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Movies in the Garden ’19

July 18 - August 8, 2019

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

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 – CANCELLED DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER

Runtime: 2h 10min
Rating: PG
Food Trucks: Cockadoodlemoo, Mr. Mongolian, Jay’s Italian Ice
Pre-show Activity: Scavenger Hunt (now happening on August 8)

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

Runtime: 2h 14min
Rating: PG-13
Food Trucks: Las Gringas, Fresh Outta Brooklyn, Jay’s Italian Ice
Pre-show Activity: Lip Sync Contest, Bike Ride + Valet by Oaks and Spokes

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
Rating: PG
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

Runtime: 1h 57min
Rating: PG
Food Trucks: Las Gringas, Fresh Outta Brooklyn, Jay’s Italian Ice
Pre-show Activity: Dog Costume Contest with Unleashed and Dogs of ITB (sign up here)

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
Rating: PG-13
Food Trucks: Will & Pop’s, Fresh Outta Brooklyn, Jay’s Italian Ice
Pre-show Activity: Scavenger Hunt (7-8pm), Interview & Performance with Groove in the Garden artist Michael Casey & Piedmont Laureate David Menconi  (8pm)

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 .

Support and Sponsors

Thanks to our Movies in the Garden sponsors: Raleigh Brewing Company & Live It Up! Hillsborough Street. Additional support provided by GoRaleigh and NC By Train.

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)

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!

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.