Movies at Grandon

Our 2018 Schedule

Movies at Grandon are held at the Grandon Civic Center at Central Memorial Park in Downtown Sterling every other Tuesday evening throughout the Summer.  This is a FREE all-ages event, featuring family-friendly films.  Concessions are available for purchase from area non-profits in our Food Court (the Gazebo), or bring your own snacks.

Movies begin at dusk (approximately 8:30 PM). But come early and join us for a variety of activities before the show.   The Sterling Fire Department is on hand each movie night (as available) to interact with the kids and let them explore the fire truck.  The Sterling Rock Falls Family YMCA provides “Move Before the Movies” from 7:30 until 8:15 PM with a variety of fun activities for the kids to take part in.  Facepainting is also available by local artist Crystal Collinson.

This year’s movie line up includes…

JUNE 12, 2018 – Despicable Me 3

Presented by Boston Leather and Physicians Immediate Care

Rated: PG
Run Time: 90 minutes

It wouldn’t be summer without an invasion of the Minions at Central Memorial Park!

The WQPT Explorers will also be on hand before the movie with a fun activity, along with the YMCA’s Move B4 the Movies.  Come early and enjoy the fun!

JUNE 26, 2018 – The Lion King

Presented by McCloud & Associates and Sterling Federal Bank

Rated: G
Run Time: 87 minutes

Fresh from the Disney’s Vault this summer, the Lion King is  one of our favorite Disney Classics!

JULY 10, 2018 – Lego’s Ninjago

Presented by Verifacts and Midland States Bank

Rated: PG
Run Time: 90 minutes

High-school students moonlight as ninjas, and fight to defend their island of Ninjago.


JULY 24, 2018 – Coco

Presented by CGH Vision Center, Aurelio’s Bake Shop and Dennis Electric of Tampico

Rated: PG
Run Time: 109 minutes

A boy journeys into the Land of the Dead to seek forgiveness from his ancestors and lift a curse.


AUGUST 7, 2018 – Peter Rabbit

Presented by the Kiwanis Club of Sterling and Midwest Dental

Rated: PG
Run Time: 95 minutes

It hasn’t even hit the theaters yet, and we’ve got it booked to wrap up the Summer!


Additional support for Movies at Grandon is provided by the Sterling-Rock Falls Community Trust, Select Employees Credit Union and ValuChic.

Sponsorship opportunities are now available for our 2018 season. Please visit our PARTNERS page or CONTACT US for more information.