By: Amy Hopf, Digital Content Associate

This summer, many of Philly’s parks will turn into outdoor movie theaters once dusk sets in. Some will feature refreshments, music, entertainment, raffles, and activities before showtime, so be sure to check for details.

Grab a blanket and head to your local park or playground to catch a flick with friends and neighbors. Every movie night is free!

Also, keeping checking this post for updates, since movie nights are still being added throughout the city.

Movies in the Park Program

Presented by Fairmount Park Conservancy
All movies start at dusk– bring a blanket or chair! Learn more at
Where: Loudoun Park (4650 Germantown Ave., 19144)
When: June 21
Movie: Black Panther

Where: Penn Treaty Park (Columbia Ave. and Beach St., 19125)
When: July 10
Movie: Coco

Where: Overington Park (4600 Leiper St., 19124)
When: July 14
Movie: Black Panther

Where: Mifflin Square Park (500 Wolf St., 19148)
When: July 25
Movie: Coco

Where: Pleasant Hill Park (Linden and Delaware Aves., 19136)
When: August 3
Movie: A Bug’s Life

Where: Rainbow de Colores Park (2326 N. 5th St., 19133)
When: August 4
Movie: Iron Man 2

Where: Fisher Park (571 W. Spencer St, 19120)
When: August 8
Movie: Moana

Where: Hunting Park (1101 W. Hunting Park Ave, 19140)
When: August 11
Movie: Avengers: Infinity War

Where: Inn Yard Park (4208 Ridge Ave., 19129)
When: August 16
Movie: Zootopia

Where: Triangle Park (5423 Upland Way, 19131)
When: September 1
Movie: Black Panther

Where: Hart Park (1315 N. 4th St., 19122)
When: August 23
Movie: Black Panther

Where: Benson Park (1477 N. 4th St., 19122)
When: August 25
Movie: Coco

Where: Cliveden Park (6737 Germantown Ave., 19119)
When: August 25
Movie: Black Panther

Where: Pennypack Park (Pine Rd. to Delaware River, 19111)
When: August 25
Movie: Inside Out

Where: Upper Roxborough Reservoir (601 Port Royal Ave., 19128)
When: August 30
Movie: To be determined

Where: Powers Park (2601 E. Ann Street, 19134)
When: September 7
Movie: Coco

Where: Shot Tower Recreation Center (101 Carpenter St., 19147)
When: September 8
Movie: Coco

Where: Coxe Park (2134 Cherry St., 19103)
When: September 14
Movie: Solo, A Star Wars Story

Where: Tacony Creek Park (Sides of Tacony Creek, 19120)
When: October 5
Movie: Wall-E

Bartram’s Garden Movie Series (5400 Lindbergh Blvd., 19143)

Bartram’s Garden’s family outdoor movie night series is presented in partnership with the Southwest CDC. Join other community members after sundown in the courtyard for a free movie screening, with free popcorn, lemonade, and water. All movie nights have the option to arrive an hour early for a free twilight tour of the garden! Bring a blanket! Learn more at

June 29, 8:15 p.m.: The Wiz, presented with MythMedia Studio’s AfroFuture Cinema Classics
July 20, 8 p.m.: The Jungle Book, presented by Bartram’s Village Residents Council
August 31, 7:30 p.m.: Peter Rabbit, presented by Elwyn Seeds
September 21, 6:45 p.m.: The Good Dinosaur, presented by KenCrest West

Burholme Park Movie Series (Cottman Ave. and Central Ave.,19111)

Burholme Park will host four movie nights this summer, starting on June 20 with Beauty and the Beast. Movies will start at 8:30 p.m. and will be screened on the lawn across from Ryerss Museum & Library, but make sure to head out earlier for fun activities for the whole family. Learn more at

June 20, 9 p.m.: Beauty and the Beast
July 18, 8:30 p.m. (first day of Parks on Tap here): Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
August 15, 8 p.m.: Lego Batman Movie
October 6, 7 p.m.: Coco

Clark Park (4301 Chester Ave., 19104)

Movies in Clark Park will return for four Fridays in 2018, between August 10 and August 31. The park will transform into an outdoor amphitheater to showcase the films projected on a giant screen for the entire family to enjoy, with a 6 p.m. start for food vendors, and 8 p.m. movie start. Learn more from University City District.

August 10: Back to the Future
August 17: Coco
August 24: A Wrinkle in Time
August 31: Black Panther

The Dell Music Center (Ridge Ave. and Huntingdon Dr., 19132)

This summer, the Dell brings you free screenings of some of your favorite films. Visit for more info.

