Movies in the Park is the premier outdoor film series in Grand Rapids. DGRI and partners present films - free of charge - on a giant screen in Ah-Nab-Awen Park on the banks of the Grand River every other Friday from June thru August. Guests are invited to treat the evening like a picnic and bring your own blanket, chairs, beer, wine and snacks for a special night under the stars. Pre-movie entertainment begins at 6PM. First film starts at 7PM followed by an additional feature at 9:30PM.

2017 Film Lineup

June 16

  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (G)
  • Pan's Labyrinth (R)

July 7

  • Mrs. Doubtfire (PG-13)
  • Forrest Gump (PG-13)

July 21

  • The Book of Life (PG)
  • Jaws (PG)

July 28

  • Zootopia (PG)
  • Star Trek (PG-13)

August 4

  • Selena (PG)
  • The Bodyguard (R)

August 18

  • Remember the Titans (PG)
  • Pitch Perfect (PG-13)

Movie Night Tips

Fully enjoy your night out by remembering these quick tips:

  • The park fills up fast, so get there early for the best spots.
  • If you choose to drive, plan ahead for parking to avoid wasting time looking for a space.
  • Free bike parking is available at the park.
  • Costumes are encouraged.
  • 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 in the park. If you forget food at home, vendors will have snacks for purchase.
  • You’ll be outside for a few hours, so get comfy. We suggest bringing a blanket or chairs to sit on. Blankets up front. Chairs in the back.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Presenting Partners

Title Sponsors

Grand Rapids Public Schools - Zootopia & The Book of Life

Celebration! Cinema - Star Trek & Pitch Perfect

Franklin Partners - Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

AHC+ Hospitality - Mrs. Doubtfire

La Mejor - Forrest Gump

Star Partners

Community Partners

Additional Partners