Enjoy a movie in the parks across Lehigh Valley! Hollywood stars and characters return to Lehigh Valley skies this summer, as Movies in the Parks bring big-screen entertainment to local parks across Lehigh Valley.From classics of the Golden Age of Hollywood and retro childhood favorites, to the best family-friendly box office favorites from recent years, you'll be sure to enjoy the screen under the stars. All movies begin at dusk. If you're unsure when dusk is, visit any weather site to see the time of dusk each day.  Check the individual Facebook pages for daily listings and weather-related cancellations.

There’s no shortage of showings (and food trucks) to check out; see the full lineup below.

South Whitehall Township Movies in the Parks, various Parks

South Whitehall Townships visits parks all over South Whitehall to bring you the 2023 Movies in the Park series. Gather your friends, neighbors, and family and join for these free family-friendly Movies in the Park. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and arrive early to participate in the special South Whitehall Township Police Department (SWTPD) activity before each event and to get the best seat in the park. All titles subject to change based on availability

  • Friday, June 16: Top Gun: Maverick (PG-13) at Covered Bridge Park (2466 Wehr Mill Road)
  • Friday, July 28: DC League of Superpets (PG), Fernwood Park (1900 Molinaro Drive) 
  • Friday, August 18: The Bad Guys (PG) at Springhouse West (4320 Farm Drive)  
  • Friday, September 15: The Super Mario Bros. Movie (PG) at Covered Bridge Park (2466 Wehr Mill Road)

Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks™ Free Family Movie Series, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA

Guests attending the Summer Family Movies Series presented by UGI Utilities, Inc. at SteelStacks™ are invited to bring their blankets and lawn chairs to sit on as they enjoy movies under the stars. Free parking is available at the parking lots on First Street immediately adjacent to SteelStacks™; food and beverages will be available at the Mack Truck Stop at the Levitt Pavilion, as well as the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, located across the street from the Levitt Pavilion. All English films will have Spanish subtitles, and all Spanish films will have English subtitles. Movies begin at 6:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, May 24 - Minions: Rise of Gru: In the heart of the 1970s, amidst a flurry of feathered hair and flared jeans, Gru (Steve Carell) is growing up in the suburbs. A fanboy of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6, Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them. Luckily, he gets some mayhem-making back-up from his loyal followers, the Minions.
  • Wednesday, May 31 - Sing: In a world of anthropomorphic animals, koala Buster Moon owns a theater, having been interested in show business since his father took him to his first music show as a child. Following financial problems brought up by the bank representative Judith, he tells his wealthy friend Eddie that he will host a singing competition with a prize of $1,000. But Buster's assistant, Miss Crawly, accidentally appends two extra zeroes, and the promotional fliers showing $100,000 are blown out of Buster's office into the city streets.
  • Wednesday, June 7 - Puss in Boots: The Last Wish: Sadly, Puss in Boots, the undaunted Spanish lover and hero, is now down to the last of his nine lives, a decade after the events of Puss in Boots (2011). And as if that weren't enough, the unstoppable bounty hunter known as The Big Bad Wolf is after him. To restore all of his precious lives and escape an inglorious fate, Puss must pluck up his courage to embark on a dangerous quest into the Dark Forest to find the legendary Wishing Star.
  • Wednesday, June 21 - The Lego Batman Movie: In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO® Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble - LEGO Batman (Will Arnett) - stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker's (Zach Galifianakis) hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.
  •  Wednesday, June 28 - Mulan (25th Anniversary): Clever Mulan disguises herself as a male soldier named "Ping" to bravely take her father's place in the Imperial Army. Helped by her outrageously funny guardian dragon Mushu and a lucky cricket named Cri-Kee, Mulan fights for the respect of her fellow warriors and their courageous Captain Shang, for her family's honor, and for the fate of all of China.
  • Wednesday, July 5 - Paddington 2: Following the worldwide hit Paddington, one of the most successful family films of all time, this much-anticipated sequel finds Paddington (Ben Whishaw) happily settled with the Brown family in London, where he has become a popular member of the local community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. 
  • Wednesday, July 12 - The Princess and the Frog: With a modern twist on a classic tale, this animated comedy is set in the great city of New Orleans. Featuring a beautiful girl named Tiana, a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again, and a fateful kiss that leads them both on a hilarious adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana.
  • Wednesday, July 19 - Encanto: Step into Casa Madrigal for an unprecedented concert spectacular as the original voice cast of Walt Disney Animation Studios' Academy Award®-winning "Encanto" reunites at the Hollywood Bowl. Starring Stephanie Beatriz, Adassa, Carolina Gaitán, Jessica Darrow, Diane Guerrero, Mauro Castillo, Angie Cepeda and Olga Merediz, along with special guests including legendary Colombian superstar Carlos Vives, "Encanto at the Hollywood Bowl" transforms the historic venue into the world of the animated film that became a worldwide phenomenon. This live-to-film concert experience gives you a front-row seat to the unprecedented musical extravaganza celebrating the world, characters, and songs of Disney Animation's "Encanto."
Flick N' Float at Emmaus Community Pool, 1401 Shimerville Rd., Emmaus, PA

Are you looking for some Friday night, family-friendly entertainment? Head on down to the Emmaus Community Pool and enjoy Moana in the pool. Yes - in the pool. Or relax poolside. And enjoy concessions for purchase at the concession stand. Movies are presented by Emmaus Borough, Emmaus Recreation & Entertainment Commission, Emmaus Arts Commission, and Emmaus Main Street Partners.

