Join us all Summer long at the Bay View Park Bandshell in Alpena for free movies under the stars. See our Schedule below. The movies will begin at dusk, or once it's dark enough to adequately see the projection. The time will vary throughout the Summer. We encourage you to bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and any food or drink you wish. We will be serving popcorn and other concessions at each movie night. We ask you to please clean up any trash before you leave. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at


Thanks for reading, and enjoy the show!







1hr 50min

Sunset: 9:24PM

This one's for all you lovebirds out there. We're kicking off our summer season with this 70's musical classic -- just in time for the end of the school year. See young Jon Travolta & Olivia Newton John as Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsen, who unexpectedly meet again after a summer fling.

JUly 7th

the 'burbs



1hr 41min

Sunset: 9:22PM

See young Tom Hanks as an overworked suburbanite who has taken the week off to rest, but having noticed some very strange circumstances surrounding his new neighbors, the Klopeks, decides to get the other neighbors involved in a little investigative meddling. Don't miss this hilarious and bizarre take on suburban life.

JUly 28th

beauty & the Beast



1hr 24min

Sunset: 9:04PM

If you saw the newest version of this tale, then you should definitely come watch the original Disney classic. Bring your family, your kids (maybe even your dog!) to see this 1991 version of Beauty and the Beast like you've never seen it before -- On the big screen under the stars.

August 4th

The Goonies



1hr 54min

Sunset: 8:56PM

In this cult classic, follow this unlikely gang of kids called "The Goonies" who embark on an epic adventure to find hidden treasure in order to keep their neighborhood from being demolished and made into a golf course. Unfortunately they run into a team of escaped convicts who are after the same gold.

August 25th

Rogue One:

A Star wars story



2hrs 13min

Sunset: 8:22PM

In the newest of the Star Wars saga, the Rebellion learns of the existence of the Empire's new super weapon, the Death Star, which has the power to destroy an entire planet. All seems lost until a possible weakness in its construction is uncovered. Now the Rebel Alliance must achieve what seems to be an impossible mission to retrieve the plans of the Death Star. The future of the entire galaxy rests in their hands.

Sunset: 8:10PM

We hope you’ve enjoyed our line-up this year! In appreciation of your support, we’re leaving our final screening up to you! Make sure to cast your vote by clicking above, or by filling out our ballots, available during all the screenings. Once the votes are tallied, we will update our website and facebook page. Thanks again, and we'll see you next year!


Summer Movies by the Bay would not be possible without the support of these local, community-minded sponsors. Please Support Those who are willing to support us. Thank you!

Summer Movies by the Bay is planned and organized by the Thunder Bay Film Society, in partnership with the Thunder Bay Arts Council, both located in Alpena, Michigan. Please click the photos below to find out more information about these organizations. Thank you!


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