Bring blankets or chairs (check websites for what they prefer), some snacks and cozy up to a summer movie under the stars. Disclaimer: This is a list of child friendly and a few adult friendly movies. As you will see some of these don’t begin until sunset so perhaps it’s a late summer evening for some kids or a date night for parents. Have fun watching some free movies this summer.
Bethesda Outdoor Movies
Enjoy four nights of blockbuster hits at downtown Bethesda’s 15th annual outdoor movie series!Show times begin at 9:00pm at the corner of Norfolk and Auburn Avenues. A limited number of chairs will be provided and attendees are invited to bring their own lawn chairs. Admission is free!
July 24: 10 Things I Hate About You
July 25: Won’t You Be My Neighbor
July 26: Crazy Rich Asians
July 27: As Good As It Gets
Union Market Drive-In
The Drive-In at Union Market is back for a seventh season from May through October! Watch great films under the stars on the first Friday of every month. Delicious foods from market vendors, and fun pre-show activities for movie-lovers of every age! All films are shown with Closed Caption. Driving? $15 parking fee per car, purchase via links below. Walk-ups are free.
June 7: Con Air
July 5: A League of Their Own
Aug 2: Jaws
Sep 6: Coco
Oct 4: The Wiz
NoMa Family Film Night
The theme for the 12th season of Summer Screen — our longest-running free public event — is WHO’S GOT GAME? We’ve got a fun lineup of sports-related films. Chairs are encouraged, as are blankets, frisbees, dogs on leases and picnic coolers when the doors open at 7:00pm, movies begin at sunset.
June 5: The Karate Kid (PG) sunset: 8:30 p.m.
June 12: Love & Basketball (PG-13) sunset: 8:33 p.m.
June 19: Moneyball (PG-13) sunset: 8:35 p.m.
June 26: Rudy (PG) sunset: 8:37 p.m.
July 3: The Sandlot (PG) sunset: 8:37 p.m.
July 10: I, Tonya (R) sunset: 8:35 p.m.
July 17: Bend It Like Beckham (PG-13) sunset: 8:31 p.m.
July 24: Remember the Titans (PG) sunset: 8:26 p.m.
July 31: Bring It On (PG-13) sunset: 8:20 p.m.
Aug 7: Cool Runnings (PG) sunset: 8:12 p.m.
Aug 14: She’s the Man (PG-13) sunset: 8:04 p.m.
Aug 21: Best in Show (PG-13) sunset: 7:54 p.m.
Aug 28: rain date sunset: 7:44 p.m.
Adam’s Morgan Movie Nights
Theme of this year is: Movie Nights in Space. Movies begin approximately 30 minutes after sunset. Kids are welcome, but please no pets or alcohol. Please check the Movie Nights Facebook Page for cancellation information in the event of bad weather.
May 21: Armageddon
May 28: Alien
June 4: Spaceballs
June 11: Apollo 11
June 18: ET
Movies on the Potomac at National Harbor
Nothing says summer like an evening under the stars—and there’s no better way to enjoy the season than Movies on the Potomac at National Harbor. Pack your picnic blankets, grab food to go from one of the delicious dining establishments, and meet at the Plaza’s big screen for a FREE evening of fun for all ages! Please note that movies will begin at 6:00pm and will be shown once. They also feature Date Night Movies on Thursdays at 7:00pm.
May 19: Incredibles 2
May 26: The Lego Batman Movie
June 2: Cars 3
June 9: Matilda
June 16: Ralph Breaks the Internet
June 23: Air Bud: World Cup
June 30: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
July 7: Mary Poppins Returns
July 14: CoCo
July 21: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
July 28: The LEGO Movie 2
Aug 4: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Aug 11: Learning to See: The World of Insects
Aug 14: Holes
Aug 18: Instant Family
Sept 2: A Wrinkle in Time
Sept 9: The Wizard of Oz
Sept 16: The Wiz (1978)
Sept 23: Despicable Me 3
Sept 30: DUMBO (2019)
Cinema Del Ray
The fun begins at 7:00pm. Free open air movie showings sponsored by The Jen Walker Team. Bring blankets and cozy up. No 4 legged friends.
May 18: Peter Pan
June 15: Ralph Breaks the Internet
July 20: Smallfoot (in Spanish with English subtitles)
August 17: How to Train your Dragon: The Hidden World
September 21: Incredibles 2