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Outdoor Family Movies in Philly: Summer 2017 Edition

Pack a picnic and head to one of these outdoor flicks. Most of them are free!

Summertime in the city is the perfect time to enjoy a movie outside, and it’s a terrific experience for kids. Pack your picnic and find the perfect showing with this list.

Schuylkill Banks Outdoor Movie Nights

At at 8:30 pm, except where noted; at the Walnut Street Bridge and the Wharton Street Esplanade at the Grays Ferry Crescent


June 22: The Sandlot (Wharton Street)


June 29: Charade (Walnut Street Bridge)


July 13: The Big Lebowski (Walnut Street Bridge)


July 20: Finding Dory (8:20, Wharton Street)


July 27: Ratatouille (8:20, Walnut Street Bridge)


August 3: Hidden Figures (8:15, Wharton Street)


August 10: Jaws (8, Walnut Street Bridge)


Betsy Ross House First Friday Movies Under the Stars and Stripes

Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch St., Philadelphia


These 9 pm showings are $5, which gets you a tour of the house and the movie. Come early for Quizzo!


July 7: The Giant Claw


August 4: Earth vs. The Spider


September 1: The Amazing Colossal Man


October 7: Double Feature: Bucket of Blood, Night of the Living Dead


Movies at the Mann Center

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Ave.

Doors open at 6 pm; show starts at 7:30 pm


June 24: The Lord of the Rings: the Return of the King


July 22: Jurassic Park


July 28: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Outdoor Movies at Dilworth Park

1 S. 15th St., Philadelphia (West side of City Hall)


July 21: Beauty and the Beast (2017)


July 28: Central Intelligence


August 4: Jurassic World


August 11: Trainwreck


August 18: Avengers: Age of Ultron


August 25: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Stroll the Street

Main Street, Manayunk


June 29: Despicable Me


July 27: The Sandlot

Movie Nights at the Farm (Weavers Way Farm)

Henry Got Crops Farm Market, 7605 Germantown Ave.


June 23, 8:30 pm: The Blues Brothers


August 22, 7:45 pm: Moana


September 22, 7 pm: Annie

Moonlight Movies in Mt. Airy

Friday nights at Pleasant Playground, 6757 Chew Ave.

Activities begin at 6:30 pm; movie begins 15 minutes after sunset


June 23: The Jungle Book (2016)


June 30: Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax


July 7: Queen of Katwe


July 14: Moana


July 21: Lion


July 28: Zootopia


August 4: E.T.: the Extraterrestrial


August 11:  Finding Dory


Saturday nights at the Trolley Car Diner, 7619 Germantown Ave.

Movie begins 15 minutes after sunset


June 24: Shrek


July 1: Hidden Figures


July 8: How to Train Your Dragon


July 15: WALL-E


July 22: Bend It Like Beckham


July 29: Tangled


August 5: Up


August 12: Akeelah and the Bee

Penn’s Landing Screenings Under the Stars

Great Plaza, Penn’s Landing, movie starts at 8:30 pm


July 6: Captain America: Civil War


July 13: The Magnificent Seven


July 20: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story


July 27: Purple Rain


August 3: La La Land


August 10: Kong: Skull Island


August 17: Beauty and the Beast


August 24: The Lego Batman Movie


Wawa Welcome America Philly @ the Movies

All shows at 8 pm


June 29, The Piazza at Schmidt’s: Despicable Me 2


June 30, Panati Playground: The Lego Batman Movie


July 1, Vernon Park: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story


July 2, Philadelphia Museum of Art steps: Rocky


July 3, Franklin Square: Sing

Saturday Night at the Movies

Franklin Square, 200 N. Sixth St.

Movies begin at 8:30 pm


July 8: The Secret Life of Pets


July 22: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Movies in Clark Park

Movies begin at 8 pm; activities begin earlier


August 4: E.T.: the Extraterrestrial


August 11: Singin’ in the Rain


August 18: Hidden Figures


August 25: Moana


September 1: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Family Movie Night at Bartram’s Garden

Bartram’s Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd.


June 23 (twilight garden tours at 7:30, movie at 8:30): Annie


July 14 (twilight garden tours at 7:30, movie at 8:30): The Secret Life of Pets


August 8 and 14: Movies TBA


The Oval Food and Flicks Fridays

Eakins Oval

Fridays, 9 — 11 pm


July 21: Clueless


July 28: Hidden Figures


August 4: Up


August 11: Spaceballs


August 18: Invincible



Photograph by M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia. 



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