Mayor Walsh’s Summer Movie Nights series—free screenings of family-friendly movies—in the month of August. Photo courtesy of Boston Parks and Recreation Department
Mayor Walsh’s Summer Movie Nights series—free screenings of family-friendly movies—in the month of August. Photo courtesy of Boston Parks and Recreation Department

Free Outdoor Summer Movies for Boston Kids and Families

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 enjoy the show 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)!


DCR Hatch Shell
47 David G Muger Way
Boston, MA

Condon Shell
Mystic Valley Parkway
Medford, MA

Tufts Park
437 Main St
Medford, MA

Wright's Pond
Medford, MA

Patriot Place
2 Patriot Place
Foxborough, MA

Revere Beach
300 Ocean Ave
Revere, MA

Lyman Estate
185 Lyman Street
Waltham, MA 02452

Hyde Playground
Lincoln Street and Bowdoun Street
Newton, MA 02461

Christopher Columbus Park
105 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02110

Davis Museum at Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02482

Boston Harbor Hotel
70 Rowes Wharf
Boston, MA 02110