FFTC’s Guide to Free and Cheap Summer Movies

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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.


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


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


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


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

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Gianna Kordatzky

I am married to the craziest, most awesome man I know. We have four kids--Ranging in ages from 5-10. You can learn more about my life as a mother and wife at www.giannaraekordatzky.blogspot.com .

I love to throw parties and be with friends. I love to read my Bible and grow closer to God. I love to eat and exercise. I have learned to love coffee.
And I could really use a nap.


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