Free Outdoor Summer Movies

Spring may have just begun, but summer is just around the corner. And with summer comes outdoor movies! That is right, free outdoor movies like they used to do back in the day. These outdoor movie screenings come in all different varieties: some take place in an open grassy field, while others take place in an outdoor arena complete with seating. Wherever you prefer to watch your movies, keep in mind that they are all free, and they encourage you to bring your own food as long as you clean up your garbage. It really doesn’t get any better than that.

On top of all this free goodness, Penn’s Landing offers free activities to do beforehand that corresponds with the movie that is being shown that night.

All movies begin at dusk, which changes throughout the summer, but you will want to get there early to get a good spot.

One of the movie series that is offered is The Awesome Fest Film Series at Drexel Park: Thursdays, June 20-August 15. It is free. Drexel Park hosts a score of ’80s movies for the annual Awesome Fest. The series begins with Revenge of the Nerds on June 20, and in the following weeks other ’80s favorites fill the giant, outdoor movie screen. Look for Adventures in Babysitting, Die Hard and Batman, just to name a few.

If you are in the Philadelphia area this summer, be sure to check out these free outdoor movies for some frugal Philly fun.

Penn’s Landing

July 3: The Goonies
July 10: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
July 17: Gravity
July 24: Ride Along
Aug. 7: Jaws
Aug. 14: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Aug. 21: Frozen
Aug. 28: The Lego Movie

Moonlit Movies in Mt. Airy

Friday, June 20 (Lovett Park): Frozen
Saturday, June 21 (Trolley Car Diner): Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Friday, June 27 (Lovett Park): Beetlejuice
Saturday, June 28 (Trolley Car Diner): Now You See Me
Friday, July 11 (Lovett Park): Despicable Me 2
Saturday, July 12 (Trolley Car Diner): The Incredibles
Friday, July 18 (Lovett Park): Moonstruck
Saturday, July 19 (Trolley Car Diner): Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Friday, July 25 (Lovett Park): Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Saturday, July 26 (Trolley Car Diner): October Sky
Friday, Aug. 1 (Lovett Park): Rear Window
Saturday, Aug. 2 (Trolley Car Diner): Pitch Perfect

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