Looking for a fun family outing to get out of the house this summer? Family movie nights are back in Lake Norman and they are the best way to enjoy the beautiful summer nights. Leave your normal Netflix routine at home and come out for an unforgettable experience!


Outdoor Cinema Series

The 2023 Outdoor Cinema Series by Cornelius Parks and Recreation has returned this summer. The movies will be displayed on an inflatable screen in parks across the Lake Norman area. Gates open at 6:30 pm and the movies begin at dusk (approximately 8:30 pm). Admission is free and concessions will be available from food trucks and local beer vendors. Other fun activities such as face painting, yard games, a splash pad, and cornhole are available to make for a memorable night.


This summer's schedule includes:

  • August 19 – Back 2 School Bash - “Finding Nemo” in Wilhelm Park
  • October 28 – Halloween Treat Trail - “TBD” in Bailey Road Park.

Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets and are welcome to bring their own coolers and picnic baskets to snack on while you watch!


Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park also has many great movie options coming up this summer at Veterans Park in Downtown Huntersville. It is open to the public and free of charge. All movies will begin at dusk. The upcoming movie is yet to be announced for August 11th. 

The movie lineup includes:

  • July 14 – “The Goonies" (1985)
  • October 28 – “Hocus Pocus” 

Of course, the final movie night on October 28th will be Halloween themed with a costume contest so come dressed to impress!


Lights, Camera, Birkdale

Birkdale Village is playing films on the jumbo screen on select Saturdays. The event is free and open to the public. Come early because seating is first come, first serve. And don't forget to bring blankets & chairs. Although no outside food, beverage, or coolers are allowed, takeout from their restaurants onsite is permitted. Movies start at 7:30pm and the Saturday of October 21 starts at 7pm.

The films showcasing includes:

  • August 12 – “The Parent Trap"
  • September 9 – "The Princess and The Frog"
  • October 21 – “Hocus Pocus

Birkdale Village: Live Under the Oaks

Bring out your family and friends and have a one of a kind movie night experience! We hope you love these events as much as we do and we want to know about your experience. Be sure to share it with us on Facebook and Instagram @VisitLakeNorman and comment below!