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May 17, 2019

A guide to all the free outdoor movies in Philly happening summer 2019

Check back for updates. We'll add to this list as more movies are announced

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Enjoy a free movie screening outdoors.

This summer, catch a free movie screening in one of Philly's charming outdoor spaces.

The lineup of films includes a mix of new releases, family-friendly favs and cult classics. "Crazy Rich Asians," "Avengers: Endgame," "Space Jam," Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" and "Clueless" are only a few of the movies you can watch under the stars this season.

Below, check out our ultimate guide to all the free outdoor movie screenings. As more are announced, we'll update our list.

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Movie Nights on the Schuylkill Banks

The series will return in June. Movies will either be screened on the grass just north of the Walnut Street Bridge, or at Grays Ferry Crescent, on the esplanade closest to the Wharton Street and Schuylkill Avenue trail entrance.

Most movies will start at 8:30 p.m. but arrive early for free snacks and to enter a free raffle for a Philadelphia Runner gift card.

Remember to bring a blanket or lawn chair for the show.

Thursday, June 13 – "Romancing the Stone"
Thursday, June 20 – "The Karate Kid" (1984)
Thursday, June 27 – "American Graffiti"
Thursday, July 11 – "Fantastic Mr. Fox"
Thursday, July 18 – "Robin Hood" (Disney 1973)
Thursday, July 25 – "Sing"
Thursday, Aug. 1 – "Green Book"
Thursday, Aug. 8 – "Crazy Rich Asians"
Thursday, Aug. 15 – "Captain Marvel"
Thursday, Aug. 22 – "A League of Their Own"

Louis Bluver Outdoor Movie Series at La Peg

This year's outdoor movie series in La Peg's beer garden will feature cult favorites from the '80s and '90s, organized around a different theme each month. June's theme is "Record Store Month," while July's is "'90s Throwbacks" and August's is "Unconventional Love Stories."

Also, this summer there will be Quizzo before each screening and themed cocktails. All movies will start at 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 12 – "High Fidelity"
Wednesday, June 19 – "Pretty in Pink"
Wednesday, June 26 – "Empire Records"
Wednesday, July 10 – "Space Jam"
Wednesday, July 17 – "She's All That"
Wednesday, July 24 – "Cruel Intentions"
Wednesday, July 31 – "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion"
Wednesday, Aug. 7 – "Working Girl"
Wednesday, Aug. 14 – "Dumb and Dumber"
Wednesday, Aug. 21 – "Raising Arizona"

Moonlight Movies in Mt. Airy

Catch a family-friendly movie in Mt. Airy this summer. On the last Friday of the month, there will be a screening at either Lovett Park or Pleasant Playground. All movies will start at sundown.

Friday May 31 – "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" at Lovett Park
Friday June 28 – "The Princess and the Frog" at Pleasant Playground
Friday July 26 – "Babe" at Lovett Park
Friday August 30 – "Dumbo" (2019) at Pleasant Playground
Friday September 27 – "Avengers: Endgame" at Lovett Park

Also, on the last Saturday of the month, there will be screenings at the Trolley Car Diner on Germantown Avenue.

Saturday May 25 – "Secret Life of Pets"
Saturday June 29 – "Jungle Book" (2016)
Saturday July 27 – "Zootopia"
Saturday August 31 – "Paddington"

Screenings Under the Stars at Penn's Landing

Grab a lawn chair and head to the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing to watch a free movie at the waterfront. Movies start at dusk, which is approximately 8:30 p.m. in July and 8 p.m. in August.

Thursday, July 11 – "Captain Marvel"
Thursday, July 18 – "Crazy Rich Asians"
Thursday, July 25 – "Creed II"
Thursday, Aug. 1  –  "Fighting With My Family"
Thursday, Aug. 8  –  "Clueless"
Thursday, Aug. 15  – "Aquaman"
Thursday, Aug. 22  – "Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse"
Thursday, Aug. 29  – "Incredibles 2"

Movies in Clark Park

This August, movies will be screened at sundown in University City's Clark Park. Bring a blanket or chair, grab a snack from one of the on-site food trucks and settle in to enjoy the evening.

Friday, Aug. 9 – "Solo: A Star Wars Story"
Friday, Aug. 16 – "Crazy Rich Asians"
Friday, Aug. 23 – "Creed II"
Friday, Aug. 30 – "Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse"

Movie Monday at Cherry Street Pier

Monday nights through Sept. 23, catch a free movie at the Delaware River waterfront venue chosen by one of Cherry Street Pier's resident artists. The screenings will start at 8 p.m.

