FREE Movies in the Market

Categories: Kid Friendly Free All Ages Outdoor Pet Friendly

Past Dates & Times

  • Friday, Aug 9, 2019  Activities at 6pm, Movie at Dusk
  • Friday, Jul 12, 2019  Activities at 6pm, Movie at Dusk
  • Friday, Jun 14, 2019  Activities at 6pm, Movie at Dusk
  • Friday, May 10, 2019  Activities at 6pm, Movie at Dusk


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2019 Movies in the Market Schedule

Enjoy FREE, family-friendly entertainment in Market Square! Bring a blanket or lawn chair, some snacks or stop by one of our great Downtown restaurants for something to eat! A concessionaire will also be on site. The movie begins at dusk (around sunset-when the sun has gone down enough to see the screen) in Market Square, with kids activities beginning around 6:00pm.  

FREE popcorn for the whole movie series is being generously provided by Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Roanoke!

May 10th

Incredibles 2

Everyone's favorite family of superheroes is back--but this time Helen is in the spotlight, leaving Bob  at home with Violet and Dash to navigate the day-to-day heroics of "normal" life. It's a tough transistion for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack's emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone must find a way to work together again--which is easier said than done, even when they're all Incredible. Rated: PG

FREE activities start at 6pm: Inflatable Slide, Roanoke Doesn't Suck LLC with Prizes and Giveaways, Balloon Artist.



June 14th


Cybertron has fallen. When Optimus Prime sends Bumblebee to defend Earth, his journey to become a hero begins. Charlie Watson (Hailee Steinfeld), a teenager trying to find her place in the world, discovers and repairs the battle-scarred robot, who’s disguised as a Volkswagen Beetle. As the Decepticons hunt down the surviving Autobots with the help of a secret agency led by Agent Burns (John Cena), Bumblebee and Charlie team up to protect the world in an action-packed adventure that’s fun for the whole family. Rated: PG13

FREE activities start at 6pm: Balloon Artist, Robot activities from Science Museum of Western VA, and more to be announced.


July 12th

Mary Poppins Returns (2018) - Sponsored by Lampros & Reopelle Orthodontics

The magic continues in Disney’s classic as Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) helps the Banks family remember the joy of being a child. Together with her friend Jack the lamplighter (Lin-Manuel Miranda), fun is brought back to the streets of London in celebration that everything is possible…even the impossible.. Rated: PG

FREE Activities start at 6pm: Inflatable Slide, Balloon Artist, performance of songs from "The Little Mermaid" by Mill Mountain Theatre.



August 9th

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott (Henry Thomas). Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie (Drew Barrymore), and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien. Rated: PG

FREE Activities start at 6pm: Roanoke Doesn't Suck LLC with Prizes and Giveaways, activities from Science Museum of Western VA, Balloon Artist, and more to be announced.


Special thanks to these amazing sponsors for making this event possible: Q99, City of Roanoke Parks and Recreation, Coca Cola, Ethos Technologies, Fun Times Party Warehouse