Quick Facts

  • Dates: Fridays & Saturdays, July 5 - August 24
  • Time: Movies begin at dusk
  • Cost: FREE with advance ticket or family 4-Packs. Tickets are available at the following locations, each Monday prior to that weekend's movie:

    Admission without a free ticket is $5; children 5 years of age and under are always free.

  • Bring: Lawn chairs or blankets.
  • Concessions: Available
  • No smoking, no alcohol allowed.
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Outdoor Movies are a contemporary version of the drive-in theatre at a park on Springfield's founding site. Enjoy some of today's new release and pre-home release movies. It's a wonderful way for the family to enjoy summer nights.

2013 Movie Lineup

This year's movies are now complete. We hope you were able to enjoy one or more of the films and will be back next year for more great entertainment!

July 5 – “Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted” (PG)

July 6 – “Men In Black 3” (PG-13) • SATO 48: "Neander-Paul"

July 12 – “Here Comes the Boom” (PG)

July 13 – “Trouble with the Curve” (PG-13) • SATO 48: "UnempLloyd"

July 19 – “Wreck It Ralph” (PG)

July 20 – “Rock of Ages” (PG-13) • SATO 48: "What's Your Emergency?"

July 26 – “Brave” (PG)

July 27 – “The Amazing Spiderman” (PG-13) • SATO 48: "I HateAzaleas"

August 2 – “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” (PG)

August 3 – “The Avengers” (PG-13) • SATO 48: "An Ordinary Morning"

August 9 – “The Love Bug (original version)” (G)

August 10 – “Lincoln” (PG-13) • SATO 48: "Telephone"

August 16 – “Escape from Planet Earth” (PG)

August 17 – “The Dark Knight Rises” (PG-13) • SATO 48: "Glazed Over"

August 23 – “Oz: The Great and Powerful” (PG)

August 24 – “Skyfall” (PG-13) • SATO 48: "Eight Up"

SATO 48 Partnership

Every year, Movies at Founders includes screening of select films produced for the annual SATO 48, or Springfield and the Ozarks 48-hour Film Challenge.

SATO 48 challenges local filmmakers to write, shoot, edit and submit a 5-minute film in 48 hours. None of the teams know what their film must be about until they all open, simultaneously, a secret "Inspiration Package" which describes the criteria of the short film. It is then up to each individual filmmaking team to interpret the criteria and produce their film within the time limit.

This year, the theme was "Reasons Not to Call 911." Filmmakers had to utilize the theme as well as include a newspaper as a prop, have a character say the word "Eight," and draw or show a Figure 8 — twice.

70 filmmakers completed the challenge. Eight films will be screened at Movies at Founders, prior to the Saturday feature film.