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A Roundup Guide: Summer Outdoor Movies in Rochester, MN + Beyond

Outdoor Movies in Rochester, MN _ Sahl + White

When the weather is right, being inside just feels wrong. One activity that always finds its way on my summer bucket list is an outdoor movie. I mean where else can you see a movie on the big screen and bring basically a meal, wine, and not worry about someone kicking the seat behind you? It doesn’t matter if you’ve seen the movie 100 times, it’s always way more fun outside. Between outdoor movies in Rochester, MN, the surrounding areas, and even a short trip North, you’ve got options, kid!

Keep reading for my roundup for details. 

Outdoor Movies in Rochester, MN…


June 17: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day | Central Park
July 15: Cool Runnings | Central Park
Aug 5: The Secret Life of Pets | Central Park
Aug 11: Rio Bravo | Schmitt Field (Historical Society)
Aug 19: Rouge One | Central Park
Aug 25: Captain America Civil War | Schmitt Field (Historical Society)
Aug 26: Moana | Slatterly Park

Outdoor Movies in Southeastern, MN…

Albert Lea

June 9: Mrs. Doubtfire | Alden School


June 16: The Blind Side | City Hall’s Lawn
July 21: Toy Story | City Hall’s Lawn
Aug 18: Finding Dory | City Hall’s Lawn


June 2: Moana | West Side Park
June 23: The Sandlot | West Side Park
July 13: Back to the Future | Downtown Eyota
Aug 18: Trolls | West Side Park


June 23: Beethoven | Veterans’ Memorial Park (9:00 PM)
July 7: The Little Rascals | Veterans’ Memorial Park (9:00 PM)
July 28: Brave | Veterans’ Memorial Park (9:00 PM)
Aug 11: Charlotte’s Web | Veterans’ Memorial Park (9:00 PM)


June 9: Star Wars the Force Awakens | Spring Lake Park
June 22: Beauty and the Beast
Aug 11: Sing | Spring Lake Park


June 16: Trolls | Central Park
July 14: The Great Outdoors | Brown Park
August 11: TBD | Central Park

Red Wing

June 16: Finding Nemo + Finding Dory (double feature) | Central Park Bandshell

Spring Valley

June 7: Under the Tuscan Sun | Four Daughters Winery
June 21: Wayne’s World | Four Daughters Winery
July 12: The Proposal | Four Daughters Winery
July 19: A Walk in the Clouds | Four Daughters Winery
Aug 2: Field of Dreams | Four Daughters Winery
Aug 16: Signs | Four Daughters Winery
Aug 30: Twister | Four Daughters Winery


June 9: Beauty and the Beast (the NEW one!) | Bear Cave Park


June 14: Sing

… And Beyond

I couldn’t include all of the dates and locations for the great outdoor movies in Minnesota this summer in one post, but the below are links to the lists of events. It’s perfect for a little road trip or wherever your summer travels bring you!

Bloomington | Movies on the Hill | Wednesdays | Hyland Hills Ski Park

Bloomington | Moonlight Movies | Fridays | Normandale Lake Bandshell

Bloomington | Saturday Sweetheart Movies | Saturdays | Normandale Lake Bandshell

Burnsville | Flicks on the Bricks | Fridays | Nicollet Commons Park

Duluth | Movies in the Park | Fridays | Leif Erikson Park

Eden Prairie | Movies in the Park | Staring Lake Amphitheatre

Edina | Movies in the Park | Check Website for Dates | Centennial Lakes Park

Golden Valley | Movies in the Park | Check Website for Dates and Locations

Minneapolis | Music and Movies in the Park | Check Website for Dates and Locations

Minneapolis | Movies on the Roof | Mondays | CRAVE Restaurant

St. Paul | Movies on the Lake | Como Dockside

St. Paul | Movies in the Park | Check Website for Dates and Locations

Stillwater | Summer Tuesdays | Tuesdays | Lowell Park

If I missed any, please let me know. I’d love to include them in my guide of outdoor movies in Rochester, MN and beyond!


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