One of the great things about Houston's "fall" is that temperatures typically hover in the 70s and 80s in the evenings; it's the prime time for outdoor activities. And there's nothing better than stretching out on a blanket to watch a movie on the big screen (especially when it's FREE). Here are your options for free outdoor movies this fall around Houston.
For more fun activities and things to do with the kids, check out our Fall Fun Guide for Houston Families.
Cinema Under the Stars - Katy
7 p.m. Oct. 18, 2018
Grab some lawn chairs or a blanket and head out to La Centerra for an evening showing of the Disney hit "Coco" presented by Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow.
Saturday Family Movies - Webster
7 p.m. Oct. 6 and 20, 2018
The newly-renovated lawn space at Baybrook mall hosts family movie nights select Saturdays this fall. The lawn area is situated between multiple restaurants, making dinner and a movie a breeze. Showing in October is "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" on Oct. 6 and "Hocus Pocus" on Oct. 20.
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2nd Saturday at the Depot - Tomball
4 p.m. Saturdays, 2018
On the second Saturday of every month, head to Tomball's Historic Depot for children's games, crafts, and more, and then at sundown catch a movie under the stars on a giant inflatable screen. You can bring your own snacks, blankets, and lawn chairs. (The event begins at 4 p.m., but the movie is at night.)
Movies Under the Moon - Sugar Land
8:30 p.m. Nov.10, 2018
Sugar Land Town Square's movie series concludes this fall with a showing of "The Star." Bring your chairs and blankets to pick a spot on the green space, and if you've never been to the development before, know there are several kid-friendly restaurants you can stop at for dinner, like GURU Burgers and Crepes, Cafe Express, Chipotle, and Jimmy Johns.
Screen on the Green - Discovery Green
7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 and 26, Nov. 3, 2018
Discovery Green offers three outdoor movies this fall - "Goosebumps" on Oct. 20, "E.T." on Oct. 26, and "Black Panther" on Nov. 3. Bring your chairs and blankets and come early to stake out a good spot on the green space.
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Movies in the Park - Deer Park
Dusk on the first Saturday of the month, 2018
Deer Park's beautiful Dow Park hosts a movie on the big screen on the first Saturday of the month through November. In October, the movie is "Frankenweenie," and "Coco" is showing in November.
Friday Fright Movie Series - West Houston
7 p.m. Fridays, 2018
The Square at Memorial City Mall - just outside the entrance near Ice Skate USA - hosts a free outdoor movie every Friday in October. Starting with Oct. 5 and ending Oct. 26, here is the lineup: "Hotel Transylvania," "Coco," "Goosebumps," and "Hotel Transylvania 3"
Movie Night on the Strand - Galveston
Oct. 6, 2018
Head out to Saengerfest Park on Galveston Island for a showing of the Halloween classic "Hocus Pocus" this fall.
Top photo courtesy Central Green
This post originally published in October 2017.