Movies in the Garden

July 20, 2017 - August 10, 2017

RLT’s Louise “Scottie” Stephenson Amphitheatre (General Admission)


Join us this summer as we present four FREE outdoor movies on Thursdays in July & August! All movies will be held in the Stephenson Amphitheatre next to the Raleigh Rose Garden.

Yes, four FREE movies on consecutive Thursdays starting this July! Rain date (if necessary) is August 17.

La La Land movie Cinderella 2015 movie The Sound of Music movie Hidden Figures movie

Movies in the Garden is a family-friendly event, showing movies that are rated G, PG and PG-13. Concessions (including cold adult beverages provided by Raleigh Brewing) will be available for purchase. Food trucks will be at each show. Please, no outside alcohol, as this is a city park, but feel free to bring cushions/blankets/chairs. Looking for parking tips? Download the Hillsborough Street App!

All movies start at 8:30pm and concessions and food trucks will open at 7:00pm. Competitions feature prizes from Hillsborough Street businesses.

Movie Lineup

Thursday, July 20 – La La Land (2016)

Run time: 2:08
Rating: PG-13
Food Truck: American Meltdown
Pre-show Activity: Scavenger Hunt

American musical romantic drama, staring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as a jazz pianist and an aspiring actress who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles.

Read the IMDB entry for La La Land.

Thursday July 27 – Cinderella (2015)

Runtime: 1:54
Rating: PG
Food Truck: Arepa Culture NC, El Rey del Taco
Sweet Treat: Jay’s Italian Ice
Pre-show Activity: Disney Trivia

When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her scheming step-sisters. Never one to give up hope, Ella’s fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.

Read the IMDB entry for Cinderella (2015)

August 3 – The Sound of Music (1965)

Runtime: 2:54
Rating: G
Food Trucks: Cousin’s Maine Lobster, Fresh Outta Brooklyn
Sweet Treat: Jay’s Italian Ice
Pre-show Activity: Lip Sync Battle hosted by Kristie & Amy of Raleigh Brewing Company

American musical drama film starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.

Read the IMDB entry for The Sound of Music

August 10 – Hidden Figures (2016)

Runtime: 2:07
Rating: PG
Food Truck: Fresh Outta Brooklyn, Tacos Las Gringas
Sweet Treat: Jay’s Italian Ice
Pre-Show Activity: “Are You Smarter Than a Rocket Scientist?” & Performance by the cast of RLT’s “Crowns

The story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program.

Read the IMDB entry for Hidden Figures

Support and Sponsors

Thanks to our Movies in the Garden sponsors: Raleigh Brewing Company & Live It Up! Hillsborough Street.

Raleigh Brewing Company 

Attending a performance in the Amphitheatre

You are welcome to bring your own dinner, however since the amphitheatre is part of a City of Raleigh park, please adhere to these rules:

  • No open flames or candles (including citronella candles)
  • No glass bottles allowed
  • Only beer and wine purchased from our vendor may be brought into the amphitheatre.
  • The theatre reserves the right to check coolers for outside alcohol
  • Dogs are allowed but must be kept on leash and be well-behaved

Bringing blankets or chairs makes seating more comfortable. Lawnchairs or the folding chairs that come in a bag work well. There is grass between the concrete benches and chairs fit well in that space.

Indoor restroom facilities, which are handicap accessible, are available at the Main Stage Lobby Entrance. Port-a-potties, which are also handicap accessible, are located to the left of the stage near the handicap entrance.

The RLT amphitheatre parking lot will only be open to handicapped drivers. The RLT staff parking lot is only for handicapped drop-off only – no parking. You may park on the street where signposted.

Interested in being a vendor? Click here. Photo by Ryan Hatton.

Ticket Information

Tickets: Free (no ticket required)

Let us know you’re coming on our Facebook Event page!

Accessibility Information

  • All movies are wheelchair accessible. Drop off for patrons in wheelchairs is in the staff lot adjacent to the Rose Garden, which is accessible from the intersection of Pogue & Everett Streets.