KC Summer Guide: Movies Under the Stars

Movies Under the Stars, Kansas City Summer Guide

Grab your blankets, lawn chairs and snacks for a relaxing summer night. 

Movies in the Park – City of Fairway

The movie will begin close to 8:15 p.m. Admission is FREE! Concessions will be available for purchase. 
Featured movies: Aquaman (5/10, Peterson Park), Mary Poppins Returns (8/9, Shawnee Indian Mission Historic Site)

Off-the-Wall Film Series – Library Rooftop

This ones for the moms and dads. Join the Kansas City Public Library for a Rooftop Series with Velvet Creme popcorn and local brews courtesy of KC Bier Co. at Central Library downtown. Doors open at 8 p.m. and movies begin at 8:45 p.m.

Featured movies: Spaceballs (5/17), Conehads (6/21), Galaxy Quest (7/19), Mars Attacks (8/16), Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (9/20)

Popcorn in the Park – Stocksdale Park

Liberty Parks and Recreation will provide popcorn and water. Moviegoers are encouraged to make an evening of it and bring a picnic, lawn chairs and blankets. Alcohol is not allowed in Liberty’s parks.

Featured movies: Incredibles 2 (5/31), TBA (8/9), TBA (10/4)

Movies in the Park – City of Lenexa

Pack your lawn chairs and blankets and bring your family to enjoy an evening under the stars courtesy of the City of Lenexa and Johnson County Library.

Featured movies: Flight of the Navigator (5/24, Electric Park); Space Jam (6/14, The Commons); Apollo 13 (7/19, Buffalo Meadows Park), Wall-E (8/16, Electric Park), Bedtime Stories (9/20, The Commons).

Movie Nights – Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead

Gates open at  7:30 p.m.; movie begins at dusk. 

Featured movies: TBA (6/20), TBA (7/18)

Silver Screen on the Sand – Longview Lake Beach

Cost is $5 per car. No outside food or drink is allowed, but concessions are available on-site. June and July events begin at 9 p.m. and August movie begins at 7:30 p.m.

Movies include: Mary Poppins Returns (6/14), Incredibles 2 (7/12), Beauty and the Beast – Live Action (8/2)

WeekEnder – Crown Center

Food trucks and local bands begin at 6 p.m.; movies begin at approximately 9 p.m. Note: Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase but may not be brought on-site.

Check the calendar for updated movie titles.

Dive-In Movie at Fairway Pool

Doors will open at 8:30 p.m., with movie beginning after sunset. Admission is $3/person. Popcorn will be available free-of-charge, with additional concession items available for purchase. If you want to watch the movie from the water, you must bring your own floatie! Deck furniture will also be available for those who prefer to stay dry.

Featured movie: Ralph Breaks the Internet (7/13)

Downtown Movie Nights – Lee’s Summit

Bring your blankets, chairs, and picnics to the City Hall Plaza near 3rd and Green streets. 

Featured movies: 8/8, 9/12, 10/10, titles TBA

Dive-In Movie Night – Thomas A Soetaert Aquatic Center

Bring your favorite flotation device, or use one of theirs! All are welcome. Movie begins at dusk.

Featured movie: TBA (7/13)

B&B Twin Drive-In – Independence

Adults are $10, kids 11 and under are free. While you’re there, ask about their Backstage Pass Program, which offers some great perks throughout the year at all B&B Theatres.

Visit their website for current offerings and show times.

Boulevard Drive-In – Kansas City, KS

Adults are $10, kids 11 and under are free. Cash only.

Visit their website for current offerings and show times.

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Sarah is mama to 9-year-old, Henry, 6-year-old Clark and 4-year-old Lucy. After growing up in Manhattan, Kansas (Go Cats!), she moved to Minnesota where she met her husband, Shea. Realizing how much she hated snow in May, she convinced him to move to Kansas City in 2010. Together they have lived in Midtown, Waldo, the Plaza before migrating to Johnson County. Sarah has her master’s in urban administration and is currently in the Kansas City Centurions program. In between the crazy, she likes to drink coffee, run, travel (but never to the same place twice), and experience all things Kansas City!