Logo for "Summer Outdoor Movies" featuring a stylized film projector, film reels, tickets, and a popcorn bucket, all against a vibrant purple backdrop.


Valparaiso Events’ Summer Outdoor Movies series premieres Tuesday, June 4th, 2024, with a showing of the family favorite Toy Story at Central Park Plaza, home to Northwest Health Amphitheater, in downtown Valpo. The series runs every Tuesday evening from June 4th to July 2nd and features other family-friendly classics and a recent release—Wonka, Tangled, The Greatest Showman, and The Sandlot. The movie will begin at 7:00 p.m. on a digital LED screen with pre-movie activities starting at 5:30 p.m.


Aerial view of an outdoor stage with an audience and trees


Moviegoers will delight in a beautiful outdoor summer evening with various free, family-friendly activities prior to the 7:00 p.m. showing. From meeting favorite movie characters to face painting, balloon twisting, and caricatures—there’s something for everyone to enjoy! The movie nights will also feature live music, themed décor, and photo ops. At The Sandlot showing on Tuesday, July 2nd, there will be a special appearance by Tom Guiry, the actor who played Scotty Smalls in everyone’s favorite baseball blockbuster.


A statue of Orville Redenbacher on a bench.


And what’s a movie without popcorn!? Free popcorn, courtesy of Valparaiso Baptist Church, will be available at 5:30 p.m. until supplies last. Additional treats will be available for purchase from Valpo Velvet and other various food vendors. Moviegoers are also encouraged to grab dinner to-go from one of their favorite downtown restaurants and to bring a blanket and chairs for the lawn.


A smiling man hands a double scoop ice cream cone over the counter. Behind him is a chalkboard menu. To the left of him is a pyramid of ice cream pints.


For more information, visit www.valparaisoevents.com or @valparaisoevents on Facebook or Instagram.