Mayor Janey’s Summer Movie Nights has free screenings of family-friendly movies. Photo courtesy of Boston Parks and Recreation Department
Mayor Janey’s Summer Movie Nights has free screenings of family-friendly movies. Photo courtesy of Boston Parks and Recreation Department

Free Outdoor Movies in Boston this Summer for Kids

Enjoying a free flick on the big screen in the great outdoors is as much a summertime tradition in these parts as taking in music at an outdoor festival; in fact, it's among our favorite free summer activities with Boston kids! Bring a picnic dinner and sit back, relax, and settle in to watch a family-friendly movie at  one of these outdoor summer movie series in and around Boston. Movies usually begin at dusk, but you'll want to arrive early for the best viewing spots and to take advantage of pre-movie entertainment when offered. 

If you're eager to catch a new release under the stars, check out our picks for nearby drive-in movie theaters. Enjoy the show(s)!

King Richard's Faire
King Richard's Faire - 10:30 AM Pick
Fall Festival Weekends at Smolak Farms
Smolak Farms - 10:00 AM Pick
Stone Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo
Stone Zoo - 10:00 AM Pick
Riverbend Park
- 11:00 AM Pick
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