5 outdoor movie theaters in Louisville, KY

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Nothing screams “summer” quite like hitting the town for a bit of nighttime cinema under the stars, stretched out on a freshly cut lawn or kicking back in the bed of a truck.

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 five outdoor movie theaters that will have you feeling like the star in your own motion picture.

🎬 Sauerbeck Family Drive-In

  • Location: 3210 D.W. Griffith Ln., La Grange, KY
  • Open: Mon.-Sun., 8 p.m.-1 a.m.
  • Coming up: “Minions: The Rise of Gru”, “Jurassic World Dominion”
  • Ticket prices: $11 per adult, $6 per child
  • Additional features: Drive in on Wednesdays for throwback features like “Grease,” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” If you’re not tempted by the classic concessions available for purchase, you can bring your own snacks for $5.

🎬 Georgetown Drive-In

  • Location: 8200 IN-64, Georgetown, IN
  • Open: Fri.-Sun., 7:30 p.m. for new releases + special events, 8:45 p.m. on regular nights
  • Coming up: “Lightyear”, “Top Gun Maverick”
  • Ticket prices: $12 per adult, $6 per child
  • Additional features: There’s a playground for the kiddos + children ages five and under get in for free. Be sure to bring cash for admission at the front gate. Sign up for the drive-in’s mailing list to stay on top of upcoming shows.

🎬 Cinema Safari at the Louisville Zoo

  • Location: Louisville Zoo, 1100 Trevilian Way
  • Open: Fri., July 15, Fri., July 29, Fri., Aug. 12 + Fri., Sept. 9
  • Coming up: “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”, “Elf”, “A Bug’s Life”, Encanto
  • Ticket prices: Free for zoo members, $5 for non-members after 5 p.m.
  • Additional features: 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.

🎬 Legend at Pope Lick Creature Features

  • Location: Pope Lick Park, 4002 S. Pope Lick Rd.
  • Open: 8 p.m., Sat., July 23, Sat., Aug. 20 + Sat., Sept. 10
  • Coming up: “The Conjuring”, “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, “The Princess Bride”
  • Ticket prices: Free
  • Additional features: Monthly scary movies are shown on a 40-ft screen with a concession stand onsite — including Dippin’ Dots. The event also usually features a few local food + beverage vendors as well.

🎬 St. Matthews Movies in the Park

  • Location: Brown Park, 1000 Browns Ln.
  • Open: Sat., July 9, Sept. 10 + Sat., Oct. 8
  • Coming up: The Goonies, Encanto, Goosebumps
  • Ticket prices: Free
  • Additional features: Produced by the Chamber of St. Matthews, this free movie series happens on the second Saturday of the month from June-October. Bring a blanket or chair and some snacks to complete your experience.
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