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Catch These Free Outdoor Movies in Boston This Summer

Sing along to the cheeky Sing on the Esplanade or shudder your way through the groundbreaking horror film Get Out on the MFA's lawn.

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Didn’t you hear? Netflix and chill for the summer season has been phased out by lawn flicks and chill. Why watch a movie in bed on your phone when you could be watching it projected on a big screen in front of you with the stars above? Enjoy new animated favorites like Moana at Assembly Row, or impress your date with a smooth evening watching the foreign film Divorce, French Style on the MFA’s Huntington lawn.

Summer in the City at Boston Harbor Hotel

For the waterfront hotel’s 19th annual summer entertainment schedule, they’re sticking to their free Friday flicks tradition. Here’s the 2017 lineup, full of fun family classics. 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, 617-439-7000, bhh.com.

Friday, June 9, 2017
On Golden Pond

Friday, June 16, 2017
No movie—live music instead.

Friday, June 23, 2017
Moonstruck

Friday, June 30, 2017
Notting Hill

Friday, July 7, 2017
Captain America

Friday, July 14, 2017
The Notebook

Friday, July 21, 2017
Cheaper by the Dozen

Friday, July 28, 2017
The Little Mermaid

Friday, August 4, 2017
Tootsie

Friday, August 11, 2017
Casablanca

Friday, August 18, 2017
The Jungle Book (live action)

Friday, August 25, 2017
My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Friday, September 1, 2017
Fever Pitch

Friday, September 8, 2017
Pirates of the Caribbean:
The Curse of the Black Pearl

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Sunset Cinema at the Museum of Fine Arts

For an adult riff on the summer outdoor movie screening, enjoy these indie flicks on the Huntington Avenue lawn with some beer and wine available for purchase on site. Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, mfa.org.

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Divorce, French Style

Thursday, August 17, 2017
Cool Hand Luke

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Get Out

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Family Film Festival at the Prudential

Who’s down for some Disney? Spend $10 at the event to save on parking in the Prudential Center Garage for the Magic 106.7 family series.
101 Huntington Ave., Boston, 617-236-3100, prudentialcenter.com.

Saturday, July 1, 2017
Annie (1982)

Saturday, July 8, 2017
The Jungle Book (Live Action)

Saturday, July 15, 2017
The BFG

Saturday, July 22, 2017
Pete’s Dragon (Live Action)

Saturday, July 29, 2017
Finding Dory

Saturday, August 5, 2017
Moana

Saturday, August 12, 2017
The Little Mermaid

Saturday, August 19, 2017
Beauty and the Beast (Live Action)

Saturday, August 26, 2017
The Secret Life of Pets

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Free Friday Flicks at the Hatch Shell

In its 32nd annual year, this series makes the Esplenade a summer staple for all things entertainment, along with concerts, workouts, and holiday celebrations. 47 David G Mugar Way, 617-626-1250, boston.cbslocal.com.

Friday, June 23, 2017
The Secret Life of Pets

Friday, July 14, 2017
Sing

Friday, July 21, 2017
The Junglebook (live action)

Friday, July 28, 2017
Finding Dory

Friday, August 4, 2017
Moana

Friday, August 11, 2017
The Lego Batman Movie

Friday, August 18, 2017
Dr. Strange

Friday, August 25, 2017
Star Wars: Rogue One

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Summer Movie Series at Assembly Row

This lineup is near identical to the Hatch Shell’s, by date and film. Which will you choose? Sylvester Baxter Riverfront Park, assemblyrow.com.

Saturday, July 8, 2017
Secret Life of Pets

Saturday, July 15, 2017
Sing

Saturday, July 22, 2017
Jungle Book (Live)

Saturday, July 29, 2017
Finding Dory

Saturday, August 5, 2017
Moana

Saturday, August 12, 2017
Lego Batman

Saturday, August 19, 2017
Dr. Strange

Saturday, August 26, 2017
Star Wars Rogue 1


Alex Erdekian Alex Erdekian, Digital Intern at Boston Magazine aerdekian@bostonmagazine.com