Outdoor Movies in Portland

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Published Jan 30, 2017

Watch one of your favorite movies right under the stars! These events are quickly becoming a summer trend with added pre-movie entertainment. Check out the schedule here.

Over the past few years there has been a huge surge in demand for free outdoor movies, but who can blame us, what better way to spend a summer evening than taking the big screen outdoors? Luckily for us in Portland Parks & Recreation and some other amazing organisations, are providing a great line up movies for summer 2015! 

Bring a blanket or lawn chair, dress warm!


Summer 2015 Outdoor Movie Schedule

As an added bonus, Pre-movie entertainment (starting at 6:30 p.m. in all locations,except Sewallcrest Park, which begins at 5:30) is supplied by local musicians.  

Free popcorn provided as well!  

Movies begin at dusk.


Despicable Me 2 (PG)

Wednesday July 8th
Peninsula Park

When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better.

Pre-movie entertainment: Echoes of Yasgurs & Portland Teen Idols




The Princess Bride (PG)

Thursday July 9
Woodlawn Park

A fairy tale adventure about a beautiful young woman and her one true love. He must find her after a long separation and save her, and then they must battle the evils of the mythical kingdom of Florin to be reunited.

Pre-movie entertainment: Manimalhoue & Portland Teen Idols



How to Train Your Dragon 2 (PG)

Friday, July 10
Wilshire Park

When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.

Pre-movie entertainment: Echoes of Yasgurs


The Lego Movie (PG)

Saturday, July 11
Kenilworth Park

An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied 'Special', is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.

Pre-movie entertainment: The Sale



The Book of Life (PG) - Spanish with English subtitles

Sunday, July 12
Glenhaven Park

Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears.

Pre-movie entertainment: Conjunto Alegre



The Karate Kid (PG)

Thursday, July 16
King School Park

A handyman/martial arts master agrees to teach a bullied boy karate and shows him that there is more to the martial art than fighting.

Pre-movie entertainment: Global FM & Portland Teen Idols



Jason and the Argonauts (PG)

Thursday, July 16
Portland Art Museum/South Park Blocks

The legendary Greek hero leads a team of intrepid adventurers in a perilous quest for the legendary Golden Fleece.

Pre-movie entertainment: The Terry Robb Trio




The Imitation Game (PG 13)

Friday, July 17
Irving Park

During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.

Pre-movie entertainment: The Definition & Brothers Jam




Back to the Future (PG) - English with Spanish subtitles

Saturday July 18
Glenhaven Park

A young man is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence.

Pre-movie entertainment: All Together Now



Annie (PG)

Saturday, July 18
St John's Park

A foster kid, who lives with her mean foster mom, sees her life change when business tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.

Pre-movie entertainment: The High Water Jazz Band



The Goonies (PG)

Sunday, June 19
Lents Park

In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient treasure.

Pre-movie entertainment: The Portland School of Rock & Portland Teen Idols




Big Hero 6 (PG)

Wednesday, July 22
Reed College Sports Field

The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

Pre-movie entertainment: The Sale



Kuky se vraci (NR) - Czech with English subtitles

Thursday, July 23
Grant Park

"Kuky Returns" is a comedy action film where a 6 year old asthmatic boy's parents forc him to throw away Kuky, his old teddy bear. In the boy's fantasy, Kuky comes to life and escapes the landfill to a mysterious forest.

Pre-movie entertainment: Klezmocracy



The NeverEnding Story (PG)

Friday, July 24
Woodstock Park

A troubled boy dives into a wonderous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book.

Pre-movie entertainment: Manimalhouse




Wreck-It Ralph (PG) - Russian with English subtitles

Saturday, July 25
Lents Park

A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives.

Pre-movie entertainment: Music by the Slavic Festival




Labyrinth (PG)

Saturday, July 25
Concordia University

Fifteen-year-old Sarah accidentally wishes her baby half-brother, Toby, away to the Goblin King Jareth who will keep Toby if Sarah does not complete his Labyrinth in thirteen hours.

Pre-movie entertainment: Hot Club Time Machine



The Emperor's New Groove (G)

Wednesday, July 29
Jackson Middle School

Emperor Kuzco is turned into a llama by his ex-administrator Yzma, and must now regain his throne with the help of Pacha, the gentle llama herder.

Pre-movie entertainment: The Terry Robb Trio & Portland Teen Idols




The Princess Bride (PG)

Thursday, July 30
Elizabeth Caruthers Park

A fairy tale adventure about a beautiful young woman and her one true love. He must find her after a long separation and save her, and then they must battle the evils of the mythical kingdom of Florin to be reunited.

Pre-movie entertainment: The Jellyroll Society



Toy Story 2 (G)

Friday, July 31
Laurelhurst Park

When Woody is stolen by a toy collector, Buzz and his friends vow to rescue him, but Woody finds the idea of immortality in a museum tempting.

Pre-movie entertainment: Manimalhouse & Teen Idols



Field of Dreams (PG) - English with Spanish subtitles

Friday, July 31
Gateway Park

An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the Chicago Black Sox come.

Pre-movie entertainment: The Sale




How to Train Your Dragon 2 (PG) - English with Spanish subtitles

Saturday, August 1
Earl Boyles Park

When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.

Pre-movie entertainment: Echoes of Yasgurs & Portland Teen Idols


The Book of Life (PG) 

Saturday, August 1
Dickinson Park

Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears.

