Movies outdoors during the hot Texas summer? You bet. Movies start at dusk, so temperatures should be a bit cooler. Options include park and pool shows with playtime for kids before the show. Some venues invite you to bring your own snacks and the family dog. Details are on the websites.

Hawaiian Waterfalls

The water parks at The Colony and Garland stay open late for dive-in-movie nights from the wave pool. Themed activities start at 4pm, performances at 6pm. On movie nights, the parks are open until 9:00 p.m.

4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 4400 Paige Road, The Colony and 4550 N. Garland Ave., Garland. Movies are included in daily admission: $20.99-$29.99. garland details. The colony details.

15th of July: Space Jam: A New Legacy (The colony)

22nd of July: Encanto (The colony)

29th of July: singing 2 (Garland)

Rosemeade Rainforest Aquatic Complex

Enjoy open swim time from 7pm to movie time at dusk.

7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at 1334 E. Rosemeade Parkway, Carrollton. $5 for Carrollton residents, $9 for non-residents, free for children under 3 years old.

15th of July: Luke

Find cinemas where kids can stay cool and catch movies at great prices this summer

Klyde Warren Park

FREE Bring a blanket or low-back chairs and find a spot on the lawn for Movies in the Park. Pack a picnic or buy food from food trucks.

Movies begin at 7:00 p.m. at 1909 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas. Free.

16th of July: Mamma Mia!

13 August: Soul

Jay Bowdery, 7, his mother Anoop and sister Tara, 8, look on "Spider-Man: No Way Home" at...
Jay Bowdery, 7, his mother Anoop, and sister Tara, 8, watch Spider-Man: No Way Home at the Box Garden at Legacy Hall in Plano.(Rebecca Slezak / staff photographer)

Legacy Food Hall

FREE Watch a free kid-friendly movie on Wednesdays in Legacy Hall’s Sunset Movie Series. Food and beverages will be available at a variety of indoor restaurants, and the Box Garden will be seat-first. Puppies are also welcome.

Movies begin at 7:30 p.m. at 7800 Windrose Ave., Plano. Free.

20th of July: Godzilla vs Kong

July 27th: Unbound

Frisco Commons Park

FREE Snacks, water, blankets and chairs are allowed.

The film begins at 8pm at 8000 McKinney Road, Frisco. Free.

22nd of July: Luke

Omni Dallas

FREE Summer Movies on the Lawn takes place near the famous Pegasus sign on the lawn in front of the Omni. Bring your blanket or low chairs. Participating local restaurants offer special take-away film deals for food and beverages and validate your parking (in hotel and restaurant lots) at the time of purchase.

Movies begin at 8:30 p.m. at 555 S. Lamar St., Dallas. Free.

July 23: Encanto

6th of August: Mamma Mia!

20th of August: trolls

3 Sept: To sing


FREE Activities begin at 6:00pm on the GrandLawn before the film begins at dusk. Chairs and blankets are allowed and can be purchased at reduced rates. Cool boxes are not allowed.

From 6pm to 10pm at 2960 Epic Place, Grand Prairie. Free.

4th of August: Encanto

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