Summer in Motion

Movies in the Gardens

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Experience the Arboretum in a whole new way this summer as we showcase family-friendly, Minnesota-themed movies in our beautiful outdoor setting at the Trex Deck (and moved inside in case of rain). Bring your own bug spray! Here's the schedule:


Little Big League movie poster 

Little Big League (1994)
Thursday, June 13
9-11 p.m.

When the owner of the Minnesota Twins dies suddenly, his will bequeaths the team to his grandson Billy, a devotee of baseball who, although only 12, has devoured voluminous lore, knows the team intimately, and has shown an uncanny sixth sense of what they need to improve. They hate their manager, so Billy quickly fires the him, winning their instant approval. However, this turns to dismay when he announces their new manager: himself. How will Billy convince a gang of proud, tough men to stick around and take orders from a kid? On the other hand, what's to lose? The team has nowhere to go but up. (IMDB) Rated PG.

 The Mighty Ducks movie poster

Mighty Ducks (1992)
Thursday, July 11
9-10:45 p.m.

Gordon Bombay, a hotshot lawyer, is haunted by memories of his childhood, when, as the star player in his champion hockey team, he lost the winning goal in a shootout, thereby losing the game, and the approval of his coach. After being charged for drunk driving, the court orders him to coach a peewee hockey team, the worst in the league. Gordon is at first very reluctant. However, he eventually gains the respect of the kids and teaches them how to win, gaining a sponsor on the way and giving the team the name of The Ducks. In the finals, they face Gordon's old team, coached by Gordon's old coach, giving Gordon a chance to face old ghosts. (IMDB) Rated PG.

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 Miracle movie poster

Miracle (2004)
Thursday, August 8
8:30-10:45 p.m

The inspiring story of the team that transcended its sport and united a nation with a new feeling of hope. Based on the true story of one of the greatest moments in sports history, the tale captures a time and place where differences could be settled by games and a cold war could be put on ice. In 1980, the United States Ice Hockey team's coach, Herb Brooks, took a ragtag squad of college kids up against the legendary juggernaut from the Soviet Union at the Olympic Games. Despite the long odds, Team USA carried the pride of a nation yearning from a distraction from world events. With the world watching the team rose to the occasion, prompting broadcaster Al Michaels' now famous question, to the millions viewing at home: Do you believe in miracles? Yes! (IMDB) Rated PG.