Movies in the Park


Movies in the Park

Austin Parks Foundation's Movies in the Park is a free series of films in partnership with Alamo Drafthouse Cinema’s Rolling Roadshow. For over 10 years, APF has brought movies to neighborhood parks across Austin ensuring Austinites of all backgrounds have access to free outdoor entertainment.

Important Tips:

  • Local food trucks on-site at all events
  • No alcohol, styrofoam or glass allowed
  • Smoking prohibited
  • Pets on leash welcome
  • Blankets and chairs allowed
  • Personal food allowed
  • Movies begin at dusk

Upcoming Movies in the Park

We're visiting parks all over Austin to bring you our FREE Movies in the Park series. Be sure to sign up for our e-news, and RSVP to the Facebook events to get the latest Movies in the Park updates. We'll see you there!

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What If It Rains?

If there's inclement weather, no need to fret! Here are the rain dates for each movie:

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
April 4th @ 8:00 PM

April 19th @ 8:15 PM

The Road to El Dorado
May 9th @ 8:15 PM

The Little Mermaid
May 30th @ 8:30 PM

June 13th @ 8:45 PM

Angels in the Outfield
June 27th @ 8:45 PM

Space Jam
July 18th @ 8:45 PM

Freaky Friday
September 20th @ 8:00 PM

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
October 24th @ 7:30 PM


Q: How do I get to the movie?

A: Most of our movies are located in neighborhood parks and parking can be limited. Check out the Know Before You Go post in the Facebook event on the afternoon before the movie for details. We highly encourage one of these alternate transportation methods:

  • Bike - Ride your own bicycle to the park or use 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 route, please visit the City’s bike website or find a hike/bike trail.
  • Public Transport - If you use public transportation, please refer to the CapMetro website for cost info and bus/train routes.
  • Ride Sharing - Consider carpooling or use RideAustin and round-up to support APF!
Q: When do you make a rain call?

A: We always make an effort to protect wet and muddy grounds and work closely with the Parks & recreation Department, and park adoption groups, to make a determination about whether the movie will go forward as early as we can on the morning of the event.

The best places to get updates on weather calls are the individual Facebook event pages, which you can find by clicking on the events tab on our Facebook page.

We appreciate your patience as we try to make the best call for all involved.

Q: How can my company sponsor Movies in the Park?

A: If you want your company’s name and logo in front of thousands of park lovers, contact to learn more about our sponsor packages.

Q: How do I get one of your movies in my neighborhood?

A: We select our movie locations in partnership with park adopters and the Special Events Office at PARD at the beginning of each year, and once the schedule is set, we aren’t able add movies. However, you can always emails us at to let us know where you’d like to see us host a movie, and we’ll consider it for future seasons.

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In Partnership With

Sponsored By

Austin City Limits Music Festival
C3 Presents
FBR Management
Wheatsville Co-op
Applied Materials
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Austin Subaru
Industry Print Shop
Quik Print
Texas Gas Service
Academy Sports + Outdoors
Kinser Ranch
Central National Bank
Cirrus Logic, Inc.
RVi Planning + Landscape Architecture
KIND Healthy Snacks
Downtown Austin Alliance