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FREE Outdoor Movies Boston/Providence


Summer is almost here and one of the fun things we like to do as a family is the Movies in the Park FREE outdoor movies.  These outdoor events oftentimes have “pre-show” activities. Each venue will feature different activities so be sure to check their Facebook page for updated info. We encourage you to arrive early, bring a blanket, low back lawn chairs and pack a picnic, snacks, drinks or patronize local restaurants surrounding the venue.




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 Free Friday Flicks at the Hatch Shell

All movies are shown at sundown (approximately 8:00 pm). Arrive early to grab your spot on the lawn and enjoy free games and giveaways with WBZ NewsRadio 1030. The fun starts at 6 pm!


Theatre Thursdays Revere Beach

Movie nights on the beach! Entertainment is from 6 PM to 8 PM with Jim the DJ, inflatables, popcorn and cotton candy. The movie will begin at dusk. The event is FREE! All movies will have a rain date of the following night (Friday).


Music & Movie Fridays at the Boston Harbor Hotel

Spend your summer nights enjoying live waterfront entertainment and al fresco dining at the Boston Harbor Hotel’s annual SUMMER IN THE CITY Entertainment Series. June 7th – August 31st.  Movies begin at dusk.


Sunset Cinema at the Museum of Fine Arts 

MORE ADULT STYLE All screenings are preceded by live music, art making, and lawn games starting 90 minutes before the film begins. No ticket is required. Bring a blanket or low chair (maximum 3 feet high), a picnic supper, and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy during the film. Beer, wine, and snacks are available for purchase.


Summer Movie Series at Assembly Row

Pack up a blanket, lawn chair and picnic and head to one of the locations listed below for FREE movies under the stars all summer long! Grab your spot on the lawn with friends and family and enjoy the movie.



Movie and Game Night at Valley Chapel 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM  Uxbridge Public Library is partnering with Valley Chapel again this year for a Friday family night of fun! Games and snacks will be provided at 7pm, and the movie will begin promptly at 8pm. Come and watch The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part! No registration is necessary.  CONTACT: Uxbridge Library 508-278-8624 x104 uxbridgelibrary01569@gmail.com
LOCATION: Valley Chapel Lawn 14 Hunter Rd Uxbridge


The NewportFILM

free Thursday night outdoor documentary film series continues through Sept. 1, at venues across Aquidneck Island that range from oceanfront mansion lawns to the Newport Shipyard, the Newport Polo Grounds and Queen Anne Square.


Roger Williams Park

Friday night “Movies in the Park.” Movies begin at 8:30 p.m. on the Boathouse lawn, across from the Carousel Village. (Food Truck Fridays are from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Carousel.)


Rocky Point Movies in the Park

Bring your family, friends, a blanket or chair and watch a movie while sitting on the grass under the stars at Rocky Point.  The gates will open at 5:30 p.m. All movies begin at dusk, weather permitting. FOOD TRUCKS will be present.


Movies on the Block 

Movies are shown every Thursday evening, June to August, at sundown at Grant’s Block (260 Westminster Street).


Movies on the Beach Narragansett Town Beach

Wednesdays at dusk.  Food trucks are available. North Beach Clubhouse, Narragansett Town Beach, 79 Boston Neck Rd.


Ballard Park in Newport Movies on the Rocks 

Wednesday evenings at dusk. Use Hazard Road entrance, leave 15 minutes to walk to Quarry Meadow.


Movies in the Park at Crescent Park Looff Carousel

All movies begin at dusk and are weather permitting Always free to the public Bring your lawn chairs or blankets! Sit back and relax while you enjoy the movie on our big screen!  Don’t forget to get some clam cakes and Chowder from Blount Clam Shack or even ride the carousel before the movie.

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