Outdoor Movies: 2011

One of my favorite parts about Nashville in the summer is the plethora of free outdoor movies. Between Movies in the Park and the Belcourt there will be plenty of opportunities to watch awesome films in the open air. They’re always great fun and this year the movie selection is pretty awesome.

Movies in the Park, which take place in Centennial Park, run every Wednesday in the month of June. Be sure to bring a blanket or a chair that sits low to the ground and maybe a little bit of cash for the food vendors. This year The Grilled Cheeserie, Cupcake Collection, Fleur de Lis, Moosehead Kettle Corn, Tin Can Treats, Chili Pop’s, Moe’s Southwest, and Joe’s Crabshack will be there ready to feed you. The films start when it gets dark and the schedule is as so:

  • June 1 – 500 Days of Summer
  • June 8 – Harry Potter (the latest one)
  • June 15 – Sherlock Holmes (also the latest one)
  • June 22 – Despicable Me
  • June 29 – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (the NON edited version)

Like I said, pretty fantastic lineup of films. The Belcourt is also showing some pretty cool movies this year for their annual outdoor cinema series. They show one every second Saturday beginning at sundown and I highly recommend bringing some sort of comfortable camping chair or a blanket and a pillow, because that pavement in the parking lot can be rather unforgiving. Their films this year are:

  • June 11 – The Blues Brothers (ROCK!!!)
  • July 9 – Destry Rides Again
  • August 13 – Wargames
  • September 10th – Psycho (the original)

Yes, that’s right, Blues Brothers AND Psycho in one film series. Looks like it’s gonna be an awesome summer, y’all!



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