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Join Ijams Nature Center and Central Cinema for the 2022 Movies Under the Stars!

More Movies, More Fun!

Movies Under the Stars is back at Ijams, and the excitement is real! This year, you’ll get to see MORE movies AND Terror in the Woods with FrightWorks is back! BUT that’s not all: It’s the 10th anniversary of Ijams’ partnership with Central Cinema and Knoxville Horror Film Fest, and the series is celebrating with the return of the Zombie Movie Marathon!

Grab your favorite blanket or lawn chair and join the film festivities. Doors open at 7 pm and movies begin at dark (~9 pm).


Food trucks and beer garden will have tasty meals, snacks, and beverages for purchase. NO COOLERS AND NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL PLEASE.


Dogs are allowed, but must be on leash at all times.


These events are on the Ijams Visitor Center lawn. In case of inclement weather, a rain plan will be posted on the event page on the website and social media outlets.


Tickets are $10 per person or $36 for a family four-pack. (Special ticket pricing of $15 per person for Terror in the Woods includes the haunted trail from FrightWorks.) Space is limited per screening. Purchasing tickets ahead of time is highly recommended. Walk-up tickets may not be available.


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May 27: Willow

June 10: Men in Black

June 24: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

July 9: Terror in the Woods! Friday the 13th: Part VI + Never Hike Alone: The Ghost Cut + FrightWorks Haunted Trail + Special Appearance by Thom Mathews brought to you by FrankenCon

Aug. 12: Shawshank Redemption

Aug. 26: Ghostbusters

Sept. 23: The Lion King

Oct. 7: Zombie Movie Marathon!

Shaun of the Dead + Zombieland

2022 Sponsors

Sponsorship opportunities are still available! For more information, contact Cindy Hassil at or +1865-577-4717 ext. 1006.