The Treasure Valley's two remaining drive-in theaters aren't the only place where you can catch a family, friendly movie under the stars! 

Several communities in the Treasure Valley have a great summertime tradition of blowing up a big inflatable screen in one of their fantastic parks and inviting families out to watch a free movie together under the stars! The free movies usually begin in early-June, not long after school lets out and continue into mid-August.

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Both Meridian and Nampa have set their schedules for 2022. The Middleton Optimist Club says information on their summer movies will be coming soon, but if you look through their community calendar on their website, it appears at least four of the movies are set.

As for Boise? They haven't done their Movies Under the Stars since 2019 due to the pandemic. We can't find any trace of them returning on the internet.

Want to pencil one of these fun movie nights into your summer calendar? Here's what's showing and when in Meridian and Nampa!

Meridian Sparklight Movie Night Schedule 2022

Sparklight Movie Night happens on Fridays, June 10 - August 19. Movies start at dusk, but the screen is set up as early as 7 p.m. if you want to bring your blankets and low back chairs to claim a spot. While you wait for the movie to begin, the kids can play in Settlers Park's Sound Garden, cool off in the Splash Pad or grab some snacks from their concession stand.

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Since 2014, Silver Screen on the Green at Optimist Park has been one of those activities! Beginning on June 4, families can bring out their blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy a FREE family movie on Nampa's giant inflatable movie screen! Movies begin at dusk.

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