Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park is a series of free films brought to you by the Austin Parks Foundation, and presented by the #1 movie theater in America, the Alamo Drafthouse. Each year, APF and the Drafthouse bring you totally free movies right in downtown Austin. Residents and visitors bring their blanket or lawn chairs (and often a picnic dinner!) for a fun and relaxing evening under the beautiful Austin night sky.   

Dogs, picnics, and lawn chairs are welcome. Alcoholic beverages, glass and styrofoam are not permitted in the park. We do provide recycling bins, but ask that you help us out by packing out all of your own trash. Smoking is also prohibited in the park, per city law.

Austin Parks Foundation is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require special assistance for participation in our programs please call 512.477.1566x1.

Getting to a Movie in the Park Event

Consider using pedal power. Ride your own bicycle to the park or consider using Austin B-cycle when stations are within walking distance. Make sure your bicycle is equipped with lights as it is required by law and it will be dark on your ride home. To find the safest bike routes, please visit the City's bike website or find a hike/bike trail. If you prefer to use public transportation, please refer to the CapMetro website

Sponsor a 2015 Movie

Please consider sponsoring a 2015 Movie in the Park. It is a great way to reach the audiences of both APF and the Alamo Drafthouse. Please contact with any questions about becoming a sponsor for one (or more!) of our movies for 2015.

For Park Adopters

Austin Parks Foundation is proud to partner with FunFlicks Outdoor Movies to bring you the Movies in a Box program. This program is available to current Park Adopter Groups and includes access to discounted rental rates with FunFlicks. Movies are fantastic community gathering events, they are a great way to celebrate holidays in your neighborhood, and are a way to fundraise for your park through sponsorship solicitations. 

Screen Rental Pricing
Standard delivery is $25
For audiences up to 50 people $299
For audiences up to 200 people $499
For audiences up to 800 people $699

Movie Licensing
For audiences up to 200 people $250-350 depending on the film title
For audiences 201 to 500 people $350-$550 depending on the film title
Discount licensing is available for $150-$200 for titles available here

We also offer a limited number of scholarships for qualified parks. For more information, please email