Movies at the Mercer Museum

 84 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA

The Mercer Museum and The County Theater, in partnership with The Moving Picture Cinema, bring outdoor movies to the community with the 2023 Movies at the Mercer Museum series.

Join us on the third Thursday of each month on the Green of the Mercer Museum for a family-friendly series of outdoor film screenings.


The 2023 Movies at the Mercer Museum series:

Thursday, May 18, 2023: The Wizard of Oz (1939) 

Gates Open: 7:30 p.m.
Film Starts: 8:30 p.m.
Runtime: 1 hr. 42 min. – Rated G

MGM’s legendary technicolor spectacular, has stunned audiences since its release, offering iconic musical numbers, a cast of memorable characters, and, of course, Dorothy’s famous ruby slippers. Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland) is swiftly taken out of her life in Kansas, dropped into the world of Oz, sent on a quest to discover the all-powerful Wizard, all while doing battle with the Wicked Witch of the West.

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Thursday, June 15, 2023: Hook (1991) 

Gates Open: 7:45 p.m.
Film Starts: 8:45 p.m.
Runtime: 2 hr. 22 min. – Rated PG

Steven Spielberg’s live-action adaptation of the Peter Pan story finds an adult Peter having to return to Neverland to save his abducted children from the vengeful Captain Hook. With Tinkerbell’s help, the uptight Peter must reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old foe one last time. Featuring an all-star ensemble of Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins, and Maggie Smith.

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Thursday, July 20, 2023: Hairspray (2007) 

Gates Open: 7:45 p.m.
Film Starts: 8:45 p.m.
Runtime: 1 hr. 57 min. – Rated PG

This big-budget, musical remake of the ‘80s John Waters comedy classic features an all-star cast led by John Travolta as the mother (taking over the role made famous by the drag queen, Divine) to dancing-loving teen – Tracy Turnblad. Growing up in ‘60s Baltimore, Tracy teaches her city a thing or two about racial integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show. Bright and campy, Hairspray is the perfect summer film with plenty of heart and contagious songs that will make you get up and dance! Also starring Nikki Blonsky, Zac Efron, Michelle Pfeiffer, Queen Latifah, and Christopher Walken.

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Thursday, August 17, 2023: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) 

Gates Open: 7:15 p.m.
Film Starts: 8:15 p.m.
Runtime: 2 hr. 32 min. – Rated PG

Based on an adaptation of the groundbreaking series of books. On his 11th birthday, Harry Potter discovers he’s a powerful wizard and that there is a spot waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. With the help of his friends Ron and Hermione, Harry learns to harness his new-found powers and uncovers the truth about his parents’ deaths, and the villain who’s to blame. This is a rare opportunity to see the first Harry Potter in front of the Mercer Museum’s castle!

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Thursday, September 21, 2023: Dirty Dancing (1987) 

Gates Open: 6:30 p.m.
Film Starts: 7:30 p.m.
Runtime: 1 hr. 40 min. – Rated PG-13

Put down those watermelons and gather your gal pals for a swoon-worthy screening of the essential ’80s dance classic Dirty Dancing! While spending the summer with her family at a stodgy resort in the Catskills, a young girl falls in love with the camp’s bad-boy dance instructor. Swayze is perfect as the resident heartthrob, while the soundtrack and movie still resonate over three decades after its release. Starring Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, and Kelly Bishop.

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Thursday, October 19, 2023: The Dark Crystal (1982) 

Gates Open: 6:00 p.m.
Film Starts: 7:00 p.m.
Runtime: 1 hr. 33 min. – Rated PG

On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and so restore order to his world and defeat the wicked Skeksis before darkness reigns forever. Featuring inventive puppetry and set designs courtesy of Jim Henson. The Dark Crystal is a wonderfully crafted adventure for the entire family.

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“Lucy” the horse was part of the work crew that built both Fonthill and the Mercer Museum. She hoisted the loads of mixed concrete up to workers.
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