Moonlit Drive-In Movies at The Promenade


This post was sponsored by The Scottsdale Promenade/Excel Trust.

Do you and your family love the movies?  Have you ever been itching to go to a drive-in?  Well, you’re in luck!  The Promenade, located at Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard and North Scottsdale Road will host an outdoor Moonlit Drive-In Movie series this April (every Saturday night), with festivities kicking off at 7:00 p.m. in front of Stein Mart.


The Promenade launched this free movie series last spring and is bringing it back by popular demand!  This spring’s line-up for family-friendly flicks include:

April 2 – Minions

April 9 – Night at the Museum – Secret Tomb

April 16 – Kung Fu Panda 3

April 23 – Inside Out

April 30 – Alvin & the Chipmunks

Each film will start at 7:30 p.m. and will be shown on a 32-foot inflatable screen. Viewers are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and other portable seating options. Many choose to watch the film from their cars and take advantage of the authentic “drive-in” feeling.

Drive-In Movies

Moviegoers will have the opportunity to sample and/or purchase food and drinks from local vendors. A balloon twister and face painter will be on site offering free balloon animals and face painting; other contests, prizes and activities are also planned.

Additionally, throughout the movie series, The Promenade will be collecting household items for foster children who are aging out of the system and are setting up their very first apartments.  Donations would be greatly appreciated.  Suggested items include: paper products, bathroom and bedroom furnishings, and more.  A complete list is available here.  The partner non-profit for this drive is Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation.


Which movie are you and your family most excited to see?  Have your kids been to a drive in movie before?  Let us know in the comments below!

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Kate was born and raised in Prescott, Arizona. She became a new mom in March 2015, when her son Walker was born, and is loving every minute of motherhood. She is an early childhood educator, with a bachelor’s in early childhood and a master’s in educational leadership. She spent five years teaching pre-kindergarten and kindergarten in the Phoenix area. In addition, Kate is the owner of Peas in a Pod Nanny Agency, which she opened in 2011. Although originally from Arizona, Kate also lived in the glorious cities of San Francisco and Chicago (where she met her husband). She spends her free time exploring new restaurants, taking trips when time allows, and soaking up time with her family.


  1. Not gonna lie, I’m super excited about this. There is so much to do here that we are busy every weekend. I want to see Minions. I mean,the kids do 🙂


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