When:
Friday, Jun 14, 2024 6:00p -
Friday, Oct 11, 2024 11:00p

Where:
Boston
Surrounding areas
Boston, MA 02120

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Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Date Idea, Festivals & Fairs, Good for Groups, Kid Friendly, Meetup, Movies, Nightlife, Outside, Seasonal

Event website:
https://joyraft.com/event/free-outdoor-movies-in-boston-summer-2023-boston-387683

The best part of summer is getting to enjoy more things outdoors, like watching movies. Now, you can have a completely different movie experience on a beach, in a courtyard, on a mansion lawn, and more – no need to nest on the couch. Enjoy great films with a community vibe and explore Boston (in and around) with these free outdoor movie events this summer. 


By Yelena Nicolle Salvador


Movies series listed in chronological order based on upcoming start date. 


MOVIE NIGHTS AT MIT OPEN SPACE

Cross the River and head to the Kendall/MIT community space for free popcorn, snacks, and a movie in their outdoor courtyard.

THE ANCHOR SUMMER MOVIE SERIES

Breathe in the fresh air, take in the views of the Charlestown Naval Yard, and enjoy nights full of laughter, good company, and a great movie at the Anchor’s open-air courtyard.

SUMMER FLICKS AT PATRIOT PLACE

Patriot Place hosts so many family-friendly events year-round, and this summer, their movie nights will be outside the Patriot Place Hotel. Get there early for some pre-show entertainment, wait for the sun to set, and enjoy a summer flick under the stars.

BOSTON LANDING OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHTS

Stroll through Boston Landing’s series of makers’ markets and DJ tunes in the month of June before watching a film. You can watch the sun set, grab some complimentary snacks, and more for the rest of the summer season before their movie nights.

SUMMER SATURDAYS AT THE URBAN GARDEN

Head to the secret rooftop garden on top of the Kendall parking garage for summer movie nights, complete with complimentary snacks and a pre-DJ set.

THEATRE THURSDAYS AT REVERE BEACH

The perfect summer getaway is sitting on a blanket on the sand while watching a movie. And Revere is providing that experience for you! Get there early for some music and free popcorn, then enjoy a nighttime experience with the ocean waves and a great film.

FRIDAY FLICKS AT BOYNTON YARDS

Bring your friends to play life-sized yard games, grab some free popcorn, drinks, and candy, and watch a movie in this industrial-esque community space!

COOLIDGE @ THE SPEEDWAY

Two historical places have teamed up to provide an outdoor movie experience. The Coolidge Theater, a beloved local independent movie theater, is providing the reels and the Speedway, a used-to-be race track, is setting the stage with a beer garden, food, and more.

MOVIES AT THE MANSION 

There are so many fun places to watch a movie, but now, you can say you’ve seen one at a historical mansion! Head to the Lyman Estate, take a tour of the property, enjoy live music, and stay for an outdoor movie on the lawn.

SUMMER FLICKS AT THE PRUDENTIAL CENTER

The Pru is known for its iconic colorful light displays and its wide selection of shops. But it also hosts movie nights on its South Garden! Bring a blanket and a picnic, or grab some food from inside, and enjoy family-friendly entertainment before a movie showing that starts at dusk.

MOVIE NIGHTS AT THE LOT ON THE DOT

Head to this new event space that is back for its second year: The LOT! Looking to build community in South Boston, The LOT is part of a transformative project that focuses on hosting events to bring people together. So, head on over with a chair or blanket and get ready to play lawn games before a cozy movie night.

SCIENCE ON SCREEN AT THE GREENWAY

Coolidge will be hosting sci-fi movie nights where scientists will introduce the free flick right on the Greenway.

MAYOR’S MOVIE NIGHTS

Explore the towns of Boston by participating in Mayor Wu’s Movie Night extravaganza! Make your way from Allston to Charlestown and enjoy free popcorn with a wide selection of fun films.


BONUS: 

These great flicks are worth the price. 


THE ROXBURY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

10 days full of inspiring films, documentaries, and shorts! You do not want to miss the largest festival in New England that celebrates people of color. In collaboration with the MFA, this film festival the work of diverse filmmakers.

Cost: $12-15

FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES AT THE LORING GREENOUGH HOUSE

It’s the fourth season of Friday Night Movies at The Loring Greenough House and 100 years of this history building being saved by an all-women group. As a result, this year’s outdoor movie series features all female or female-presenting leads! Come by and watch some campy films.

Cost: $5-7

THE BOSTON FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL

The Boston French Film Festival showcases a wide selection of films that will make you laugh and make you cry. Don’t worry, all films will have English subtitles, so you can enjoy the experience.

Cost: $12-15

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Get comfy outdoors for movie-watching all over Boston.

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