Downtown Chapel Hill

Movies Under the Stars

Movies Under the Stars

Let the stars guide your family to a
free movie and popcorn in
Downtown Chapel Hill!

Arrive early to this summer's Movies Under the Stars to get the best spot on the Wallace Plaza. Take in the summer breeze and try your hand at outdoor games, or check out interactive activities from the Circulator - all part of the fun at Movies Under the Stars!

With a great view of Downtown and the glow of bustling Franklin Street located just steps away,  Movies Under the Stars will delight movie-goers of all ages. Bring your own blankets, chairs, or whatever makes you feel at home for the flick. Grab dinner to go from a downtown restaurant and enjoy it on the Plaza. To satisfy your sweet tooth, purchase a scoop from Ben & Jerry's or cotton candy from Oh Wonderpuff!

The summer's lineup is packed with family-friendly titles - there is something for everyone! Are you a Wonder Woman wannabe,  young Padawan, or prince cooped up in your castle? If so, check out the calendar below!

July 19Star Wars: The Force Awakens
with Star Wars Trivia

7 p.m. - Star Wars Trivia, the Circulator from Chapel Hill Public Library, Outdoor games and vendors
8:30 p.m. - Movie begins

July 26Star Wars: The Last Jedi
with Star Wars Costume Contest

7 p.m. - Star Wars Costume Contest, Outdoor games and vendors
8:30 p.m. - Movie begins

August 9 - Coco
with Bilingual Storytelling

7 p.m. - Bilingual Storytelling with the Circulator from Chapel Hill Public Library, Outdoor games and vendors
8:30 p.m. - Movie begins

August 16 - Beauty and the Beast (2017) 
with Disney Costume Contest

7 p.m. - Disney Costume Contest, Outdoor games and vendors
8:30 p.m. - Movie begins

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Wallace Plaza
150 E. Rosemary Street
(on top of Wallace Parking Deck) - map

The Town of Chapel Hill promotes a Bike & Pedestrian-Friendly Community and encourages everyone to cycle or walk to these great events!  There is ample bike parking on the Wallace Plaza. For all downtown parking options visit  

For questions contact the Town of Chapel Hill at (919) 968-2878 or
Alex Rike with the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership at