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Dates:Saturday, June 19, 2021 - Sunday, August 22, 2021
Hours:Varies by venue
Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults
Category:Seasonal Fun
boston summer movies guide 2021 dates tbd photoSummer is here and warm weather calls for outdoor fun. Here's a great list of Summer Movies under the stars in and around Boston. Enjoy!...

Free Friday Flicks at the Hatch Shell
Take a lawn chair or blanket to the Esplanade for the 34th season of this summer movie series. Free games and giveaways by WBZ News Radio 1030 will start at 6 p.m.

Here's a list of LAST YEAR'S Summer Movie Lineup - Stay tuned for 2021 Info!

Friday June 21, Sunset (~8:24 pm) - Ralph Breaks the Internet (PG)
Friday July 12, Sunset (~8:19 pm) - Mary Poppins Returns (PG)
Friday July 19, Sunset (~8:14 pm) - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG)
Friday July 26, Sunset (~8:07 pm) - Bumblebee (PG-13)

Friday August 2, Sunset (~7:59 pm) - The Lego Movie 2 (PG)
Friday August 9, Sunset (~7:50 pm) - How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (PG)
Friday August 16, Sunset (~7:40 pm) - Captain Marvel (PG-13)
Friday August 23, Sunset (~7:29 pm) - Dumbo (2019) (PG)

Magic 106.7 Family Film Festival at the Prudential Center
This film festival will return to the Prudential Center starting (July 6 - August 24) with a lineup of popular family-friendly flicks on Saturday evenings. Entertainment, children’s activities, and giveaways will start at 6 p.m., and the movies will begin at sundown.

2019 Summer Movie Lineup
Saturday July 6: Incredibles 2
Saturday July 13: Mary Poppins Returns
Saturday July 20: Lego Movie 2
Saturday July 27: Ralph Breaks the Internet

Saturday August 3: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Saturday August 10: Smallfoot
Saturday August 17: Alice in Wonderland (1951)
Saturday August 24: Missing Link
Saturday August 31: Dumbo (2019)

Mayor Walsh's Summer Movie Nights in the Parks

2019 Summer Movie Lineup

Monday, August 5, Dusk
The lncredibles 2
Fallon Field, Roslindale

Monday, August 12, Dusk
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Moakley Park, South Boston

Wednesday, August 14, Dusk
Spider-man: Info the Spider-verse
Ramsay Park, Roxbury

Monday, August 19, Dusk
Rogers Park, Allston-Brighton

Tuesday, August 20, Dusk
Black Panther
Walker Playground, Mattapan

Wednesday, August 21, Dusk
Spider-man: Info the Spider-verse
Ronan Park, Dorchester

Thursday, August 22, Dusk
Wonder Park
Hynes Playground, West Roxbury

Monday, August 26, Dusk
How lo Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Noyes Park, East Boston

Tuesday, August 27, Dusk
Winthrop Square, Charlestown

Thursday, August 29, Dusk
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
Iacono Playground, Hyde Park

Friday, September 6, Dusk
Avengers Infinity War
Frog Pond, Beacon Hill

Boston Harbor Hotel Movies by Moonlight
As part of the hotel’s Summer in the City Entertainment Series, these 12 films will be screened starting at dusk. Guests can also enjoy al fresco dining at the waterfront setting at Rowes Wharf Sea Grille or The Harborwalk Terrace.

2019 Summer Movie Lineup

6/7 Mission Impossible
6/14 Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
6/21 City Slickers
6/28 Casablanca

7/5 The Parent Trap
7/12 Moana
7/19 Jurassic Park
7/26 Sleepless in Seattle

8/2 Raiders of The Lost Ark
8/9 Aquaman
8/16 Ghost
8/23 Star Wars: The Force Awakens
8/30 Captain America: The First Avenger

Coolidge on the Greenway
Experience cinema classics under the stars! The Coolidge is thrilled to be partnering with the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy for a free outdoor screening series this summer.

2019 Summer Movie Lineup
Tuesday, June 18 - American Grafitti (Rain Date: June 19)
Tuesday, July 16 - Bullitt (Rain Date: July 17)
Tuesday, August 13 - Back to the Future II (Rain Date: August 14)

DCR Martini Shell Summer Movies
Tuesday summer nights, enjoy Free Family Flicks under the stars at DCR Martini Shell Park in Hyde Park. Bring along a blanket and snacks and enjoy a family movie in the great outdoors. Rain cancels.

