One of the best family date nights in town this summer? A FREE outdoor movie! From the Broadway Pier to Federal Hill, to Jacksonville and Carroll Creek in Frederick, there are so many places to catch a flick under the stars. Here is our ultimate (cool) guide to family-friendly FREE outdoor movies in Baltimore and beyond! 

Please remember that all of these movies are subject to change. Check the host location website for the most up-to-date info before you go!

2018 Outdoor Movies in Baltimore - (cool) progeny

FAMILY-FRIENDLY BALTIMORE CITY OUTDOOR MOVIES

AMERICAN VISIONARY ART MUSEUM’S FLICKS FROM THE HILL

Federal Hill | Thursdays in July & August | 9 PM | Website

Grab a blanket, picnic under the stars, and watch a great film selection inspired by AVAM’s current exhibition. The Hughes Family Outdoor Theater features seating for more than a thousand on the natural amphitheater formed by Federal Hill; a 30-foot wide screen held from above by Adam Kurtzman’s Giant Golden Hand; a twinkling view of the city; and an amazing, all-ages, community experience that is FREE! PLUS the museum is open for FREE from 5 PM – 9 PM on flicks nights!

July 12 | Who Framed Roger Rabbit (GG)
July 19 | Casablanca (PG)
July 26 | Clue (PG)
August 2| The Birds 
August 9 | Harriet the Spy  (PG)
August 16 | Sherlock Holmes (PG-13)
August 23 | Hidden Figures (PG)
August 30 | Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (PG-13)

CENTER PLAZA

Downtown Baltimore | Last Saturday of the Month | 8 PM | Website 

Downtown Partnership of Baltimore is hosting monthly “Pics in the Park” at Center City Plaza. Join them on select Thursday. Bring your own blanket and picnic basket. Movies begin at sundown, which means show times will vary month to month. FREE!

June 28 | Get Out (R)
July 26  | The Office Xmas in July marathon
August 30 | Wonder Woman (PG-13)
September 27 | Coco (PG)

IRON ROOSTER MOVIES

Canton Crossing | Select Fridays | 6:30 PM | Website

Head to Iron Rooster Baltimore for monthly outdoor movie showings this summer! DJ’s Ice House will be serving up delicious treats and Jailbreak Brewing Company will be on-site with refreshing brews. 

June 15|  Boss Baby (PG)
July 20 | Trolls (PG)
August 17 | Ice Age Collision Course (PG)
September 21|  Ferdinand (PG)

SUMMER IN THE SQUARES

Mt. Vernon | Dates Vary | Times Vary | Website

Throughout the summer, the Mount Vernon Conservancy hosts a series of free outdoor films in Mount Vernon Place’s East Square.Bring your own snacks and a picnic blanket or lawn chair. As always, popcorn is FREE!Each screening begins at 8:30 p.m.

June 27 | Step (PG)
July 25 | Wonder Woman (PG-13)
August 22| Coco (PG-13

RHYTHM AND REELS MOVIES IN CITY PARKS

Baltimore City Rec & Parks is hosting a ton of FREE outdoor movies in city parks this summer. All movies start at dusk. 

Broadway Pier (801 S. Broadway)
July 11 | Star Wars: The Last Jedi (PG-13)
July 18 | Pitch Perfect 3 (PG-13)
August 15 | Wonder Woman (PG-13)
August 22 | Jurassic Park: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13)
August 29 | Black Panther (PG-13)

Carroll and Archer Park (838 Carroll Street)
July 6  | Frozen

Catherine Street Park (2311 Ashton Ave)
June 16  | The Emoji Movie
July 21 | Happy Feet 2
August 25 | Despicable Me 2

Calvert Street Park  (2201 N. Calvert St.)
July 14 | My Little Pony (PG)
August 7 | Inside Out (PG)
September 8 | Moana (PG)

Carroll Park (1500 Washington Blvd)
June 22 | Jurassic Park (PG-13)

Conway Park (601 W. Conway St.)
July 7 | Jurassic Park: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13)
August 30 | Coco (PG)

Cylburn Arboretum (4915 Greenspring Ave)
August 8 | Leap (PG)
September 12 | Grease (PG)

Druid Hill Park (3001 East Dr.)
June 27 | Jurassic Park: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13)
July 13 | Remember the Titans (PG)
July 15  | Coco (PG)
July 27 | Jurassic Park: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13)
August 22 | A Wrinkle in Time (PG)
August 14 | Black Panther (PG-13)

Herring Run Park (Chesterfield & Harford Rd)
July 28 | Honey I Shrunk the Kids

Lakeland Park (2761 Wegworth Ln.)
August 18 | The Lego Batman Movie
September 1 | Despicable Me 3

Middle Branch Park (3301 Waterview Ave)
September 21 | Jaws (PG)

Riverside Park (301 E. Randall St.)
June 21 | ET (PG)

Solo Gibbs Park (1044 Leadenhall St.)
June 30 | La La Land (PG-13)
July 27 | Despicable Me 3 (PG)

SUMMER MOVIES AT LUIGI’S

Hampden | Dates Vary | 8:30 PM | Website

That’s right. The Italian deli you love in Hampden is showing movies outback this summer. Refreshments available until 9:30 PM.

