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Free movies in the park: 11 to see in March, April and May around Phoenix

Posted at 5:37 PM, Mar 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-23 08:56:42-04

While the East Coast is buried in snow, here in Arizona, we're continuing to enjoy our sunny and warm "winter" weather. Sorry, East Coast friends.

Make some popcorn and snacks, and bring blankets and chairs to watch a kid-friendly movie with the family under the night sky.

Here is a quick roundup of free outdoor movie nights happening around the Valley in March, April and May:

Arizona Biltmore - Movies in the Bark
2502 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix AZ 85016

The Phoenix shopping center has three dog-themed movie nights planned for Friday nights in March. The movie will start at 7 p.m. in the Center Lawn. More information.

  • Friday, March 16 - Homeward Bound
  • Friday, March 23 - A Dog's Purpose
  • Friday, March 30: 101 Dalmatians


City of Mesa Ride-In Movies

Mesa's monthly movie series continues at Skyline and Summit parks in April and May. People are encouraged to walk or ride his or her bike to the park. Don't forget your helmet and light. More information.

  • Saturday, April 28 - Disney's Cars 3, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at Skyline Park.
  • Saturday, May 5 - The Emoji Movie, 7:45 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at Summit Park


Odysea in the Desert Complex - Free Movies in the Desert
9500 East Vía de Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ 85256

There will be activities and games in the center courtyard beginning at 5 p.m. Movies are scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. More information.

  • Saturday, April 14 - Zootopia
  • Saturday, May 12 - Disney's The Little Mermaid


Spring movies at the Scottsdale Quarter
15059 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

The movie will screen at The Quad fountain and start at 6:30 p.m. More information.

  • Friday, March 16 - Toy Story
  • Friday, March 23 - Beauty and the Beast (2017 version)


Desert Ridge Marketplace - Free Movies in the Courtyard
21001 N. Tatum Blvd. Suite 42 Phoenix, AZ 85050 

The movie will be screened at the Barnes & Noble Courtyard from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feel free to bring blankets or chairs. Some of the local restaurants will have grab-and-go meals for sale. More information.

  • Thursday, March 29 - Despicable Me 3
  • Thursday, April 12 - Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Thursday, April 26 - Wonder Woman