Pre-movie entertainment: The New Iberians



Frozen (PG) - Sing-along!

Sunday, August 2
Sellwood Park

When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister, Anna, teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition.

Pre-movie entertainment: Echoes of Yasgurs & Portland Teen Idols



Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (PG) - English with Spanish subtitles

Tuesday, August 4
Mill Park

Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. However, he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother and sister - who all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

Pre-movie entertainment: Global FM & Portland Teen Idols


The Incredibles (PG) - English with Spanish subtitles

Wednesday, August 5
Parkrose High School soccer field

A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.

Pre-movie entertainment: Echoes of Yasgurs & Portland Teen Idols



McFarland, USA (PG) - English with Spanish subtitles

Thursday, August 6
Parklane Park

A cross country coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.

Pre-movie entertainment: Echoes of Yasgurs & Portland Teen Idols



Big Hero 6 (PG) - English with Spanish subtitles

Friday, August 7
Glenfair Park

The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

Pre-movie entertainment: The Touchables



101 Dalmations (G)

Friday, August 7
Alberta Park

A woman kidnaps puppies to kill them for their fur, but various animals then gang up against her and get their revenge in slapstick fashion.

Pre-movie entertainment: Michele D'Amour and the Love Dealers




Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (G) - English with Spanish subtitles

Saturday, August 8
Wilkes Park

A poor boy wins the opportunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory of all.

Pre-movie entertainment: The Portland School of Rock



The Lego Movie (PG) 

Saturday, August 8
Warner Pacific College

An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied 'Special', is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.

Pre-movie entertainment: POPgoji



A Bug's Life (G)

Sunday, August 9
April Hill Park

A misfit ant, looking for "warriors" to save his colony from greedy grasshoppers, recruits a group of bugs that turn out to be an inept circus troupe.

Pre-movie entertainment: The Pearls




Happy Gilmore (PG-13)

Sunday, August 9
Colwood Golf Course

A rejected hockey player puts his skills to the golf course to save his grandmother's house.

Pre-movie entertainment: POPGoji




Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (PG)

Thursday, August 13
Oregon Park

When eccentric man-child Pee-Wee Herman gets his beloved bike stolen in broad daylight, he sets out across the U.S. on the adventure of his life.

Pre-movie entertainment: The Sale




Captain America: The Winter Soldier (PG-13)

Friday, August 14
Irving Park

As Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world, he teams up with another super soldier, the black widow, to battle a new threat from old history: an assassin known as the Winter Soldier.

Pre-movie entertainment: Echoes of Yasgurs



Grease (PG-13) - Sing-along!

Friday, August 14
Washington Park (Rose Garden Amphitheater)

Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

Pre-movie entertainment: The Steve Bradley & Jim Mesi Band




Paddington (PG) 

Saturday, August 15
Concordia University

A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven.

Pre-movie entertainment: The Sale


Mary Poppins (G) 

Sunday, August 16
Arbor Lodge Park

A magic nanny comes to work for a cold banker's unhappy family.

Pre-movie entertainment: Michele D'Amour and the Love Dealers





ET the Extra-Terrestrial (PG) 

Wednesday, August 19
Wellington Park

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home-world.

Pre-movie entertainment: Echoes of Yasgurs 




The Wizard of Oz (PG)

Thursday, August 20
Brooklyn Park

Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.

Pre-movie entertainment: Manimalhouse



Cinderella (PG) 

Friday, August 21
Laurelhurst Park

When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.

Pre-movie entertainment: Michele D'Amour and the Love Dealers



Napoleon Dynamite (PG)

Saturday, August 22
Sewallcrest Park

A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home.

Pre-movie entertainment: Manimalhouse



101 Dalmations (G) 

Tuesday, August 25
Mt. Scott Park

A woman kidnaps puppies to kill them for their fur, but various animals then gang up against her and get their revenge in slapstick fashion.

Pre-movie entertainment: Echoes of Yasgurs




Vicky and the Treasure of the Gods (NR) - German with English subtitles

Thursday, August 27
Wallace Park

Viking village Flake's chief Halvar orders clever, tiny son Wickie to rob a knights convoy. The warriors have to take over but fail to see Wicki being abducted with a cargo of Eskimo slaves

Pre-movie entertainment: Hot Club Time Machine



Labyrinth (PG) 

Friday, August 28
Dawson Park

Fifteen-year-old Sarah accidentally wishes her baby half-brother, Toby, away to the Goblin King Jareth who will keep Toby if Sarah does not complete his Labyrinth in thirteen hours.

Pre-movie entertainment: The Terry Robb Trio



Home (PG) 

Saturday, August 28
Montavilla Park

Oh, an alien on the run from his own people, lands on Earth and makes friends with the adventurous Tip, who is on a quest of her own.

Pre-movie entertainment: the Knotty Pines




Back to the Future (PG)

Saturday, August 29
Spring Garden Park

A young man is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence.

Pre-movie entertainment: Danny Black



Maleficent (PG)

Saturday, September 5
Hamilton Park

A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land.

Pre-movie entertainment: Danny Black




Toy Story (G)

Sunday, September 6
Overlook Park

A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room.

Pre-movie entertainment: Danny Black



Movies on the Hill - Big Hero 6Big Hero 6 (PG)

Friday, September 11
Multnomah Arts Center

The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

Pre-movie entertainment: Chuck Cheesman



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