Summer movies are a classic choice to enjoy together — especially outside in the parks where they are free! And for an indoor option to beat the summer heat, movie theaters with free or bargained price summer programs are also scattered around the Twin Cities.
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Summer Movies in the Park & Central Metro
Starts 5/27/17: St Paul Movies in the Park
Starts 6/5/17: Minneapolis Movies in the Parks
Starts 6/1/17: Thursday Movie Nights | Target Field Station, Minneapolis | 7pm | Select dates through 8/24/17, FREE.
FREE SUMMER MOVIES – NORTH METRO
5/26/17: Movie in the Park: Zootopia | Sand Creek Park, Cottage Grove | Activities begin at 6:30pm, movie to follow at 8:30pm | Celebrate the park’s re-opening with root beer floats, kids entertainment and the movie at dusk
Starts 7/14: Movies by Moonlight | Town Green, Maple Grove | Ongoing Fridays thru 9/1/17, sunset
8/17/17: Movie on the Barn | Eidem Homestead, Brooklyn Park | Gates open 8pm, movie at dusk
8/18/17 & 8/25/17: Friday Night Flix | Shoreview Community Center | 8pm
FREE SUMMER MOVIES – SOUTH METRO
Starts 6/9/17: Friday Night Flicks on the Bricks | Nicollet Commons Park, Burnsville | 2nd/4th Friday of the month thru 8/25/17, show begins at dusk
Starts 6/10/17: Moonlight Movies | Red Haddox Field, Bloomington | Ongoing select Sat/Sun thru 8/11/17, 9pm
Starts 6/10/17: Free Movies in the Park: Moana | Central Park, Rosemount | 9pm – also held 7/8/17 & 8/5/17.
6/17/17: Big Fun Day & Movie in the Park | Huber Park, Shakopee | 5-8pm, movie at sunset – movies also held 7/29/17 & 9/9/17
6/20/17: Terrific Tuesday Movie in the Park: Trolls | Inver Grove Heights Community Center | Pre-show activities, movie to follow at 9:15pm
FREE SUMMER MOVIES – EAST METRO
Starts 6/15/17: Starlight Cinema Outdoor Movie Series | Ojibway Park, Woodbury | Pre-show activities begin at 7pm, movie starts at dusk (dates to follow thru 8/10/17)
Starts 7/11/17: Stillwater Summer Tuesdays | Lowell Park, Stillwater | Ongoing Tuesdays thru 8/11/17, movies at dusk following local market & music
FREE SUMMER MOVIES – WEST METRO
Starts 6/1/17: Edina Movies in the Park | Centennial Lake Park | Ongoing Thurs thru 7/27/17, 8:30pm
Starts 6/23/17: New Hope Movies in the Park | Civic Center Park | 9:15pm – also held 7/14/17 & 8/25/17
8/3/17: Golden Valley Movies in the Park | 8:30pm, also held 8/17/17
Starts 8/4/17: Eden Prairie Movies in the Park | Staring Lake Amphitheater | Ongoing Fri thru 8/18/17
Summer Movies in the Theater
Riverview Theater | Minneapolis | Ongoing $2 matinees with daily family-friendly options
Starts 6/12/17: AMC Summer Movie Camp | Apple Valley & Arbor Lakes locations Mon & Wed, 10am, thru 8/9/17 | $4 plus tax deal for ticket, popcorn & drink.
Starts 6/13/17: Paragon Theaters Free Summer Movies | Burnsville Odyssey | Tues-Thurs thru 8/17/17
Starts 6/14/17: Emagine Free for Kids Summer Film Series | Locations: Delano, East Bethel, Lakeville, Monticello, Rogers, Waconia & Willow Creek | Wed & Thurs, 10am thru 8/17/17