Outdoor Movies in Des Moines 2018
Enjoy your favorite movie outdoors in Des Moines. Bring blankets, chairs, snacks and drinks. All movies begin at dusk which is around 8:45 p.m. (unless noted). Dress the kids up in their comfy pajamas as well.
Take a look at all the places you can catch an outdoor movie in Des Moines this summer.
Walnut Creek Church – Downtown
Friday, June 8
8 p.m. to Midnight
2 free outdoor movies in Des Moines’ East Village!
Movie #1: Ferdinand (Begins around 8pm)
Movie #2: Black Panther (After Ferdinand, ~10:15pm)
Bring the whole family and enjoy a movie under the stars!
– Popcorn & cotton candy will be available.
– Indoor restrooms will be open in the church.
– Rain location will be indoors in the auditorium.
– Remember to bring a lawn chair or a blanket to sit on.
Located Colby Park at 6900 School St in Windsor Heights. Free outdoor family-friendly movies beginning at dusk. Don’t forget a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a picnic dinner with family. Concession stand will be available. Rain dates July 21st & August 4th.
Details coming soon!
Des Moines Parks & Recreation: Free Flicks
Free Flicks is a summer-long series of outdoor movies shown throughout Des Moines sponsored by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines. Movies begin after sunset and are shown on our 25-foot inflatable screen. Guests are welcome to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and movie snacks as no concessions are available. Movies will not take place in the event of rain.
May 31: The Lion King @ Bates Park
June 2: Paddington 2 @ Fairmont Park
June 7: Wonder @ Woodlawn Park
June 14: Guardians of the Galaxy @ Ashby Park
June 21: Jumanji – Welcome to the Jungle @ McHenry Park
June 28: Despicable Me 3 @ Martin Luther King Park
July 5: Ghostbusters @ Gray’s Lake Park
July 12: Wonder Woman @ Sargent Park
July 19: SING @ Waveland Golf Course
July 26: Coco @ Witmer Park
August 2: Back to the Future @ Bright Grandview Golf
Movies in Carlisle is located at North Park and the Carlisle Family Aquatic Center. First Fridays of the Summer months. Start at dusk. The event is free but some low-cost concessions will be available to purchase. Bring your chair and/or blanket.
Details coming soon!
Movies in the Park is free and provides an abundance of fun. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments, and get ready to make memories with family and friends.
Time Dusk, approximately 8:45 p.m.
Location Centennial Park
June 1: Turbo
August 10: The Greatest Showman
Bring a blanket or chair and your favorite snack! Movies are free and begin at dusk.
June 8: Despicable Me 3 (PG)
June 15: Secret Life of Pets (PG)
June 22: Wonder (PG)
June 29: The Emoji Movie (PG)
July 6: The Jungle Book – 2016 (PG)
July 20: Leap (PG)
July 27: Coco (G)
Watch a movie under the stars. Bring your blankets and chairs for grass seating or inflatable rafts and swimsuits for in-water viewing. Movies will be shown on an inflatable big screen at specific parks. Free popcorn while supplies last.
Movie begins at dusk.
May 18: Coco at Wildwood Park
June 1: Wonder at Country Club Glen
Free family-friendly event. Watch a movie on the big screen at Memorial Park Amphitheater. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. FREE popcorn courtesy of Paramount Theater. Pop and candy will be available to purchase.
May 18: Cars 3 (8:30 p.m.)
June 6: Wonder (8:45 p.m.)
August 31: Paddington 2 (8:15 p.m.)
September 21: Coco (7:15 p.m.)
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.