OUTDOOR CINEMA comes to Amherst! The Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce, whose mission is to create, maintain and promote a vital, thriving business climate throughout the Amherst area, teams up with our Chamber Champions at the Mill District as host and sponsor, in association with the Amherst Cinema, UMassFive College Credit Union and North Square Apartments to bringing the big screen to you with an electric outdoor cinema series where there is something for everyone.

“As a Chamber, we witnessed first-hand, the isolation of workers at home, families managing schooling and work from home, and we are delighted to move out of our time of isolation to a time of connection in the outdoors, partnering with our local member partners, to reconnect through storytelling and the arts,” shares Claudia Pazmany, Executive Director of the Amherst Area Chamber.

“Amherst Cinema is delighted to partner with the Amherst Area Chamber to uplift and celebrate community at The Mill District, and what better way than through the magic of the movies,” says Executive Director of Amherst Cinema, Yasmin Chin Eisenhauer. “Whether indoors or out, films are best experienced on the big screen and in community—where we may laugh out loud, scream and cry, or in the case of this summer’s musicals, get up and dance.”

Together, we are bringing the community together for a Summer Outdoor Cinema Series at The Mill District on the North Square Village Common in North Amherst, featuring:

  • Get On Up on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.
  • A Hard Day’s Night on Wednesday, July 28, 2021
  • Mamma Mia! on Wednesday, August 25, 2021.

Only 75 Tickets Available for each.  Reserve your spot and learn more at

Our featured films described:

Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, Get On Up gives a fearless look inside the music, moves, and moods of James Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Chadwick Boseman stars as Brown, and is joined by Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Jill Scott, Craig Robinson, and Dan Aykroyd in the Tate Taylor directed drama.

Meet the Beatles! Just one month after they exploded onto the U.S. scene with their Ed Sullivan Show appearance, John, Paul, George, and Ringo began working on a project that would bring their revolutionary talent to the big screen. A Hard Day’s Night, in which the bandmates play cheeky comic versions of themselves, captured the astonishing moment when they officially became the singular, irreverent idols of their generation and changed music forever. Directed with raucous, anything-goes verve by Richard Lester and featuring a slew of iconic pop anthems, including the title track, “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “I Should Have Known Better,” and “If I Fell,” A Hard Day’s Night, which reconceived the movie musical and exerted an incalculable influence on the music video, is one of the most deliriously entertaining movies of all time.

Sophie has just one wish to make her wedding perfect: to have her father walk her down the aisle. Now she just has to find out who he is… Join the music, laughter and fun of the irresistibly charming Mamma Mia! The Movie. Academy Award-winner Meryl Streep leads an all-star cast, including Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth – as well as up-andcomers Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper, in this musical celebration of mothers, daughters and fathers, and true loves lost and new ones found. Based on the Broadway smash-hit and filled with the ABBA songs you know and love, it’s the feel-good experience that will have you singing and dancing over and over again.

 “We’re excited about bringing the community together with outdoor movies here in The Mill District with the Amherst Area Chamber and the Amherst Cinema,” says Tony Maroulis, VP of Real Estate and Community Development at WD Cowls. “There’s nothing like seeing a movie outside and under the stars while enjoying candy and popcorn from Provisions and The Mill District General Store!”

Please email Claudia Pazmany, Executive Director, for any inquiries at