Boathouse District Summer Movie Series 2016

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In Short:

Whether its for recreational events such as river kayaking, spectator events like drag boat racing, or family fun on the zip line or ropes course, Oklahoma City's Boathouse District is a top metro attraction. Now, the area offers a free summer movie series featuring outdoor screenings of popular films. So just after all of the wonderful Riversport adventures close for the evening, the tired family can sit back and unwind with a fun movie. Started in 2012, the series runs from June to September. There is no charge for admission, and spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets.

2016 Schedule:

Movies are shown on select Fridays during the summer, and movies begin at 8:30 p.m. Here's the full 2016 schedule:

  • June 3 - Jaws
  • June 17 - The River Wild
  • July 15 - Oxford Blues
  • July 29 - Jaws 2
  • August 12 - Without a Paddle
  • August 26 - Captain Phillips
  • September 9 - The Perfect Storm

Location & Directions:

The Boathouse District is located along Lincoln Boulevard, just south of OKC's Bricktown and near the intersection of I-35 and I-40. Get a detailed map with driving directions to the area.

Films are actually projected onto the pump house of the new Whitewater Rapids Facility.  Spectators can set up on the lawn or even rent a tube to watch while they float. 

Food & Drink:

What's a movie without a snack? Well, you're in luck. Onsite concessions are available for purchase before and during the movie screenings. In addition, check out the Shop 24 machine. One of Oklahoma City's first completely automated convenience stores, Shop 24 opened in early May of 2013 and accepts cash and credit/debit cards. It is located just east of the Chesapeake Boathouse, and available products include salads, sandwiches, soup, candy and drinks.