Discover where to watch movies for free

Boston - get ready for the return of free movie nights happening at a park, beach or other outdoor space near you! Gather your family and friends and enjoy a free movie under the summer sky this season.


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Boston Parks Movie Nights

Various Locations

Turn movie night into an adventure! Explore Boston's vibrant neighborhoods with this free outdoor movie series offering free movies in the park. Grab some free popcorn and catch a flick under the stars at a different park each week.

  • August 6 at 7:45 pm: Allston/Brighton Movie Night: The Little Mermaid
  • August 12 at 7:00 pm: Jamaica Plain Meteor Shower Movie Night: A Million Miles Away
  • August 13 at 7:45 pm: Roslindale Movie Night: Elemental
  • August 14 at 7:45 pm: West Roxbury Movie Night: Wonka
  • August 19 at 7:45 pm: Roxbury Movie Night: Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
  • August 21 at 7:45 pm: South End Movie Night: Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • August 22 at 7:45 pm: Hyde Park Movie Night: Kung Fu Panda 4
  • August 26 at 7:45 pm: Charlestown Movie Night: Trolls Band Together
  • August 27 at 7:45 pm: Dorchester Movie Night: Wish
  • August 28 at 7:45 pm: East Boston Movie Night: Encanto
  • August 29 at 7:30 pm: Downtown Movie Night: Ghostbusters: The Frozen Empire

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Watch Wednesdays at The Anchor

Location: Charlestown

Soak up stunning city views from the Charlestown Navy Yard with a refreshing drink from The Anchor's bar. Grab a bite to eat then settle in for a relaxing movie night every Wednesday at 9:00 pm.

  • June 19 at 9:00 pm: 42
  • June 26 at 9:00 pm: The Devil Wears Prada
  • July 3 at 9:00 pm: 4th of July – Top Gun
  • July 10 at 9:00 pm: Dirty Dancing
  • July 17 at 9:00 pm: In The Heights
  • July 24 at 9:00 pm: Shark Week – Jaws
  • July 31 at 9:00 pm: The Goonies
  • August 7 at 9:00 pm: Mamma Mia
  • August 14 at 9:00 pm: Knives Out
  • August 21 at 9:00 pm: Barbie
  • August 28 at 9:00 pm: Back to the Future

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Boston Landing Outdoor Movies

Location: Brighton

Boston Landing’s free movie nights are back! Stroll through their Series of Makers Market before catching a free flick at Athlete’s Park in Brighton. Enjoy beverages from their onsite Pop-up bar, pizza from American Flatbread, and some free treats (while they last)!

  • June 20 at 8:30 pm: The Greatest Showman
  • June 27 at 8:30 pm: 27 Dresses
  • July 11 at 8:30 pm: Home Alone
  • July 25 at 8:30 pm: Clueless
  • August 8 at 8:30 pm: Barbie
  • August 22 at 8:30 pm: Footloose

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Summer Flicks at the Pru

Location: Back Bay

Enjoy free films on the Prudential Center’s South Garden every Saturday at 6pm! Grab some bites from their onsite eateries like Shake Shack or Anna’s Taqueria, then enjoy some Ben & Jerry's ice-cream and kick back and enjoy the show!

  • July 13 at 6:00 pm: Legally Blonde
  • July 20 at 6:00 pm: The Marvels
  • July 27 at 6:00 pm: Elemental
  • August 3 at 6:00 pm: The Princess and the Frog
  • August 10 at 6:00 pm: National Treasure
  • August 17 at 6:00 pm: Migration
  • August 24 at 6:00 pm: The Little Mermaid

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Sunset Cinema at the MFA

Location: Boston

Calling all sci-fi fans! The Museum of Fine Arts is offering the public a free outdoor film screening as part of the Boston French Film Festival series, happening through August 4th. Unwind under the stars with this free outdoor screening of the French adventure film, The Animal Kingdom, on the MFA's Huntington Avenue lawn. Pack a picnic basket and cozy blankets or grab snacks and drinks from the snack bar (open until 9 pm).

  • July 23 at 8:00 pm: The Animal Kingdom

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Movie Nights at MIT Open Space

Location: Cambridge

Enjoy free movies and snacks (while supplies last) at MIT’s Open Space. Please note: all minors must be accompanied by an adult.

  • June 28 at 7:00 pm: Hidden Figures
  • July 12 at 6:00 pm: Shrek
  • July 19 at 7:00 pm: Back to the Future
  • August 2 at 6:00 pm: My Neighbor Totoro
  • August 8 at 7:00 pm: The Imitation Game
  • August 16 at 6:00 pm: TBA
  • August 30 at 6:00 pm: Spirited Away

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Summer Flicks at Patriot Place

Location: Foxborough

Patriot Place is hosting a free outdoor movie series located outside the Renaissance Boston Patriot Place Hotel and Saga Hibachi Sushi & Bar on Wednesday nights this summer. Arrive early and enjoy free entertainment before the film starts at sunset (approximately 8:30 pm).

  • June 19 at Sunset: Soul
  • July 10 at Sunset: Barbie
  • July 24 at Sunset: Ratatouille
  • August 7 at Sunset: Wanka
  • August 14 at Sunset: Paw Patrol – The Mighty Movie
  • August 28 at Sunset: Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

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Coolidge Corner Theatre Outdoor Screenings

Various Locations

Coolidge Corner Theatre is once again offering free outdoor movies this summer! The programming offers free 35mm screenings at The Rose Kennedy Greenway and Hollywood favorites at the Charles River Speedway.



Revere Beach Theatre Thursdays

Location: East Boston

It’s beach season! Relax and catch a film at Revere Beach after a fun filled beach day on select Thursdays. Enjoy free entertainment from 6 to 8 pm before the movie begins at dusk. The screenings will take place across the street from Kelly’s Roast Beef or the William G. Reinstein Bandstand.

  • June 27 – Kelly’s Roast Beef: Shrek
  • July 11 – William G. Reinstein Bandstand: Trolls Band Together
  • July 25 – Kelly’s Roast Beef: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
  • August 1 – William G. Reinstein Bandstand: Barbie
  • August 8 – Kelly’s Roast Beef: Cars
  • August 15 – William G. Reinstein Bandstand: Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
  • August 22 – Kelly’s Roast Beef: Haunted Mansion

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The Lot Movie Nights

Location: Dorchester

Bring a blanket and chair and get ready for a fun-filled movie night under the stars at The LOT in the neighborhood of Dorchester! These free family events feature pre-movie games, concessions for purchase, and a comfy spot to enjoy a flick together.

  • July 18 at 8:30 pm: Up
  • August 1 at 8:00 pm: Frozen
  • August 15 at 8:00 pm: Toy Story
  • August 29 at 8:00 pm: Sandlot
  • September 12 at 7:00 pm: Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour

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Summer Movie Nights at the Kroc Center

Location: Dorchester

Get the family together for a night of community, entertainment, and more at the Kroc Field this summer! Movies start at sundown.

  • June 21 at Sundown: Trolls Band Together
  • July 12 at Sundown: Migration
  • August 2 at Sundown: Elemental

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Summer Saturdays at Urban Park

Location: Cambridge

Head to Urban Park's rooftop garden for a free family friendly film every month. DJ sets start at 4:00 pm, followed by movie screenings at 6:00 pm. Arrive early and enjoy complimentary snacks (while they last)!

  • June 22 at 6:00 pm: Trolls
  • July 20 at 6:00 pm: Elemental
  • August 24 at 6:00 pm: Wish
  • September 21 at 6:00 pm: The Marvels

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