Summer Outdoor Movies Across Kansas City

By Melissa Basgall, Macaroni KID KC May 24, 2024

Amidst the hustle and bustle of parenting, Kansas City offers a ton of opportunities for moms and dads to hit pause, gather the family, and bask in the simple joys of outdoor movie nights across Kansas City. As the sun sets and the stars twinkle above, these venues offer a chance for families to unwind, bond, and create lasting memories under the Kansas City stars. Join us as we explore the top spots for outdoor family movie nights, where parents can kick back, relax, and delight alongside their little ones in the magic of cinema! Below you'll find each location, listed by area of the KC Metro.


Outdoor Movies in North Park at Zona Rosa

Grab a blanket or lawn chair and find a spot in North Park (green space South of Dillard’s)! They will be showing new movies and classic summer flicks. All movies are free and open to all ages.

May 18: Barbie (2023, PG-13)
June 15: Wonka (2023, PG)
July 20: Clueless (1995, PG-13)

Gladstone-Linden Square

Grab a blanket or lawn chair and find a spot in the square. We will be All movies are free and open to all ages. Movie will start when it gets dark (between 8:30 – 9pm)

June 22: Grease

July 29: Kung Fu Panda 4

Movies in the Park-NKC at Macken Park

 A fun time for the whole family! Bring a blanket or some lawn chairs and enjoy some fresh air with a movie in the park. Movie will start at dusk near the Festival Shelter in Macken Park. Free and open to the public.

June 21: TMNT: Mutant Mayhem

July 19: The Last Rainforest

August 16: Frozen Empire

Screenland Armour

Grab your own chairs and join them for movies in their back parking lot! No outside food or drinks allowed (water okay!). They have plenty of refreshments and snacks available with full options located inside available to go!

June 1: Wet Hot American Summer

June 8: Cry Baby

June 15: Drop Dead Gorgeous

June 22: Practical Magic

June 29: Dazed and Confused

July 6: Little Shop of Horrors

July 13: Ferris Bueler's Day Off

July 20: Dirty Dancing

July 27: Pee Wee's Big Adventure

August 3: Happy Gilmore

August 10: Goonies

Check their website for more!

Johnson County

MOO-vie Night at the Farmstead – Deanna Rose

They're celebrating all things dairy at MOO-vie Night, with presenting sponsor Hiland Dairy. Bring your blanket and head to the lawn for a free outdoor screening. Dive into Farmstead fun before the MOO-vie starts at dusk, around 8 p.m. It's a dairy delight you won't want to miss
August 24: A Bugs Life

Pack your lawn chairs and blankets and bring your family to enjoy an evening under the stars at one of our Movie in the Park events. Dogs welcome.

May 31: Minions

September 20: Elemental

Check their website for updates.

Theater in the Park Movies in the Park

Movies are $1, paid at the Box Office on site. Movies start between 8:30-8:45 p.m. Concessions will be offered on each movie night along with beer and wine. Patrons are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and snacks and enjoy the great outdoors at the beautiful TIP amphitheater!

June 4: The Super Mario Bros

June 18: Despicable Me

July 2: The Little Mermaid

July 16: How to Train Your Dragon

July 30: Barbie 

WyCo/Leavenworth Co

Tonganoxie Outdoor Movies 

Every other Friday this summer they'll be watching  family friendly movies  outdoors! Starts at 7:30!

May 31: Wonka

June 14: National Treasure

June 28: Migration

July 12: ET

Legends Outlets

Legends Outlets is excited to host Movie Night on The Lawn every Saturday night at 7 p.m., weather permitting. Movies are family-friendly, and the last Saturday of the month is date night, with or without the kids.

May 20:  Top Gun Maverick, (1pm & 7pm)

May 27:  Sandlot

June 3:  Secret Life of Pets

June 10:  The Devil Wears Prada

June 17:  Despicable Me

June 24:  The Princess Bride

July 1:  National Treasure

July 8:  Hook

July 15:  Puss in Boots

July 22:  Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

July 29:  The Wedding Planer

August 5:  Super Mario Bros.

August 12:  School of Rock

August 19:  Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

August 26:  Say Anything

September 2:  Harry Potter and The Socerer’s Stone

September 9:  Little Giants

September 16:  TheLion King

September 23:  Jumanji

September 30:  The Greatest Showman

October 7:  Hotel Transylvania: Transformania

October 14:  Casper

October 21:  Hocus Pocus

October 28:  The Nightmare Before Christmas

Downtown/South KC

Off the Wall Movie Series 

Each summer, the Library hosts a free series of downtown skyline cinema screenings on the Central Library's Rooftop Terrace

June 21: Barbie

July 19: Dazed and Confused

August 16: Crazy Rich Asians

September 13: Happy Death Day

Each summer, the Library hosts a free series of downtown skyline cinema screenings on the Central Library's Rooftop Terrace. See what we're showing, or check out past selections!

Drive-In Movies

Boulevard Drive-In – Kansas City, KS

Check their website for movies, times, and prices!

B&B Twin Drive-In – Independence, MO

Check their website for movies, times, and prices!