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
Storytime at the Brandywine Zoo
The Brandywine Zoo - 10:30 AM Pick
Family Fun: Nature Activities by the River
Pleasant Hill Park - 1:00 PM Pick
Stroll the Street in Manayunk
Main Street Manayunk - 5:00 PM Pick
Star Wars: Return of the Jeti with the Philly Pops at the Mann
Mann Center for the Performing Arts - 8:00 PM Pick
Pick-Your-Own Peaches at Linvilla
Linvilla Orchards - 8:00 AM
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