Outdoor Movies in Des Moines 2022
Enjoy your favorite movie outdoors in Des Moines, Iowa. Bring blankets, chairs, snacks, and drinks. The perfect social distancing activity this summer! 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.
Uptown Ankeny Outdoor Cinema | 2022 Sponsor
Des Moines Parent is excited to team up with Uptown Ankeny to spread the word about this year’s Outdoor Cinema. Grab the family and enjoy a movie under the stars this summer and fall. All showings are free to the public and will be held at Porchlight Coffeehouse/Uptown Garage Backyard at 417 SW 3rd Street in Uptown Ankeny. Take a look at all the other fun things to see and do while you are visiting Uptown Ankeny.
6.18.22: The Goonies
7.2.22: Jurassic Park
7.16.22: Dirty Dancing
8.13.22: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
8.27.22: Raiders of the Lost Ark
9.10.22: Back to the Future
9.24.22: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
10.8.22: Hocus Pocus
10.22.22: The Addams Family
10.29.22: The Nightmare Before Christmas and Corpse Bride
Movies in the Park – Back to the Future
Friday, May 6 at 7:45 p.m.
Colby Park, Windsor Heights
Join Windsor Heights for the first movie of 2022 – Back to the Future! Free Movie, pizza, popcorn, drinks, and cookies! Bring chairs or a blanket and enjoy a fun evening for the entire family! The fun starts at 7:45, movie starts around 8:15 after sunset.
Movie Night at Johnston Town Center
Friday, May 20 at 8:30 p.m.
Join the Johnston High School Students and watch the movie Tangled!
Sunday Night Family Movie Series – Clive
Bring the family out for an evening movie under the stars. The movie will be broadcast through a raised LED digital screen. Make sure to bring some bug spray, lawn chairs, and blankets. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The movies are from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
May 22: Trolls at Country Club Glen Park
June 12: Croods: ANew Age at Wildwood Park
August 7: Raya and the Last Dragon at Linnan Park
September 18: Cruella at Linnan Park
Free Friday Flicks – Urbandale
ack your lawn chairs and blankets and bring your friends and family to enjoy an evening under the stars at one of our FREE outdoor movies. Movies start at sunset. Free Friday Flicks is not a drive-in-style event, please bring your lawn chair, blankets, etc. No registration is needed. Parking lots will be open an hour prior to the show. Food trucks will be on site.
June 3: “National Treasure” at the City Hall Parking Lot (3600 86th Street, Urbandale)
July 29: “Encanto” at Walker Johnston Regional Park Giovannetti Parking Lot (9000 Douglas Avenue, Urbandale)
Free Friday Flicks is sponsored by: Shannon Salmon with Remax Realty, Jenni Callan with Collins Community Credit Union, and Lenz Heating and Cooling
Free Flicks – Des Moines
Join Des Moines Parks & Recreation for Free Flicks this summer, which is a Friday night series throughout the summer of outdoor movies in neighborhood parks! The films will be shown on a 25-foot portable screen and begin after sunset. Admission is free for all and blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged.
June 10 – Stone Park
June 24 – Tower Park
July 8 – Des Moines Art Center
July 22 – Fourmile Community Recreation Center
August 5 – A.H. Blank Golf Course
August 19 – Brian Melton Park
Moonlit Movies – West Des Moines
Join West Des Moines Parks & Recreation for Moonlit Movies on Fridays this summer for a free outdoor movie series. Beginning an hour prior to the movie, enjoy activities related to the show and grab a bite to eat from a food truck. Located at the Jamie Hurd Amphitheater.
June 3: 8:45 p.m. Soul
June 10: 9 p.m. The Princess Bride
July 22: 8:45 p,m. Elf
July 29: 8:45 p.m. Up
August 5: 8:30 p.m. Field of Dreams
August 12: 8:30 p.m. Moana
August 19: 8:15 p.m. Space Jam: A New Legacy
Movie Under the Stars – Ankeny
Movies Under the Stars are held Friday nights at the Bandshell at Wagner Park. Bring a blanket and enjoy the show! Movies start at dusk.
June 3: Onward
June 10: Angry Birds 2
June 17: Wall-E
June 24: Sing 2
July 15: Luca
July 22: Encanto
July 29: The Boss Baby: Family Business
Movies in the Park – Waukee
Enjoy Hollywood’s biggest hits under the stars with Movies in the Park, sponsored by NCMIC! Movies in the Park are FREE and provide an abundance of entertainment. Showtime is at dusk (approximately 8:45 p.m.) in Centennial Park. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and refreshments, and get ready to make memories with family and friends
June 3: Luca
July 3: Sing 2
August 12: Cruella
Starlight Cinema – Indianola
Located at Memorial Park at the amphitheater. Make memories as you watch movies on the big screen, under the stars! Bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating. New in ’22! Food trucks serve from 6 to 9 p.m.
- May 20: The War with Grandpa
- June 17: Luca
- July 15: Space Jam
- August 5: Tom & Jerry