The fall outdoor movie series kicks off on October 1 with “The Karate Kid”  

City of Knoxville and Knox County Public Library have teamed up again to bring free outdoor movies to the Midway at Chilhowee Park this fall. “The Karate Kid” staring Jaden Smith (2010) kicks off the series on Friday, Oct. 1. It is followed by “Raya and the Last Dragon” on Oct. 8, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” on Oct. 22, and “Coco” on Oct. 29. The lineup was decided by a public vote.

No tickets or reservations are required this year. The grounds open at 6 p.m., and the movies will start at 7:30 p.m. The first few rows will be reserved for moviegoers who want to bring chairs and blankets to enjoy the movie. Designated spots will still be available for guests to drive in and park. Popcorn and concessions such as hot dogs, nachos, doughnuts, and hot cocoa will be available. (Moviegoers can also bring in their own food and drinks; no alcohol or grills are allowed.) The Friends of the Library will distribute free bags of books while supplies last. Participants are encouraged to practice COVID-19 safety measures.

Drive-In at the Midway is made possible through the generous support of Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union and B97.5. For more information, please visit



October 1 – “The Karate Kid” (PG, 2010)

October 8 – “Raya and the Last Dragon!” (PG, 2021)

October 15 – no movie, open weekend

October 22 – “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (PG-13, 2017)

October 29 – “Coco” (PG, 2017)