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Movie By Moonlight - Dirty Dancing

Movie by Moonlight outdoor film series at Dix Park

The Movie by Moonlight outdoor film series at Dorothea Dix Park is back this summer, starting with Dirty Dancing! Bring your friends and family to have the time of  your life enjoying this modern classic film under the stars. This event is open to all ages. Dirty Dancing is rated PG-13.

Event Schedule
7:30 pm - Seating  Area Open
8:30 pm - Movie Starts

BBQ Proper, Taco Grande and Mr. Softee Wake will be joining us to provide yummy dinner and dessert. Compass Rose Brewery will be serving up cold beer.

Please RSVP Registration is not required, but it does help us to know how many guests to expect and we can contact you with important information including event changes due to weather conditions. This event is free to the public thanks to Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy donors.

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Location: Flower Field at Dix Park, 2105 Umstead Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603

Know Before You Go:

Arrive Early: We expect a large crowd, so plan to arrive early to get a good view of the movie screen. The movie screen and sound system are big, but may not be big enough for everyone to have a perfect viewing and hearing experience. We’ll do our best!

Food, Beverages + Restrooms:  Pack a picnic or purchase from the food trucks! Beer and wine are permitted at this event. Please be responsible! There is no drinking water available at the park, and we only have port-a-johns available, so come prepared.

What to Bring: A blanket or camp chairs to sit on.  A jacket or extra blanket in case it get cool. A flashlight or a flashlight app on your phone may come in handy.

Dogs: Dogs are permitted, but please use your best judgment regarding whether your pooch will enjoy the show. We’re expecting a lot of people, so it could be crowded and loud. All dogs must be leashed, and please clean up after them!

Weather: If we need to postpone due to inclement weather, we will communicate through Eventbrite ( Please RSVP) and post on the Dix Park Facebook Page.

Getting There + Parking: The most convenient park entrances to use are Hunt Drive off of Western Boulevard or Blair Drive off of Centennial Parkway. Look for signs along Umstead Drive. Parking is available in the four parking lots off of Umstead Drive. Due to the high volume of people and limited parking, please carpool if possible. Do not drive on or park in the grass – driving on tree roots damages the trees and we want to keep the 150 year old oaks around for as long as possible!

flowers field parking directions map