San Antonio outdoor movie series kicks off with ‘Encanto’

The Mission Marquee Plaza, formerly known as the Mission Drive-In Theater, officially opened in 2014.

City of San Antonio World Heritage Office

San Antonio’s popular free-to-air movie series kicked off its season with a family favorite, Encanto. Mission Marquee Plazaformerly known as the Mission Drive-In Theater, began its movie season at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 in the South San Antonio neighborhood.

Film screenings are shown through November on a giant screen three times a month with animated, live-action and returning films. During the free event, there will also be entertainment, food trucks and live performances.

Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to enjoy during the films. The screenings begin shortly after dusk.


The Mission Drive-In Theater opened in 1948 but closed in 2000. In 2013, the city restored and remodeled the space to host outdoor movie events. Today, Mission Marquee Plaza, with its large stage and screen, serves as a meeting place for the community to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities throughout the year, including festivals, film screenings, artistic and cultural events, outdoor markets, etc.

The City of San Antonio World Heritage Office presents the annual Outdoor Family Movie Series at Mission Marquee Plaza.

Here’s the lineup released so far (movies are subject to change):

  • Saturday May 7: Encanto
  • Thursday, May 19: AND the extra-terrestrial
  • Saturday May 21: Dunes
  • Saturday June 4: Lilo & Stitch
  • Thursday, June 16: men in black
  • Saturday June 18: Spider-Man no coming home
  • Saturday July 2: Sing 2
  • Saturday July 16: Captain Marvel
  • Thursday July 21: The love bug

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Andrea G. Henderson