Movie nights in the park: Events planned in Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Glendale

Posted at 3:53 PM, Sep 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-14 18:53:02-04

As the Fall season approaches, several cities around the Valley will host movies in the park. Guests can bring chairs, blankets and snacks and watch a family-friendly movie under the star-filled sky.

Below is a roundup of movie-night events that have already been announced. If more come into the newsroom, we’ll update our story.

Have fun and happy movie-watching!


Phoenix City Scape hosts a monthly movie night in downtown Phoenix. You can bring chairs, blankets, and snacks. Here’s the schedule so far. The movies start at 6:30 p.m. View details here.

  • Oct. 14 – Ghostbusters
  • Nov. 11 – Hook
  • Dec. 9 – Home Alone 2 & Elf


Head over to Tempe’s Kiwanis Park in October for weekly movie nights. You can bring blankets, chairs, and a picnic dinner. The movies will start at 6 p.m. in the north soccer field. View details here.

  • Oct. 7 – Inside Out
  • Oct. 14 – The Good Dinosaur
  • Oct. 21 – Angry Birds
  • Oct. 28 – Monsters University



Mesa will have a monthly movie night at several of its parks throughout the next seven months. There will be free kettle corn popcorn. Guests can bring blankets, chairs and snacks with them.

  • Sept. 21 – Tangled (Monterey Park)
  • Oct. 15 – Goosebumps (Carriage Lane Park)
  • Nov. 5 – Elf (Porter Park)
  • Feb. 11 – Minions (Red Mountain Park)
  • March 10 – The Secret Life of Pets (219 W. Main Street, Silver Lot)
  • April 22 – Jungle Book (Harmony Park)
  • May 6 – Finding Dory (Mountain View Park)



Glendale’s movie night series kicks off on Oct. 7. Movies will happen each Friday evening at 7 p.m. Before the movie, special events are planned, which could include a performance or a craft. View details here.

  • Oct . 7 - Lilo and Stitch (Foothills Sports Complex)
    The Aloha Hapa Hula Dancers perform at 6 p.m. and will teach a class.
  • Oct. 14 - Jungle Book (2010) (Paseo Sports Complex)
    Animals from the Wildlife World Zoo arrive at 6 p.m.
  • Oct. 21 - Zootopia (Sahuaro Ranch Sports Complex)
    There will be a craft at 6 p.m.
  • Oct. 28 - Hotel Transylvania (Mission Park)
    There will be a craft at 6 p.m.
  • Nov. 4 - Finding Nemo (O’Neil Park Ballfields)
    There will be a craft at 6 p.m.
  • Nov. 18 - Minons (Youth Sports Complex)
    Minions Stuart and Kevin will arrive at 6 p.m.