Movies in the Garden ’18

July 5 - August 9, 2018

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


*Sister Act has been postponed til Aug 9* Join us this summer as we present five FREE outdoor movies on Thursdays in July & August! All movies will be held in the Stephenson Amphitheatre next to the Raleigh Rose Garden.

Yes, five FREE movies on consecutive Thursdays starting this July! Rain date (if necessary) is August 9th.

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! Interested in vending? Here is our Call for Vendors.

All movies start at 8:30pm and concessions and food trucks will open at 7:00pm. Competitions feature prizes from Hillsborough Street businesses. Featuring Dog Zone provided by Unleashed, the Dog and Cat Store.

Movie Lineup

Thursday, July 05 – Frozen (2013)

Runtime: 1:49
Rating: PG
Food Truck: Arepa Culture, Fresh Outta Brooklyn, Jay’s Italian Ice
Pre-show Activity: Hillsborough Street Scavenger Hunt

When the newly-crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister Anna teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition.

Read the IMDB entry for Frozen.

Thursday, July 12 – Labyrinth (1986) Cinema Party w/Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Runtime: 1:41
Rating: PG
Food Truck: Fresh Outta Brooklyn, Jay’s Italian Ice

A 16-year-old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King.

Read the IMDB entry for Labyrinth

Thursday, July 19 – The Greatest Showman (2017)

Runtime: 1:45
Rating: PG
Food Trucks: Jay’s Italian Ice, Chick-N-Que
Pre-show Activity: Lip Sync Battle

An original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Read the IMDB entry for The Greatest Showman

Thursday, July 26 – Mean Girls (2004), Audience Choice

Runtime: 1:37
Rating: PG-13
Food Truck: Arepa Culture, Jay’s Italian Ice, Fresh Outta Brooklyn
Pre-Show Activity:  Dog Costume Contest Featuring Dogs of ITB & Unleashed, the Dog and Cat Store

Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.

Read the IMDB entry for Mean Girls

Thursday, August 02 – Sister Act (1992) *Postponed til Aug 9*

Runtime: 1:40
Rating: PG
Food Truck: Will and Pops American Food Truck
Pre-Show Activity: Performance from the Cast of Sister Act

When a worldly singer witnesses a mob crime, the police hide her as a nun in a traditional convent where she has trouble fitting in.

Read the IMDB entry for Sister Act

Support and Sponsors

Thanks to our Movies in the Garden sponsors: Raleigh Brewing Company & Live It Up! Hillsborough Street. Additional support provided by GoRaleigh , The View on Pullen Circle and Dave & Busters.

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 a 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 wheelchair accessible, are available at the Main Stage lobby entrance. Port-a-potties, which are also wheelchair accessible, are located to the left of the stage near the ramp.

The RLT parking lot will only be open to vehicles with disability parking placards. The RLT staff parking lot is only for drop off of patrons with wheelchairs or mobility issues – no parking. You may park on the street where signposted.

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.