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The Ann Arbor Summer Festival (A2SF) has announced the 2024 Movies by Moonlight series taking place outdoors at Top of the Park from June 14-30 and Silent Films at the Mendelssohn presented in partnership with Cinetopia Film Festival.

To better accommodate families this season, the start times of films will begin a half hour earlier at 9:30 PM, except for Barbie on So Long Sunday June 30, which starts at 10 PM.

Additional event announcements will be made in the spring, and the complete season will be announced on May 2.


Enjoy movies under the stars at Top of the Park. Catch a selection of recent hits, cult classics, and family-friendly films. June 18, 19, and 20 are presented in partnership with the Cinetopia Film Festival.

Tuesday, June 18 at 9:30PM: Napoleon Dynamite — 20th Anniversary

PG, 2004, 1h 26m

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Wednesday, June 19 at 9:30PM: The Color Purple Musical

PG-13, 2023, 2h 21m

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Thursday, June 20 at 9:30PM: Sing

PG, 2016, 1h 50m

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Tuesday, June 25 at 9:30PM: Little Shop of Horrors

PG-13, 1986, 1h 34m

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Wednesday, June 26 at 9:30PM: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind — 20th Anniversary

R, 2004, 1h 48m

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Thursday, June 27 at 9:30PM: Turning Red

PG, 2022, 1h 49m

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Sunday, June 30 at 10PM: Barbie

PG-13, 2023, 1h 54m

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A2SF events are supported by a generous community of individuals, foundations, and businesses. University of Michigan, City of Ann Arbor, Michigan Arts & Cultural Council, O&W and Phire are the 2024 Title Sponsors.

The Movies by Moonlight series is sponsored by: Allergy & Immunology Associates of Ann Arbor, Arbor Financial, Cardamom, ECO PHYSICS, Kapnick Insurance, and TheRide.


The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

Saturday, June 15 at 3:30PM  | Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre

In 1920, one brilliant movie jolted the postwar masses and catapulted the movement known as German Expressionism into film history. That movie was The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, a plunge into the mind of insanity that severs all ties with the rational world. Director Robert Wiene and a visionary team of designers crafted a nightmare realm in which light, shadow and substance are abstracted, a world in which a demented doctor and a carnival sleepwalker perpetrate a series of ghastly murders in a small community.

Accompanied with a live score by Frank Pahl and Michael Gould.

The Fabulous Fleischer Cartoons, Restored

Sunday, June 16 at 3:30PM | Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre

Ever wanted to bop with the Boop on the big screen? How about that OG spinach tin poppin’ sailor with his main squeeze Olive Oil? Or Clark Kent pre-CGI? Join us for a screening of restored Fleischer Cartoons with a piano accompaniment by one of Michigan Theater’s in-house organists on the piano at Mendelssohn. This hour long screening of Fleicher “Greatest Hits” is sure to be a treat for those reliving childhood memories or children discovering hand-drawn animations from early cinema.

Accompanied with live piano.

Sponsor: Martin Family Foundation

Silent Films at the Mendelssohn are presented in partnership with the Cinetopia Film Festival. Tickets are $16 and $13 for members of Marquee Arts. Passes to the entire Cinetopia Film Festival are available at marquee-arts.org/cinetopia/, and individual tickets to the silent films go on sale May 17.

Events at Top of the Park will take place between June 14 – 30, 2024.

A2SF champions performing arts, outdoor entertainment, and community spirit. In addition to a nearly four-week festival each June that attracts a diverse audience of over 80,000 people and offers over 200 concerts, art exhibitions, kids activities, spectacle, and film screenings, A2SF presents compelling experiences throughout the year on the campus of the University of Michigan and throughout Washtenaw County.

The mission of A2SF is to present a world-class celebration of arts and entertainment that enriches the cultural, economic, and social vitality of the region. A2SF was founded as a partnership between the University of Michigan and the City of Ann Arbor and produced its first season in 1984. For more information on all events, please visit A2SF.ORG.

Press Photo 1 – Movies by Moonlight

Press photo 2 – The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Press Photo 3 – The Fabulous Fleischer Cartoons, Restored

Ann Arbor Summer Festival (A2SF)
210 Huronview Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
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