Garden Cinema

The Idaho Botanical Garden is bringing back the summer drive-in atmosphere with Garden Cinema. Bring a blanket and come out to the Garden as we host a variety of movies on the giant-outdoor-big-screen. Come early to enjoy a picnic dinner in the Garden. Vendors on site offer dinner, adult refreshments, and movie snacks.

Please pack in and pack out your picnic fun.

Low back chairs are permitted in all areas. Taller chairs are permissible at the back or far sides of the viewing area. Please ask a Garden staff person for details on appropriate locations.

Parking is free.

Movies play select Fridays, July – September.

Event times:
Gate opens at 8 p.m. with movies beginning at dusk.


V.I.P. Tickets:

$40.00 for a VIP table for 4  (limited to 10 tables)

VIP tickets include: popcorn and 1 complimentary bottle of Coiled Wine. Must be 21 and over.

Bookings are available by phone: 208-275-8606 or via email: Cuream@idahobotanicalgarden.org

2018 Line-Up

June 1stAlice in Wonderland (1951) G | | AnimationAdventureFamily

Alice stumbles into the world of Wonderland. Will she get home? Not if the Queen of Hearts has her way.


August 3rdWilly Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) G | | FamilyFantasyMusical

Charlie receives a golden ticket to a factory, his sweet tooth wants going into the lushing candy, it turns out there’s an adventure in everything.


August 24 The Goonies (1985) PG | | AdventureComedyFamily

In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate’s ancient valuable treasure.


September 14 – A League of Their Own (1992) PG | | ComedyDramaFamily

Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.

Purchasing Tickets

Garden Cinema is a free movie event, but tickets are limited. Please RSVP by reserving your ticket online or by phone at 208-343-8649.

For online reservations, e-tickets will arrive in a separate e-mail after the confirmation e-mail.

June 1st – Alice in Wonderland (1951) G | | AnimationAdventureFamily

Reserve Tickets

August 3rd – Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) G | | FamilyFantasyMusical

Tickets Available Soon

August 24 – The Goonies (1985) PG | | AdventureComedyFamily

Tickets Available Soon

September 14 – A League of Their Own (1992) PG | | ComedyDramaFamily

Tickets Available Soon