Movies in the Park returns to Southeastern Minnesota this summer

The summer calendars are starting to fill up! And we love summer here in Minnesota. It’s time to escape winter and spend as much time outside as possible.

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One city in southeastern Minnesota is making getting outside even easier for the whole family with their Movies in the Park series.

people watching movie in open air cinema in city park


Outdoor movies have become increasingly popular in 2020

I don’t know this for sure, but I’m pretty sure that movies about park-like events have skyrocketed in 2020. People could still get out of the house and do something fun, but outdoors and far enough away from others.

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There are some things I’m really glad have carried over from the pandemic, and outdoor movies are one of them. It’s just a fun way to liven up a movie night and it gets everyone outside for a bit.

Three friends are watching a movie


Unfortunately, some cities don’t continue their outdoor movies after a few years, which is a shame. But a small town in southeastern Minnesota is keeping it going! And they started making these films in the park even before 2020.

Eyota, Minnesota’s Movies in the Park 2024

The Eyota Summer Recreation Program has been doing their Movies in the Park series for a while now. I found Movies in the Park Facebook events from 2017.

This year, four films are scheduled throughout the summer. Make plans to grab the kids and make some popcorn to watch one of these free Movies in the Park this summer.

All films start at dusk and are held in West Side Park or Downtown.

Here’s what they have planned for 2024:

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Friday June 7 (rain date: Friday June 14)


Friday June 28 (rain date: Friday July 9)

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

Tuesday, July 16 (rain date: Thursday, July 18)

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The Super Mario Brothers

Thursday, August 1 (rain date: Friday, August 2)

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Gallery credits: Carly Ross