What's on Tap

What's on Tap

Where to catch outdoor movies in the Triangle

Posted May 8
Updated May 11

Moana watches the demigod Maui in Disney's animated feature "Moana," now on Blu-ray and DVD. (Deseret Photo)

— The summer concert season is nearly here, but so is the summer movie season. While there will be some popcorn flicks hitting the big screens, we are more interested in the parks and venues offering outdoor movie screenings.

Here's a rundown of the venues and films being screened outdoors this summer:

PNC Downtown Raleigh Movie Series at City Plaza
(​Admission is free)

  • Friday, May 26: Mrs. Doubtfire
  • Friday, June 2: Robin Hood Men in Tights
  • Friday, June 7: The Mask
  • Friday, June 16: Clueless
  • Friday, June 23: Men in Black
  • Friday, June 30: Wayne's World

Movies in the Garden at Raleigh Little Theatre's Louise “Scottie” Stephenson Amphitheatre (Admission is free)

  • Thursday, July 20: La La Land
  • Thursday: July 27: Cinderella (2015)
  • Thursday, Aug. 3: The Sound of Music
  • Thursday, Aug. 10: Hidden Figures

African-Americans in film

North Carolina Museum of Art's Summer Outdoor Movies at NCMA Park
(Tickets are $6 Nonmembers and free for members, but tickets are required for entry.)

  • Saturday, June 10: Arrival
  • Friday, June 16: Hell or High Water
  • Saturday, June 17: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Friday, June 23: Sully
  • Friday, July 7: Sixteen Candles
  • Saturday, July 8: Say Anything
  • Friday, July 14: Moana
  • Saturday, July 15: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Friday, July 21: Brazil
  • Friday, July 28: An American in Paris
  • Saturday, July 29: La La Land
  • Friday, Aug. 4: Lion
  • Saturday, Aug. 5: Hidden Figures
  • Friday, Aug. 11: Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Friday, Aug. 18: Moonlight
  • Saturday, Aug. 26: Beauty and the Beast
  • Saturday, Sept. 16: The Big Lebowski - part of The Dude Abides Party

A 'Rogue One' primer for non-Star Wars junkies

Movies by Moonlight at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary
(Tickets are $5 and children ages 12 years old and younger are admitted free)

  • Friday, June 2: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Friday, June 8: La La Land
  • Friday, June 16: The Secret Life of Pets
  • Friday, June 23: The Lego Batman Movie
  • Friday, June 30: The Jungle Book
  • Friday, July 14: Moana
  • Friday, July 21: Sing
  • Friday, Aug. 4: Finding Dory
  • Friday, Aug. 11: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Movies by Moonlight at Lumina Theatre in Chapel Hill
(Admission is free for starred movies. Others are $5 per person)

  • Saturday, May 27: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story*
  • Saturday, June 3: Lego Batman*
  • Saturday, June 10: Men in Black*
  • Saturday: June 17: Kong Skull Island*
  • Saturday, June 24: Beauty and the Beast*
  • Saturday: July 1: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Saturday: July 8: The Sound of Music
  • Saturday, July 15: Power Rangers
  • Saturday, July 22: The Boss Baby
  • Saturday, July 29: Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales*
  • Saturday, Aug. 5: Cars 3
  • Saturday, Aug. 12: La La Land
  • Saturday, Aug. 19: Wonder Woman*
  • Saturday, Aug. 26: Despicable Me 3
  • Saturday: Sept. 2, Spiderman Homecoming
  • Saturday: Sept. 9: War of the Planet of the Apes

Movies on the Green at Bradford Green Square in Cary - Free admission

  • Friday, May 12: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Friday, June 9: The Jungle Book
  • Friday, July 15: Captain America: Civil War
  • Friday, Aug. 11: Moana
  • Friday, Sept. 8: La La Land
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