June 28: The Nutty Professor: presented by Wawa Welcome America
August 21: Black Panther

East Passyunk Movie Night (1025 Mifflin St.,19148)

East Passyunk Community Recreation Center will host an Outdoor Family Movie Night. Bring your beach chair and enjoy an outdoor movie with your friends and neighbors! Stay updated on the East Passyunk Rec Center Facebook page.

August 16, 6:30 p.m.: Coco

Franklin Square (200 N. 6th St, 19106)

Franklin Square will present a movie night this summer. Bring a blanket and get cozy as you watch a movie on the Great Lawn. Learn more on

July 27, 8:30 p.m.: Coco

Hawthorne Park (750 S.12th St., 19147)

The Friends of Hawthorne Park will present three movie nights this summer, which will start around 8:30 p.m. Stay updated on the Facebook event.

  • June 29: Coco
  • July 27: A Wrinkle In Time
  • August 24: Shrek

Fitler Square (2301 Pine St., 19103)

Fitler Square will present a movie night this summer, presented by Councilman Kenyatta Johnson!

June 28: Trolls

Gorgas Park (6300 Ridge Ave., 19128)

Watch a movie under the stars at Gorgas Park this summer, with three free movie nights. Movies start at dusk. Stay updated on the Gorgas Park Facebook page.

July 31: Coco, with Plant Kids Band
August 14: Paddington 2
August 31: Star Wars

Riverfront North Partnership Movies at Pennypack on the Delaware (8201 State Rd., Philadelphia, PA, 19136)

Watch a movie under the stars and enjoy complimentary refreshments at Pennypack on the Delaware, in a series of free outdoor movies hosted by Riverfront North Partnership. All movies are on Thursdays, except the first event at Bridesburg Recreation Center, and start at 8 p.m. Visit for more info.

July 17: Despicable Me 3 (at Bridesburg Recreation Center)
July 19: The Little Mermaid
July 26: A Bug’s Life
August 2: Ghostbusters
August 9: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
August 16: Back to the Future (Date Night: suggested for older audiences)

Schuylkill Banks Movie Series (2501 Walnut St, 19103)

Enjoy a few nights of excitement and laughs on the Banks! Bring your friends, blankets, and picnic baskets for a great time watching movies under the stars, in two spots along the banks. Read more on

June 21, 8:30 p.m.: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (Walnut Street)
June 28, 8:30 p.m.: The Fifth Element (Grays Ferry Crescent)
July 12, 8:30 p.m.: Casablanca (Walnut Street)
July 19, 8:20 p.m.: Coco (Grays Ferry Crescent)
July 26, 8:20 p.m.: Moana (Walnut Street)
August 2, 8:15 p.m.: Black Panther (Grays Ferry Crescent)
August 9, 8:00 p.m.: Silver Linings Playbook (Walnut Street)
August 23, 7:45 p.m.: Jurassic Park (Walnut Street)

Street Movies! Series (2501 Walnut St, 19103)

Street Movies! is a free screening series for audiences of all ages that tours neighborhoods, bringing a program of independent films to local parks, playgrounds, and community spaces. All movies start at 7:45 p.m., and play at the following locations. Learn more on

August 10: Fairhill Square Park (412 W. Lehigh Ave., 19133)
August 18: Malcolm X Park (5100 Pine St., 19143)
August 22: Mifflin Square Park (500 Wolf St., 19148)
August 24: Norris Square (2100 N. Howard St., 19122)

Vernon Park Movies (5710 Germantown Ave., 19144)

The #OneGermantown Movies Series will present free movies this summer at Vernon Park, a collaboration between Germantown Special Services District and Friends of Vernon Park. All movies are on Saturdays at 7 p.m. Stay up to date on Vernon Park’s Facebook page.

June 16: The Lion King
June 23: Wonder
June 30: A Wrinkle in Time
July 7: Star Wars: the Last Jedi
July 14: Coco
July 21: Jumanji
July 28: Moana
August 4: Black Panther

Water Tower Recreation Center Movies (209 E. Hartwell Lane, 19118)

The Chestnut Hill Community Association (CHCA) hosts their fourth annual free Movies Under the Stars series at Water Tower Recreation Center this summer! Bring family, friends, blankets, and lawn chairs. The fun starts on Fridays at 7 p.m. with local food trucks, so come early and enjoy a picnic before the 8 p.m. movie start. Check out for more updates on which movies will be played.

August 3: Beauty and the Beast
August 10: Princess Bride
August 17: Wonder Woman
August 24: The Greatest Showman

Check out the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation movie night series, which puts on about 40 more movie nights with partners throughout the city!