Outdoor Movies in Des Moines


OutdoorMovie Are movie nights a weekly occurrence in your house? Change it up and take it outside! The City of Des Moines and many of the surrounding towns offer free outdoor movies in parks during the summer.

Check out our list below and get ready to enjoy a family-friendly movie with your friends and neighbors. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and snacks (and maybe some bug spray!) and enjoy a movie under the stars.

Movies typically start at dusk, or around 8:45 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Check the website to confirm the movie and location.

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Des Moines Outdoor Movies Summer 2022

Ankeny’s Movie Under the Star Series

Where: Wagner Park 410 W. First St. Ankeny

June 3: Onward
June 10: Angry Birds 2
June 17: Wall-E
June 24: Sing 2
July 15: Luca
July 22: Encanto
July 29: The Boss Baby: Family Business

Des Moines Free Flicks

Where: Locations Vary
June 10: Sing 2, Stone Park
June 24: Guardians of the Galaxy, Tower Park
July 8: Encanto, Des Moines Art Center
July 22: Wreck-It Ralph, Fourmile Community Recreation Center
August 5: Happy Gilmore, A. H. Blank Golf Course
August 19: Soul, Brian Melton Park

Clive Friday Family Flicks

Where: Clive Aquatic Center parking lot, 1801 NW 114th Street. $10 per carload. Registration is required. Movie starts at 8 p.m.

May 22: Trolls, Country Club Glen Park
June 12: Croods: A New Age, Wildwood Park
August 7: Raya and the Last Dragon, Linnan Park
September 18: Cruella, Linnan Park

Cumming Friday Night Movies

Where: 4300 Cumming Ave, Cumming
Following Fridays at the Farm at Middlebrook Farm
May 27: The Greatest Showman
June 24: Spiderman: No Way Home
July 29: Aladdin (Animated)
August 26: The Goonies

Granger Movies in the Park

Where: Centennial Park
July 8: Encanto – Kona Ice Truck
July 29: Jungle Cruise
August 19: Sing 2 – The Parlor Ice Cream Truck
August 27: Spiderman: No Way Home – During Granger Days Festivities

Waukee Movies in the Park

Where: Centennial Park
June 3: Luca
July 3: Sing 2
August 12: Cruella

West Des Moines Moonlit Movies

Where: Jamie Hurd Amphitheater
June 3: Soul
June 10:The Princess Bride
July 22: Elf
July 29: Up
August 5: Field of Dreams
August 12: Moana
August 19: Space Jam: A New Legacy

Valle Drive-In Movies Theatre

4074 Highway F48 W Newton, IA 50208


Send us an email if we missed any outdoor movies, and we’ll it to the list.

We work hard to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information before heading to an event or activity, since it may change.

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