Our “Movies in the Plaza” summer series is here! Join us every Saturday evening, after sundown, this July and August. Catch a free, family-friendly outdoor film in the beautiful Town Center Fountain Plaza. Make dinner reservations, before the show, at one of our many eateries and treat the family to a true “dinner and a movie” experience. Or grab pizza and ice cream during the show! California Pizza Kitchen and Cold Stone Creamery will be delivering to-go orders to the plaza every Saturday evening.

2021 Movie Schedule

July 3 @ 8:30 PM – Moana

July 10 @ 8:30 PM – Shrek

July 17 @ 8:30 PM – How To Train Your Dragon

July 24 @ 8:30 PM – Mulan (original)

July 31 @ 8:30 PM – The Little Rascals

August 7 @ 8:30 PM – Coco

August 14 @ 8:30 PM – The Croods (original)

August 21 @ 8:30 PM – Up

August 28 @ 8:30 PM – Cars

Picnic In The Plaza 

Come hungry and partake in some of your Town Center favorites – in the plaza! California Pizza Kitchen, Cold Stone Creamery and Quirks will be making special deliveries to the Fountain Plaza during the movie night series. Follow the specific instructions below to place your order. Be aware that there may be extended wait times.

California Pizza Kitchen: 1) Place your order online for the CPK Virginia Beach location (alcohol cannot be ordered), 2) Call CPK at 757-456-2630 to let them know that you have placed an online order and would like your order delivered to the Fountain Plaza, 3) Meet the CPK team member in the Fountain Plaza at the corner of Main Street and Central Park Avenue (to the right of the main fountain, in front of the black fencing) at the pick up time provided by CPK.

Cold Stone Creamery: 1) Place your order online for the Town Center location, 2) Call CSC at 757-497-7555 to let them know that you have placed an online order and would like your order delivered to the Fountain Plaza, 3) Meet the CSC team member in the Fountain Plaza at the corner of Bank Street and Main Street (to the right of the movie screen, in front of the black fencing) at the pick up time provided by CSC.

Quirks: 1) View their menu online and call 757-490-1447 to place your to-go order, 2) Meet the Quirks team member at the Quirks Pick-Up Table (located directly in front of their restaurant on the plaza – 189 Central Park Avenue) at the pick up time provided by Quirks.

List of Eateries 

Planning on dinner before the show? With over 20 restaurants, there’s something to please everyone’s palate.

  • Bravo Italian Kitchen
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • Cantina Laredo
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • Cold Stone Creamery
  • Einstein Bros. Bagels
  • Interlude Restaurant
  • Jimmy John’s
  • Keagan’s Irish Pub
  • Lamia’s Crepes
  • Macaron Tart
  • P.F. Chang’s
  • Quirks
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House
  • Saffron Indian Bistro
  • TASTE
  • The Royal Chocolate
  • Town Center Cold Pressed
  • Tupelo Honey
  • TWIST
  • Vice Bar
  • Yard House
  • Zushi Japanese Bistro

Know Before You Go

  • This movie series is free and open to the public
  • No ticket or reservation necessary. Space is on a first come, first serve basis. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets.
  • Limited free popcorn
  • By law, alcoholic beverages are not permitted in the Fountain Plaza
  • For weather related updates, visit the CBDA Facebook page. In inclement weather, the movie night will be cancelled.
  • The City of Virginia Beach provides free parking in all public garages in Town Center.
  • While this is a family-friendly series, we recommend that you use this website to review each movie’s content and themes before deciding to bring persons under the age of 18.
  • Visitors are encouraged to follow @towncenterofvirginiabeach on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and tag your experience with #towncenterofvirginiabeach
  • This series is produced by the Central Business District Association(CBDA) and provided for your enjoyment by Armada Hoffler Properties, Town Center of Virginia Beach, and the City of Virginia Beach
  • Subtitles will be turned on for all movies
  • Leashed, well-behaved dogs are permitted in all outdoor public areas (Fountain Plaza, Central Park, City sidewalks) of Town Center. If bringing your furry friend, please be mindful that owners are responsible, by law, for cleaning up after their dogs and for the behavior of their dogs. For your convenience, the City of Virginia Beach has provided twelve Dog Comfort Stations  (listed here) with disposable waste bags throughout Town Center. Trash cans are near each location.
  • Still have questions? Contact the CBDA event manager at (757) 490-7810