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Outdoor (FREE) Movies in Lincoln 2024

By Mary Monahan June 16, 2022

Remember going to the drive-in? We would go in our pajamas, our mom would pack tons of snacks and popcorn and we'd settle into the car for two movies. The first movie was usually for kids and the second was for adults (assuming the kids were asleep). The drive-in in my town had a playground and a giant pile of rocks for kids to climb (and fall off of). There aren't many drive-ins anymore but there are outdoor movies.

   Movies in the Park with Lincoln Parks and Rec

Grab your blanket or a few chairs and come out for a free family friend movie in the park. Movies are free.

Movies will begin around 8:45-9:00 p.m. depending on sunset. Sponsored by Lincoln Parks and Recreation and the Lincoln Parks Foundation.

  • Friday, June 7: Wonka | Air Park Recreation Center

  • Friday, June 14:  Luca | Antelope Bandshell

  • Friday, June 21: Migration | Irving Recreation Center

  • Friday, July 12: Wish | Antelope Bandshell

  • Friday, July 26: The Little Mermaid | Belmont Recreation Center

  • Friday, August 2: Dr. Seuss' The Lorax | F Street Community Center   

  • Monday, August 5: Kung Fu Panda 4 | Calvert Recreation Center 

  • Friday, August 9:  Back to the Future | Antelope Park Bandshell

  • Friday, August 16:  Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken | Easterday Recreation Center

  Lincoln Airport

Throughout the summer the Lincoln Airport offers outdoor movies (check back for more dates).

June 21: Boss Baby 

Food and Fun will begin around 7:00 p.m. and the movie will play at dark, which will be around 9:00 p.m. The event is located on the west side of the airport, in an open green space. The movie will be projected on the side of an old WWll hangar, attendees will be allowed to stay in their cars or bring blankets and chairs to sit in the grass. The movie event is free to the community but you must have a ticket to attend. To get a ticket RSVP here.

   Trinity Lutheran Movie Night

Enjoy our summer movie nights! Movies start at dusk. Bring blankets, pillows, and chairs and enjoy a fun night with your family in the parking lot! In case of rain, the movie will be moved inside.

July 12: - Kung Fu Panda
August 9: Chicken Run 2