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Where to see outdoor movies in Indy this summer

We’ve rounded up some spots around Indy where you can catch a movie under the stars.

People sitting outside in front of a giant movie projector

Should we reiterate the reminder to bring bug spray + a blanket?

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It feels like summer, which calls for more time spent outdoors. Grab some popcorn, a drink, and maybe some bug spray because we’re taking the big screen outside.

A watch in the park

Visit Garfield Park for “Vintage Movie Night” at 8 p.m. on one Friday a month from June through September. Tickets are $5. See the schedule.

Stop by Belmont Beach on the near west side for “Makers Market & Movie Night” on the last Friday of the month from May through September. The show begins at dusk.

The “Summer Nights Film Series” is back at Newfields on Fridays and select Saturdays in June, July, and August. All you need is a chair or blanket, and guests are welcome to pack their own picnic. The museum will show films from black + white classics to modern blockbusters. Tickets are $10 for members and $12 for the public. See the full lineup.

 A couple looks at each other while sitting in front of a movie screen at a drive-in

Tibbs Drive-In is a classic seasonal drive-in movie theater that shows double features.

Photo by @violetshort

At the drive-in

Put it in park. Tibbs Drive-In Theatre has been around since 1967 and is Indy’s only drive-in movie theater. This nostalgic spot is open Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings during the summer. Bring the whole family (even the pups) for current Hollywood releases + the occasional classic.

Up north

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and visit Carmel for “Movies at Midtown” now through Thursday, Oct. 31. Showings are on Tuesdays at 12 and 6 p.m. + Thursdays at 6 p.m.

On select dates in June, July, August, and September “Movies in the Plaza” will take place at Grand Junction Plaza in Westfield. See the list of featured films.

Noblesville is also hosting a Movies in the Park series. It will take place at dusk on Friday nights August through September at Federal Hill Commons. The 2024 movie lineup will be announced soon.