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Free Movie Series

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About the Free Movie Series

Started as a pilot program by M.C. Ginsberg and the James Gang in 2005, the Free Movie Series features a full-length movie on the University of Iowa Pentacrest outside of Macbride Hall. Each week you can enjoy a classic or contemporary feature film. Movies start at sundown and many offer special entertainment prior to the feature film. In 2012, Summer of the Arts purchased a large inflatable screen which provides a smooth and clear picture for our beautiful outdoor theater. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy the movie!

Movies take place outside of Macbride Hall (on the East side of the building) on the Pentacrest at sunset (which varies from 8:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. later in the season).

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy FREE entertainment.

In case of rain, the movie will be shown beginning at 8:30 p.m. inside Macbride Auditorium.

Maps and Parking


There are four parking ramps in downtown Iowa City providing over 3,000 parking spots! Find out more including detailed locations and cost by clicking on one below:

Free Movie Series History

Past Summer Schedules and Movie Information

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325 E. Washington St., Ste. 301 | Iowa City, IA 52240 | 319.337.7944