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Ann Arbor Outdoor Movies Summer 2022

Ann Arbor Outdoor Movies

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I’ve loved seeing outdoor movies since my first trip to the drive-in. There are lots of options for outdoor movies near Ann Arbor. Since COVID, outdoor & drive-in movies are great for maintaining social distance especially with kids not yet able to be vaccinated. Michigan summer nights are often cool making for great movie watching weather. However, being on the western edge of the time zone, darkness starts late.

Top of the Park Movies

Our favorite place to catch an outdoor movie in Ann Arbor is at Top of the Park. Movies run Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from mid June to early July. After taking a COVID break in 2020 and 2021 they are back with a full slate of movies for 2022.

Top of the Park Movie Lineup for 2022

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Stadium Movies

We love seeing moves at Michigan Stadium. We have seen both Black Panther and Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse.

Of the Ann Arbor outdoor movies, the biggest movie of the year is at Michigan Stadium. We hope to see it return in 2022.

Michigan Stadium Movie Night - Field Seating

Eastern Michigan University has also done movies at their Football Field. I will update if one is announced.


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Movies in Parks & More

Movies in the Parks is returning for 2022. Ypsilanti DDA is reverting to traditional format instead of drive-in style. Saline Parks also returns the movie series starting with Encanto as part of their Family Campout. Huron Clinton Metroparks has Movies in the Park at Kensington and Willow in August which are a short drive from Ann Arbor.

Washtenaw County Parks & Rec has held Movies in the Park at Rolling Hills in the past. We have not seen any announcements for 2022.

Pittsfield Township has also held Movies in the Park in previous years. We will monitor their website and social media for any 2022 events.

Ann Arbor Parks has held three Dive-In Movies at Fuller Park for several summers prior to 2020. While they are returning to more normal pool operations this year, they have not announced dive-in movies. Maybe next year.

Ann Arbor started Movies on Maynard in 2019. We do not see any announcements for 2022.



Ann Arbor Drive-In Movie Options

A Drive-In is the classic way to watch an outdoor movie. Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County do not have a drive-in, but there are a couple in close driving distance. They all offer double features, which makes for a late night.

The Summer Drive-In at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth on Wednesdays-Sundays in the summer. They open for sneak peek weekends in May and open full time in June. Check out our tips for seeing a movie:

7 Tips for Summer Drive-In at USA Hockey Arena

The Ford Drive-In is in Dearborn. They are open nightly in the summer. They offer several double features each night.

The US-23 Drive-In is in Flint. They are open nightly with double features.

Our friends at Metro Detroit Mommy have a few more Drive-Ins listed for Wayne, Macomb, and Oakland counties.



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Ann Arbor Outdoor Movies Schedule

Date/TimeEvent
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09/29/2022
7:30pm-9:30pm
Movie In the Park - Disney's Encanto
at Frog Island Park, Ypsilanti Michigan
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10/29/2022
3:30pm-8:30pm
Thrills at the Mills
at Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter Michigan
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