exhibits including the Traveling Wall, a 50% scale version of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. This magnificent indoor display pays respect to veterans, active duty personal and first responders.
Smoky Mountain ResortsThe Collier Restaurant Group,  Titanic Museum AttractionSons of Confederate Veterans,  United Daughters of the Confederacy, U.S. Tours, and many other sponsors have worked with the AVVT to bring this tribute to Pigeon Forge.
On Aug. 23rd at 10AM will be the Welcome Home Vietnam Parade honoring our country’s veterans. The parade will feature veterans from all over the country, military vehicles, marching bands and parade Grand Marshall Louise Mandrell.
After the parade from 11:30AM to 1:30PM there will be a veterans reunion held at The Traveling Wall hosted by Mandrell, Hanoi Hilton Survivor Captain James Lollar, Author and Veteran David Chaltas, and Vietnam Veterans of Tennessee Commander Barry Rice.
Aug. 23 & 24 and the Smoky Mountain Military & Relic Show will be held at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center. Military and history buffs will have the opportunity to view and purchase artifacts and relics from the Civil War.

Smoky Mountain 4th of July Events Schedule

Every year on July 4th the cities of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg celebrate Independence Day in a big way. 2014 will be no exception; here is the current list of scheduled events:

  • July 3 Fireworks Display at Smokies Stadium in Sevierville following the TN. Smokies/Montgomery baseball game.
  • July 3rd/4th The First Independence Day Parade in the Nation– At the stroke of midnight the 39th annual Gatlinburg July 4th Midnight Parade will march down the parkway. This year’s parade will honor Women Veterans and other U.S. HeroesView last years Midnight Parade
  • July 4th Gatlinburg River Raft Regatta– The annual unmanned River Raft Regatta will be held at 12 noon, registration begins at 10 a.m.
  • July 4th Patriot FestivalPigeon Forge’s Patriot Park will again be home to this annual festival starting at 12 noon with fun and activities for kids. Onstage entertainment will begin at 1:30 p.m. with concerts featuring the Pigeon Forge Community Chorus, the Tim Kellar Band, bluegrass group Adkins & Loudermilk, the Jimmy Buffet tribute band Sons of Sailors and the event headliners Lonestar.
  • July 4th Mark Chesnutt– 8 p.m. at Country Tonite Theatre
  • July 4th Fireworks- Pigeon Forge’s fireworks display will be at Patriot Park starting somewhere between 9:30 till 10 p.m. depending on the conclusion of onstage entertainment. Gatlinburg’s fireworks will be centered downtown (recommended viewing around traffic light #3) to begin about 10 p.m. All fireworks subject to weather conditions.

The Great Smoky Mountains Quarter

In 2010 the US Mint launched the America the Beautiful Quarters Program. The mint began issuing quarters embossed with designs featuring national parks or national sites.
This past week the mint released the Great Smoky Mountains Quarter, the 21st coin in the program. The coin’s design features a historic log cabin found within the National Park (presumably the John Oliver Cabin in Cades Cove) with a mountain backdrop and a hawk soaring above.

The Great Smoky Mountains Commemorative Quarter

The Great Smoky Mountains Commemorative Quarter

The Resort at Governor’s Crossing was fortunate to receive some of these quarters at their release. As a special thank you to our guests staying the nights of February 16th and/or 17th during the Presidents Day weekend, we will be handing out a “mint stateGreat Smoky Mountains Quarter in a protective plastic case.

Commemorative quarters are limited to one per guest unit. The quantity is very limited and not for sale.

Titanic Museum Attraction to host Dive & Dine Excursion

In conjunction with Wilderness Wildlife Week the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge will host a Dive & Dine Excursion on January 31. This special one –night-only event will include an escorted tour of the Titanic Museum Attraction, a First Class Dinner and a personal introduction to Titanic historian/explorer John Joslyn.

Joslyn was the co-leader of the first live television show that took viewers to the Titanic wreck site in 1987 and is the founder /co-owner of the Pigeon Forge attraction along with one in Branson, MO. Joslyn will take guests back to Titanic’s beginning, from her launch and maiden voyage, to the iceberg, to the luxury liner’s loss and her discovery. Titanic

Join us at 5PM Jan. 31, 2014 for this special once-in-a lifetime event, space is very limited.  Admission is $45.00 per person. Call 800- 381-7670 to make your reservation!

2014 Wilderness Wildlife Week In Pigeon Forge

The 24th Annual Wilderness Wildlife Week will be held Jan. 25-Feb. 1st at the new LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge. The annual salute to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the great outdoors has been recognized by many organizations including the International Festivals & Events Assoc. and Southeast Tourism Society.

Among the many different activities offered is the new Smokies through the Lens! (Photography workshops), hiking, and crafting. Some of the many lectures will cover the Civil War in the Smokies and East Tennessee, fly fishing, wildlife, conservation, and much more. camerahiking

Downloadable Program Guide