Catch a film on the lawn
Whether you prefer classics or recent releases, there’s no shortage of local spots to enjoy a film outside this season.
Guthrie Green hosts Thursday evening movie nights.
Whether you prefer classics or recent releases, there’s no shortage of local spots to enjoy a film outside this season. Check the websites below for this month’s cinematic schedules. Then pack some movie snacks, gather your friends and family, and enjoy the weather. Bring your own chairs or blankets, and arrive early to snag the best seats.
If you’re looking for an outdoor movie in the heart of downtown, look no further than Guthrie Green, which shows films each Thursday night from May-October. This year, the green has even added a special night in line with the Blue Whale Comedy Festival. On Sept. 7, see short comedy films before a screening of “Caddy Shack.” You also can grab dinner or snacks at Mr. Nice Guy’s Tacos, the park’s on-site restaurant. The fun starts at 8:30 p.m. Admission is free.
111 E. M. B. Brady St. | guthriegreen.com
The A.R. and Mary Louise Tandy Foundation Children’s Garden at the Central Library hosts a variety of programs — from story time to drone flying — but draws a crowd for movie night. With enough space for over 400 people, you’ll want to arrive on time to pick the perfect spot.
On Sept. 20, catch “La Bamba” in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The movie tells the story of Ritchie Valens, rock-n-roll pioneer and forefather of Chicano rock. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the movie begins at 7. Admission is free. Grab treats from the on-site Starbucks while you enjoy a movie under the stars.
400 Civic Center | tulsalibrary.org/central
Philbrook Museum of Art
Tulsans have enjoyed Philbrook’s summertime “Films on the Lawn” for 40 years. This year, patrons can enjoy them all year long. On the fourth Friday of every month, Philbrook opens its back lawn for a night of film, music, food trucks, activities and maybe even a surprise of two (the May film featured a real “Princess Bride” wedding).
Mark your calendars for “Moonrise Kingdom” on Sept. 22. Cost is $6 for Philbrook members; $8 for non-members. Children 17 and under are free. Films start at dark (times adjust by season). Doors open at 7 p.m. with garden access at 7:30. Since the museum is closed, buy tickets at the front desk and walk to the back of the building to access the lawn.
2727 S. Rockford Ave. | philbrook.org
Other venues for outdoor films
Brookside Collective | fumctulsa.org
Elwood’s | bluerosecafetulsa.com
Riverwalk in Jenks | riverwalktulsa.com