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Watch recent release and classic films in a contemporary version of a drive-in at Founders Park, 330 E. Water St., at Jefferson Avenue, in downtown Springfield. Admission is free!

Friday is Family Night, Saturday is Date Night. All movies rated G, PG or PG-13.

Movies begin at dusk. Bring your lawn seats. Free public parking at adjacent surface lots and nearby parking garage.

Concessions available for purchase on site. No alcohol, no pets, no tobacco.

If it rains: Due to safety and technology concerns, movies may be postponed or canceled if it rains during the screening. Movies will proceed as scheduled unless they are rained out.

Movies at Founders Schedule

Date Movie Rating
Friday, July 7 Jumanji PG
Saturday, July 8 The Prestige
SATO48 film: Mr. Nesbitt's Freefalling Galleria
PG-13
Friday, July 14 Beauty and the Beast (1991) G
Saturday, July 15 La La Land
SATO48 film: Burn
PG-13
Friday, July 21 Moana PG
Saturday, July 22 Dead Poet's Society
SATO48 film: Within
PG
Friday, July 28 The Goonies PG
Saturday, July 29 Ferris Bueller's Day Off
SATO48 film: The Comic Book Kids
PG
Friday, August 4 Kubo and the Two Stings PG
Saturday, August 5 The Princess Bride
SATO48 film: Test Drive
PG
Friday, August 11* Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs* PG
Saturday, August 12 Anchorman
SATO48 film: The Henchman
PG-13
Friday, August 18 The Jungle Book (2016)  PG
Saturday, August 19 North by Northwest
SATO48 film: Schrodinger's Cat
Not rated
Friday, August 25 E.T. PG
Saturday, August 26 Rogue One
SATO48 film: Ghost Crusaders
PG-13
SATO48 is an annual filmmakers' challenge held in Springfield every April. Filmmakers from Springfield And The Ozarks (SATO) form teams to compete in creating, editing and submitting a five-minute short film over the course of a single weekend – 48 hours. Out of nearly 100 entries, the Park Board selects eight films to screen on Saturdays during Movies at Founders. 

* Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - Route 66 Festival "Drive In" Shown at Jordan Valley Park

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