Free Outdoor Movies near DC: Summer Movie Nights Under the Stars

Watch a family-friendly flick with the Potomac River as your backdrop. Photo courtesy of Movies on the Potomac, Facebook
Watch a family-friendly flick with the Potomac River as your backdrop. Photo courtesy of Movies on the Potomac, Facebook

What could be better on a warm summer evening than an outdoor movie night on a big screen? Oh, we know—a free outdoor movie night! This summer, the DC area is brimming with free outdoor movies for families in parks, plazas, wineries, and even a cemetery.

Here are more than 20 places to enjoy outdoor movies near DC with kids this summer. With options in Maryland, Virginia, and the District—and movies of all different genres and ratings—there's bound to be be an outdoor movie near you that fits your family. So grab your lawn chairs or blankets, pack a picnic and some bug spray, and enjoy a relaxing, free evening of family fun.

If you prefer to watch movies in air-conditioned comfort, check out our round-up of drive-in movie theaters near DC. And, be sure to keep checking our DC events calendar as more outdoor movies are announced.

Play & Explore Mondays at Anacostia Library
Anacostia Library - 10:00 AM Pick
Storytime in the Reading Garden
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - 11:00 AM Pick
Family Story Time at Cleveland Park Library
Cleveland Park Library - various times Pick
Let's Learn Circuits Online Camp
Zoom - Online - 9:30 AM
Online MIT App Making Camp
Young Gates - Kids Online Personalized Classes - 9:30 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides