Summer Outdoor Movies Are Back At A New Location, The Forest Theatre

July 16, 2021

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Chapel Hill’s beloved outdoor movie series is back for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic. Movies Under The Stars will take place on three evenings this summer at its new location, The Forest Theatre. The community is encouraged to come together for family-friendly sing-along films on Thursday evenings; July 29, August 5, and August 12.

Led by Chapel Hill Community Arts & Culture, along with UNC Arts Everywhere, Movies Under The Stars will provide simple programming for the Chapel Hill community after a long hiatus of festivals and events. A hidden treasure on UNC’s campus, The Forest Theatre has always been a space that facilitates and celebrates creativity — making it an ideal location for the big screen.

Movies will begin promptly at sundown, which will vary between 8–8:30 p.m., and guests can arrive early to enjoy the space and grab a seat.

All movies are Disney/Pixar musical favorites and rated PG for all audiences:

Here are some things to note to make Movies Under The Stars most enjoyable:

  • For comfortable seating, bring a cushion or blanket. No folding chairs, please.
  • No food or drink will be available on-site. Bring your own water, please.
  • The closest parking is available at the Cobb Parking Deck and the Park Place lot. Free parking is available after 6 p.m. on West Franklin Street (past Columbia Street). Learn more at

To learn more about Movies Under The Stars, visit To learn more about The Forest Theatre, visit Movies Under The Stars is made possible by Chapel Hill Community Arts & Culture and UNC Arts Everywhere. To learn more about Community Arts & Culture, visit To learn more about UNC Arts Everywhere, visit