Movies Under the Stars

Movies fans rejoice, the Ijams Nature Center and Central Cinema movie series returns this summer! Sponsored by Harrison Construction Company and Phoenix Theatres Entertainment, this fun summer series is a great way to get outside and enjoy some of your fav flicks!





June 2: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

Search the skies for everyone’s favorite alien, with a screening of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (PG).


July 14: Terror in the Woods Featuring Cabin Fever and Severance

It’s time for Terror in the Woods, co-hosted by Knoxville Horror Film Fest and FrightWorks. Watch a double feature of the cult classics Cabin Fever (R) and Severance (R) and, if you dare, experience an awesome haunted trail that is sure to scare the bejeezus out of everyone!

August 18: The Dark Crystal

All Jim Henson fans will celebrate the screening the ’80s classic, The Dark Crystal (PG).

September 1: Hook

We’ll all be chanting for Rufio during the screening of this classic, underrated Stephen Spielberg film, Hook (PG).

October 5: Pet Sematary

Join us and our Knoxville Horror Film Fest friends for a screening of Pet Sematary (R) for the only Friday night movie in the series.


Details about each movie can be found on the Events Calendar.

Movies start at dark. Food trucks and a beer garden will be available at all events.

BYOB (blanket!) or lawn chair. Dogs are allowed, but must be on a leash at all times. NO COOLERS AND NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL PLEASE.