Mom’s Guide to Movies Under the Stars


Nothing says summer like watching movies under the stars. As much fun as it is to project a movie in your own backyard, there’s something special about gathering as a community and relaxing together. Check out some local spots you can take the family for a movie night under the stars!


Movie Nights in Francis Park

Eichelberger St. and Tamm Ave., St. Louis, MO 63109

May 31, Migration

August 2, The Super Mario Brothers Movie

8pm-10:30pm, Free snacks!


Prairie Farms Movie Nights at Ballpark Village

Prairie Farms movie nights are back in the Together Credit Union Plaza on select Wednesdays all summer long! Don’t miss out on fun for the whole family complete with movies on the outdoor big screen, yard games, & more! Fun begins at 6P and the show starts at Dusk! Featuring face painting & family fun.

Wednesday, May 29 – Wonka

Wednesday, June 19 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Wednesday, July 17 – Elemental

Wednesday, August 14 – Shrek

Wednesday, September 9 – Kung Fu Panda 4


Movies on the Plaza

St. Louis, MO 63108

Grab your lawn chairs, blankets, friends & family and join us at the Maryland Plaza Fountain for an evening of cinema, community & refreshments! Our summer movies will screen at sunset with trivia taking place shortly before.

Wednesday, June 19 – Legally Blonde

Wednesday, July 24 – Hairspray

Wednesday, August 21 – American Fiction


St. Louis Art Museum Art Hill Movie Series

Fine Arts Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110

The 2024 Art Hill Film Series is a free, non-ticketed event held on two summer Fridays: July 12 and July 19. The party starts at 6 pm with music and food trucks, and the feature film will begin at 9 pm.  

July 12 – Back to the Future

July 19 – Meet Me in St. Louis


Tower Grove Nature Night Film Series

(Not yet updated for 2024)

Meet at the West End of Tower Grove Park for a summer series of free family fun and film screenings! Fun, educational hands-on activities and demonstrations that tie into the movie theme kick off at 6:30 pm. The movie begins at 8:00 pm sharp.


Dutchtown Movie Series

(not yet updated for 2024)

Various locations

You, your family, your neighbors, and everyone else is invited! These events are free to the community. Neighbors and community organizations usually start gathering around 7pm, and the show begins as soon as it’s dark.


Brentwood Movies in the Park

2924 Brazeau Ave, Brentwood, MO 63144

Come enjoy a free movie night under the stars at the gorgeous new Brentwood Park! Activities begin at 7pm and movie starts at dusk

June 21: The Greatest Showman

July 26: Tangled


Family Movie Night Series at Bluebird Park Amphitheater

Bring the family to watch a movie on the big outdoor screen in Bluebird Park!
The Ellisville Parks Department is hosting a FREE family friendly movie night series. Just bring your own chairs and blankets. Movie begins at sunset.

Friday, May 31: Wonka

Friday, August 16: A Million Miles Away


Manchester Movies in the Park

Come together at the Schroeder Park amphitheater with your family, friends, and neighbors. Pack snacks and a blanket and enjoy an evening under the stars! The movie starts at 8:30 pm.

June 14 – Super Mario Bros.


Movie Nights on the Lake 

Westport Plaza 

June 14 – The Little Mermaid

Activities start at 6pm. Movie starts at 7:45pm! The brand new Westport Green space will be open for guests to enjoy yard games, face painting, and caricatures. Family-friendly to-go meals will be available through the the Soda Fountain Express.


Movies Under the Stars in Chesterfield

631 Veterans Pl Dr, Chesterfield, MO 63017

Wednesday, June 26 – Elemental

Wednesday, August 14 – Barbie

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; movies begin at sundown.

Food Trucks available for refreshments!


Movie Nights at 9 Mile Garden

9375 Gravois Rd, Affton, MO 63123

Make a night of it and plan to order from a food truck! All movies are free to attend and start at 6:30 pm!

June 7 – Wonka

June 22 – Barbie

July 12 – Sonic the Hedgehog

July 19 – Jurassic Park


Movies at the Marketplace 

(not yet updated for 2024)

10148 W. Florissant Ave, Dellwood, MO 63136

Bring the lawn chairs and blankets to The Marketplace for an outdoor movie night! Grab dinner from the food truck, play games, and stop by the concession stand for all your movie goodies before the show. All movies are G, PG, or PG-13 and begin at sunset. Admission is free. Lot opens at 6:30pm. Movie begins at sunset (around 8pm).


Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, snacks, and maybe bug spray. The movie will start as soon as it gets dark enough.

August 30 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Mutant Mayhem



Elbee’s Gathering Spot in Wentzville 

6 W. Main Street, Wentzville, MO 63385

Come see a Family Movie Night outside in the Gathering Spot. The movie will start when the sun goes down, about 7:30 pm. Bring lawn chairs and a blanket. Snack on FREE popcorn, or grab a bite from TheTaste of Elbee’s Food truck!


Lake St. Louis Movies in the Park

Click Here to view a map of Boulevard Park.

Grab your lawn chairs and blankets and head out to Boulevard Park Amphitheater to enjoy Movies in the Park. Movies begin at dusk. In the event of inclement weather, the Rainout Line will be updated for movie status.  You may call the Rainout Line at (636) 202-2027 or view updates on the Parks main page.All movies begin at dusk!

Friday, July 12 – 3 Ninjas

Friday, September 20 – Hook


Granite City Movies Under the Stars

Wilson Park

Fridays during the summer



Edwardsville Movies in the Park

101 S Buchanan St, Edwardsville, IL 62025

The public is invited to see free family movies on the first Saturday of the month from June to September. All movies will be shown at Edwardsville City Park Bandstand located next to the public library at sunset.  Come early, lay down your blanket, take part in pre-movie community activities.  

June 22 at 8:30 pm: Lilo+ Stitch

July 27 at 8:30 pm: Wonka

August 24 at 8:15 pm: Despicable Me 

September 14 at 7:30 pm: Beethoven



Skyview Drive-In

5700 N. Belt W., Belleville, Illinois

This gem in Belleville, IL is worth the late summer night! Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only.

Pricing: $13 for adults,(children 12 and under are free with a paying adult, $3 per additional child)

Instructions are given upon arrival to instruct you where to park to get the best view based on your type of vehicle. Movie audio is streamed through your FM radio. FYI, cash only!  Plan accordingly. 

Noboleis Vineyards Film in the Vines

100 Hemsath Road, Augusta, MO 63332

Watch a movie among the vines!

June 14 – Chocolat

July 12 – Mamma Mia!

August 9 – Year of the Comet

October 11 – Goonies


Lawn Chair Movie Night in Union City Park

530 Clark Avenue, Union, MO 63084

Free movie series held on the third Friday evening of the month in the large grassy area next to the Large Pavilion. The movie series is free and family friendly. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, food and coolers! All friends of the community are invited. In the event of rain, the movie will be pulled under the Large Pavilion. 

Friday, May 17-  Super Mario Bros Movie

Friday, June  21 – Wish

Friday, July 20 – Elemental

Friday, August 16 – The Little Mermaid (New one)

Friday, September 20 – Free Birds


Starlite Drive-In

15605 N. State Highway 21, Cadet, Missouri

This drive-in movie theater located in Cadet will take you back in time! Just over an hour from St. Louis, this is also a great value!

You’ll enjoy the sounds of the movie via FM radio! 



  1. Thanks for sharing our Dutchtown Movie Nights! It’s our fifth year running and we always have a great time. We invite folks from all over the region to come hang out with us for some entertainment and to learn about all the amazing things we’re doing here on the South Side!

    Feel free to check out some of our other events at


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