One of the best parts of summer is being outside in the warmth. Between hiking and a lazy day at the beach, there are plenty of daytime activities to do, but what about at night?

Luckily for people in and near Massachusetts, several cities have planned outdoor movie nights. Be sure to bring blankets, chairs, and snacks.

Find the one closest to you below.


To celebrate the Discovery Museum’s 40th anniversary, the museum is hosting two movie nights on its lawn. Hands-on activities related to sustainability are offered before the film, such as: B. research into renewable energies.

VeeBop’s ice cream truck will have frozen treats for spectators to enjoy and restrooms will be available.

July 21: “FernGully”

11 Aug: “Hidden Figures”


Patriot Place’s Summer Flicks series has begun. Wednesday nights in the DORA Zone in front of the Renaissance Boston Patriot Place Hotel and the Saga Hibachi Steakhouse.

Movies start at sunset, but there is pre-entertainment at 6pm

July 20: “Cruella”

August 3: “The Mitchells vs. the Machines”

August 24: “Spider-Man: No Way Home”

Movies by Moonlight Fridays, hosted by the Boston Harbor Hotel, also features several movies set against the backdrop of the starry harbor.

Movies start at dusk.

July 15: “Goo”

July 22: “The Wizard of Oz”

July 29: “Luca”

5 Aug: “Crazy Rich Asians”

12 Aug: “Guardians of the Galaxy”

08/19: “Encanto”

August 26: “Dune”

Finally, from August 2nd to September 1st, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s ParkARTS program will present Mayor Wu’s Movie Nights at 11 parks throughout the city of Boston.

All shows begin at nightfall.

August 2: “The Mitchells vs. the Machines” at Pinebank, Jamaica Pond

August 9: “Sing 2” at Healy Playground

August 15: “Luca” at East Boston Memorial Park

August 16: “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” at Ronan Park

August 17: Space Jam: New Legacy at Marcella Playground

Aug. 22: “Encanto” at the Iacono playground

August 23: “Soul” at Ramsay Park

August 25: “Encanto” at Winthrop Square/Training Field

August 29: “Raya and the Last Dragon” at Hardiman Playground

August 30: “Soul” at Moakley Park

September 1: “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” on Boston Common


Movies Under the Stars will be held every Wednesday from the end of July, films will be shown on a 17ft wide screen.

There are two films on the library lawn every Wednesday.

July 27: Star Wars at 6 p.m. and Apollo 13 at 8 p.m

August 3: “My Dog Skip” at 6 p.m. and “Dog” at 8 p.m

August 10: “Sing” at 6 p.m. and “The Greatest Showman” at 8 p.m

August 17: “Coco” at 6 p.m. and “McFarland” at 8 p.m

August 24th: “Ratatouille” at 6pm and “Julie and Julia” at 8pm

August 31: “Ron’s Gone Wrong” at 6 p.m. and “Christopher Robin” at 8 p.m


Riverfront Park has free movies on Friday nights.

Watch these family-friendly movies on a portable 25-foot screen starting at sunset.

July 15: “Encanto”

July 22: “Spider-Man: No Way Home”

July 29: “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”

August 5: “The Mitchells vs. the Machines”

08/12: “Cars”

Aug 19: “Sing 2”

August 26: “Clifford the Big Red Dog”


Gather at Hopkinton Town Common on Thursday nights for free outdoor movies all summer long. Movies start at dusk.

July 14: “Encanto”

July 21: “Spider-Man: No Way Home”

July 28: “Raya and the Last Dragon”

August 4: “The Mitchells vs. the Machines”

August 11: “Star Wars: A New Hope”


Movies on the Green in downtown Hyannis is held every week at 7:45 p.m

July 19: “Paw Patrol: The Movie”

July 26: “Luca”

August 2: “Soul”

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Movies are shown every Thursday at 8pm in Mashpee Village Green, which is across from the library. The film series runs until August 25th.

July 14: “The Goonies”

July 21: “Luca”

July 28: “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”

August 4: “Black Widow”

11 Aug: “Raya and the Last Dragon”

08/18: “Back to the Future”

25 Aug: “Spider-Man No Way Home”

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In this 2017 file photo, city workers put the finishing touches on the 37-foot-tall inflatable projection screen. The screen will be used by the city in its upcoming summer film series, Movies in the Park.

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“Movies in the Park” in Springfield started on Monday and will continue until the end of July. Coming annually, this long-awaited film series started in 2017 but was postponed due to the pandemic and is returning in 2021.

Family Friendly takes place at Marshall Roy Park, Calhoun Park, Myrtle Street Park and Nathan Bill Park and is free to the public.

All films start at 8:15 p.m. There will be no rainy dates.

July 14: “Encanto” at Myrtle Street Park

July 15: “Encanto” at Nathan Bill Park

July 18: “Sing 2” at Marshall Roy Park

July 20: “Sing 2” at Calhoun Park

July 21: “Sing 2” at Myrtle Street Park

July 22: “Sing 2” at Nathan Bill Park

July 25: “Space Jam: A New Legacy” at Marshall Roy Park

July 27: “Space Jam: A New Legacy” at Calhoun Park

July 28: “Space Jam: A New Legacy” at Myrtle Street Park

July 29: “Space Jam: A New Legacy” at Nathan Bill Park


Movies on the Common will return to the Common for the first time in two years after pandemic restrictions forced the city to convert the event to Movies on the Lot.

“In partnership with the city, we’ve been hosting these free film screenings at a nearby property for the past two years so people can social distance in their cars,” said Evelyn Darling, chief executive of the Downtown Worcester Improvement District. “As much as we enjoyed the drive-thru style experience, we are pleased that the current COVID guidelines allow us to screen the films in the fresh air and greenery of the Common this year.”

The films start at around 6:30 p.m. Participants may bring their own seating or use the seating available. Refreshments can also be purchased on site.

July 21: “Encanto”

August 18: “Spider-Man: No Way Home”


Screen on the Green begins in August, showing films outdoors on a big screen every Thursday night at 8:30pm. Uhlman’s Ice Cream and BORO SugarShack will be available for purchase.

Before the first film begins, there will be a 7pm concert by Jumpin Juba, a blues-based and classic rock band.

July 14: “Mamma Mia” at the Bay State Commons

July 21: “Encanto” at the Bay State Commons

28 July: “A League of Its Own” at Westborough Golf Course

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