Free Summer Outdoor Movies for New Jersey Families

Enjoy a beachfront movie night in Margate. Photo courtesy of Margate City
Enjoy a beachfront movie night in Margate. Photo courtesy of Margate City

Looking for FREE summer outdoor movies for New Jersey families? Here are some to add to your list.

See your favorite flicks under the stars this summer as 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 the 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 in the sun, visit our guide to 100+ Free Things To Do in New Jersey This Summer with 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.  

Places featured in this article:


30th Street Beach

Floods Hill in Meadowland Park

various locations
Saddle Brook Fun Family Street Fair
Saddle Brook Street Fair - 10:00 AM Pick
Readington Hop Farms Oktoberfest
Readington Hop Farm - 12:00 PM Pick
Annual Oktoberfest Fun at Morey’s Piers
Morey's Piers - various times Pick
Live Animal Talks
Jake Branch County Park Nature Center - 1:30 AM
Fall Fest at A. Casola Farms
A. Casola Farms - 9:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides