Watch Free Movies in Riverfront Park

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Movies in the park gives you a chance to spend time with family and friends or just take a break and enjoy a summer evening. Join us under the stars to watch family-friendly movies on a 24-foot screen in the Riverfront Park Amphitheater.

All shows start at dusk and you are encouraged to bring your blankets, low-back chairs, snacks, and non-alcoholic drinks. Movies are captioned.

Parking is available in the Carousel parking lot and at the north end of Riverfront Park.

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How you can help

You can help this family-friendly event continue in one of the following ways:

  • Donate. Donations are accepted at the start of each showing to help keep the program strong and provide a fun activity for everyone in the community.

  • Volunteer. Volunteers are needed at each showing to collect donations and answer questions.

Upcoming activities
Aug. 19
Free "Pop-Up Downtown" Class: Street Cars of Salem6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Plaza in alley next to JC Penney
305 Liberty ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Brush up on your Salem history with this fascinating class about the days when street cars were in use here.

Presenter: Mark Kavanagh

Phone: 503-588-6303

Aug. 20
Free "Pop-Up Downtown" Class: Presentation and Tour with Park Ranger9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.Riverfront Park
500 Water ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Enjoy a presentation at the Riverfront Pavillion, followed by a guided walk into Minto-Brown Island Park with knowledgable Park Ranger Mike Zieker. Please bring binoculars if you have them. There will be approximately 3-5 miles of walking, so please wear comfortable shoes.

Presenter: Mike Zieker

Phone: 503-588-6303

Free "Pop-Up Downtown" Class: Ink Blot Art10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.Plaza in alley next to JC Penney
305 Liberty ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Have fun expressing your creative side with this free class! All ages welcome. Taught by experienced art instructor Stacie Clark. The Plaza is located between JC Penney and the Chemeketa Parkade.

Presenter: Stacie Clark

Phone: 503-588-6303

Aug. 22
Free "Pop-Up Downtown" Class: Beaded Bangle Bracelet1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.Plaza in alley next to JC Penney
305 Liberty ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Create your own beaded bangle bracelet in an outdoor setting, under guidance of an experienced instructor. The plaza is located between JC penney and the Chemeketa Parkade. This class is also scheduled for September 12th at the same location.

Presenter: Mona West

Phone: 503-588-6303

Aug. 27
Free "Pop-Up Downtown" Class: Explore Acrylic Inks10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.Plaza in alley next to JC Penney
305 Liberty ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Enjoy expressing your creative side in an outdoor setting, with an experienced art instructor as your coach. The plaza is located between JC Penney and the Chemeketa Parkade.

Presenter: Stacie Clark

Phone: 503-588-6303