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6 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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What do you mean, we’re halfway through summer and you have yet to watch some cinema under the stars?

For a romantic date night activity — like a scene out of your favorite rom-com — or a fun time with friends, we’ve got you covered with six outdoor movie theaters that will have you feeling like the star in your own motion picture.

🎬 Sauerbeck Family Drive-In

Current flicks play most days, plus there are
throwback features like “Grease” and “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” on Retro Wednesdays. 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: “TMNT Mutant Mayhem” + “Mission Impossible 7”
  • 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: On Saturday, August 19, there will be a fundraiser event for Harrison County Animal Shelter. Expect dog contests, raffles, and a foam party.
  • 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, August 11, and Friday, September 1
  • Coming up: “Trolls 2: World Tour” + “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, serving up everything from bratwursts to mini donuts. The event also features West Sixth beer.

  • Location: Pope Lick Park, 4002 S. Pope Lick Rd.
  • Open: Various dates through September
  • Coming up: “Twister” + “Princess Bride”
  • Ticket prices: Free

🎬 Downtown Drive-In

Bring a blanket or chair and watch movies projected via the Louisville Downtown Partnership’s CineBus. Snacks and beers are available from Ten20 Craft Brewery.

  • Location: Brown-Forman Amphitheater, 1301 River Rd.
  • Open: Various dates through October
  • Coming up: “A League of Their Own” + “Cars”
  • Ticket prices: Free

🎬 Iroquois Amphitheater movie nights

Snag one of 2,348 seats at this outdoor South Louisville theater that was built in 1938. The concession stand serves classic movie treats like candy and popcorn, plus early arrivals can enter raffles for door prizes.

  • Location: Iroquois Amphitheater, 1090 Amphitheater Rd.
  • Open: Various dates through September
  • Coming up: “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome” + “Goldfinger”
  • Ticket prices: Free
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