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When the sun sets, head to one of these outdoor movies in the Triangle

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T'Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.

If three hours inside a theater on a lovely summer day has you itching to get outside — yes, “Avengers: Endgame,” we’re looking at you — consider getting outside.

The Triangle has plenty of outdoor movies throughout the summer, including many that recently have been in theaters.

So, grab some blankets and chairs. Pack a picnic, or check out the food trucks. Oh, and don’t forget to wear bug spray.

NC Museum of Art Summer Film Series

Museum Park Amphitheater, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh

919-715-5923 or ncartmuseum.org

Tickets for most movies are free for NCMA members and $7 for non-members. Audio descriptions for people who are blind or have limited vision are available for “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” “First Man” and “The Big Lebowski.”

June 1: “Isle of Dogs”

June 7: Battle of the Rom-Coms winner (Chosen by voting from a bracket of 16 beloved romantic comedies from the 1980s to today). People will have a chance to pick the June 7 film in a “Battle of the Rom-Coms.” Starting May 13, head to the museum’s Instagram account at instagram.com/ncartmuseum for a bracket competition with films from the ‘80s, ‘90s, 2000s and 2010s facing off against one another.

June 8: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

June 28: “Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” (55th anniversary of the film)

June 29: “Bohemian Rhapsody”

July 19: “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part”

July 20: “First Man” (50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing)

Aug. 2: “Alien” (40th anniversary of the film)

Aug. 3: “Captain Marvel”

Aug. 9: “Free Solo”

Aug. 10: “The Big Lebowski”

Sept. 20: “The Hate U Give”

Sept. 21: “Roma”

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Brie Larson in a scene from “Captain Marvel.” Disney-Marvel Studios

Movies in the Garden

Raleigh Little Theatre, Stephenson Amphitheatre, 301 Pogue St., Raleigh

919-821-3111 or raleighlittletheatre.org

Free. All movies start at 8:30 p.m. Concessions and food strucks open at 7 p.m.

July 11: “Mary Poppins Returns”

July 18: “Bohemian Rhapsody”

July 25: “Beetlejuice”

Aug. 1: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Aug. 8: “Mamma Mia! Here we go Again”

Movies by Moonlight

Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary

800-514-3849 or boothamphitheatre.com

Adults are $5, children 12 and under admitted free. Gates open at 7 p.m. Movies start at dusk, or about 8:30 p.m. Lawn games and concessions before the movies.

June 14: “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation”

June 21: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

June 28: “Ralph Breaks the Internet”

July 5: “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs”

July 11: “Game Night”

July 26: “Incredibles 2”

Aug. 9: “Jurassic World”

Aug. 16: “Black Panther”

Aug. 30: “A Star is Born”

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“Incredibles 2” is the sequel to the 2004 film, “The Incredibles” with the voices of Craig T. Nelson and Holly Hunter. Disney-Pixar

Lakeside Movies

Bond Park, 801 High House Road, Cary

townofcary.org

Free admission. Boathouse is open for boat rentals. Movies begin at dusk.

May 17: “Wreck-It Ralph”

Sept. 20: “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”

Oct. 18: “The Incredibles”

Summer Movies

Ponysaurus Brewing, 219 Hood St., Durham

ponysaurusbrewing.com

Free admission. $1 snacks. Movies begin at 8 p.m.

May 26: “Billy Madison”

June 2: “The Big Lebowski”

June 9: “Pleasantville”

June 16: “Caddyshack”

June 23: “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

June 30: “Best in Show”

July 7: “Men in Black

July 14: “Night at the Roxbury”

July 21: “3 Men and a Baby”

July 28: “Thelma and Louise”

Aug. 4: “Space Jam”

Aug. 11: “Jurassic Park”

Aug. 18: “The Terminator”

Aug. 25: “Superstar”

Family Movie Nights

Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, Wake Forest

wakeforestnc.gov

Free. Pre-show activities for kids begins at 7:15 p.m. Movies begin at 8:30 p.m. If there is rain, the event may move inside Flaherty Park Community Center, 1226 N. White St. Updates will be posted on the town’s website, Facebook page or by calling 919-435-9569.

May 25: “Incredibles 2”

June 22: “Wreck It Ralph — Ralph Breaks the Internet”

July 27: “Mulan”

Aug. 10: “Bumblebee”

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In this 1939 file photo originally released by Warner Bros., from left, Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion, Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow, Judy Garland as Dorothy, and Jack Haley as the Tin Woodman, are shown in a scene from “The Wizard of Oz.” File photo via AP

Movie Night on the Back Lawn

Garner Performing Arts Center back lawn, 125 Avery St., Garner

919-661-4602 or downtowngarner.com

Movie begins at 8 p.m. Free admission and parking at GPAC, 742 W. Garner Road and the Avery Street Recreation Center. Beer and food truck on site. In case of rain, the movie will be canceled.

May 23: “The Wizard of Oz”

May 30: “First Man”

June 6: “Jaws”

June 13: “Fantastic Beasts 2”

June 20: “Jurassic Park”

June 27: “Captain Marvel”

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Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins in “Mary Poppins Returns.” Disney via AP Jay Maidment

Friday Family Flicks and Camping

Lake Benson Park, 921 Buffaloe Road, Garner

919-661-6892 or garnernc.gov

Free admission to movie. Fee and registration for camping. Rain location is the Garner Senior Center Annex, 209 E. Garner Road.

May 24: “Incredibles 2”

June 28: “Smallfoot”

July 26: “Mary Poppins Returns”

Movies in the Park

Apex Nature Park Amphitheatre, 2600 Evans Road, Apex

apexnc.org. Dates and titles to be announced.

Movies by Moonlight

The Southern Village green across from the Lumina Theater, 620 Market St., Southern Village, Chapel Hill

919-969-8049 or thelumina.com

Tickets are $5 per person, free for children 5 and younger.

May 18: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

May 25: “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part”

June 1: “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”

June 8: “The Wizard of Oz”

June 15: “Captain Marvel”

June 22: “Dumbo”

June 29: “Shazam!”

July 20: “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure”

Aug. 17: “Forrest Gump”

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“Forrest Gump” stars Tom Hanks. AP File

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