Summer’s here, school’s out — and it’s time for some FREE family fun under the stars!
Stay up past your bedtime, pack some snacks and bring a blanket to these local parks for a free, family-friendly flick this summer!
Here’s our 2018 Guide to Free Summer Movies in Cincinnati:
Wednesdays from May 30 – Aug. 29
Summer Cinema is part of the PNC Summer Series. Movies start at 9 pm:
- May 30: Mulan
- June 6: The Land Before Time
- June 13: National Lampoons Vacation
- June 20: Pride Week; Movie TBA
- June 27: Love and Basketball
- July 4: Independence Day
- July 11: The Lion King
- July 18: A League of Their Own
- July 25: Jumanji
- August 1: The Big Short
- August 8: Star Wars the Last Jedi
- August 15: Black Panther
- August 22: Grease
- August 29: Dead Poets Society
Locations vary. All movies begin at dusk and are PG or G unless noted.
- June 8: Wonder at Cottell Park
- June 22:Lego Ninjago at Cottell Park
- July 14: Cars 3 at Fleckenstein Park
- July 28: Smurfs: The Lost Village at Landen-Deerfield Park
- August 10: Coco at Cottell Park
- August 24: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle at Landen-Deerfield Park (*PG-13)
- September 8: Wrinkle in Time at Cottell Park
Pre-show entertainment begins at 7 pm and movies begin at dusk. Movies are subject to delays and cancellations due to weather. No alcohol is permitted.
- June 5: Beauty & The Beast
- June 12: Sing
- June 19: Moana
- June 26: Hercules
- July 3: Storks
- July 10: Zootopia
- July 17: The Jungle Book
- July 24: The Emoji Movie
- July 31: The Little Mermaid
- August 7: Toy Story
- August 14: Paddington
- August 21: Finding Dory
- August 28: The Lego Ninjago Movie
Beech Acres Park amphitheater in Anderson
Movies start at 8:30 pm. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
- June 1: Despicable Me 3
- August 24: Wonder
Village Green Park Amphitheater, 301 Wessel Drive, Fairfield, OH 45014
Between May and October, the Fairfield Fire Department hosts a different movie on select Fridays in Village Green Park. In addition to the movies listed below, the Fire Department offers pre-show fun and giveaways including chairs, blankets and water bottles. Rain date for each movie is the following week. All movie titles subject to change without notice.
- May 18: Secret Life of Pets
- June 1: Nut Job 2
- July 6: Despicable Me 3
- August 3: Cars 3
- September 7: COCO
- October 5: Boss Baby
Movies shown at the Donna Yeager Amphitheater in Memorial Park. All movies start at 9:30 pm and are FREE.
- June 16: Paddington 2
- July 14: Coco
- August 18: The Lego Ninjago Movie
Doors will open at 6:45 pm, movie will begin at 7 pm in the Blue Ash Rec Center Gym. Free and open to the public. Concessions will be available for purchase.
Due to movie licensing, Blue Ash Recreation Department is unable to provide the movie titles. Please enjoy the trivia and try to guess the movie! To find out the answer or to check to see if you’re correct, call the front desk at 513-745-8550.
- June 23: Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he’s still the best race car in the world!
- June 28: Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist.
Bring your blankets and comfortable chairs up to Summit Park for an outdoor movie experience! Movies begin at 9 pm.
- May 18: Angels in the Outfield
Movies start at dusk (around 9 pm) in the Lions Club parking lot and are FREE.
- May 18: Zootopia
- June 15: Soul Surfer
- July 20: Coco
- August 17: Remember the Titans
- September 7: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Looking for an indoor, bedtime-friendly option?
Ten weeks of fun films for kids! Tickets are just $1 per person, per movie, at the theatre box office on day of movie OR see all 10 for $5! Get a ten-week series punch card at the theatre box office, while supplies last, at participating theatres. Here in Greater Cincinnati, there are 4 participating theatres. Find and print your local theatre’s Summer Movie Clubhouse schedule here.
Pierce Point Cinema 10 (1255 West Ohio Pike, Amelia, OH 45102) is offering free, kid-friendly movies through its KidsFlix program. All movies start at 10 am! Here’s what’s showing:
- June 6: Baby Boss
- June 13: Emoji Movie
- June 20: Ferdinand
- June 27: Smurfs The Lost Village
- July 4: Despicable Me 3
- July 11: Paddington 2
- July 18: Ninjago
- July 25: Nut Job 2
- August 1: Captain Underpants
- August 8: My Little Pony The Movie
Free Movies for Kids will be happening again this summer on Mondays and Thursdays at the Kenwood Theatre, Esquire Theatre and Mariemont Theatre. Doors open at 9:45 am and the films start at 10:30 am. Seats available on a first-come, first-serve basis:
- June 4 and 7: Muppets From Space
- June 11 and 14: Jumanji (original)
- June 18 and 21: Stuart Little
- June 25 and 28: Smurfs 2
- July 9 and 12: Pirates! Band of Misfits
- July 16 and 19: Muppets Take Manhattan
- July 23 and 26: Surfs Up
- July 30 and Aug 2: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs