4 ways to enjoy outdoor movies all summer long

Cinemagic movie
It’s the perfect time of year to visit the drive in! (Cinemagic / Facebook)

Looking for a way to enjoy a movie while taking advantage of warm summer weather? You’re in luck—the Huntsville area has lots of opportunities for you to do just that.

Here’s the programming for outdoor movies all summer long:

1. Madison Public Library Outdoor Movie Series

Madison movie
80s movies, anyone? (Huntsville Madison County Public Library / Facebook)

The Madison Public Library is hosting a “Summer of 1982” themed movie series every other Friday through June and July. The event is free, but Lawler’s BBQ will be available for purchase if you need a bite to eat. Movies begin at 6:30PM, and the schedule looks like this:

  • June 10: Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • June 24: Poltergeist
  • July 8: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • July 22: Tron

Find the Madison Public Library at 142 Plaza Blvd, Madison, AL 35758.

2. Movies in the Park Downtown

Downtown Huntsville movie
Constitution Hall Park is the perfect place for a movie this Friday. (Downtown Huntsville Inc. / Facebook)

Downtown Huntsville, Inc., in partnership with Meta, is hosting free movies all month long at Constitution Hall Park. Piper and Leaf and a different, themed food vendor will be available for each event, which also feature local musicians and take place on Friday nights from 7:30-10PM. Here’s the lineup:

  • June 10: Big Hero 6
  • June 17: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
  • June 24: The Parent Trap (1999)

Find Constitution Hall Park at 109 Gates Ave SE, Huntsville, AL 35801.

3. Movies in the Park at Providence

Providence movie
You’ve got two more chances to watch free movies in Providence this summer. (The Village of Providence / Facebook)

The Village of Providence is hosting monthly free movies in the park through July this year. You’re encouraged to grab dinner or a drink at one of Providence’s local spots before heading to the park at sundown to enjoy a movie. Here are the movies coming up:

  • June 17: Encanto
  • July 22: Sing 2

Find the event at 7 Town Center Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 35806.

4. Visit the Cinemagic Theatre

If you’re up for a little drive, why not head to the drive in? The closest drive-in theater to Huntsville is the Cinemagic Theatre in Athens. Ticket prices start at just $6 for a matinee show and top out at $8/adult for an evening show.

Showtimes are updated every Thursday evening, so make sure to check the Drive-In tab on the theater’s website to find out what’s showing this weekend.

Find the theater at 1702 S Jefferson St SE, Athens, AL 35611.


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Emily Phillips
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