Dutchtown Main Streets hosts family-friendly Movie Nights at Marquette Park and the Neighborhood Innovation Center during the summer. You, your family, your neighbors, and everyone else is invited! These events are free to the community.
Neighbors and community organizations usually start gathering around 7pm, and the show begins as soon as it’s dark.
Upcoming Movie Nights
Saturday, June 4th: Space Jam 2: A New Legacy
At Marquette Park
Join us for our summer Movie Night kickoff at Marquette Park! We’ll be out on the hill by the Field House with our new 25-foot big screen! Before the show, Perennial will be set up to help you with a hands-on crafting project. Enter from the parking lot at Gasconade and Virginia.
Saturday, June 25th: Back to the Future
At the Neighborhood Innovation Center
It’s Throwback Night! We’re screening the classic 80s flick at the Neighborhood Innovation Center at Meramec and Compton. The Popcorn Bar will be on hand selling snacks to go along with your movie.
Saturday, July 30th: The Lego Batman Movie
At Marquette Park
Our annual tradition of showing a superhero movie for everyone continues for another year! Meet us at the Marquette Park Field House for an action-packed evening! Snacks by The Popcorn Bar.
Saturday, August 13th: Encanto
At the Marquette Park Pool
Dive-In Movie Night returns to the Marquette Park Pool! Bring your swimsuit or lounge poolside as we close out the summer swimming season. Enter through the Marquette Rec Center at 4025 Minnesota. Snacks by The Popcorn Bar.
Saturday, September 24th: Spider-Man: No Way Home
At the Neighborhood Innovation Center
Our final Movie Night of 2022! Join us at the NIC (3207 Meramec) for our season finale as we welcome autumn. Snacks by The Popcorn Bar.
Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!
2022’s Dutchtown Movie Nights are sponsored by St. Mary’s High School, Incarnate Word Foundation, Cure Violence Dutchtown, the Dutchtown Community Improvement District, Earthbound Beer, Gene Slay’s Girls and Boys Club, Lutheran Development Group, Original Crusoe’s, St. Joseph Housing Initiative, Thomas Dunn Learning Center, and Tower Grove Neighborhoods Community Development Corporation.
Sponsor Dutchtown Movie Nights
Would you like to be a sponsor? We offer arrangements to include your name or logo on promotional materials, and we can also show your video during the “previews” before the movie. Get in touch with us to discuss sponsorship options.
Past Movie Nights
DT2 and Allies of Marquette Park hosted their first series of movie events in Marquette Park in the summer of 2019. Dutchtown Movie Nights continued in 2020, offering family friendly and socially distanced entertainment for the Dutchtown community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Movie Nights continue in 2021.
2021 Movie Nights
2021 Dutchtown Movie Nights were sponsored by the Dutchtown Community Improvement District, Employment Connection and Cure Violence, Lutheran Development Group, Original Crusoe’s, St. Joseph Housing Initiative, St. Mary’s High School, Thomas Dunn Learning Center, and Tower Grove Neighborhoods Community Development Corporation.-
On a scorching hot summer night in July, the community still came out to Marquette Park for The Incredibles on the lawn in front of the Field House. We were joined by our friends from Dutchtown South Community Corporation and the Dutchtown Cure Violence team.
Moviegoers took to the Marquette Park Pool on August 14th for our showing of Coco! This was the final evening the pool was open for the season, and many neighbors took advantage of the opportunity for one last summer swim.
2020 Movie Nights
The 2020 Downtown Dutchtown Summer Movie Series was sponsored by DT2 • Downtown Dutchtown, Dutchtown Community Improvement District, Dutchtown South Community Corporation, Gene Slay’s Girls and Boys Club of St. Louis, Habitat for Humanity St. Louis, Lutheran Development Group, Original Crusoe’s Restaurant, St. Anthony of Padua, Thomas Dunn Learning Center, and Tower Grove Neighborhoods Community Development Corporation
Drive-In Movie: Independence Day
DT2 and Habitat for Humanity St. Louis hosted our first drive-in movie on June 26th, 2020.
Over 60 cars attended the drive-in, with Independence Day projected on the side of Habitat’s building. In addition to the movie, the event featured food trucks, community information, and the premiere of our Dutchtown Proud video. Read more about the Dutchtown Drive-In Movie.
Marquette Park Movie Night: Spies in Disguise
On July 25th, the 22-foot inflatable returned to the hill in front of the Marquette Park Field House for a Movie Night featuring the animated adventure Spies in Disguise. We also had food trucks, voter registration, and 2020 Census information. Read more about the July 2020 Dutchtown Movie Night.
Marquette Park Movie Night: Into the Spiderverse
Viewers gathered at the Marquette Park Field House on August 22nd, 2020 for Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse for the last Marquette Park Movie Night of the summer. We had a great turnout of neighbors and community organizations. Read more about our Movie Night in August 2020.
Movie Night at the NIC: 42
Neighbors gathered in the parking lot at the Neighborhood Innovation Center for a screening of 42 starring the late Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson on September 26th, 2020. Read more about our September 2020 Movie Night.
2019 Movie Nights
Youth Movie Night: Black Panther
Our first movie night at Marquette Park was a huge success! Over 100 neighbors turned out to watch Marvel’s Black Panther on the big screen, and dozens of kids got to enjoy free pizza, popcorn, and Ted Drewes Frozen Custard.
Dive-In Movie Fundraiser: Splash
It may have rained on our Dive-In Movie Fundraiser, but donors still made a big splash raising over $7,000 for improvements at the pool! Read all about it here.
Dive-In Movie: Moana
The poolside showing of Disney’s Moana on August 10th, 2019 drew quite a crowd to the Marquette Park Pool for late-night swimming and entertainment.
Top photo by Ben Robinson.