Free Outdoor Movies in Philly this Summer with Kids

Pictures in the Park returns to Dilworth Park.Photo courtesy of Center City District Parks
Pictures in the Park returns to Dilworth Park.Photo courtesy of Center City District Parks

Warm nights and late sunsets make the perfect atmosphere for outdoor movies in Philly. Plenty of area venues have family-friendly outdoor movie nights, from local community centers and parks to big screens at the Jersey Shore. Maybe the best part about these movies is that all of them are free! Most films begin at dusk, but be sure to arrive early to snag a prime viewing spot. Pack some snacks, a blanket (and bug spray, too), and then sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

For more of the best summer activities in Philly for kids, check out our Summer Activities Guide. For more no-cost family entertainment, browse Free Fun for Philly Kids.

Places featured in this article:


Sunset Social at Cira Green

Various Locations around Philadelphia

Amphitheater behind the Plymouth Meeting Community Center

ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks
Barnes Free Family Day
The Barnes Foundation - 10:00 AM Pick
Free First Sundays at the Brandywine
Brandywine River Museum - 10:00 AM Pick
Fitler Square Christmas Tree Lighting
Fitler Square Park - 5:00 PM Pick
Santa Claus Express
Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern Railroad - various times Pick
Christmas Tree Train at West Chester Railroad
West Chester Railroad - 8:00 AM
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