Outdoor movies are a summer tradition in Raleigh, Durham Chapel Hill and beyond. Read on to find an outdoor movie series near you. Most are free. Some cost a nominal fee. Some are geared toward families and some are for adults. Follow each link to get necessary details. In some cases we’ve been able to list the movie schedule.
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Apex Movies in the Park
Nature Park Amphitheatre
2600 Evans Road
Four dates June 9-August 11, around 8:30 p.m.
WakeMed Movies by Moonlight
8003 Regency Parkway, Cary
May 25th-August 17
Tickets are $5, free for kids 12 and under. Bring a blanket or chair as the spacious lawn at Booth Amphitheatre is transformed into an outdoor movie theatre. Gates open at 7 and the movie starts at dusk. No pets. Bring a picnic (beer and wine OK).
Bond Park Lakeside Movies
Bond Park, 801 High House Road, Cary
May 18th, September 21st, October 19th
Rent a boat to watch from the lake if you’d like
Movies by Moonlight
The Lumina at Southern Village
620 Market St., Southern Village, Chapel Hill, NC
Movies start at dusk on select Saturdays.
Movies Under the Stars
Wallace Parking Deck, 150 E. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill NC
June 7th-August 16th
Outdoor movies are shown on top of the parking deck at 8:30 p.m. on the select Thursday of each month. Free admission, free popcorn, games and activities for kids and adults. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets.
Rock the Park Movie and Concert Series
Various Durham parks
June 23rd, July 21st, August 18th. 8:30 p.m.
Free to attend. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food vendors will be on site. No alcohol allowed.
Outdoor Movies on the Back Lawn
First Thursday of month from May to October
Behind Garner Performing Arts Center
Each month there will also be a food truck and beer from a local brewery
Movie in the Park
River Park, 140 East Margaret Lane, Hillsborough
Occasional movies, click on link for schedule.
Free. Concessions for sale.
Outdoor Movie Night
Knightdale Station Park Amphitheatre, 810 North First Avenue, Knightdale
Several coming soon.
Admission is free. Movies begin at dusk. Bring blankets or chairs and enjoy concessions that benefit local school PTAs.
Movies in the Garden
Stephenson Amphitheatre next to the Raleigh Rose Garden, 301 Pogue St, Raleigh, NC 27607
Thursdays July 5th to August 7th
Concessions start at 7:00 p.m. free movies start at 8:30 p.m. Food trucks and other concessions on site including beer and wine vendors; no outside alcohol allowed. Feel free to bring chairs or blankets and a picnic. Leashed, well-behaved dogs are allowed.
Movies by Moonlight in Dix Park
An occasional outdoor movies series in Dix Park (Flowers Field)
May 5: Spaceballs
Family Movie Nights in Joyner Park
May 26, June 30, July 28, August 11
E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Rd, Wake Forest
Each movie night will start with a related family activity