T-MOBILE presents: Outdoor Film Series at artpark

July 10 through August 25, 2021

Artpark Amphitheater


Due to the popularity of last year’s Drive-In Film Series, movie nights return to Artpark for a second season, but move out from the cars and outside under the stars. This year films will be projected on a large 30’ screen on the Artpark Amphitheater stage.  


Whether it’s a classic or a more recent favorite, the series will have something for everyone. Given the Artpark Amphitheater’s close association with music and its award-winning concerts series, a number of nights will feature music documentaries, concert films and musicals. Artpark is also a summer destination for families, so additional films will appeal to family / general audiences. Some evenings will also feature live performances prior to the films as the sun sets along the Niagara Gorge. More information will be shared soon.  

Tickets are $10 per person, which includes $5 in concessions coupons. Seating is general admission and audiences can bring chairs or blankets. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Artpark Box Office and online at Ticketmaster.com.


Planned movies are listed below. Click on the titles for more info:


Grease (1978) - july 10 @ 8:30 pm

Rating: PG

The most successful movie musical of all time! 

A goody two-shoes from Australia falls in love with a greaser over a summer. When her family moves to the boy's hometown, and she enrolls at the same high school, they have a difficult time maintaining their relationship.


The Beatles: A Hard Day's Night (1964) - july 21 @ 7:30 PM

Rating: G

The Beatles in their feature film debut, one of the greatest rock-and-roll comedy adventures ever. The film has a fully restored negative and digitally restored soundtrack. The film takes on the just-left-of-reality style of mock-documentary, following "a day in the life" of John, Paul, George, and Ringo as fame takes them by storm. Your ticket includes a sunset performance by The BlackRock Beatles.


THE ROLLING STONES: GIMME SHELTER (1970) - july 28 @ 7:30 pm

Rating: PG-13

Documentary by Albert and David Maysles recalling the events surrounding a free concert by the Rolling Stones at the Altamont Speedway outside San Francisco in 1969. Worried about the security, the Stones asked the Hell's Angels to keep order for them, but the day ended tragically as violence broke out and a fan was killed. Your ticket inlcludes a sunset performance by Buffalo's own Stoneflower band, performing the music of The Rolling Stones.



The Princess Bride (1987) - july 30 @ 8:30 pm 

Rating: PG

A fairy tale adventure about a beautiful young woman and her one true love. He must find her after a long separation and save her. They must battle the evils of the mythical kingdom of Florin to be reunited with each other. Based on the William Goldman novel "The Princess Bride" which earned its own loyal audience.



THIS IS SPINAL TAP (1984) - Aug 5 @ 8:30 pm

Rating: R

Long a staple on the tour buses of the very bands this mockumentary lampoons, This Is Spinal Tap shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts. If you are a music nerd (or know one), you've no doubt quoted -- or heard lines recited to you -- from this movie. (ie "These go to eleven!")



Raya & The Last Dragon (2021) - Aug 6 @ 8:30 pm

Free family movie night compliments of T-Mobile

Rating: PG

Long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. However, when sinister monsters known as the Druun threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, those same monsters have returned, and it's up to a lone warrior to track down the last dragon and stop the Druun for good.



Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band (2019) - Aug 12 @ 7 pm

Rating: R

A confessional, cautionary, and occasionally humorous tale of Robbie Robertson's young life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music. Directed by Canadian Daniel Roher, the film is based in part on Robertson's 2017 memoir Testimony. Your ticket includes a sunset concert by Buffalo's own The Last Waltz Band performing the music of The Band.



THE KARATE KID (1984) - AUG 13 @ 8:30 PM

Rating: PG

Daniel (Ralph Macchio) moves to Southern California with his mother, Lucille (Randee Heller), but quickly finds himself the target of a group of bullies who study karate at the Cobra Kai dojo. Fortunately, Daniel befriends Mr. Miyagi (Noriyuki "Pat" Morita), an unassuming repairman who just happens to be a martial arts master himself. Miyagi takes Daniel under his wing, training him in a more compassionate form of karate and preparing him to compete against the brutal Cobra Kai.



Finding Nemo (2003) - Aug 15 @ 8 pm 

Rating: G

Marlin (Albert Brooks), a clown fish, is overly cautious with his son, Nemo (Alexander Gould), who has a foreshortened fin. When Nemo swims too close to the surface to prove himself, he is caught by a diver, and horrified Marlin must set out to find him. A blue reef fish named Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) -- who has a really short memory -- joins Marlin and complicates the encounters with sharks, jellyfish, and a host of ocean dangers. Meanwhile, Nemo plots his escape from a dentist's fish tank.


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) - sep 2 @ 8pm

Rating: PG

Harry Potter's (Daniel Radcliffe) third year at Hogwarts starts off badly when he learns deranged killer Sirius Black (Gary Oldman) has escaped from Azkaban prison and is bent on murdering the teenage wizard. While Hermione's (Emma Watson) cat torments Ron's (Rupert Grint) sickly rat, causing a rift among the trio, a swarm of nasty Dementors is sent to protect the school from Black. A mysterious new teacher helps Harry learn to defend himself, but what is his secret tie to Sirius Black?

Tickets for this show will be free.  Tickets from the rescheduled August 25th date will be honored. 



Not Rated


When it was announced in May of 2016 that lead singer Gord Downie had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, the band decided that they would do one final run of 15 dates across Canada. A National Celebration was the final show of the Tragically Hip’s Man Machine Poem Tour recorded on August 20, 2016 at the K-Rock Centre in their home town of Kingston, Ontario. A National Celebration  contains all 30 songs from the night’s set-list, the recording captures an unparalleled, nation-linking occasion. Originally aired live by CBC across all platforms, the concert was experienced by an estimated one-third of Canadians, among the biggest events in the country’s broadcast history.
Postponed to September 3 at 8pm due to inclement weather.