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!


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! Doors open at 8pm.

  • June 16: The Sandlot
  • July 21: Top Gun Maverick


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. Starts at 8pm.
  • Friday, June 2: Minions: The Rise of Gru
  • Friday, August 18: LightYear

Dutchtown Movie Series

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.

  • Saturday, May 27th: Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, at Marquette Park
  • Saturday, June 24th: Minions: The Rise of Gru, At Gravois Park
  • Saturday, July 22nd: Top Gun: Maverick, at Marquette Park
  • Saturday, August 12th: The Super Mario Bros. Movie, At the Marquette Park Pool
  • Saturday, September 23rd: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, At the Neighborhood Innovation Center
  • Saturday, October 28th: Ghostbusters, At the Neighborhood Innovation Center


Movies at the Marketplace 

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).

  • June 2: Major Payne (PG-13)
  • June 16: Overcomer (PG)
  • June 30: Inside Out (PG)
  • July 14: Sister Act II: Back in the Habit (PG)
  • July 28: Roll Bounce (PG-13)
  • August 11: Black Panther (PG-13)

Movie Nights in Francis Park

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

  • June 9, Space Jam
  • July 14, Little Giants
  • August 4, Kicking and Screaming
  • 8pm-10:30pm


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! Select dates featuring face painting & family fun, occasional character appearances, balloon art & more!
  • June: Puss n’ Boots: The Last Wish
  • July 5: Super Pets
  • July 26: Lyle Lyle crocodile
  • August 9: The Bad Guys
  • September 6: Super Mario Bros


Granite City Movies Under the Stars

Wilson Park

Fridays during the summer


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!

  • July 14: Beethoven


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.  Movies begin at 8:15pm!

  • June 17: The Mighty Ducks
  • July 15: The Incredibles
  • August 12: The Parent Trap 
  • September 13: Homeward Bound


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.

  • June 21 – Dirty Dancing
  • July 19 – Knives Out
  • August 23 – Top Gun: Maverick


Lawn Chair Movie Night in Union City Park

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. 

  • June 16: Rumble
  • July 21: Minions the Rise of Gru
  • August 18: The Bad Guys
  • September 15: Lyle, Lyle Crocodile


Movie Nights on the Lake 

Westport Plaza 

June 9th, July 14th 

Free! Shows start at sundown. Bring your own Food, drink & blanket. Space available on a first come first serve basis. Pet friendly! 


Movies under the Stars in Chesterfield

631 Veterans Pl Dr, Chesterfield, MO 63017

Minions: The Rise of Gru” June 7 and “Family Camp” August 9 at Chesterfield Amphitheater. 

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

Food Trucks available for refreshments!


St. Louis Art Museum Art Hill Movie Series

Fine Arts Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110

The 2023 Art Hill Film Series is a free, non-ticketed event held on three summer Fridays: July 14, July 21, and July 28. The party starts at 6 pm with music and food trucks, and the feature film will begin at 9 pm.  

  • July 14 – Top Gun: Maverick
  • July 21 – Akeelah and the Bee
  • July 28 – School of Rock

Tower Grove Nature Night Film Series

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.

  • June 10 – The Lorax
  • July 15 – A Bug’s Life (July 15)
  • August 12 – Over the Hedge (August 12)

Skyview Drive-In

5700 N. Belt W., Belleville, Illinois

This gem in Belleville, IL is worth the late summer night! Things start with a bang May 26 with the new Little Mermaid on the big screen!


$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. 


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!

Starlite kicks the summer off May 26 with The Little Mermaid and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and Fast X and The Super Mario Bros. Movie. 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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