Where to see movies outdoors in Indianapolis, IN this summer

The diamond isn't just for baseball games. | Photo by Victory Field

It’s summer time, 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. 

We’ve rounded up a list of places to enjoy a flick under the stars. 

Downtown

Visit this downtown landmark and join the Indiana War Memorials Foundation for Thursdays on the Mall. On Thurs., July 7 catch “Rocky IV” and see “Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse on Thurs., Aug. 4. Each showing starts at dusk. There will also be food trucks, beer from Sun King Brewing, popcorn, and games, from 7-11 p.m.

Take me out to the ballgame — err, movie. For the third year in a row, the home of the Indianapolis Indians is hosting Flicks at the Vic for a trio of movies, starting with “Jurassic Park” on Sat., July 16. Then catch “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” on Thurs., July 28 and “Encanto on Sat., Oct. 1. Pro tip: Advance ticket buyers receive $2 off each ticket when purchasing at least one week ahead of each movie showing.

Should we reiterate the reminder to bring bug spray + a blanket? | Photo by @newfieldstoday

A watch in the park

Visit MacAllister Amphitheater at Garfield Park for Movies at the Mac at 9 p.m. on Fri., July 8 to see “Soul” and Fri., July 29 to see “Space Jam” (1996). 

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 15 films from black + white classics to modern blockbusters. See the full lineup

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 Thursday-Monday during the summer. Bring the whole family (even the pups) for current Hollywood releases + the occasional classic.