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Five Spots to Catch an Outdoor Movie in New Orleans

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Outdoor film screenings really kick off in New Orleans in early spring; before the sizzling heat and muck-like humidity roll in to town. But before the summer hibernation into overly-chilled air conditioned dens begins, there are still some spots around town to to kick back outside and watch a movie. The New Orleans Film Society's Moonlight Movies (formerly Movies to Geaux) still has three flicks left in its series, starting with tonight's free showing of "The Triplets of Belleville" at the Latter Library branch Uptown. Those searching for a family-friendly scene in the 'burbs can head to Kenner's Rivertown Movies in the Park for free movies on a 25-foot screen, and taking us through the summer, The W French Quarter is teaming up with SoBou for their Sunday Cinema shindig on the W courtyard. Is there an outdoor movie series or special one-time showing that we missed? Do hit up the tipline or let us know in the comments section below and we'll update this lil' movie map.



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1. Latter Library

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5120 Saint Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115

Happening tonight (May 22) as part of the New Orleans Film Society's Moonlight Movies series is a free 8:15 p.m. showing of "The Triplets of Belleville" on the grassy knoll of the Latter branch library Uptown.

2. W New Orleans - French Quarter

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316 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 581-1200
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Sunday Cinema (it's free!) is happening in the W French Quarter courtyard with 7:45 p.m. showings of "Bridesmaids" (June 22), "Cocktail" (July 20), and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (Aug. 17). Teaming up with SoBou, there's a dinner and a movie package that includes reserved seating for the film and a chance to win a "best seat in the house" spot on the cabana lounge bed.

3. Old U.S. Mint

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400 Esplanade Ave
New Orleans, LA 70116
(800) 568-6968
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Wrapping up this season's Moonlight Movies series is the May 30 showing of "Jazz on a Summer's Day," with an 8:15 p.m. start time. Tickets are $3 for New Orleans Film Society/Friends of the Cabildo/La. Museum Foundation members and $6 for everyone else.

4. The Brickyard

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3000 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70117

Moonlight Movies, the New Orleans Film Society's biannual outdoor movie series formerly known as Movies to Geaux, heads to Bywater tomorrow, May 23 for a free showing of "Labyrinth" at 8:15 p.m.

5. Kenner Heritage Park

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303 Williams Boulevard
Kenner, LA 70062
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1. Latter Library

5120 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115

Happening tonight (May 22) as part of the New Orleans Film Society's Moonlight Movies series is a free 8:15 p.m. showing of "The Triplets of Belleville" on the grassy knoll of the Latter branch library Uptown.

5120 Saint Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115

2. W New Orleans - French Quarter

316 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Sunday Cinema (it's free!) is happening in the W French Quarter courtyard with 7:45 p.m. showings of "Bridesmaids" (June 22), "Cocktail" (July 20), and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (Aug. 17). Teaming up with SoBou, there's a dinner and a movie package that includes reserved seating for the film and a chance to win a "best seat in the house" spot on the cabana lounge bed.

316 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130

3. Old U.S. Mint

400 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116

Wrapping up this season's Moonlight Movies series is the May 30 showing of "Jazz on a Summer's Day," with an 8:15 p.m. start time. Tickets are $3 for New Orleans Film Society/Friends of the Cabildo/La. Museum Foundation members and $6 for everyone else.

400 Esplanade Ave
New Orleans, LA 70116

4. The Brickyard

3000 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70117

Moonlight Movies, the New Orleans Film Society's biannual outdoor movie series formerly known as Movies to Geaux, heads to Bywater tomorrow, May 23 for a free showing of "Labyrinth" at 8:15 p.m.

3000 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70117

5. Kenner Heritage Park

303 Williams Boulevard, Kenner, LA 70062
photo: infrogmation/flickr
303 Williams Boulevard
Kenner, LA 70062