June 16 | Can’t Hardly Wait(PG-13)
July 14  | Superbad (PG-13)
August 18 | Dazed and Confused (PG-13)
September 15 | Clueless (PG-13)

FAMILY-FRIENDLY BALTIMORE COUNTY OUTDOOR MOVIES

TGIF MOVIE NIGHT AT BASIGNANI WINERY

Sparks | Select Friday Nights | 6:30 PM – 11 PM | Website

Select Friday nights through the summer months are magical at Basignani Winery! Join them as they transform their lawn into an outdoor movie theater! From 6:30 pm – 11pm, relax and enjoy a movie under the stars. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and sip your favorite Basignani wine. A fun date night idea!

METRO CENTER MOVIE NIGHTS

Owings Mills | Select Dates | 8:30 PM | Website

Head to Metro Center for some family fun! Dining specials available at eateries around Metro Center. Bring a picnic blanket and make a night of it!

June 8  | Hidden Figures (PG)
June 22 | The Greatest Showman (PG)
July 13 | Isle of Dogs (PG)

“UNDER THE STARS” MOVIE NIGHTS AT MANOR SHOPPING CENTER

Jacksonville | Select Dates | Dusk | Website

Enjoy movies under the stars at the Manor Shopping Center – FREE family fun! Movies begin at dusk. Raindate is the following Thursday night.

June 27  | Paddington 2 (PG)
July 11| Peter Rabbit (PG)
July 25  | Coco (PG)
August 8 | Sherlock Gnomes (PG)
August 22 |  A Wrinkle in Time (PG)

FAMILY-FRIENDLY HARFORD COUNTY OUTDOOR MOVIES

SHAMROCK PARK OUTDOOR MOVIES

Downtown Bel Air | 7:15 PM – 10 PM | Dates Vary | Website

Movies are not only free and family friendly but also come with popcorn and face painting! A fun night for the whole fam! (New this year — Bel Air’s only food truck rally!)

June 15| Beauty and the Beast (PG)
July 29| Storks (PG)
July 13 | Despicable Me 3 (PG)
July 27| Star Wars: The Last Jedi (PG-13)
August 17 | Coco (PG)
August 24 | Cars 3 (PG)

FAMILY-FRIENDLY HOWARD COUNTY OUTDOOR MOVIES

LAKEFRONT FAMILY MOVIES AT LAKE KITTAMAQUNDI

Columbia | Mondays and Fridays, June 18-Aug. 31; Fridays and Saturdays, Aug. 31-Sept. 8 | 8:30 PM | Website

All events at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront off Little Patuxent Parkway have free admission and parking. No glass containers or alcoholic beverages permitted. 

June 18 | The Secret Life Of Pets ( (PG)
June 22 | Marvel’s Black Panther (PG-13)
June 25 | Captain Underpants (PG)
June 29 | Marvel’sAnt-Man (PG-13)
July 2 | Japanese Anime Fantasy Film: Mary and the Witch’s Flower (PG)
July 6 | The Lego Batman Movie (PG)
July 9 | Paddington 2 (PG)
July 13 | The Princess Bride (PG)
July 16 | Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles (2004) (PG)
July 20 | Wonder Woman (PG-13)
July 23 | Disney’s Animated Classic: The Princess and the Frog (PG)
July 27 | Wonder (PG)
July 30 | Disney’s Classic: Bambi (G)
August 3 | Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (PG-13)
August 6 | Disney’s Classic: The Lion King (G)
August 10 | Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (PG-13)
August 13 | Disney’s Frozen (PG)
August 17 | Marvel’s Doctor Strange (PG-13)
August 20 | Disney/Pixar’s Coco (PG)
August 24 | Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13)
August 27 | Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph (PG)
August 31 |Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 1 (PG-13)
September 1 | Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 (PG-13)
September 7 | Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok (PG-13)
September 8 | Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13)

FAMILY-FRIENDLY FREDERICK COUNTY OUTDOOR MOVIES

CARROLL CREEK MOVIES

Downtown Frederick | 3rd Friday, June – October | 9 PM | Website

Pull up a lawn chair and get ready for Movie Nights on the Creek each 3rd Friday, June through October. Movies are shown in Carroll Creek Amphitheater. Admission is free and snacks & beverages are available for purchase.

June 15 | Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (PG)
July 20 | Jaws (PG)
August 17 | The Lego Movie (PG)
September 21 | School of Rock (PG)
October 19 | The Nightmare Before Christmas (PG)

 

Editor’s Note: Images courtesy of Downtown Partnership of Baltimore and Bel Air Downtown Alliance.