Movies in the Park

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people watching a movie on a projector screen in Riverfront Park

Due to COVID-19, Movies in the Park is on hold until further notice.

On July 11, the City of Salem's free Movies in the Park series opens in Riverfront Park with Napoleon Dynamite.

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.

Movies start at dusk. You are encouraged to bring your blankets, low-back chairs, snacks, and non-alcoholic drinks. Movies are captioned. There is no charge to attend; however, donations are welcome.  

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

Movies in the Park Schedule:

  • July 11: Napoleon Dynamite, PG, 1 hour 36 minutes, starts ~9:00 p.m.
  • July 18: Missing Link, PG, 1 hour 33 minutes, starts ~9:00 p.m.
  • August 1: Frozen 2, PG, 1 hour 43 minutes, starts ~8:30 p.m.
  • August 8: Love, Simon, PG-13, 1 hour 50 minutes, starts ~8:30 p.m.
  • August 22: Star Wars – Rise of Skywalker, PG-13, 2 hours 22 minutes, starts ~8:00 p.m.
More information about the movies.

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. For more information, please contact Tibby Larson, Volunteer Coordinator, at [email protected] or 503-589-2197.

Upcoming activities

Contact us

Parks and Recreation Services
Monday–Friday
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
555 Liberty ST SE RM 325
Salem OR 97301
Phone: