One of our favorite summer activities is to go watch outdoor summer movies! Bring blankets, chairs, snacks and drinks! All movies begin at dusk which is around 8:30ish or later, so dress the kiddos up in some comfy PJ’s too!
This year there are LOTS being offered in the Des Moines area and I have broken it all down for you! Make sure you bookmark this page!
Movie Night at Jack Trice Stadium – FREE and open to the public. Starts at 7 pm. Gates open at 6 pm. Blankets only, no chairs permitted.
- May 16th – Big Hero 6
Windor Heights – Colby Park
- June 19th – Big Hero 6
- June 26th – It’s a Hard Knock Life
- July 10th – The Lego Movie
- July 17th – Paddington
- July 24th – When the Game Stands Tall
- July 31st – Brave
- August 7th – Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
UCAN: Urbandale Movies in the Park – Popcorn & Snow cones provided!
- June 12th – Wall-E @ Lion’s Park
- June 19th – Field of Dreams @ Lion’s Park
- June 26th – The Lego Movie @ Lion’s Park
- July 10th – Earth to Echo @ East side of Webster Elementary
- July 17th – Frozen @ East side of Webster Elementary
- July 24th – Big Hero 6 @ East side of Webster Elementary
Movies in the Park – Waukee – You get to choose the movies we show! Follow this link to vote! Movies shown at Centennial Park.
- June 5th – Big Hero 6
Movies at North Park in Carlisle
- June 5th – Penguins of Madagascar
- July 3rd – Planes: Fire and Rescue
- August 7th – Big Hero 6
Ankeny Bandshell – Wagner Park
- June 5th – Frozen
- June 12th – The Boxtrolls
- June 19th – Maleficent
- June 26th – Annie
- July 17th – The Goonies
- July 24th – Planes: Fire & Rescue
- July 31st – The Lego Movie
Clive Outdoor Movies
- June 5th – The Lego Movie at the Clive Aquatic Center. Swim before the movie!
- July 10th – Open Season at Linnan Park
- July 31st – Planes: Fire & Rescue at the Clive Aquatic Center. Swim before the movie!
Des Moines Parks & Recreation Outdoor Movies
- May 15th – Beethoven at Ewing Dog Park
- May 29th – Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore at River Walk Dog Park
- June 4th – The Rear Window at Des Moines Art Center
- June 11th – Up at Ashby Park
- June 18th – Paddington at Martin Luther King Jr. Park
- June 25th – The Lego Movie at Chamberlain Park
- July 2nd – Godzilla at Witmer Park
- July 9th – Maleficent at Cheatham Park
- July 16th – Raiders of the Lost Ark at the Softball Complex (4980 NE 46th Street)
- July 23rd – Goonies at Sargent Park
- August 6th – ET at Woodlawn Park
- August 8th – Ghostbusters at Hoyt Sherman
- August 20th – Monsters Inc. Ding Darling Shelter
Valle Drive-In – Newton, Iowa
You can make a small little trip the Valley Drive-In. There is an admission. The kiddos may enjoy a true drive-in movie adventure! Check out here to see what is playing and prices.