Best Places to See a Movie Outside This Spring

You've spent more time today staring out the window then you have on those spreadsheets your boss rush ordered from you. You're distracted by the fading memory of the fresh spring air you felt walking to your car this morning. We're right there with you. And we're making plans for ways to spend the evenings that we thought we'd share with you. First thing on our list? Outdoor movies. Here are some of our favorite places in Dallas. Have a few of your own spots? Send them our way, we'll update this list as we find more for the greater good. Now get back to work.

Bike In Movies Want to watch a movie by the Trinity River? You're gonna have to bike for it. This weekend RAFT, the group that's planning events along the Santa Fe Trestle Trail, teams up with the Texas Theatre for a Bike-In Movie where they will screen the award-winning documentary, Yakona, which chroincles the history of the San Marcos River. The screening starts at 8 p.m. Friday, so pack up your blankets, balance them on your handlebars and bike to roughly Moore Park (1900 E. 8Th St.). There will be beer on site, but they're encouraging you to pack your own provisions. More at facebook.com/TrinityRAFT.

Whiskey & Movies at Sundown at the Granada One of the city's best drink specials is Whiskey Wednesdays at Sundown at the Granada. They knock half the price off any whiskey on the shelves. And if you need another reason to go there, they screen movies on the rooftop as well. They kick things off with The Naked Gun April 1 and continue the series weekly through June.

Klyde Warren Park To our minds, they could never screen enough movies at Klyde Warren Park. The next big screening takes place as part of the Dallas International Film Festival, and will be Pee Week's Big Adventure at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11. Last year, they launched a Classic Movies Series with the Dallas Morning News, so here's hoping they'll announce its return this spring/summer. In the meantime, you can keep up with screenings as they are announced at Klydewarrenpark.org.

Nasher Sculpture Center Once a month, the Nasher Sculpture Center stays open until midnight and hosts bands and a family-friendly film screening on the lawn. Keep an eye out for the next event at nashersculpturecenter.org.

Galaxy Drive-In Theatre Just north of Ennis in a little town called Garrett, there's a magical place where you travel back in time and neck with your ladyfriend behind the steering wheel while a new release screens 100 yards in front of you. This theater screens movies seven nights a week. More info at galaxydriveintheatre.com.

Coyote Drive-In To get to the city's other drive in theater, head to Fort Worth. Panther Island's drive in theater screens two movies per night, has a full service bar and welcomes your furry friends. Peruse the schedule of films at coyotedrive-in.com.

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