Movies in the Park screen prior to a movie

Central Park, 401 C Street
Saturdays at Sunset

Movies in the Park is a free, outdoor movie series sponsored by Davis Sunset Rotary and Woodland Healthcare - Davis Satellite. The program was formerly run by the City's Community Services Department, but was cut from the budget in 2011.

The movies start at sunset.

Oriented towards children, with entertainment and food for sale before and during the show (or feel free to bring your own picnic).

In mid-October, Autumn in the Park also features a free movie in the park.

Fall 2018

Fall 2017

Fall 2016

Fall 2015

Fall 2014

  • August 23: Monsters University
  • September 6: Despicable Me 2
  • September 13: Frozen
  • September 20: The Lego Movie

Fall 2013

  • September 7: Monsters Inc.
  • September 14: The Avengers
  • September 21: How to Train Your Dragon
  • October 5: Up

Fall 2012

Fall 2011

Fall 2009

  • October 3: Madagascar (2005 - Ben Stiller, Chris Rock)
  • October 10: Happy Feet (2006 - Robin Williams, Hugh Jackman)
  • October 17: Mrs. Doubtfire (1993 - Robin Williams, Sally Field)

Fall 2008

  • September 13: Big (1988 - Tom Hanks)
  • September 27: Field of Dreams (1989 - Kevin Costner)
  • October 11: Shrek 2 (2004 - Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Julie Andrews, Antonio Banderas, John Cleese)

Spring 2008

Spring 2007

Fall 2006

Spring 2006


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2006-05-07 18:42:10   I went to see the Princess bride last night. They had a giant inflatable screen set up, which they projected the movie on. One good idea is that they segregated the lawn into 3 sections — those with blankets up front, those with beach chairs in the middle, and those with tall chairs in the back. There were, of course, a ton of kids there, but there were also a lot of couples, people with dogs, and adults. The kids were mostly well behaved. There was also several food booths there: the Hotdogger, Kathmandu Kitchen, Baskin Robbins, and Woodstocks (I think). Overall, a fun experience! —AlexPomeranz

2006-05-07 18:43:00   Go to Movies in the Park for a cheap date and a good time. Be forewarned: the mosquitoes are out by sunset, and they are ravenous. —AllisonEriksen

2008-09-26 09:18:27   Definitely fun for a cheap (potentially free) date idea. The sound could be a little louder maybe, but I was towards the back. There is subtitles though. All in all, an enjoyable experience. —Lala