A week doesn’t go by where someone says they miss the old Council Bluffs Drive-In out by Manawa. Watching movies under the stars, crammed into the back of a car with speakers hanging on your window is an amazing experience. Something we want our kids to enjoy. We have a Backyard Movie Screen and projector to recreate that experience in our backyard, but it’s not the same. It’s awesome, but it’s not that same. For me, nothing will ever replace the original Drive-In but, there are several places to enjoy Outdoor and Drive-In Movies in Omaha, and the surrounding areas.
Outdoor and Drive-In Movies in Omaha and Surrounding Areas
Once again you can enjoy Movies in the Park at Bayliss in Council Bluffs. Movies are free and begin at dusk. In the even of a rainout, movies are rescheduled for the following Saturday. The line-up for this summer includes:
- Jungle Book (July 28th)
- The Great Gilly Hopkins (August 4th)
On June 1st you can enjoy a free screening of Raider’s of the Lost Ark during River’s Edge Movies in the Park in Council Bluffs.
Falconwood Park Drive-In Movies
Sokol Park Drive-In Movies this summer run $7-$20 per vehicle and gates open at 7pm, with movies starting at dusk. The line-up for this summer includes:
- Toy Story (July 30th)
- Blazing Saddles (August 6th)
- UP (August 10th)
- Twister (August 13th)
- Stand by Me (August 17th)
- Beauty and the Beast (August 19th)
You can enjoy Free Outdoor Movies at Flix at the Chef held behind Dairy Chef in Elkorn. The movies begin at dusk, and free popcorn and parking is provided. The line-up includes:
- Trolls (August 12th)
- The LEGO Batman Movie (September 9th)
Monday Night Movies at Midtown Crossing are free and open to the public. Bring your blankets to Turner Park for the summer movie line-up that includes:
- Finding Dory (July 31st)
Movie Nights offered at Camp Fontenelle are open to the public and free will donation. You can come early and grill your dinner on one of five fire rings, or bring your lawn chairs and just enjoy the movie. You can email or call for a list of titles showing this summer.
The Starlight Movie Series at Sumtur Amphitheater in Papillion is free, with gates opening at 7:30 and movies starting at dusk. The line-up for this includes:
- The LEGO Batman Movie (July 28th)
- The Secret Life of Pets (August 4th)
- Finding Dory (August 11th)