Mackinac State Historic Parks to Host ‘Movies by the Bridge’ and ‘Movies in the Fort’

As a part of its 125th anniversary celebration, Mackinac State Historic Parks is hosting free movie events every week on Mackinac Island and in Mackinaw City.

“Movies in the Fort” will be held on Tuesdays in Fort Mackinac on Mackinac Island and “Movies by the Bridge” will take place in Michilimackinac State Park in Mackinaw City. The movies begin at dusk and attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or a chair. Attendees can also bring snacks. Restrooms will remain open at both sites. The shows include:

  • June 30 (Fort Mackinac) and July 3 (Mackinaw City): Frozen II
  • July 7 (Fort Mackinac) and July 11 (Mackinaw City): Mary Poppins Returns
  • July 14 (Fort Mackinac) and July 18 (Mackinaw City): A League of Their Own
  • July 21 (Fort Mackinac) and July 25 (Mackinaw City): Wreck-It Ralph
  • July 28 (Fort Mackinac) and August 1 (Mackinaw City): Space Jam
  • August 4 (Fort Mackinac) and August 8 (Mackinaw City): Finding Nemo
  • August 11 (Fort Mackinac) and August 15 (Mackinaw City): The Mighty Ducks
  • August 18 (Fort Mackinac) and August 22 (Mackinaw City): Moana
  • August 25 (Fort Mackinac) and August 29 (Mackinaw City): The Lego Movie
  • September 1 (Fort Mackinac) and September 5 (Mackinaw City): Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

These movies are one of many free events being held during the 2020 season as a part of the Mackinac Parks: 125 celebration, which includes evening cannon firings at the forts and fun themed weekends at all Mackinac State Historic Parks sites. For a full list of movie times and all upcoming Mackinac Historic Parks events, please visit

Mackinac State Historic Parks, a family of living history museums and parks in northern Michigan’s Straits of Mackinac, is an agency within the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Its sites—which are accredited by the American Alliance of Museums—include Fort Mackinac, the Biddle House, The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museu, Historic Downtown Mackinac, and Mackinac Island State Park on Mackinac Island, and Colonial Michilimackinac, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park and Michilimackinac State Park in Mackinaw City. Mackinac State Historic Parks is governed by the Mackinac Island State Park Commission, established in 1895 to protect, preserve and present the parks’ rich historic and natural resources for the education and recreation of future generations. Visitor information is available at (231) 436-4100 or on the web at