There’s a new freebie on the Vegas scene and it’s pretty awesome. Every Thursday night from June through July you’ll be able to sit outside under the stars in the new Downtown Container Park and watch a classic movie from the past 25 years or so for free. Here’s the movie lineup.
June 19: Sandlot
June 26: National Lampoon Vacation
July 3: Indiana Jones, Raiders of the Lost Ark
July 10: Top Gun
July 17: School of Rock
July 24: Nacho Libre
July 31: Napoleon Dynamite
These movies are free to watch but seating is limited. Seating is available on a first come first served basis. Downtown Container Park has a limited number of blankets and lawn chairs available to early arrivals. If you want to ensure that you won’t sit on the bare grounds you should bring a towel, blanket or folding chair. There are bound to be many local Las Vegas residents in attendance but that shouldn’t be a problem if you arrive early.
Even though Downtown Container Park is one of the more family friendly places during this event is not family friendly. The free movies begin at 9pm each Thursday and are only open to folks 21 and older. You’ll be able to grab drinks and snacks at one of the bars or restaurants at Downtown Container Park. If you’re a wine drinker you might enjoy wine from Bin 702. If you want a sweet treat you can grab a cupcake at Cupkates (try repeating that real fast). If you need a full meal you can grab a drink and dinner at Big Ern’s BBQ or Pinches Tacos.
Downtown Container Park is essentially an outdoor mall with a wide array of small shops surrounding a giant tree house, slide and play in the middle. It’s really a great place to spend a day with the kids. The vibe gets a little more adult as the sun goes down and children are usually outside in a drum circle or watching the fire breathing praying mantis.
If you love watching movies outside but would rather stay on the Vegas Strip we have another cheap or free option. You can check out Dive In Movies at the Cosmopolitan Boulevard Pool. These movies are free if you’re staying at the Cosmo. If you’re staying elsewhere entry is only $5. These Double features are every Monday and go through September 1.
June 23 Little Rascals | Rebel Without a Cause
June 30 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial | Apollo 13
July 7 Marley and Me | Seabiscuit
July 14 Richie Rich | The Great Gatsby
July 21 Karate Kid | Rocky
July 28 Space Jam | Coach Carter
August 4 The Amazing Spider Man | The Dark Knight Rises
August 11 Spy Kids | The Bourne Identity
August 18 Clueless | The Devil Wears Prada
August 25 Lego Movie | The Hangover
September 1 Kung Fu Panda | Skyfall
Dive In Movies are at 7pm and 9:30pm each week and you can purchase drinks and food at the snack bar. Besides enjoying two totally different movies at you’re allowed to take a dip in The Boulevard Pool. Just don’t splash other viewers.