2021 Free and Cheap Summer Movies - Carver County - Eden Prairie, MN

Free Movies in the Park and Discount Summer Kids Series at Movie Theaters

By Jamie Schlechter, Macaroni Kid Publisher June 22, 2021

2021 Summer Movie guide for Carver County and Eden Prairie, MN area. FREE Movies in the Park and at Local Community Centers. Discount Summer Movies at local theaters and Minnesota Drive-in Movie locations.

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June 17 - Onward, PG - 8:30pm, Waconia


July 8 - Tom & Jerry - 8:30pm, Waconia

July 23 - Cars - dusk, Victoria

July 29 - Trolls World Tour - 7pm, (Indoors) Watertown


August 6 - Trolls, PG - 9pm, Eden Prairie

August 13 - Captain Marvel, PG-13 - 9pm, Eden Prairie

August 20 - Miracle, PG - 8:30pm, Waconia

August 20 - Onward, PG - 9pm, Eden Prairie


Not free, but a great deal at $3 a ticket. Emagine Theatres in Waconia, MN is showing indoor family movies daily at 12PM for $3 a ticket for all ages. Best to purchase tickets in advance to guarantee seating. 

  • June 4-10 - Secret Life of Pets
  • June 11-17 - Sing
  • June 18- 24 - Spirit
  • June 25-July 1 - Madagascar
  • July 2-8 - Kung Fu Panda
  • July 9-15 - Trolls World Tour
  • July 16-22 - The Grinch
  • July 23-29 - How to Train Your Dragon The Hidden World
  • July 30-August 5 - Minions

Date and showtimes are subject to change. Limited availability each week. Buy tickets online.


Vali-Hi Drive-In

Address: 11260 Hudson Blvd, Lake Elmo, MN 55042
Phone: (651) 436-7464

Info: Open Every Night, they do not accept credit or debit cards, $10 per person and kids 6-12 are $1, and kids 5 and under are free.

Starlite Drive-In Theater

Address: 28264 MN-22, Litchfield, MN 55355
Phone: (320) 693-6990

Info: Open most weekends. Adults 13 and Over $8.00, Kids 5 – 12 $4.00 and Kids 4 and Under are free. 

Long Drive-In Theatre

Address: 24257 Riverside Dr, Long Prairie, MN 56347
Phone: (320) 732-3142

Info: Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Cost is: Free for 5 and under, $4 for ages 6 through 11 and Adults are $8.

Elko Speedway & Drive-in Theater

Address: 26350 France Ave, Elko New Market, MN 55020
Phone: (952) 461-7223

Verne Drive In Theatre

Address: 1607 S Kniss Ave, Luverne, MN 56156
Phone: (507) 283-0007

Info: $7 Tickets Ages 6+, Open daily.

Sky-Vu Drive In

Address: 34032-34998 MN-1, Warren, MN 56762
Phone: (218) 201-0329

Info: Adults: $9.00, Kids: $6.00, under 2 yrs are free. Open daily.

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