Summer flicks light up nights at Newfields

The classic 1975 comedy film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” is among the summer movies lineup at the outdoor amphitheater at Newfields in Indianapolis.

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INDIANAPOLIS — You can watch the stars under the stars.

That’s part of the idea behind The National Bank of Indianapolis Summer Nights Film Series returning to the terraced outdoor amphitheater at Newfields in Indianapolis this June, July and August.

The entertainment lineup ranges from the silly to the sublime.

Bring your family and friends to watch movies under the stars. All you need is a chair or a blanket, and a pillow or two; snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. Come early to play a round of trivia, learn a new dance, savor your own picnic (with nonalcoholic beverages only), snap a selfie in a photo booth, or enjoy the sunset. To be prepared for Hoosier summer evenings and nights outdoors, sunscreen and bug spray are always good ideas.

The outdoor films start at dusk. Doors open at 7 p.m., with music and activities before the screening, which starts as twilight turns to dark. In case of rain, films will move to the Tobias theater and start at 9 p.m.

Admission is $10 for Newfields members and $12 for nonmembers. Children 5 and under are admitted at no charge, but tickets are required. Here is the film series lineup:

June 7: “Casablanca” (1942. PG)

June 14: “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” (1975. PG)

June 21: “Moonstruck” (1987. PG)

June 28: “Shrek” (2001. PG)

July 5: “National Treasure” (2004. PG)

July 12: “The Bodyguard” (1992. R)

July 19: “Gran Turismo” (2023. PG-13)

July 26-27: Indy Shorts International Film Festival partnership screening

Aug. 2: “Cool Runnings” (1993. PG)

Aug. 9: “The Man Who Knew Too Much” (1956. PG)

Aug. 16: “The Little Mermaid” (2023. PG)

Aug. 23: “The Equalizer” (2014. R)

Aug. 30: “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (2017. PG-13)

Aug. 31: Super secret screening (1990s. PG-13 for intense science fiction terror)

Newfields is located at 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis. For more information, visit