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Where to see a free outdoor movie in Minneapolis or St. Paul almost every day this summer

A crowd enjoys movies and music in Loring Park, 2013 (Nate Ryan/MPR)

Minneapolis and St. Paul have both released their summer music and movies series, which boast an outdoor movie, sometimes with a band, for nearly every day in the summer. Also in the mix: the Walker Art Center’s annual music and movies series. Below is a list of movies, concerts and locations. All movies begin at sunset unless otherwise listed.

June 8:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Jackson Square Park)

June 9:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: Up (Victory Park)

June 10:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: Frozen (Fuller Park)

June 11:
Minneapolis Summer Music & Movies Series: Twin Cities Mobile Jazz Project & TC Black Film Festival Selection, 7:30 (Lake Harriet Park)
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: Big Hero 6 (Waite Park)
St. Paul Summer Music & Movies Series:
 Midwest Paul Cook & The Neverending Story, 7:30 (Como Dockside)

June 13:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series:
 Goosebumps (Keewaydin Park)

June 14:
Minneapolis Summer Music & Movies Series: Matt Hannah & Casablanca, 7:00 (Father Hennepin Bluff Park)

June 15:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series:
 Jurassic World (Bottineau Park)

June 16:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: The Martian (Sibley Park)

June 17:
Minneapolis Summer Music & Movies Series: the Dirty Banks & Star Wars: The Force Awakens, 7:30 (Lake Harriet Park)

June 18:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: The Martian (Lynnhurst Park)
St. Paul Summer Music & Movies Series:
 Mike Gunther & The Princess Bride, 7:30 ( Como Dockside)

June 20:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: Glory Road (Franklin Steele Square)

June 21:
Minneapolis Summer Music & Movies Series: Sabby White & Comme un lion, 7:00 (Father Hennepin Bluff Park)

June 22:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: Adventures of Tintin (McRae Park)

June 23:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: Goosebumps (Brackett Park)

June 24:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: Jurassic World (Phelps Park)
St. Paul Summer Movies Series: The Mighty Ducks (Linwood Rec Center)

June 25:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: E.T. (Beltrami Park)

June 27:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: Mr. Holmes (Elliot Park)

June 28:
Minneapolis Summer Music & Movies Series: The Broken Heartland String Band & Top Gun, 7:00 (Father Hennepin Bluff Park)
St. Paul Summer Movies Series: Minions (Mattocks Park)

June 29:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: Pixels (Windom South Park)

June 30:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: The Martian (Farview Park)

July 1:
Minneapolis Summer Music & Movies Series: The Belfast Cowboys & The Princess Bride, 7:30 (Lake Harriet Park)

July 2:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: Minions (Lake Nokomis Park)

July 5:
Minneapolis Summer Music & Movies Series: Lisa Carney Anderson Quintet & La bell vie, 7:00 (Father Hennepin Bluff Park

July 6:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: Pixels (Hiawatha School Park)

July 7:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: Furious 7 (Cedar Field Park)

July 8:
St. Paul Summer Movies Series: Pan (North Dale Rec Center)

July 9:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Whittier Park:

July 11:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: 42 (North Commons Park)

July 12:
Minneapolis Summer Music & Movies Series: Byron Johnson-Blanchard Trio & Young Frankenstein, 7:00 (Father Hennepin Bluff Park)

July 14:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: Back to the Future (Victory Park)

July 15:
Minneapolis Summer Music & Movies Series: Minnesota Sinfonia & Enchanted, 7:30 (Lake Harriet Park)

July 16:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: The Martian (Victory Park)

July 18:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: Inside Out (Pershing Park)

July 19:
Minneapolis Summer Music & Movies Series: OSO & He Named Me Malala, 7:00 (Father Hennepin Bluff Park)

July 20:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: The Mighty Ducks (Kenwood Park)

July 21:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: We Bought a Zoo (Morris Park)

July 22:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: 
Monsters, Inc (Stewart Park)
St. Paul Summer Movies Series: The Goonies (MLK Rec Center)

July 23:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: The Sandlot (Van Cleve Park)

