Free Flicks
Free Flicks


Free Flicks is a summer-long series of outdoor movie showings throughout the Des Moines area. The films will be shown on a 25-foot portable screen, and will begin after sunset around 9:00 p.m. Admission is free, blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged. People are free to bring their own snacks as concessions will not be provided for purchase.

Des Moines neighborhood associations are welcomed to host a Free Flicks in 2016. All dates for the 2015 season are set, but if your group is interested in sponsoring for 2016 please apply next year! For questions, please email us at

Movies will not take place in the event of rain. Please continue to check our website, facebook, and twitter for updates. Remember, you can know before you go, with our text messaging notification service.



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Free Flicks Schedule
05/15/2015BeethovenEwing Dog Park - 4660 Indianola Ave.
05/29/2015Cats and Dogs - The Revenge of Kitty GaloreRiverwalk Dog Park - 1111 Illinois St.
06/04/2015The Rear WindowThe Des Moines Art Center - 4700 Grand Ave.
06/11/2015UpBeaverdale Park - 3333 Adams Ave.
06/18/2015PaddingtonMartin Luther King Jr Park - 1650 Garfield Ave.
06/25/2015Lego MovieChamberlain Park - 2150 Woodland Ave.
07/02/2015GodzillaWitmer Park - 1610 34th St.
07/09/2015MaleficentCheatham Park - 1100 Day St.
07/16/2015Raiders of the Lost ArkSoftball Complex - 4980 NE 46th St.
07/23/2015GooniesSargent Park - 3530 E. Douglas Ave.
08/06/2015ET (restored version)Woodlawn Park - 3126 Twana Dr.
08/08/2015GhostbustersHoyt Sherman 1501 Woodland Ave.
08/20/2015Monsters Inc.Ding Darling Shelter - 2100 Saylor Rd.