Movies Under the Stars

Movies fans rejoice, the Ijams Nature Center and Central Cinema movie series returns this summer!

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

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, as we’ll be 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.

Summer Movie Pass Special

If you’re the ultimate movie buff, here’s a great deal: Get a Summer Movie Pass for $35 and you’ll get in to ALL FIVE MOVIE NIGHTS for ONE LOW PRICE! The deadline to buy Summer Movies Passes is June 2, so act now!

Buy Summer Movie Passes HERE 


Sponsorships are still available. For more information, please contact Cindy Hassil at or 865-577-4717 x117.

2018 Ijams Movies Under the Stars Sponsorship Opportunities