July 25:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: Inside Out (Matthews Park)

July 26:
Minneapolis Summer Music & Movies Series: Iron for Ghosts & TC Black Film Festival Selection, 7:00 (Father Hennepin Bluff Park)
St. Paul Summer Movies Series: Big Hero 6 (Hayden Heights Rec Center)

July 27:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: The Goonies (Windom Northeast Park)

July 28:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: Inside Out (Lake Calhoun)
St. Paul Summer Movies Series: The Good Dinosaur (Edgcumbe Rec Center)

July 29:
Minneapolis Summer Music & Movies Series: Jilian Rae & Rio 2, 7:30 (Lake Harriet Park)
St. Paul Summer Movies Series: Zookeeper (Northwest Como Rec Center)

July 30:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: Frozen (Dickman Park)

August 1:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: Up (Linden Hills Park)
Walker Art Center Summer Music & Movies Series: Grant Hart Associated and A Hard Day’s Night, 7:00 — featuring DJ Jake Rudh from The Current (Loring Park)

August 2:
Minneapolis Summer Music & Movies Series: Niki Becker & Pitch Perfect 2, 7:00 (Father Hennepin Bluff Park)
St. Paul Summer Movies Series: The Good Dinosaur (McDonough Rec Center)

August 3:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: Minions (Pearl Park)

August 4:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: The Goonies (Powderhorn Park)
St. Paul Summer Movies Series: Open Season: Scared Silly (Homecroft Park)

August 5:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: Heavyweights, 7:30 (Lake Harriet Park)
St. Paul Summer Movies Series: Heavyweights (Merriam Park Rec Center

August 6:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: The Martian (Lyndale Farmstead Park)

August 8:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: Where the Wild Things Are (Armatage Park)
Walker Art Center Summer Music & Movies Series: The Pines and Hairspray, 7:00 — featuring DJ Bill DeVille from The Current (Loring Park)

August 9:
Minneapolis Summer Music & Movies Series: Grateful Red & Jaws, 7:00 (Father Hennepin Bluff Park)

August 10:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: Rocky (Logan Park)
St. Paul Summer Movies Series: Inside Out (Groveland Rec Center)

August 11:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: Jurassic World (Victory Park)

August 12:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: Troop Beverly Hills, 7:30 (Lake Harriet Park)
St. Paul Summer Movies Series: Inside Out (Langford Rec Center)

August 13:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: Akeelah and the Bee (Sumner Field Park)

August 15:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series:
 Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (Luxton Park)
Walker Art Center Summer Music & Movies Series: Mixed Blood Majority and Wayne’s World, 7:00 — featuring DJ David Safar from The Current (Loring Park)

August 16:
Minneapolis Summer Music & Movies Series: Hunker’d Down Blues Band & Batkid Begins, 7:00 (Father Hennepin Bluff Park)

August 17:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: Inside Out (Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park)

August 18:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: Jurassic World (Bryant Square Park)

August 19:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: Moonrise Kingdom, 7:30 (Lake Harriet Park)

August 22:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: Minions (Painter Park)
Walker Art Center Summer Music & Movies Series: Bruise Violet plus Big Cats and Man with a Movie Camera, 7:00 — featuring DJ Sean McPherson from The Current (Loring Park)

August 23:
Minneapolis Summer Music & Movies Series: The Paper Days &  TC Black Film Festival Selection, 7:00  (Father Hennepin Bluff Park)
St. Paul Summer Movies Series: The Hunger Games (Highland Pool House)

August 24:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: Annie (2014) (Kenny Park)

August 25:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: Furious 7 (Central Gym Park)

August 26:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: The Parent Trap (1961), 7:30 (Lake Harriet Park)
St. Paul Summer Movies Series: The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (Battle Creek Rec Center)

August 27:
Minneapolis Summer Movies Series: Jurassic World (Currie Park)

Click for more information on Minneapolis’ summer music and movie series.
Click for more information on St. Paul’s summer music and movie series.
Click for more information on the Walker’s summer music and movie series.

Raisa Elhadi is a student at the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities.