Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I get to the Salem’s Riverfront Park and the Amphitheater?

A: Click here for the map.

Q: Do I need to bring a blanket or lawn chairs in order to enjoy the movie?

A: You are welcome to bring either blankets or short lawn chairs and sit on the grass section of the amphitheater.

Q: Can I bring alcohol to the movie?

A: No.

Q: Is there security on duty?

A: We have staff from the City of Salem present during the movie, but there is no formal security.

Q: When you say sundown, what time do you really mean?

A: We start the movie as the sun begins to set. We have estimated our movie start times on our website as best we can. If you would like a specific time, please refer to for more specific sunset times.

Q: Where do I park?

A: There are several free lots surrounding the park. Free Parking is available near the carousel off of Front Street. Also, parking is available on the north end of Riverfront Park accessed at Union and Front Streets. After 6pm, free parking is available along State Street and nearby streets in the downtown area.

Q: Do you have concessions at Salem’s Movies in the Park?

A: Yes. Tasty snacks, drinks, candy, popcorn and hotdogs are available this year. Look for the food truck “bursting with flavor” to the south of the amphitheater!! You can also get treats at the Carousel until about 9pm. YUM!

Q: Can I bring my own food?

A: Yes. You are welcome to bring your own food so long as you clean up after yourself when the movie is over.

Q: Where do you get all the projection and sound equipment to show the movie?

A: We utilize Allied Video Productions, a local production company.

Q: Are you just using DVDs from your home movie collection and not paying rights for the screenings?

A: No! All movies are leased and authorized for screening through Swank Motion Pictures and Criterion Pictures. We have to pay from $400 to $600 for each movie to have the rights to show them to a public audience.