One of our greatest lists is back for the summer – FREE Summer Movie Nights found all around Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky! There’s nothing more fun than grabbing some lawn chairs and a blanket and heading to the park to watch a great movie.
We’ve been hard at work updating our list from last year with details on as many FREE Movie Nights we could find for you, and we think you’ll agree that there are some great movies being shown.
Be sure to bookmark this post as we’ll be adding to it as the summer progresses.
Anderson Township Free Movies in the Park
Bring your blanket or lawn chair, and join your friends, neighbors and family for relaxing evenings of FREE movies! Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. ATPD concessions will be available for purchase. Movies are shown at dusk at Beech Acres Park Amphitheater (accessible from 6910 Salem Road and 6915 Beechmont Avenue).
Friday, June 5 – Big Hero 6
Friday, August 7 – Paddington
Bellevue Movie Night
The City of Bellevue is hosting two movie nights this summer! Both flicks will be held from 9:30pm – 11:00pm at Bellevue Beach Park. Please call 859-431-8888 or check their website for details.
Friday, June 26 – The Goonies
Friday, July 24 – Big Hero 6
Blue Ash Movies in the Park
Movies are shown at the Nature Park, 4433 Cooper Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45242. All movies begin at dusk so times will vary. All movies, with the exception of July 11th, are open to the public. The Amphitheater Concession Stand will be open serving great “movie watching snacks.” Rain cancels.
Saturday, June 13* – How to Train Your Dragon
Saturday, June 27 – Night at the Museum
Saturday, July 11* – Finding Nemo
Saturday, July 25 – Despicable Me 2
* June 13th’s movie will be located on the field behind the Recreation Center. Please check the Picnic Dinner, Juggling Show & Movie Information for details. July 11th’s movie will be a Dive in Movie at the Rec Center Pool. Please check the Family Moonlight Swim and Movie Information for details.
Boone County Parks Family Movie Nights
Boone County Parks Family Movie Nights are held on Friday evenings at dusk. There will be lawn seating, so be sure to bring your own chairs, blankets and refreshments!
Locations vary depending on the date. Please see the list below:
Friday, June 5 – Toy Story, Orleans Park
Friday, June 12 – Big Hero 6, Union Community Building
Friday, June 19 – How to Train Your Dragon 2, Union Comm. Building
Saturday, June 20 – Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Walton Park
Friday, July 10 – Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day, Boone Woods
Friday, July 17 – Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast, Boone Woods
Saturday, July 18 – The Boxtrolls, Walton Park
Friday, July 24 – E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, Boone Woods
Friday, July 31 – Cinderella, Boone Woods
Friday, August 7 – Old Yeller, Boone Woods
Friday, August 14 – Frozen, Boone Woods
Saturday, August 15 – Planes – Fire & Rescue, Walton Park
Cincinnati Smale Riverfront Park Movies in the Park
Come out to Smale Riverfront Park for a free movie night! Don’t forget to bring a blanket or chairs and a snack. The movie night is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Here is the Cincinnati Parks full summer schedule!
Friday, May 22 – TBD
Friday, June 26 – TBD
Friday, July 24 – TBD
Friday, August 28 – TBD
Cincinnati Washington Park Summer Cinemas in the Park
Formerly called Date Night Movies, Summer Cinema features a free movie screening every Wednesday at the Park! Dust off those lawn chairs, grab a picnic basket, and join us for a fun, relaxing evening over on the civic lawn.
Wednesday, May 27 – Napoleon Dynamite
Wednesday, June 3 – Princess Bride
Wednesday, June 10 – Jurassic Park
Wednesday, June 17 – Labyrinth
Wednesday, June 24 – Mean Girls
Wednesday, July 1 – Top Gun
Wednesday, July 8 – Sandlot
Wednesday, July 15 – Back to the Future II
Wednesday, July 22 – The Goonies
Wednesday, July 29 – Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Wednesday, August 12 – Jaws
Wednesday, August 19 – Grease
Wednesday, August 26 – Groundhog Day
Colerain Township’s Free Sizzling Summer Entertainment Series
Colerain Township Parks & Services Department will again offer another year of free weekly entertainment at the Colerain Park Amphitheater! Families are invited to sit back and enjoy a fun family excursion! Movies and dates are yet to be released.
Deerfield Township Free Movies in the Park
Grab your blanket and settle in for a relaxing night under the stars! Throughout the summer, Deerfield Township hosts free Movies in the Park. Family friendly movies are offered on designated Friday evenings. Park locations and movie titles will vary. Movies will begin at dark.
Friday, June 12 – Big Hero 6, Cottell Park
Friday, June 26 – Muppets: Most Wanted, Landen-Deerfield Park
Friday, July 10 – Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day, Cottell Park
Friday, July 24 – Planes: Fire & Rescue, Fleckenstein Park
Friday, August 14 – Annie, Cottell Park
Friday, August 28 – The Hero of Color City, Landen-Deerfield Park
Deer Park Movies in the Park
Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy the movie under the stars! Free movies will be shown at Chamberlin Park in Diamond #1 outfield. The park is located at 7640 Plainfield Rd, Deer Park, Ohio 45236. All movies begin at dusk. The exact lineup has not been announced, so be sure to check their website.
Saturday, June 20 – Paddington
Saturday, July 18 – TBD
Saturday, August 15 – TBD
East Price Hill – In the Park After Dark: Outdoor Movie Night
In the Park after Dark is hosted annually in Olden View Park, a Cincinnati Parks park that overlooks the Cincinnati skyline. Come screen a movie in the park and enjoy fun with the whole community. The park is located between Primavista and Incline Public House in the Incline Entertainment District of East Price Hill. Don’t forget to bring a blanket or chairs! The dates and movies have yet to be released, check back soon!
