4 outdoor movie theaters around Louisville

Take advantage of the warmer weather and catch a flick at one of these theaters around town.

Sauerbeck Family Drive-In sign

Sauerbeck Family Drive-In can be easy to miss — be sure to double-check directions before you head out.

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Nothing screams “summer” quite like stretching out on a freshly cut lawn or kicking back in the bed of a truck for some cinema under the stars.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic date night activity — like a scene out of your favorite rom-com — or just want to hang out with friends, we’ve got you covered with four outdoor movie theaters that will have you feeling like the star in your own motion picture.

🎬 Sauerbeck Family Drive-In

Summer retro Wednesdays offer throwback features like “Grease” and “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.” The theater also offers online concession ordering — you can place an order days in advance to make day-of pickup easy breezy.

  • Location: 3210 D.W. Griffith Ln., La Grange, KY
  • Open: Monday-Sunday, 7:30 p.m.-12 a.m.
  • Coming up: “Little Giants” and “Rudy”
  • Ticket prices: $11 per adult, $6 per child

🎬 Georgetown Drive-In

There’s a playground for the kiddos + children ages 5 and under get in free. Be sure to bring cash for admission and the pizza tent. Sign up for the drive-in’s mailing list to stay on top of upcoming shows.

  • Location: 8200 IN-64, Georgetown, IN
  • Open: Times vary based on movies playing
  • Coming up: “Fast X” and “The Little Mermaid”
  • Ticket prices: $12 per adult, $6 per child

🎬 Cinema Safari at the Louisville Zoo

Listen to the nighttime sounds of the animals as you watch family-friendly movies on a giant inflatable screen. Concessions will be available for purchase, but bring your own chair or blanket for the showing.

  • Location: Louisville Zoo, 1100 Trevilian Way
  • Open: Friday, July 14; Friday, August 11; and Friday, September 1
  • Coming up: “Sing 2,” “Trolls 2: World Tour,” and “Ghostbusters Afterlife”
  • Ticket prices: Free for zoo members; $5 for non-members plus parking fee

🎬 Legend at Pope Lick Creature Features

Monthly scary movies are shown on a 40-ft screen with a concession stand on site. The event also usually features a few local food + beverage vendors, too.

  • Location: Pope Lick Park, 4002 S. Pope Lick Rd.
  • Open: Various dates from April through September
  • Coming up: “Tremors,” “Shawshank Redemption,” “Twister,” and “Princess Bride”
  • Ticket prices: Free
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