OUR MISSION: To provide community enrichment and unity through fun, family-friendly events designed to bring together individuals and families from all backgrounds throughout the Rapid City area.
The Leadership Rapid City Class of 2010 announced their legacy project, "Movies Under the Stars," in November of 2010, with the mission to provide community enrichment and unity through fun, family-friendly events designed to bring together individuals and families from all backgrounds throughout the Rapid City area.
We debuted our first movie with a fall 'teaser' on October 22, 2011. "Monsters, Inc." brought in a crowd of over 600, who enjoyed the movie with famous Elks Theatre popcorn. The magnificent picture and sound allowed movie goers throughout the Square to catch every word. Our class was very proud to give "Movies Under The Stars" to the community, but were elated to have them embrace it as they did.
Our first summer season began In June 2012 and ran through August 2012. Ten local businesses chose to take the leap with us in our first year by sponsoring a movie night and providing pre-movie activities. We had everything from fire truck rides and costume contests, to dance parties and hula-hooping. Our second and third years continued with exciting movie night events and even more community sponsors.
With financial support from businesses and friends like you, each week will feature a different movie, free of charge, and open to the public. Providing a free event like this starts with you. Join us in keeping this one of the premiere summer events in Rapid City; for us, for our children and for all the that find their way to our great city.
We are accepting sponsorship requests for the Summer 2018 season, as 2017 is full. If you, or your business, are interested in a sponsorship, please submit the information request on this page for more information. Upon receipt, a class member will contact you with further details.
We appreciate your support of Movies Under the Stars!