Boston Moms Guide to FREE Outdoor Movies in Greater Boston :: Summer 2022

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Mayor’s Movie Nights

Mayor’s Movie Nights are a part of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s ParkARTS program and will give residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy popular films under the night skies in city parks in August and September. All shows begin at dusk.

2022 Movie Schedule:

August 2 :: Jamaica Plain Movie Night: “The Mitchells vs. The Machines”
Jamaica Pond — Pinebank :: Jamaica Way at Moraine Street 

August 9 :: Roslindale Movie Night: “Sing 2”
Healy Playground :: 160 Florence Street, Roslindale

August 15 :: East Boston Movie Night: “Luca”
East Boston Memorial Park :: 143 Porter Street, East Boston 

August 16 :: Dorchester Movie Night: “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”
Ronan Park :: 92 Mt. Ida Road, Dorchester

August 17 :: Roxbury Movie Night: “Space Jam: A New Legacy”
Marcella Playground :: 260 Highland Street, Roxbury

August 22 :: Hyde Park Movie Night: “Encanto”
Iacono Playground :: 150 Readville Street, Hyde Park 

August 23 :: South End Movie Night: “Soul”
Ramsay Park :: 1917 Washington Street, South End

August 25 :: Charlestown Movie Night: “Encanto”
Winthrop Square :: 55 Winthrop Street, Charlestown 

August 29 :: Brighton Movie Night: “Raya and the Last Dragon”
Hardiman Playground :: 360 Faneuil Street, Brighton

August 30 :: South Boston/Seaport Movie Night: “Soul”
Moakley Park :: 1005 Columbia Road (Near the Roller Hockey Rink), South Boston

September 1 :: Downtown Movie Night: “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”
Boston Common, Frog Pond :: 38 Beacon Street, Boston 

Movies By Moonlight at the Boston Harbor Hotel

Visit Hollywood by enjoying an all-star lineup of both classic and contemporary movies every Friday night against the backdrop of the starlit harbor. Movies begin at dusk.

2022 Movie Schedule:

June 10: “The Lorax”
June 17: “ET”
June 24: “Jaws”

July 8: “Sing”
July 15: “Grease”
July 22: “The Wizard of Oz”
July 29: “Luca”

August 5: “Crazy Rich Asians”
August 12: “Guardians of the Galaxy”
August 19: “Encanto”
August 26: “Dune”

Family Flicks at the Prudential Center

Enjoy free, family-friendly movies on Prudential Center’s South Garden every Saturday starting on July 9. All movies will start at dusk.

2022 Movie Schedule:

July 9: “Encanto”
July 16: “Shrek”
July 23: “The Parent Trap”
July 30: “Luca”

August 6: “Space Jam”
August 13: “Tangled”
August 20: “Sing 2”
August 27: “Trolls: World Tour”

Films at the Gate: Kung Fu Films at the Chinatown Gate

The Asian Community Development Organization (ACDC) presents Films at the Gate. Each of the three nights of film showings includes a live performance, two short films, and the main feature.  

August 26-28, 2022

5:30 p.m.: Games and activities for families
6 p.m.: Performances and martial arts demonstrations
7:30 p.m.: Welcome program
8 p.m.: Main feature (timing dependent on sunset for optimal viewing)

The classic films are action-packed with kung fu scenes and are accompanied by English subtitles.

The Coolidge at the Greenway

Screenings will take place at sunset at the Greenway’s Wharf District Park (located between Milk and India Streets in Boston). All films will be screened in 35mm. Rain dates will be held for each movie on the following night.

2022 Movie Schedule:

July 13: “Tremors”
August 10: “Fast 5”

Christopher Columbus Park Summer Sunday Movies

Bring your family and friends for an evening under the stars! Bring your own chair or blanket. Movies begin at 8 p.m.

2022 Movie Schedule:

July 17: “Sandlot”
July 24: “Dirty Dancing”
July 31: “Philadelphia Story”

August 7: “Meet the Parents”
August 14: “Selma”
August 21: “Batman Begins”

Movies at the Mansion: Lyman Estates

Come early to walk the landscape or have a picnic. From 7–8:15 p.m. explore the first floor of the 1793 mansion or shop at the historic Lyman Estate Greenhouses. Alcohol is not permitted. Refreshments, including popcorn, are available for sale. Please bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. In the event of rain, the movie will be shown indoors, with masks required.

2022 Movie Schedule:

July 14: “Encanto”
July 21: “Captain Marvel”
July 28: “Notting Hill”

Summer Flicks at Patriot Place 2022

Patriot Place invites you to Summer Flicks — a free outdoor movie series located in the DORA Zone outside Renaissance Boston Patriot Place Hotel and Saga Hibachi Steakhouse on Wednesday nights throughout the summer. Bring a blanket or chairs. Join for pre-show entertainment beginning at 6 p.m. — the films will begin at sunset.

2022 Summer Movie Schedule:

June 22: “Sing 2”

July 6: “Encanto”
July 20: “Cruella”

August 3: “The Mitchells VS. The Machines” 
August 24: “Spider-Man: No Way Home”

Deanna is a mom of five (yes, five) children, who lives in Brockton with her small circus of kids, her husband, their dog Penny, and a few cats. Her life is loud, energetic, mostly fun, often gross (did she mention four of those kids are boys?), and she wouldn't have it any other way. In between carting kids to school, baseball, gymnastics, guitar, dance, track and field and every other kid activity known to mankind, she works as a school bus driver for the city of Brockton, and is the Director of Religious Education at the Unity Church of North Easton, a Unitarian Universalist congregation. Deanna also holds degrees in Elementary Physical Education and Dance Education, which she plans to put back into use one day. At parties, Deanna can often be found hanging out with family pets. She follows her children around with a camera like the paparazzi, is pretty sure that 97% of her blood stream is made of coffee, and her laundry is never done. You can also find her blogging at https://eighteenmoreyearsofburpsandfarts.wordpress.com

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