FREE Flicks

  • Des Moines
  • Art Center
  • 4700 Grand Ave
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • 515.277.4405
  • Hours | Directions

  • John & Mary Pappajohn
  • Sculpture Park
  • 13th and Grand Ave
  • Downtown
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • Hours | Directions

In partnership with Des Moines Parks and Recreation, the Art Center presents a series
of eclectic and cinematic classics on the big screen. Attendees are encouraged to bring
lawn chairs, blankets, and refreshments. All films begin at dusk; in case of rain, the film
will be cancelled. (Weather updates can be found at


  • Moonstruck, 1987

    Thursday, June 5
    102 minutes / rated PG

    Loretta Castorini, a bookkeeper from Brooklyn, New York, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she agreed to marry. Stars Cher, Nicolas Cage, and Olympia Dukakis. 


  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 1969

    Thursday, July 10
    110 minutes / rated M

    Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Boliva when the law gets too close. Stars Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and Katharine Ross.


  • The Pink Panther, 1963

    Thursday, August 7
    115 minutes / rated PG

    Bumbling and conceited French police inspector Clouseau tries to catch The Phantom, a daring jewel theif whose identity and features are unknown - and is acting right under his nose. Stars David Niven, Peter Sellers, and Robert Wagner.


  • Maltese Falcon, 1941

    Thursday, September 4
    100 minutes / not rated

    A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals and their quest for a priceless statuette. Stars Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre, and Sydney Greenstreet.


To view all Summer on the Hill programs, click here.

FREE FLICKS is presented in partnership with Des Moines Parks and Recreation.
Media support provided by Cityview.