Saint Paul Movies in the Parks

Bring along a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy a starlit night of fun with friends and family! Movies in the Parks provides a wide range of outdoor films at parks and recreation centers around Saint Paul. Movies in the Parks events are free and open to the public. Movies are weather dependent and subject to change without notice. All children under 10 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Rated R movies are 18+ events. Movies in the Parks are pet friendly events, but pets must be kept on a leash no longer than 6ft at all times. Unless otherwise noted, all movies will be closed captioned in English. 

2022 Movies in the Parks Schedule

Movies typically begin at dusk, but some may start earlier or later. Some offer pre-show activities or food trucks and those will be announced as they are finalized, so check back for updates. 

2022 Summer Series (July, Aug, Sept)

Day

Date

Location

Movie Title (Rating)/ Facebook Event

Pre-show activities 

Thur July 21 Highland Pool House (Montreal Ave & Edgcumbe Rd) Jumanji: The Next Level (PG-13) Music & activities start at 6:30pm
Thur July 28 West Minnehaha Recreation Center Up (PG) None
Fri July 29 El Rio Vista Recreation Center *no pets allowed on turf field; we apologize for the inconvenience Encanto (PG) Activities begin at 7pm; Food trucks: Santana's Sugar Shack
Thur Aug 4 Rice & Arlington Fields *this movie will be played in the parking lot, so chairs are recommended  Major League (R) Activities begin at 7pm; cheer on our Adult Softball leagues, yard games--feel free to bring your own!), and bring your own materials to tailgate (we'll provide bins to dump your hot ashes). 
Wed Aug 10 Sibley Manor Luca (PG) Activities begin at 4pm; Pop Up Recreation 4-6pm; Recreation in Motion 5:30-7:30pm; DJ, Gaga pit, arts and crafts, and food! 
Fri Aug 12

Lake Phalen Beach House

Cancelled due to high winds. This movie will be rescheduled for the 2023 Movies in the Parks season.

1985 (PG-13) *Audio played in Hmong with English subtitles Activities begin at 6pm; food trucks, volleyball, extended beach hours, and more!
Fri Aug 19

Como East Midway Picnic Pavilion 

Cancelled due to potential inclement weather. We plan to reschedule for a later date--NEW DATE ANNOUNCED BELOW!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (PG) Activities begin at 6pm; dance machine (provided by Big Orange Dance Machine), Sorting Hat activity, Golden Snitch Scavenger Hunt, a magician, Harry Potter trivia, and Quidditch! Costumes are encouraged!  Food trucks: Samurai Teppanyaki, Youniverse Foodie Waffles, Beat EatsSantana's Sugar Shack, Payshee's Popcorn
Fri Aug 26 Edgcumbe Recreation Center The Sandlot (PG) Activities begin at 6:30pm; community kickball, lawn games, Gaga-pit, and live music from local bands Spaceport, and Superhands. Hot dogs, chips, and soda will be available for purchase. 
Fri Sept 9

Lake Phalen Beach House

Cancelled due to potential inclement weather.

E.T. (PG) Activities begin at 7pm; lawns games, craft activity, and attendees are encouraged to ride/bring their bikes for a bike parade. Food trucks: Santana's Sugar ShackPayshee's Popcorn, Taco Mobile by Fiesta Cancun
Fri Sept 16 Highland National Golf Course at the driving range/putting green Happy Gilmore (PG-13) Activities begin at 6:30pm; putting contest and lawn games. Food trucks: Samurai TeppanyakiYouniverse Foodie Waffles
Fri Sept 23 Harriet Island (at the Target Stage) Cancelled due to rain Napoleon Dynamite (PG) Activities begin at 6pm; live music from local band Prairie Clamor, yard games will be available (and feel free to bring your own!) Food trucks: Taco Mobile by Fiesta Cancun, Tot Boss
Sat Oct 15 Como East Midway Picnic Pavilion  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (PG) THIS IS A RESCHEDULED DATE! Activities begin at 5pm; Costumes are encouraged! Food trucks: Payshee's Popcorn

 

2022 Brew-vies Series (Sept)

Movies at Saint Paul breweries! Movies begin at dusk. Bring a chair to sit on and a blanket to bundle up! Food and beverage are available for purchase from the hosting brewery. Get there early to grab a spot and some grub before showtime!

Day

Date

Location

Movie Title (Rating)/ Facebook event

Pre-show activities

Thur Sept 8 Lake Monster Brewing Company Jaws (PG-13) Food and drink available for purchase from hosting brewery. 
Thur Sept 15 Urban Growler The Princess Bride (PG) Food and drink available for purchase from hosting brewery. 
Thur Sept 22 Saint Paul Brewing Beerfest (R) Food and drink available for purchase from hosting brewery. 
Thur Sept 29 Summit Brewing Company Jurassic Park (PG-13) Activities begin at 5pm; lawn games, trivia, and whiffle ball. Food trucks: Pizza Karma 

 

2022 Scary Movie Series (Sept, Oct)

Day

Date

Location

Movie Title (Rating)/ Facebook event

Pre-show activities

Fri Sept 30 Como Midway Picnic Pavilion Hocus Pocus (PG) Activities begin at 6pm; Music by Todd'n'Tina; costumes are encouraged! Food trucks: Samurai TeppanyakiYouniverse Foodie WafflesBeat EatsSantana's Sugar ShackPayshee's Popcorn
Fri Oct 7 Hidden Falls Regional Park Scream (1996) (R) (18+ event) Food trucks: Youniverse Foodie Waffles, Twisted Chicken
Fri Oct 14 Mears Park Psycho (1960) (R) (18+ event) Food trucks: KCM EggrollsPayshee's Popcorn
Fri Oct 21 Harriet Island (at the Target Stage) Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (R) (18+ event) Food trucks: Samurai TeppanyakiYouniverse Foodie WafflesKCM EggrollsTwisted Chicken

Movies in the Parks Schedule (PDF)

 

Last Edited: October 6, 2022