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Movies on the Plaza

Friday Sep 15, 2017

Civic Plaza
1 Civic Plaza
Albuquerque, NM 87102

See Spirited Away.

Movies on the Plaza is an open-air series of family friendly movies on Civic Plaza also starting on Friday, May 19 and continuing every week through the end of September. All the movies are free and open to all residents of the city. Movies on the Plaza features one of the largest outdoors screens in Albuquerque. Movies start at dusk right after sunset and the conclusion of the live music from ABQ Foods Fridays where moviegoers can have dinner prior to show time. Some seating is available but moviegoers can bring their own portable seats, blankets, and lawn chairs.

Civic Plaza Presents the MOVIES ON THE PLAZA Summer Series:
May 19 (Fri) - Beauty and the Beast (1991 – animated)
May 26 (Fri) - Edwards Scissorhands
May 31 (Wed) - Trolls
June 7 (Wed) - Big Hero 6
June 14 (Wed) - Young Frankenstein (In tribute to Gene Wilder)
June 21 (Wed) - Beetlejuice
June 28 (Wed) - How to Train Your Dragon
July 7 (Fri) - Groundhog Day
The schedule from this point forward is subject to change due to the Civic Plaza renovation project.
July 21 (Fri) - Moana
July 28 (Fri) - The Breakfast Club
August 4 (Fri) - The Lego Movie
August 11 (Fri) - The Little Mermaid
August 18 (Fri) - Singing in the Rain
August 25 (Fri) - The Incredibles
September 1 (Fri) - Sing
September 8 (Fri) - Big
September 15 (Fri) - Spirited Away
September 22 (Fri) - Mulan
September 29 (Fri) - Hidden Figures

See also: Reel World

Get in the Spirit

Albuquerque’s Civic Plaza Presents offers up a fantastic free movie this Friday. Starting at 6pm, Olympia Cafe will be set up in the plaza selling delicious Greek food. Americana/swing/blues/Tex-Mex band Felix y Los Gatos will take the stage, offering up some high-energy tunes. Stick around until sunset (around 8:05pm) to complete the cultural mash-up with a free screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s animated masterpiece Spirited Away. This imaginative 2002 fantasy tells the story of a plucky 10-year-old girl who is taken away to a dangerous, spirit-filled world after her parents are transformed into pigs by an evil witch. Parking is available underneath Civic Plaza. For more info go to

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