Monday, July 1 – "Faces Places"
Monday, July 15 – "Moana"
Monday, July 29 – TBD
Monday, Aug. 12 –  "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"
Monday, Aug. 19 – TBD
Monday, Aug. 26 – "Black Orpheus"
Monday, Sept. 9 – "The Fits"
Monday, Sept. 23 – "2001: A Space Odyssey"

Wawa Welcome America Free Movie Nights

During the multi-day Fourth of July celebration there will be free movie screenings. Each will have pre-movie activities starting at 5:30 p.m., then the chosen film will start at 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 30 – "Rocky" at the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Monday, July 1 – "Invincible" at University of Pennsylvania's Franklin Field
Tuesday, July 2 – "Shrek" at FDR Park
Wednesday, July 3 – "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" at Mander Playground

TD Bank Presents Pictures in the Park

This series at Dilworth Park outside City Hall is presented by TD Bank and sponsored by "Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes" at the Franklin Institute.

Starting at 8 p.m., free popcorn will be distributed to the first 100 guests while supplies last. There will be movie trivia by the Philadelphia Film Society, too, with "Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes" exhibit tickets and swag up for grabs.

Movies will start at 8:30 p.m.

Friday, July 19 – "Captain Marvel"
Friday, July 26 – "Solo: A Star Wars Story"
Friday, Aug. 2 – "Black Panther"
Friday, Aug. 9 – "Creed II"
Friday, Aug. 16 – "Avengers: Infinity War"
Friday, Aug. 23 – "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald"

Movies in the Park

Different parks across the city will host movie nights from June through early October. Movies will start at dusk.

Thursday, June 6 – "Up" at Pleasant Hill Park
Wednesday, June 19 – "Avengers: Infinity War" at Woodside Park
Thursday, June 20 – "Minions" at Loudoun Park
Saturday, June 22 – "Inside Out" at Columbus Square
Monday, June 24 – "Avengers: Infinity War" at Triangle Park
Wednesday, July 10 – "A Wrinkle in Time" at Penn Treaty Park
Friday, July 19 – "Big Hero 6" at Overington Park
Wednesday, July 31 – "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" at Mifflin Square Park
Friday, Aug. 2 – "Inside Out" at Hart Park
Friday, Aug. 2 – "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at Upper Roxborough Reservoir Preserve
Thursday, Aug. 8 – "Christopher Robin" at Inn Yard Park
Thursday, Aug. 15 – "A Bug's Life" at Fisher Park
Thursday, Aug. 29 – "Hugo" at Matthias Baldwin Park
Friday, Sept. 13 "Coco" at Fishtown Palmer Park
Friday, Sept. 13 – "Captain Marvel" at Coxe Park
Saturday, Sept. 14 – "Mary Poppins Returns" at Shot Tower
Friday, Oct. 4 – "Maleficent" at Powers Park

Movies Under the Stars in Chestnut Hill

Head to the Water Tower Recreation Center on East Hartwell Lane for movie night. Food trucks will arrive at 7 p.m., then the screening will start at 8 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 2 – "Wonder Woman"
Friday, Aug. 9 – "Wonder Park"
Friday, Aug. 16 – "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald"
Friday, Aug. 23 – "Avengers: End Game"

Movies for Good at Cira Green

Brandywine Realty Trust, in partnership with Sunset Social, is introducing a new free movie series on the lawn of Cira Green, a public park 12 stories above street level in University City. All proceeds from the pay-what-you-wish popcorn stand will benefit a different featured local charity each month.

Movies will air every Wednesday night from June through August beginning at 8 p.m. The lineup includes '80s and '90s favorites.

Wednesday, June 5 – "Jaws"
Wednesday, June 12 – "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"
Wednesday, June 19 – "Jurassic Park"
Wednesday, June 26 – "Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade"
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King of Prussia Town Center Movie Nights

On select Thursday evenings, watch a family-friendly movie at the pavilion in front of Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse in the King of Prussia Town Center.

Screenings start at 8 p.m. and free popcorn will be provided.

Thursday, June 6 – "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" (with costume contest)
Thursday, July 11 – "Mary Poppins Returns"
Thursday, Aug. 1 – "The Little Rascals"
Thursday, Sept. 5 – "Incredibles 2"

DiSilvestro Playground Movie Nights

DiSilvestro Playground in South Philly is launching its first community movie nights this summer. Two family-friendly films will be screened. Both will start at 8:30 p.m.

Friday, June 14 – "Trolls"
Friday, July 12 – "Black Panther"

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