Your Guide to Summer Movie Nights in Fort Collins, Windsor, Timnath

Ready to be transported to Shrek’s swamp? Or how about reliving a summer classic like “The Sandlot” or a blockbuster like “Titanic”?

Several northern Colorado towns, organizations and movie theaters are entering the summer season with a lineup of outdoor movies.

Choose from free movies in the park and at Canvas Stadium at Colorado State University or go the classic route with movie nights at theaters like the Holiday Twin Drive-In and The Lyric.

Here are the outdoor summer movies you can watch this summer in Fort Collins and beyond.

movies in the park

When: The second and fourth Fridays of June and July as well as August 5 and September 4

Where: Various parks in Windsor

Looking for a summer tradition in a small town? Check out Windsor’s free Movies in the Park series, which is turning various city parks into outdoor movie theaters through September. Films start at 8:30 p.m. and the next movie nights will be June 24 (“Trolls World Tour”), July 8 (“Surf’s Up”), July 22 (“Shrek”), August 5 (“Sing”) and September 4 (“Little Rascals”). To find out which park in Windsor is hosting which movie night, go to Recreationliveshere.com.

Moviegoers appreciate "The Good Dinosaur" at Eastman Park in Windsor on June 10.

Timnath Town Movie Night

When: June 17, July 15 and August 12

Where: Timnath Community Park, 5500 Summerfields Parkway, Timnath

Family fun will abound at Timnath Community Park this summer, as the town is planning a trio of free outdoor summer movies, along with dessert trucks and family activities. Screenings will take place on June 17 (“Encanto”), July 15 (“The Sandlot”) and August 15 (“Luca”). The movies start at sunset.

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Movie nights at Canvas Stadium

When: June 17 and July 23

Where: Canvas Stadium, 751 W. Pitkin St., Fort Collins

After watching games at Canvas Stadium’s Sonny Lubick Field, how about getting started this summer with CSU’s two outdoor movie nights. The stadium will be back on June 17 (“Onward”) and July 23 (“Encanto”), with moviegoers able to watch the movies on the Canvas Stadium video card. The New Belgium Porch will also be open and will feature soda, water, New Belgium beer sales and select concession items. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and towels to sit on, but pull-out chairs will not be permitted on Sonny Lubick Field. Canvas Stadium movie nights are free, but pre-registration at CSUrams.com/movienight is required. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and movies start at 7:30 p.m.

The Lyric Outdoor Film Series

When: Various dates

Where: The Lyric, 1209 N. College Ave., Fort Collins

Looking for a mix of outdoor summer movies? The Lyric has you covered. The Fort Collins Independent Cinema has rolled out its outdoor summer movie lineup, which includes everything from “Space Jam” to 2019 Best Picture winner “Parasite.” As part of the series, Wednesday nights will feature outdoor movies for the whole family and Saturdays will be live music at 6 p.m., followed by big blockbuster movies like “Aliens,” “Titanic” and “The Goonies” at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10. for adults and $8 for seniors and children. For the cinema’s full outdoor movie lineup, visit lyriccinema.com.

Summer nights at the Holiday Twin

When: Each night

Where: The Holiday Twin Drive-In, 2206 S. Overland Trail, Fort Collins

After more than 50 years spent against the foothills of Fort Collins, the Holiday Twin is back in full swing for the summer, showing movies nightly on its twin screens. General admission for anyone 10 and older is $9 and admission for seniors 65 and older or children 6-9 is $6. For the Holiday Twin movie schedule, visit holidaytwin.com/calendar.

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