Movies in the Garden ’19
Join us this summer as we present five FREE outdoor movies on Thursdays in July and August! All movies will be held in the Stephenson Amphitheatre next to the Raleigh Rose Garden.
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!
Thursday, July 11 | Mary Poppins Returns
Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael’s children through a difficult time in their lives. Read the IMDB entry for Mary Poppins Returns.
Thursday, July 18 | Bohemian Rhapsody
The story of the legendary rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid ’85. Read the IMDB entry for Bohemian Rhapsody.
Thursday, July 25 | Beetlejuice
Runtime: 1h 32min
Food Trucks: Mr. Mongolian, Fresh Outta Brooklyn, Jay’s Italian Ice
Pre-show Activity: Movie Party with Alamo Drafthouse, Performance from RLT’s A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
The spirits of a deceased couple are harassed by an unbearable family that has moved into their home, and hire a malicious spirit to drive them out. Read the IMDB entry for Beetlejuice.
Thursday, August 1 | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities. Read the IMDB entry for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
Thursday, August 8 | Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
Runtime: 1h 54min
Food Trucks: Will & Pop’s, Fresh Outta Brooklyn, Jay’s Italian Ice
Pre-show Activity: Interview & Performance with Groove in the Garden artist Michael Casey & Piedmont Laureate David Menconi
Five years after the events of Mamma Mia! (2008), Sophie prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother’s past. Read the IMDB entry for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again .
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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.
Tickets: Free (no ticket required)
All movies start at 8:30pm and concessions and food trucks will open at 7:00pm.
Let us know you’re coming on our Facebook Event page!
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.