Rochester MN Guide to Outdoor Movies this Summer


‘Tis the season for absolutely EVERYTHING outdoors to make up for all the time spent inside this past winter!  Outdoor movies are a fun experience for the whole family…watching a fun movie under the stars is a blast! (Everything’s better outside, right?)  Here’s a round-up of all the outdoor movies in the area for you to enjoy this summer!

Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery

On Wednesday nights, head out to the beautiful Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery to enjoy FREE movies all summer long!  They’ll be screening some of their very favorites on the big screen set up in the vineyard.  All are welcome!  For more details, please visit their calendar entry. Full drink and food menu available for movies!

Location: 78757 MN-16, Spring Valley, MN 55975
Dates: Wednesdays during the summer starting on June 2nd
Phone: (507) 346-7300
Price: FREE
More Information 

Wednesday, June 2nd: The Wedding Singer
Wednesday, June 9th: Back to the Future
Wednesday, June 16th: Beauty and the Beast (live-action)
Wednesday, June 23rd: The Goonies
Wednesday, June 30th: The Jerk

Wednesday, July 7th: Hamilton
Wednesday, July 14th: Something’s Gotta Give
Wednesday, July 21st: Ratatouille
Wednesday, July 28th: Jurassic Park

Wednesday, August 4th: My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Wednesday, August 11th: Mamma Mia
Wednesday, August 18th: Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 1
Wednesday, August 25th: Greatest Showman

History Center of Olmsted County

Enjoy a drive-in movie at the History Center of Olmsted County, Featuring different movies on Friday and Saturday night all summer long! Check back often as more dates and movies are added!

Location:1195 W Circle Dr. SW, Rochester, MN 55902
Dates: Fridays and Saturdays all summer long starting on May 28th
Phone: (507) 282-9447
Price: $25/car
More Information and Tickets

Friday, June 4th: Wonder Woman 1984
Saturday, June 5th: Tom and Jerry
Friday, June 11th: A Hard Day’s Night (Plus Footage of Queen’s Last Concert)
Saturday, June 12th: Onward
Friday, June 18th: Viva, Las Vegas
Saturday, June 19th: The Secret Garden
Friday, June 25th: Bohemian Rhapsody
Saturday, June 26th: Trolls World Tour

Drive-In Movies at Graham Park

Join Rochester My Home, 125 LIVE, Olmsted County Fair, My Graham Park, Town Square Media, and other area partners in enjoying a safe, fun drive-in movie. These movies will aid area Non-Profit organizations. 50% of the profits go back to sponsor non-profit organizations. The remaining 50% of profits go to a fund that will provide small grants to area organizations, small businesses, and individuals. Join us for the movies on our 50ft BIG Screen. (Sound will be broadcast through your FM radio.)

Location: 1419 Fairgrounds Ave SE, RochesterMN 55902
Dates: Fridays and Saturdays through September starting on May 4th
Price: $20 – $35/car
More Information and Tickets

Friday, June 4th:  Scoob!
Saturday, Jun 5th: The Croods
Friday, June 11th: Aqua Man
Saturday, June 12th: Wonder Woman
Friday, June 18th: TBA
Saturday, June 19th: Grown-Ups
Friday, June 25th: Rambo
Saturday, June 26th: Red Dawn (Original)
Friday, July 9th: The Sandlot
Saturday, July 10th: The Goonies
Friday, July 16th: Raya and the Last Dragon
Saturday, July 17th: Dazed and Confused
July 23 – July 30: Olmsted County Fair (no movies)
Friday, August 6th: Godzilla vs. Kong
Saturday, August 7th: Dirty Dancing
Friday, August 13th: Cars
Saturday, August 14th: The Lego Movie
Friday, August 20th: The Black Panther
Saturday, August 21st: Captain Marvel
Friday, August 27th: I Know What You Did Last Summer
Saturday, August 28th: Caddy Shack
Friday, September 3rd: The Office
Saturday, September 4th: Horrible Bosses
Friday, September 10th: United 93
Saturday, September 11th: World Trade Center
Friday, September 17th: Harry Potter – The Sorcerer’s Stone
Saturday, September 18th: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Friday, September 24th: Remember the Titans
Saturday, September 25th: Rudy


Movies in the Park | Central Park – Downtown Rochester MN

Picture this: taking in a free movie with family or friends on a mild-temperature night. What could be better? Bring your seating of choice (blanket or lawn chair) for an outdoor movie under the string lights of Historic Central Park in downtown Rochester! Every other Saturday beginning June 12 and ending August 28, Movies in the Park features a different flick, activities, and movie-inspired food and drink (available for purchase).

When: Every other Saturday starting June 12, 2021, and ending August 28, 2021
Time: Activities at 7:30 p.m. with the movie to follow at dusk
Price: FREE
More Information and Tickets

COVID-19 precautions:

  • The public will be required to reserve a space for the movie date.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be present for the public’s use.
  • Masking will be encouraged.
  • The Rochester Downtown Alliance is following state of Minnesota guidelines.

Saturday, Jun 12th: Black Panther
Saturday, June 26th: Casablanca

Saturday, July 10th: Dirty Dancing
Saturday, July 24th: Zootopia

Saturday, August 14th: The Wizard of Oz
Saturday, August 28th: Shrek


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