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 at Republic Square Park. 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 Republic Square Park

Consider using pedal power to get to Republic Square. There is bicycle parking on the east side of the park (don't forget your lock!), as well as an Austin B-cycle station, and we encourage patrons to bring lights since it will be dark when you ride home. To find the safest bike route to/from Republic Square, 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 - routes 2, 3, 4, 6, 10, 17, 21 and 22 all drop within three blocks of Republic Square.

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. Download the sponsorship application.

What movies do you want to see?

We'd love to hear from you! Send your feedback and movie suggestions to