Innovation & Cinema

Experience Fantasy Films Under the Stars

Experience the magic of fantastical worlds under the stars during Innovation & Cinema on the Lower Lawn of Bailey Park. a/perture cinema and Innovation Quarter are teaming up again in 2024 to present six free films that will teleport you to the eerie lair of Blade and back through the pretty, pink land of Barbie and beyond.

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Event Highlights

Embark on a mesmerizing journey of cinematic wonder and adventure with our handpicked selection of free fantasy movies designed to whisk you away beyond your imagination. 

As the sun sets, prepare to be captivated by each film’s enchanting narrative under the starlit sky of Bailey Park’s lower lawn. Bring along your favorite chair or cozy blanket and delight your taste buds from local food and drink vendors, available from 7 p.m. onwards.

About Our Sponsor

We are delighted to announce that local real estate firm, The Ginther Group, is sponsoring this series. The Ginther Group’s commitment to excellence and community engagement is just an example of their dedication to making a positive impact in every facet of their endeavors.

Event Details


Food and drink will be available for purchase starting at 7 p.m., provided by local food trucks and restaurants. Vendors will vary for each event. Film screenings will begin at sunset.


Lower Lawn at Bailey Park, 445 Patterson Ave. Winston-Salem, NC

Note: Dogs are welcome, provided they are on a leash. Outside alcohol is not permitted.

Weather Plan

If it rains on our event, an announcement about cancellation or rescheduling will be announced by 4 p.m. on the day of the event. 

April 19, 2024

The NeverEnding Story (1984)

Rated: PG

Voyage on an adventure where dreams take flight and the ordinary transforms into the extraordinary! Unleash your imagination, embrace the unknown, and step into a realm where the boundaries of reality blur, fantastical creatures abound, and the essence of childhood freedom runs wild.

Get a full description and other details about The NeverEnding Story (1984).

May 17, 2024

Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022)

Rated: R

If you do not enjoy themes of love, alternate realities, and googly eyes, then you should stay home for this one.  Throw yourself into the chaotic world of Everything Everywhere All at Once, a whirlwind of martial arts, comedy, tragedy and IRS audits, all set against the backdrop of a family-run laundromat.

Get a full description and other details about Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022)

June 21, 2024

The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)

Rated: PG

Are you the adventurous type who is always looking for thrill and excitement? Do you find yourself always rooting for the underdog and love a good origin story? If yes, then dive into a world filled with plumbers-turned-heroes, princesses in peril, and a mushroom-filled landscape with The Super Mario Bros. Grab your power-ups, jump into action, and let the adventure begin!    

Get a full description and other details about The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023).

July 26, 2024

Rain Date

If there’s inclement weather during one of the first three events, the screening will be rescheduled to July 26th.  Announcements regarding this change will be made by 3pm on the day of the original event.

August 16, 2024

Blade (1998)

Rated: R

Unleash the vampire hunter within you and embark on a journey into the dark underworld. Evil lurks around every corner in the world of Blade, so arm yourself, seek allies, and stay vigilant. Be prepared to hang on to the edge of your seat as you follow a half-human supernatural force through this action-packed film.

Get a full description and other details about Blade (1998).

September 20, 2024

Barbie (2023)

Rated: PG-13

Let your imagination soar, your heart dance, and your dreams come true with the film, Barbie!

Enjoy a fun ride with Barbie and Ken through Barbie Land in everyone’s favorite pink convertible and explore an abundance of entertainment all wrapped up into a dazzling story of self discovery and introspection as Barbie takes on the real world.

Get a full description and other details about Barbie (2023).

October 18, 2024

Hocus Pocus (1993)

Rated: PG-13

Enter the bewitching world of Hocus Pocus and immerse yourself in a spellbinding adventure! Feel the magic coursing through every scene, the laughter echoing in the air, and the thrill of the unknown. If you love diabolical witches, spells, and black cats, this delightful and heartwarming movie will keep you laughing and inspired, just in time for all of the Halloween festivities.

Get a full description and other details about Hocus Pocus (1993).

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