July 9: Ralph Breaks the Internet July 16: Mary Poppins Returns
July 23: Spiderman into the Spider Verse July 30: Bumblebee
August 6: The Lego Movie 2
August 13: How to Train your Dragon:
The Hidden World
August 20: Captain Marvel
August 27: Dumbo

MFA Sunset Cinema
The Museum of Fine Arts will host free monthly movies on its Huntington Avenue lawn. The movies will start around sunset, and live music, art making, and lawn games will kick off 90 minutes beforehand. Beer, wine, and snacks will be available for purchase.

2019 Summer Movie Lineup
June 19 - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - kick off the 21st annual Roxbury International Film Festival with a screening of the mind-bending animated hit.

July 11 - The Trouble with You - usher in the Boston French Film Festival with the madcap comedy, nominated for nine César awards.

*August and September selections to be announced.

Forget the at-home movie nights and cramped-couch sitting this summer (Netflix will still be there when you get home). Switch up your film-viewing experience by taking your family out to one of these free movie screenings in Boston. It's a chance to sprawl out on the grass, pack some movie munchies (and maybe a can or two of bug spray) and hopefully get some giggles in. Here’s where you can watch free movies, in the great outdoors, all summer long!

Friday Movies by Moonlight

Rowes Wharf Sea Grille
70 Rowes Wharf
Boston, MA

The Boston Harbor Hotel hosts waterfront entertainment several nights a week during the summer. If you're looking specifically for movies, though, head over on Friday before dusk. The BHH Summer in the City does a great mix of family-friendly movies and flicks that are perfect for a summer date night.

2019 Movie Lineup

June 7: Mission Impossible
June 14: Ferris Bueller's Day Off
June 21: City Slickers
June 28: Casablanca
July 5: The Parent Trap
July 12: Moana
July 19: Jurassic Park
July 26: Sleepless in Seattle
August 2: Raiders of the Lost Ark
August 9: Aquaman
August 16: Ghost
August 23: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
August 30: Captain America: The First Avenger

Free Friday Flicks at DCR's Hatch Memorial Shell
47 David G Mugar Way
Boston, MA

WBZ NewsRadio 1030 and the Department of Conservation hosts its 34rd (!) annual series of free Friday movies at DCR's Hatch Shell on the Esplanade. Arrive early with your picnic and blanket for a good spot, plus giveaways and games.

June 21: Ralph Breaks the Internet
July 12: Mary Poppins Returns
July 19: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
July 26: Bumblebee
August 2: The Lego Movie 2
August 8: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
August 16: Captain Marvel
August 23: Dumbo

Movies at the Mansion - Bring your picnic dinners to the Lyman Estate in Waltham for a glamorous movie night under the stars. Movies are shown in the estate's gardens, which you can explore if you arrive early!

July 11: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
July 18: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
July 25: Meet Me in St. Louis

Sunday Night Movie Series at Christopher Columbus Park
Pack a picnic to take to Christopher Columbus Park for one of these Sunday night films, which will begin at dusk. Free popcorn will be available, courtesy of Joe’s American Bar & Grill.

2019 Summer Movie Lineup

July 21 Casablanca PG
July 28 Some Like it Hot G

August 4 Greatest Showman PG
August 11 Back to the Future PG13
August 18 Million Dollar Baby PG-13
August 25 Black Panther PG13

North End Summer Movie Nights
Movies will be shown on Wednesdays in July and August at The Gassy / DeFilippo Playground on Prince Street. Pizza will be served at 7 p.m. and movies begin at dark. Rain location is the Nazzaro Center.

7/10 SING!
7/17 ET
7/24 Uncle Drew
7/31 A Christmas Story — Christmas in July! (Bring a wrapped gift $10 or less for a gift exchange)

8/7 Charlotte's Web
8/14 Ratatouille
8/21 Brave
8/28 The Princess Bride

Summer Movie Series at The Davis Museum
Summer screening of the Muppets at the Davis Museum: Take advantage of the warm summer nights and join us outdoors on the Davis Plaza for the 3rd annual summer film series.

2019 Summer Movie Lineup
July 12: Muppets (2011)
July 26: Mary Poppins (1964)
August 9: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

June 27 - A Wrinkle in Time
July 11 - Back to the Future
July 25 - WALL-E
August 8 - The Fifth Element

2019 Movies on the Common Schedule

Friday, September 6, Dusk
Frog Pond, Boston Common
Avengers Infinity War

Flicks on the Field - Sudbury

Thursday July 25 - 'Roookie of the Year'

Flicks on the Field - Needham

Family Flicks on the Fields at Wilson Farm - Lexington
Friday, September 6 - 'The Secret Life of Pets 2'.

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