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Sparklight Movie Night

Grab your family, friends, and neighbors this summer and join Meridian Parks and Recreation for Sparklight Movie Night in Meridian! Every other Friday evening we inflate our giant outdoor movie screen in Settlers Park for a family-friendly movie. Check-in with our concession stand for delicious treats and movie snacks.

Thanks to local sponsors, it's free. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and favorite movie dates and enjoy the fresh summer air with Meridian Parks and Recreation!  All movies start at dusk. The screen is set-up at 7:00 pm. There are lots of activities in the park to keep you busy until the movie starts at dusk. See the schedule for a list of movies.

Please note: 

  • Movie event area will be designated with event fencing. This area will include plenty of lawn seating, access to the concession stand and the restrooms. 
  • Families and attendees entering the event area will receive a wristband for each person. 
  • No one under the age of 18 will be permitted to attend the event without a parent or responsible guardian present for the duration of the event.
  • Unaccompanied minors will no longer be allowed to attend the movie night.
  • All areas of Settlers Park outside the fenced event area will close at sunset.   At that time, all unaccompanied minors will be directed to exit the park. 

Parents - No one under the age of 18 will be permitted to attend the movie night without a parent or responsible guardian present for the duration of the event.

Season Sponsors

College of Western Idaho

The College of Western Idaho expands learning and life opportunities, encourages individual advancement, contributes to Idaho’s economic growth, strengthens community prosperity, and develops leaders.

Advanced Therapy Care

Advanced Therapy Care provides a client-centered, quality driven and a cost-effective approach in providing therapy services to meet individual needs.

CBH Homes

CBH Homes has been building dreams for Idahoans for over 30 years and is proud to be Idaho’s #1 homebuilder, an Idaho Best Place to Work and working with over 25,000 happy homeowners and counting.

The Super Mario Bros

Friday, May 31

Sponsored by: Northwest Christian Credit Union


Friday, June 14

Sponsored by: RC Willey


Friday, June 28

Sponsored by: Kathy Chambers State Farm

Kung Fu Panda 4

Friday, July 12

Primrose School of North Meridian


Friday, July 26

Sponsored by: Four Seasons Pool & Spa


Friday August 9

Sponsored by: Meridian Anti-Drug Coalition 

Frequently Asked Questions

No one under the age of 18 will be permitted to attend the movie night without a parent or responsible guardian present for the duration of the event. ​ As a family event, a parent or guardian is required to check in with their youth and stay during the event event.  

We don't have an exact time when we will hit the play button each week; instead we wait until it's dark enough to see the movie clearly. Typically it's about 20 minutes after sunset. 

You are welcome in the park at anytime.  But, most folks set up their chairs and blankets after 7:00 pm so they have a good idea about the direction of the movie screen. 

Tall camping style chairs we welcome in designated areas. Mostly, that means the back and side areas.

There are so many things to do in Settlers Park before the movie starts!  First, each Friday night our sponsors bring a variety of fun activities.  I enjoy making groovy tunes in our Sound Garden.  Most kids (and some  adults) can be found cooling off in the Splash Pads.  Grab a gelati from the concession stand.  Or, bring your lawn chair and read.   
We support relaxing in all it's forms.  

You are more than welcome to bring your own picnic!  Please be aware, alcohol is not allowed in the park at anytime.  Settlers has a concession stand and often we have food trucks on site.  

It takes a village to create a movie night.  It is the vision and production of the Meridian Parks and Recreation staff. Add to that a plethora of local businesses including Sparklight - our title sponsor for all 15 years. Local businesses sponsor a season or a night. Mix in a dash of volunteers and you have amazing summer tradition. If you enjoy the evening, be sure to tell them! 

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Settlers Park
3245 N. Meridian Road
Meridian, Idaho 83642

Emergency Contact

After-Hours Park Emergency Contact: (208) 409-6666

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