Free Movie Series History
Wanna know more about what we have shown in previous years? Click on the links below!
What Movie Would YOU Like To See On The Big Screen?
Our 2020 series has officially reached its finale, but we are already excited about the movies and stories we can watch together next summer! If you have any films you would LOVE to see at our Free Movies Series in 2021, please click HERE and let us know.
About the Free Movie Series
Started as a pilot program by M.C. Ginsberg and the James Gang in 2005, the Free Movie Series typically features a full-length movie on the University of Iowa Pentacrest outside of Macbride Hall. Each Saturday moviegoers enjoy a classic or contemporary feature film. Movies start at sundown, and we offer special entertainment prior to some of the feature films. Movies will be shown on a large, inflatable screen which provides a smooth and clear picture for our beautiful outdoor theater.
Transportation and Parking
Most Iowa City, Coralville, and University of Iowa bus routes come in/through downtown, so there’s always an option. Please note that the festival does impact bus routes, so check their websites for more information. Check out Bongo for GPS-based, real-time trip planning.
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: