Slab Cinema brings the silver screen outside

Family vacations, pool parties and floating around in the river all sound appealing in the summer, but how about an outdoor movie?

Slab Cinema, a local outdoor screening project, offers free outdoor movies every weekend this summer at three venues: Sunset Station, Botanical Garden and HemisFair Park. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, food and loved ones for a relaxing evening in the warm summer air.

The Botanical Garden hosts Starlight Movies in the Garden and will feature two films in September. Movies by Moonlight will be held in HemisFair Park every Thursday from June through August.

Slab Cinema has been screening outdoor movies since 2004 and continues to “build community through outdoor movie events,” according to their website.  The beautiful open air is the perfect setting for outdoor movies. Rather than going to the local movie theater and spending $10 on a ticket, try catching a free flick on the big outdoor screen for a unique and unforgettable experience.

All movies are free of charge and begin at 8:30 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For a complete list of outdoor summer movies, visit


Movies by Moonlight

at HemisFair Park

 5:  “Hop”

12: “Fox and the Hound”

19: “Puss in Boots”

26: “Open Season”


Movies by Moonlight

at HemisFair Park

3: “Zookeeper”

10: “Happy Feet 2”

17: “Kung Fu Panda 2″

24: “Lion King”

31: “Over the Hedge”


Movies by Moonlight

at HemisFair Park

7: “Tangled”

14: “Alice in Wonderland”

21: “Tale of Despereaux”

28: “Adventures of Tin Tin”


Starlight Movies

in the Garden

at The Botanical Gardens

21: Rebel Without a Cause

28: Roman Holiday