  • Friday, June 30 – Moana (PG)
  • Friday, July 28 – Dolphin Tale (PG)
  • Friday, August 25 – Finding Nemo (PG)

Grange Park Movies in the Park, 360 Grange Rd., Allentown, PA

Local organizations often participate and provide fun activities prior to the movie. Any Pre-Movie activities begin 2 hours prior to show time. All movies start at dusk, times vary due to time of year.

  • Friday, July 14 - Lone Lane Park - Strange World
    • Jaeger Clade stands as the patriarch of the Clade family, a tribe of intrepid explorers. Yet the Clades struggle to reconcile their intrinsic differences like any ordinary family, their squabbles threatening to derail their most significant quest to date.
  • Friday, August 11 - Grange Park - Puss in Boots The Last Wish
    • Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for adventure has taken its toll: he has burned through eight of his nine lives. Puss sets out on an epic journey to find the mythical Last Wish and restore his nine lives.
  • Friday, September 8 - The Velodrome - Turning Red
    • Disney and Pixar’s “Turning Red” introduces Mei Lee, a confident, dorky 13-year-old torn between staying her mother’s dutiful daughter and the chaos of adolescence. Her protective, if not slightly overbearing mother, Ming, is never far from her daughter—an unfortunate reality for the teenager. And as if changes to her interests, relationships and body weren’t enough, whenever she gets too excited (which is practically ALWAYS), she “poofs” into a giant red panda!
      *All local Fire Departments will be on-site for the 9/8 movie to interact with the community and kids!

The City of Allentown's Movies in the Parks, Allentown, PA

The City of Allentown's “Movies in the Park” series returns this year with six community-minded events at various locations across the City. The family-friendly monthly movie nights are run by the Bureau of Recreation from May through October as part of the City’s free entertainment lineup this summer.

  • Friday, May 19 at 8:30 p.m.: “Minions: The Rise of Gru” at East Side Memorial Park. Pre-movie activities start at 6:00 p.m. and the rain date is Saturday, May 20. Food sale proceeds at the concession stand benefit the East Side Memorial Little League.
  • Saturday, June 24 at 8:30 p.m.: “Black Panther Wakanda Forever” at Stevens Park. Pre-movie activities start at 6:00 p.m. and the rain date is Sunday, June 25. The movie is hosted in partnership with the Old Fairgrounds Neighborhood Association and the Ortiz Ark Foundation, who are sponsoring free food and resources for attendees at this showing.
  • Saturday, July 22 at 8:30 p.m.: “Top Gun Maverick” at the Union Terrace Amphitheatre. The rain date is Sunday, July 23. This unique concert and movie collaboration is run in partnership with the City’s Summer Concert Series. The movie follows a free concert by The Large Flowerheads band at 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 19 at 8:00 p.m.: “Wall-E” at Percy Ruhe Park. Pre-movie activities start at 5:30 p.m. and the rain date is Sunday, August 20. Food sale proceeds at the concession stand benefit the Allentown Central Catholic High School Mini Vikes.
  • Saturday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m.: “Turning Red” at the Arts Park. The rain date is Sunday, September 17. The movie is hosted in partnership with the International Cultural Festival, an all-day event at the Arts Park that starts at 11 a.m. Pre-movie night activities (specific to Movies in the Park series) start at 5:00 p.m. as a supplement to those offered by the International Cultural Festival.
  • Saturday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m.: “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” at Midway Manor. Pre-movie activities start at 4 p.m. and the rain date is Sunday, October 29. The movie is hosted in partnership with the Midway Manor Community Association as part of the Midway Manor Halloween at the Park event, which includes a parade, costume awards, and Trunk-or-Treat. Food sale proceeds at the concession stand benefit the Midway Manor Community Association.

The City of Bethlehem's Movies in the Parks, Bethlehem, PA

Join the City of Bethlehem at sunset at the select parks below for a movie under the stars. Bring a chair/blanket, and they will provide the movie and popcorn!

  • Tuesday, June 27 - Friendship Park: "Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank" (Rescheduled to Thursday, June 29th)

  • Tuesday, July 11 - Rose Garden Park: "Family Camp"

  • Monday, July 24 - Sell Field (Home of Raiders Football and North Bethlehem Little League): "Tyson's Run"

  • Wednesday, August 2 - Yosko Park: "Lightyear"