Movies on Monroe 2018, presented by Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. features Shrek and Hidden Figures on a giant LED wall at 555 Monroe Ave. NW. 

Shrek (PG) was originally released in 2001 and runs for 95 minutes. The film will be shown in English with English subtitles.

Hidden Figures (PG) was originally released in 2016 and runs for 127 minutes. The film will be shown in English with English subtitles. 

The event is free and open to the public.

Costumes encouraged.


Friday, August 3, 2018. Follow Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. on Facebook for detailed schedule of activities and event updates.

6:30 PM - FREE movie-themed activities begin. Highlights include:

7:30 PM - Shrek begins.

9:00 PM - Hidden Figures begins.


555 Monroe Ave. NW, on the east bank of the Grand River, adjacent to Speak EZ Lounge and north of Interstate-196.

If you choose to drive, plan ahead for parkingto avoid wasting time looking for a space. There are 1,000s of public parking spots available in the Monroe North neighborhood within walking distance of Movies on Monroe. 

Bike parking provided by Driving Change made available at the event if you choose to bike.

The DASH North bus drops you off and picks you up right in front of the event. DASH North route runs late on event nights, ensuring you a good park-n-ride experience.

Rapid bus routes drop you off within an under 5 minute walk to the event.

Movie Night Basics

  • Events are free to the public.
  • Pre-movie programming begins at 6:30 PM, first film to start at 7:30 followed by the second shortly after the first ends.
  • Bring your own chairs, beer, wine and snacks.
  • Chair rental provided by Friends of Grand Rapids Parks available on-site for $2. Cash and cards accepted.
  • Local food vendors will be on-site.

Movie Night Tips

To help movie goers enjoy the night out under the stars, here are a few quick tips:

  • The space fills up fast, so get there early for the best spots. 
  • Nothing beats an ice cold one on a warm summer night. If you'd like to partake, be sure to bring your own drinks and picture ID.
  • While packing up, you might as well make it a picnic. If you choose not to bring food, vendors will have snacks for purchase.
  • You'll be outside for a few hours, so get comfy. We suggest bringing your own chair to sit on. Lower chairs in front, higher in back. Chair rental provided by Friends of Grand Rapids Parks available on-site for $2. 
  • Those under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • You may love your ringtone, but that doesn't mean everyone else does. Please silence your phones.
  • This is a smoke-free event series.
  • If you need to talk during the movie, please keep your voices low.
  • In the event of rain, we'll have to cancel the show. Follow Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. on Facebook to stay up-to-date.

Series Sponsors

Title Sponsor - Shrek

Title Sponsor - Hidden Figures

Star Partners

Additional Partners