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Free Outdoor Film!

Black Panther - Space Jam - Frozen




Summer Outdoor Films to be held at

Minnesota State Mankato for Students and Community


MANKATO, Minn.—Bring a blanket and a friend to the Summer Outdoor Film series at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Student Activities will host an outdoor film with assistance from the Centennial Student Union. Film will be shown in the amphitheatre, located between the Centennial Student Union and Memorial Library with free parking. 

All films are on a Thursday and begin at dusk (Approx. 9:00 pm)

This year's series includes:

  • June 14 - Black Panther (PG-13)
  • July 19 - Space Jam (PG)
  • August 2 - Frozen (PG) 

Movies will be projected onto an outdoor movie screen. The Summer Outdoor Film Series is free to students, faculty and the general public. The Mankato community is highly encouraged to attend. Those attending outdoor films are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs to sit on. Theatre popcorn, candy, and beverages will be available for purchase.  All films will start at 9:00 pm. In case of inclement weather, the film will be shown adjacent to the Amphitheatre in Ostrander Auditorium.

Collections for Campus Kitchen and Campus Cupboard will be collected. For each non-expired food donation, participants will receive a free small popcorn. Limit two popcorns per family.

Alex Fry, MNSU student is excited to see how students enjoy an outdoor film series at Minnesota State Mankato, “Summer Outdoor Films are a nice way to come back on-campus, while getting outside to enjoy Minnesota’s wonderful summer weather. I am excited to see the stars while watching the stars on the screen.”

Ashley Strom, Non-Traditional Student Board advisor looks forward to having families attend, whether or not they are students at Minnesota State Mankato. “In the summer, the pace of things really settles down on campus. This is the perfect time for students with families and the rest of the Mankato community to come to campus for a great outdoor film!” Strom continues, “This campus is so beautiful in the summer. I hope everyone enjoys the films. I know I will.” All of the films will be PG-13 or lower.

Outdoor Films

For parking information visit the university parking website, Free parking is available directly next to the amplitheatre in Gold Lot 11A. Please visit for a custom parking map.

During the academic year, Stomper's Cinema brings blockbuster, independent, international and documentary films to the Minnesota State Mankato campus most weekends. These films are free to students and are shown in the Ostrander Auditorium, located in the Centennial Student Union. Ostrander Auditorium features 5.1 surround sound, renovated theatre seating, and digital projection for a true movie going experience.

 The Outdoor Film Series is a part of a summer programming series sponsored by the Centennial Student Union and Student Activities. Other events include an organized bike ride, outdoor films, BBQ demonstration, and other events. All events are free to the public. Student Activities has 5 full-time staff and 4 graduate students who provide guidance and planning for 230+ student groups, Greek Life, Community Engagement, and campus wide programming.


For more information contact Student Activities Assistant Director, Bill Tourville, at 507-389-6076 or   

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For MSU events: individuals with a disability, who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, are asked to contact the Office of Accessibility Resources at 507-389-2825 (V/TTD), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTD) at least five days prior to the event.

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