Since the days when drive-ins were abundant, there has always been something special about watching a movie outdoors and Michigan summer is a prime time for it. There are several options for Ann Arbor Outdoor Movies this summer.
Of the Ann Arbor outdoor movies, the biggest movie of the year is at Michigan Stadium on June 22. They are showing Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse.
Eastern Michigan University has also done movies at their Football Field. I don’t see any scheduled yet this year, but I will update if one is announced.
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 through July 7. Be sure to check the movie schedule since not all of the movies are kid friendly.
Movies in Parks & More
Ann Arbor Parks has three Dive-In Movies at Fuller Park this year. My daughter loves swimming and has been to several dive-in movies with her swim team. She enjoys the time in the pool with the movie. The season starts with The Little Mermaid on July 20.
Both Saline and Pittsfield Parks have Movies in the Park on the calendar. There is also one more Movie on Maynard scheduled for September.
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.
A drive-in operates at the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth on weekends in the summer. Check out their weekly double features.
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.
At Home Outdoor Movie
Our neighbors have done outdoor movies several times. We have white garage doors which make a great projection surface. You could also project on a fence or a white sheet suspended from a deck or swingset.
The Ann Arbor District Library has projectors available. It looks like it has HDMI connectors, VGA connectors, and audio outputs. It is an in-demand item, so it may need to be an impromptu movie night.
There are also projectors available on Amazon at a variety of price points. Check out some options here:
Ann Arbor Outdoor Movies Schedule