Popular KY Amphitheater Showing Free Movies All Summer Long
You'd think I'd have a lot of memories of going to the drive-in when I was a kid, but you'd be wrong. I only remember seeing one movie at a drive-in theater back then. It was Blackbeard's Ghost, a Disney live-action movie during a heyday for live-action Disney.
It would be at LEAST 25 years before I would return to a drive-in movie theater where I've made far more frequent visits. Yep, the bulk of my memories are from adulthood. And that's perfectly fine. The bottom line is...there's NOTHING like watching movies outdoors.
Whether it's down at the RiverPark Center in Owensboro or on the side of a white wall at Belcourt Theater in Nashville (I'm not sure they still do that, though), bring it on.
Free Summer Movies at This Kentucky Amphitheater
OR...at the super cool, historic Iroquois Amphitheater in Louisville.
I've never been, but that might need to change. The popular venue is hardly a one-trick pony, hosting concerts, plays, and now some classic movies that are perfect for summertime viewing.
What the Iroquois Amphitheater Has in Store for Summer 2023
The Free Summer Movie Season began Wednesday night with the 1978 blockbuster Grease, but there are 11 more that are sure to draw crowds. Here are some highlights:
The Muppet Movie -- July 5th
Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome -- August 9th
Goldfinger -- August 31st
Godzilla -- September 20th
The Rocky Horror Picture Show -- September 27th
As you can see, there's one reserved for FALL and it makes sense. It's the last one and the one closest to Halloween. And Rocky Horror just works better in the fall.
Also this...Goldfinger--one of many iconic James Bond titles--was partially filmed in Kentucky. Maybe that's why it was chosen. Or maybe it was chosen because it's just great fun and perfect for something like the legendary Iroquois Amphitheater.
For a complete list of the amphitheater's free movies this summer, visit iroquoisamphitheater.com.