Free Outdoor Films

The DeBartolo Performing Arts Center is proud to offer many free films, performances and events. With the assistance of our University and community partners, we hope you'll find a new type of film or style of music you and your family will enjoy.

Upcoming free films, performances and events:
Note: Admission to these events is free but many require a ticket. Reserved tickets must be claimed 15 minutes prior to the start of the event or your tickets may be redistributed to other patrons. Some tickets may only be picked-up the day of the event.

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Sponsored by DeBartolo Performing Arts Center and DTSB: Free films on the Gridiron Plaza in downtown South Bend.

Outdoor Film Series
(Downtown South Bend)

June - August

(Approximately 9:30 PM, weather permitting)

BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985): Friday, June 12
THE LEGO MOVIE (2014): Friday, July 25
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2014): Saturday, August 22

All screenings begin at sundown (weather permitting) on the Gridiron Plaza adjacent to the South Bend Chocolate Café.

Free and not ticketed.

Presented by: The Office of Pre-College Programs

Co-director Kristi Jacobson will be introducing the film and participating in the panel discussion after the film.

A Place at the Table (2012)

Wednesday, July 2 
at 6:30 PM
Free tickets available starting July 2 at 5:30 PM

Directed by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush
Rated PG, 84 min, DVD

49 million people in the U.S.—one in four children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine this issue through the lens of three people who are struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a Colorado fifth-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school; and Tremonica, a Mississippi second-grader whose asthma and health issues are exacerbated by the largely empty calories her hardworking mother can afford. From the people who brought you Food, Inc., the film features celebrity chef Tom Colicchio (Top Chef), actor Jeff Bridges, and many others.

Sponsored by the Lauran E. and Justin L. Tuck Endowment for Children's Programming and by WNIT Public Television.

ANDkids World Film Festival

July 22-25

The region's signature summer children's film festival. Now in its seventh year, this cinema celebration features an entertaining, educational and diverse line-up of new films from around the world for children of all ages. This year, we’ve added a full day of films that offer a passport of experiences from countries near and far. Journey to Brazil, Uruguay, Denmark, Poland, Ethiopia, Japan…you can even take a trip to the Moon!

All events are free but require a ticket.

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