Outdoor Movies in Middle Tennessee

In case you missed Nashville Scene’s 24th Annual Movies in the Park and TailGate Brewery’s dog-friendly movie nights, we wanted to let you know about plenty of other opportunities to enjoy a movie under the stars!


Movies in the Park

Clarksville’s summer movie series kicked off in May, but there are several movies remaining through the Fall. Follow Clarksville Parks and Recreation on Facebook for updates and weather announcements.

Movies begin at sunset:
July 14: Viewers’ Choice at Heritage Park (free)
August 18: Spiderman Homecoming at Liberty Park (free)
September 22: Beauty and the Beast at Liberty Park (free)
October 13: Dirty Dancing at Wilma Rudolph Event Center in Liberty Park (ticketed event including games, food and a cash bar)


Movies in the Park

Bring a chair or pack a blanket to enjoy Franklin’s free summer movie series! Concessions will be available for purchase. Check the City of Franklin Facebook page for more information.

Movies begin at 8:00 p.m. or sunset:
July 13: Descendants 2 at Pinkerton Park (free)
August 10: Justice League at Eastern Flank Event Facility (free 21 and up event)


Nashville Shores Dive-In Movie

Celebrate Christmas in July with Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas at the Nashville Shores Dive-In Movie on Friday, July 6th! Dive-In movies are included with a Nashville Shores season pass or paid waterpark admission on that day. The movie will begin at dusk, approximately 8:30 p.m. Dates and times are subject to change without notice.

July 6: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas at Nashville Shores (admission or membership required)

Leiper’s Fork

Lawnchair Theatre

Bring your appetites and enjoy grilled burgers and hot dogs with fresh veggie toppings from the local farm stand, nachos, and popcorn while enjoying a free family movie at this rustic outdoor venue.

Movie begins at dusk:
June 29: Storks at Leiper’s Fork Lawnchair Theatre (free)

Mt. Juliet

Movies in the Park

Movies will be shown on the first Friday of every month through October at Charlie Daniels Park in Mt. Juliet. Bring your blanket and chairs, and enjoy some free popcorn! Food will also be available for purchase.

July 6 at 8:15 p.m.: The Lion King at Charlie Daniels Park (free)
August 13 at 8:00 p.m.: Deep at Charlie Daniels Park (free)
September 7 at 7:15 p.m.: Little Giants at Charlie Daniels Park (free)
October 5 at 6:30 p.m.: Hocus Pocus at Charlie Daniels Park (free)


Movies Under the Stars

Murfreesboro’s Movies Under the Stars returns this summer with a line up of family-oriented films. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, or truck bed. Check the link above for movie showtimes and any cancellations due to weather. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Movies begin at 8:30 p.m.

July 2: Wonder at Barfield Crescent Park near Pavilions 1 and 2 (free)
July 3: Wonder at Cannonsburgh Village Welcome Center (free)
July 5: Wonder at Richard Siegel Neighborhood Park (free)
July 6: Wonder at Cason Lane Trailhead (free)
July 7: Wonder at The Fountains at Gateway (free)
July 9: Early Man at Barfield Crescent Park near Pavilions 1 and 2 (free)
July 10: Early Man at Cannonsburgh Village Welcome Center (free)
July 12: Early Man at Richard Siegel Neighborhood Park (free)
July 13: Early Man at Cason Lane Trailhead (free)
July 14: Early Man at The Fountains at Gateway (free)
July 16: Deep at Barfield Crescent Park near Pavilions 1 and 2 (free)
July 16: Deep at Cannonsburgh Village Welcome Center (free)
July 19: Deep at Richard Siegel Neighborhood Park (free)
July 20: Deep at Cason Lane Trailhead (free)
July 21: Deep at The Fountains at Gateway (free)
July 23: Emma’s Chance at Barfield Crescent Park near Pavilions 1 and 2 (free)
July 24: Emma’s Chance at Cannonsburgh Village Welcome Center (free)
July 26: Emma’s Chance at Richard Siegel Neighborhood Park (free)
July 27: Emma’s Chance at Cason Lane Trailhead (free)
July 28: Emma’s Chance at The Fountains at Gateway (free)

Summer Fun + Movie at The Avenue

Look for the festivities in the courtyard near Talbots beginning at 6:30 p.m. Activities include face painting followed by an outdoor movie featuring Coco (PG) beginning at dusk (approx. 8:00 p.m.).

July 14: Coco at The Avenue courtyard near Talbots (free)

Flick ‘N Float

Bring your own float for the pool, or bring a blanket to watch poolside. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Pool opens at 7:00 p.m.; Movie begins at 8:30 p.m.:
July 18: Movie TBD at Boro Beach ($7 Adults / $5 Youth and Seniors)


Kuchnia & Keller

Kuchnia & Keller will be hosting a Summer Movie Night each Saturday through August 4th with a different favorite film each week! Special cocktails and homemade movie snacks, plus FREE POPCORN for those attending.

July 7 at 8:00 p.m.: Back to the Future on the Kuchnia & Keller patio
July 14: TBD
July 21: TBD
July 28: TBD
August 4: TBD

Visit Kuchnia & Keller on Facebook for more information!

Nashville Zoo Zoovie Night

Zoovie Nights include games, inflatables, music, face painting, crafts, and after-hour access to the carousel and zip line! When the sun goes down, the evening’s feature film will play on a large, inflatable screen, so pack a blanket and head to the Zoo! What better movie to enjoy at the Zoo than Zootopia!  

Movie begins at sunset:
August 31: Zootopia at Nashville Zoo in the festival field ($6 per person if entering after 6:00 p.m. without a season membership or day-of admission)

Pinewood Social Dive-In Movies

Who doesn’t loved themed cocktails? This one’s for the adults only, obviously. Arrive early to claim your spot and grab some free popcorn! Towels, lawn chairs, and pool floats are all welcome. The airstream will also be offering the full food and beverage menus.

Movies begin at sunset:
July 31: Sharknado at Pinewood Social (free)
August 28: I Know What You Did Last Summer at Pinewood Social (free)
September 25: The Lost Boys at Pinewood Social (free)


Stardust Drive-In

Stardust has been our family’s favorite place to enjoy movies under the stars for years! Double features play on two screens 7 nights a week during the summer season and are announced on their website and Facebook page weekly. Box-office and Concessions open at 6:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights and at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday nights.

Showing on Screen 1 now through July 5:
Jurassic World and Rampage

Showing on Screen 2 now through July 5:
Incredibles 2 and Avengers Infinity War

Shakespeare in the Park

While it isn’t a movie screening, it deserves a mention! Live performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will run each Thursday through Sunday (and Labor Day Monday) from August 9 to September 9 at the Centennial Park Bandshell, and September 13-16 at Academy Park in Franklin. Shakespeare in the Park is a free event but a $10 donation is encouraged.


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My wife and I live in Donelson, where we both were raised and graduated from high school (DCA Classes of 1983 and 1984).  Our current home is on the Cumberland River, very close to my childhood home and the former homes of both my McDonald and Rice grandparents.

Our daughter and son are grown now, and our daughter, Stephanie Miller, is my real estate partner.  She lives in Lebanon with her husband and their two children.  While Stephanie and I specialize in the areas of Downtown Nashville, Donelson, Hermitage, Old Hickory, Mt. Juliet and Lebanon, we have and do serve clients all over Middle Tennessee.

As a Nashville native, I’ve spent a lifetime watching our city evolve, and I am enthusiastic about showcasing it to others and serving their real estate needs.


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