Esquire, Mariemont & Kenwood Theatres
- June 8th and June 10th – Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012) Rated PG
- June 15th and June 17th – Stuart Little (1999) Rated PG
- June 22nd and June 24th – How to Train Your Dragon (2010) Rated PG
- June 29th and July 1st – Annie (2014) Rated PG
- July 6th and July 8th – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013) Rated PG
- July 13 and July 15th – Arthur Christmas (2011) Rated PG
- July 20th and July 22nd – Smurfs 2 (2013) Rated PG
- July 27th and July 29th – Shrek (2001) Rated PG
- August 3rd and August 5th – Hotel Transylvania (2012) Rated PG
The City of Fairfield Movies in the Park
The City of Fairfield will show a different movie once a month, May through October. Once again, grab your chairs and blankets and get ready for a fun night of movie watching in the great outdoors! In addition to the movies listed below, the Fairfield Fire Department will also have pre-show fun and giveaways including chairs, blankets and water bottles. All movies begin at dusk at Village Green Park.
Friday, May 15 – Big Hero 6
Friday, June 5 – The Lego Movie
Friday, July 10 – The Boxtrolls
Friday, August 7 – Penguins of Madagascar
Friday, September 4 – Mr. Peabody and Sherman
Friday, October 2 – Free Birds
Harrison Parks and Recreation Free Family Movies
The Harrison Recreation Commission invites you to attend a FREE FAMILY MOVIE every other Friday night, at sunset, behind the garages at the Community Center, 300 George Street. Bring your family, spread a blanket on the lawn and enjoy a recent rated-G or rated-PG movie release… don’t forget to bring your chairs or blankets. Please NO COOLERS!!
Popcorn, sno-cones, water and pizza from Harrison’s LaRosa’s are provided while supplies last. Please bring a canned good to be donated to an area food pantry.
Friday, June 5 – Planes: Fire & Rescue
Friday, June 19 – The Lego Movie
Friday, July 10 – Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Friday, July 26 – Big Hero 6
Kenton County Family Movie Nights
The Kenton County Library is hosting family movie nights on the first Friday of the summer months at 6 p.m. and are held at the Erlanger branch, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Erlanger, KY 41018. For more information, visit www.kentonlibrary.org or call 859-962-4000.
Friday, May 5 – Big Hero 6
Friday, July 3 – Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
Friday, August 7 – Cinderella (2015)
Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse
Held at Cinemark Florence 14 in Florence, KY; Cinemark Oakley Station in Cincinnati, OH; Western Hills 14 in Cincinnati, OH; and Milford 16 in Milford, OH
Cinemark is offering ten fun films for kids during the summer. All films are rated G or PG. Admission is $1 per show when purchased at the box office or $5 for ten movies when purchased in advance at the box office or at cinemark.com. Films vary by location; please visitwww.cinemark.com to see a detailed list of films at participating theatres.
Danbarry Dollar Saver Cinemas
Danbarry Dollar Saver is a second-run theatre, meaning that the movies shown have left first-run theatres and will soon be released on DVD, if not already. However, there is usually still a good selection of films to choose from, and if you have the patience to wait until a movie has moved through the first-run theatre to see it, this will save you a lot of money!
Admission for films is $3 per person every day except for Tuesdays, when prices drop to $1.75 per person. Keep in mind that this is a CASH ONLY establishment. Films vary by location; please visit www.danbarry.com to see a detailed list of films.
Located in Sayler Park (on the river) at 6550 Parkland Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45233
Admission for films is $3 every day, with most concessions available for only $1. They will even deliver your hot food right to your seat! Movies change weekly, and you can suggest future movie titles online. Call their entertainment hotline at 513-333-5436 for updated movie and show times, which are updated every Wednesday.
Showcase Cinemas Bookworm Wednesdays
Held at the Showcase Cinema in Springdale, OH
This is cool – every Wednesday at 10:00am beginning July 8th and going for six weeks. In order to encourage kids to read during the summer, Bookworm Wednesdays entitles kids to a free admission to select children’s films when they present a book report at a participating Showcase Cinemas. Accompanying parents or guardians and children under six receive free admission and do not need to submit a book report.
Wednesday, July 8 – Rio 2
Wednesday, July 15 – Penguins of Madagascar
Wednesday, July 22 – How to Train Your Dragon 2
Wednesday, July 29 – Annie
Regal Cinemas Summer Movie Express
Summer Movie Express is back at Regal Cinemas in Mason! Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies start at 10:00 am. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.
Tuesday, June 2 – Nut Job
Wednesday, June 3 – Annie
Tuesday, June 9 – Earth to Echo
Wednesday, June 10 – Boxtrolls
Tuesday, June 16 – Paddington
Wednesday, June 17 – Turbo
Tuesday, June 23 – Rio 2
Wednesday, June 24 – How to Train Your Dragon 2
Tuesday, June 30 – Mr. Peabody
Wednesday, July 1 – Book of Life
Tuesday, July 7 – Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
Wednesday, July 8 – Penguins of Madagascar
Tuesday, July 14 – Madagascar 3
Wednesday, July 15 – Dolphin Tale 2
Tuesday, July 21 – Muppets, Most Wanted
Wednesday, July 22 – Alexander and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Tuesday, July 28 – The Lego Movie
Wednesday, July 29 – The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Editor’s Note: While we do our best to be accurate, please double check with the hosts before heading out.