Where to Watch Free Outdoor Movies This Summer

Browse through the schedules of several different free film series happening around town in June, July, August, and September.

Note: Screenings generally begin at sundown. We will continue updating this post throughout the summer.

Summer in the City at the Boston Harbor Hotel

Friday nights June 19-September 4

For 17 years, the Harbor Hotel’s “Summer in the City” entertainment series has brought three nights of free music every week, as well as free movies on Friday nights June through September. This year, there’s variety for everyone.

June 12: Kramer v. Kramer
June 19: Groundhog Day
June 26: The Princess Bride
July 3: Rocky
July 10: Big
July 17: African Queen
July 24: Young Frankenstein
July 31: Field of Dreams
August 7: The Big Sleep
August 14: Raiders of the Lost Ark
August 21: Now Voyager
August 28: The Apartment
September 4: The Quiet Man

The Coolidge at The Greenway

Select Tuesday nights in June, July, and August

In partnership with the Rose Kennedy Greenway, Coolidge Corner Theatre is launching a new and free outdoor movies series that takes place at the Greenway’s Wharf District Park (located between Milk and India Streets in Boston). They’ll screen three classic films on one Thursday every month, June through August. Note: Rain dates are June 23, July 21, and August 11.

Tuesday, June 16: American Graffiti
Tuesday, July 14: The Birds
Tuesday, August 4: E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

Family Film Festival at the Prudential Center

Saturday nights in July and August

More free family movies are coming your way thanks to Magic 106.7’s Family Film Festival. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to the South Garden at the Pru, and check out other entertainment, children’s and giveaways if you’re there by 6 p.m. Note: Rain dates will be held the following Wednesday.

July 11: The Boxtrolls
July 18: Frozen
July 25: Big Hero 6
August 1: Up
August 8: Paddington
August 15: Ratatouille
August 22: Toy Story
August 29: Despicable Me

Summer Movie Series at Assembly Row

Saturday nights, July 11-August 29

As part of Assembly Row’s summer fun, July 11 marks the return of their outdoor movie series, hosted by the Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) in Baxter Park.

July 11: Paddington
July 18: Big Hero 6
July 25: E.T.
August 1: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
August 8: The Wizard of Oz
August 15: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
August 22: Guardians of the Galaxy
August 29: Maleficent

Free Friday Flicks

Friday nights, July 10-August 28

Family fun Fridays just got better with free movies at the Hatch Shell. Hosted by WBZ NewsRadio 1030 and the DCR, the outdoor movie series celebrates its 30th year at the Hatch. Blankets, lawn chairs, and snacks are encouraged.

July 10: Paddington
July 17: Big Hero 6
July 24: E.T.
July 31: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
August 7: Disney’s Cinderella
August 14: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
August 21: Guardians of the Galaxy
August 28: Maleficent

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