Catch a free family film at Sea Isle City's Movies Under the Stars on Friday nights in Excursion Park. Photo courtesy of the venue
Catch a free family film at Sea Isle City's Movies Under the Stars on Friday nights in Excursion Park. Photo courtesy of the venue

Free Summer Outdoor Movies for New Jersey Families

post is being updated for 2020

See your favorite movies under the stars this summer, when Jersey Shore beaches and parks throughout the state host free outdoor movies on supersized screens. Bring along a blanket or beach chair (and maybe a little bug spray), and enjoy all those big-screen family hits you may have missed during the school year—or check our some of your family's favorite flicks for a second or third time, minus the ticket fee. Some venues offer food vendors, and some provide pre-show fun.

We've also included some free, and nearly-free, indoor options for those days you feel like chilling in the AC.

Find more free fun year-round in our guide to Free Fun Things To Do with NJ Kids, and round out your summer plans with our Summer Fun Guide.

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Check individual venues for movie listings and alternate rain plans.  

Municipal Complex
Jimmie Leeds Road
Galloway, NJ

South Decatur Ave
Margate, NJ 08402

Atlantic Street Park
102 State Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601

Fort Lee Community Center
1355 Inwood Terrace
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Memorial Park at Van Neste Square
E Ridgewood Avenue and Oak Street
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Knight Park
Park Avenue and West Browning Road
Collingswood, NJ 08107

Excursion Park
Sea Isle Park, NJ 008243

Excursion Park
Sea Isle Park, NJ 008243

Byrne Plaza
Pacific Avenue
Wildwood, NJ 08260

Morgans Farm
903 Pompton Ave
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

Kip's Castle Park
22 Crestmont Rd.
Verona, NJ 07009

Applegate Farms
616 Grove St
Montclair, NJ

Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave.
West Orange, NJ 07052

Floods Hill in Meadowland Park
5 Mead St.
South Orange, NJ 07079

Gloucester County, NJ

Pier A Park
First Street and Sinatra Drive
Hoboken, NJ 07030

various locations
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Palmer Square
Princeton, NJ 08542

Municipal Lot on Raritan Avenue
Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
Highland Park, NJ 08904

The Yard
40 College Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

8th Avenue Beach
8th Avenue
Belmar, NJ 07715

Pier Village
Chelsea Avenue
Long Branch, NJ

JFK Commons Park
Across from the Dover Free Public Library 32 East Clinton St.
Dover, NJ 07801

Ginty Field Complex
Woodland Ave
Morris Township, NJ

Beach at Carteret
Seaside Heights, NJ 07065

Beach across from Jenkinson's
Ocean Avenue
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

Dunham Park
Liberty Corner Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Rabkin Park
1 Swanstrom Pl E
Union, NJ 07083

multiple locations
Union County
, NJ

Village Green
356 Broad St.
Summit, NJ 07901

LaGrande Park
LaGrande Avenue
Fanwood, NJ 07023

various NJ Bow Tie cinemas

Cityplex 12
360 Springfield Ave.
Newark, NJ 07103

Marquee Cinemas
1311 Route 37W
Toms River, NJ 08755

Regal Burlington Stadium 20
250 Bromley Blvd.
Burlington, NJ 08016

State Theater
15 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08907

Mayo Center for the Performing Arts
100 South Street
Morristown, NJ 07960
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