The Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Movies & Drive-In Theatres near Indianapolis

Summer’s here, school’s out — and it’s time for family fun under the stars! Skip the early bedtime a few nights this summer in favor of watching one of these outdoor movies in Indianapolis.

2022 Outdoor Movies to Look Forward To:

The National Bank of Indianapolis Summer Nights Film Series

Where: Newfields, 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis
Family movie: The LEGO Movie (July 9)

A beloved summer tradition, The National Bank of Indianapolis Summer Nights Film Series returns to Newfields on Fridays and select Saturdays this June, July and August. Bring your family and watch movies under the stars at Newfields — all you need is a chair or a blanket! Concessions and beverages will be available for purchase, or pack your own picnic (with non-alcoholic beverages only) if you’d like.

Newfields 2022 Summer Nights Film Series Lineup
Newfields Summer Nights Film Series

Indy Parks: Movie at the Mac

Where: Macallister Amphitheater

Indy Parks produces a full season of summer music, movies and more for you and your family. Movies are free, and begin approximately at 9 pm!

May 27 – Encanto
June 17 – Angels in the Outfield
July 8 – Soul
July 29 – Space Jame (1996)

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Movies in the Plaza

Where: Grand Junction Plaza Great Lawn, Westfield

Come out to Westfield’s new Grand Junction Plaza every Friday and enjoy a free evening of outdoor entertainment with your family and friends. Movies will begin around dusk, so start times will vary. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to cozy on up and enjoy the movie!

May 27 – Inside Out
June 24 – PAW Patrol: The Movie
July 22 – The Parent Trap (1998)
August 26 – Luca
September 9 – Encanto
September 23 – Raya and the Last Dragon
October 28 –  Hocus Pocus
December 2 –  Elf

Noblesville Movies in the Park

Where: Dillon Park and Federal Hill Commons in Noblesville
Family movies: Onward (Aug. 12), Cruella (Aug. 19), Raya and the Last Dragon (Aug. 26), Sing 2 (Sept. 2), Ghostbusters Afterlife (Sept. 9)

This summer, the Noblesville Parks Department invites residents to enjoy outdoor movies together as a family at two city parks. There’s something for all ages to enjoy!

Movie Night in the Parks

Where: Washington Township Parks in Avon

Experience an outdoor movie at the pool with Moana on June 23, and movies in Washington Township parks on June 17 (Clifford the Big Red Dog) and July 15 (Bee Movie). Movies are free and begin at 8:30 p.m., with kids activities beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Where to find a Drive-In Theatres near Indianapolis:

Watch a movie under the stars the old-fashioned way: at a drive-in theatre! Here are four great spots to pull up and enjoy a film with your family from the comfort of your vehicle.

The Tibbs Drive-In
The Tibbs Drive-In

Tibbs Drive-In Theatre

480 South Tibbs Ave., Indianapolis

Skyline Drive-In Theatre

3986 E. Michigan Rd., Shelbyville

Centerbrook Drive-In

6735 State Road 67 North, Martinsville

M.E.L.S at the Starlight Drive In

8721 N. State Road 39, Mechanicsburg


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