Free outdoor movie screenings for families throughout the area

Among the highlights of summer are free outdoor movies throughout the area. From kid favorites like “Shrek” and “Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs,” to grownup flicks like “The Blind Side,” there are films for families with an urge to get outside under the stars.  Movies start at dusk at each location. Here’s a quick lineup of the free movie series coming this summer.

Atlantic Station: Movies at the Market

Courtesy: DreamWorks Pictures

Courtesy: DreamWorks Pictures

May: May 13 – “The Blind Side”; May 18 – “Shrek”; May 19 – “Shrek 2″; May 20: “Shrek  The Third”; May 27 – “A Hard Day’s Night”

June: June 3 — “The Karate Kid”; June 10 – “The Great Race”; June 17 – “Back to the Future”; June 24 – “Mamma Mia!”

July: July 1 – “Grease”; July 8 –”Singing in the Rain”; July 15 – :”Men in Black”; July 22 – “The Philadelphia Story”; July 29 – “Dirty Dancing”

*Piedmont Park: Screen on The Green — UPDATED SCHEDULE

May: May 27 — “National Treasure”

June: June 3 — “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”; June 10 — canceled; June 17 — “Dreamgirls.”; June 24 — Originally scheduled to show “Jurassic Park.” Will update if there is a schedule change.

Flicks on Fifth: Georgia Tech’s Technology Square

June: June 9 — “Sherlock Holmes”; June 16 — “The Hangover”; June 23 — “The Blind Side”; July: July 7 — “The Hurt Locker”; July 14 — “Alice and Wonderland”; July 21 — “Hub Tub Machine”

Mall of Georgia: Movies Under The Stars

May: May 29 — “Hook”

June: June 5 — “Planet 51″; June 12 — “Field of Dreams”; June 19 — “The Tooth Fairy”; June 26 — “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs”

July: Sunday, July 4 — “Transformers”; July 10 — “The Blind Side”; July 17 — “Fantastic Mr. Fox”; July 24 — “Back to The Future 3″; July 31 — “Alvin and The Chipmunks The Squeakquel”

Photo credit: Ralph Nelson. Sandra Bullock stars in "The Blind Side"

Photo credit: Ralph Nelson. Sandra Bullock stars in "The Blind Side"

Roswell: Riverside Park

May: May 29 — “Fantastic Mr. Fox”

June: June 29 — “Planet 51″ (Roswell Area Park Pool)

July: July 17 — “The Blind Side”

W Perimeter Hotel: Dive-In Movie

June: June 1 — “St. Elmo’s Fire”; June 8: “Sherlock Holmes”; June 15: “Invictus”; June 22: “Mommy Dearest”; June 29: “The Hangover”

July: July 6: “Transfomers 2″; July 13: “The Lovely Bones”; July 20: “To Wong Foo”; July 27: “The Blind Side”

Johns Creek: Newtown Park

The movie lineup hasn’t been announced by scheduled dates are June 5, July 10 and Sept. 4.

Carl Rhodenizer Recreation Center: Movie Under The Stars

May: May 15: “Up”; June 19 at Flat Shoals Park; July 24 at Jim Huie Recreation Center; Aug. 14 at International Park; Sept. 18 at Gerald Matthews Sports Complex; Oct. 23 at International Park; Dec. 11 at International Park

Movie In The Park at Willis Park in Avondale Estates

August 7 — TBD

Flicks on the Bricks in Duluth

June: June 12 — “Back to the Future”; July: July 10 — “Kung Fu Panda”; August: Aug. 7: “Little Rascals”; Oct. 2 and Oct. 23: TBD

Kennesaw’s Outdoor Movies Series at Swift-Cantrell Park

June: June 12 — “Monsters vs. Aliens”; Oct. 2: TBD

Georgia Movies In the Park

Several locations with films like: June 10 –  “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” at Johns Creek and July 24 — “Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Squeakel” in Cumming.

Films That Matter Series at Woodruff Park

July 8: :”Invictus”; July 15: “Milk”; July 22: “Hotel Rwanda”; July 29: “The Secret Life of Bees”

Do you know of other free movie screenings in the area? Feel free to leave them in the comments below.

Follow me on Twitter @atlbargains or on Facebook at AJC Atlanta Bargain Hunter

25 comments Add your comment


May 10th, 2010
1:36 pm

Enter your comments here


May 10th, 2010
2:07 pm

Screen on the Green is back in Piedmont Park this year.

Rana Cash

May 10th, 2010
2:25 pm

@ Andrea. You’re right. My mistake. It’s fixed now. Thanks.


May 10th, 2010
2:31 pm

You missed on of my favorites, Flicks on 5th street.


May 10th, 2010
2:37 pm

Kennesaw’s Swift-Cantrell Park just had “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” this past Saturday. On June 12, they will be showing “Monsters vs. Aliens.”


May 10th, 2010
4:16 pm

What are details for the Atlantic Station free movies? Tickets? First come, first serve? What time?

BongWater Slurpee

May 11th, 2010
12:39 pm

PS…Sandra Bullocks is ugly.

Nathan M.

May 12th, 2010
9:31 am

@ Shayla…I have been to several of Atlantic Station movies in their park. They are great. I recommend getting there a little early as the fill up pretty quick before the movie start’s at dusk. It is first come, first serve.

Just Poop

May 12th, 2010
2:54 pm

Great things to do…I plan on seeing all of the movies! Sandra Bullock is stinky, but I likes the movie.

Jeanette Reed

May 13th, 2010
1:38 pm

Happy I found this site, looking forward to enjoying 2010 summer.


May 14th, 2010
9:00 am

The High Museum is doing movies in their outdoor piazza this month too. Classics like Bullit, American Graffitti…


May 14th, 2010
3:48 pm

The 501st Legion Imperial Costuming Organization will be out in “Force” and in character at the Piedmont Park Screen on the Green showing of “Star Wars episode IV: A New Hope” June 17th prior to the start of the movie!

[...] on what you can bring and other activities in addition to the movies. Thanks to Rana Cash, Atlanta Bargain Hunter for a great starter [...]


May 21st, 2010
5:42 pm

I hope hollwood take note!! showing free movies!! Come on!! Is there a copy right by showing free movies.


May 27th, 2010
9:45 pm

Join the National Center for Civil and Human Rights for a free film festival in July. The Center will present four thought-provoking contemporary hits with civil and human rights themes. All films will be shown in Woodruff Park in Downtown Atlanta. Enjoy dinner at 6:30 p.m at a nearby restaurant and get comfortable on the lawn for the films at dusk.
Film Schedule:
July 8-Invictus
July 15-Milk
July 22-Hotel Rwanda
July 29-The Secret Life of Bees

Southern Outdoor Cinema

May 31st, 2010
2:25 pm

Georgia Movies in the Park series:
It’s more then just an outdoor movie, its also a festival

Uncle Tom

June 2nd, 2010
10:55 pm

Will the towmongers be out in force again towing cars parked along the street in the neighborhood across from Piedmont Park?


June 8th, 2010
2:03 pm

Rana- Rockledge Apartments in Marietta has partnered up with Dragon*Con to present ANIMATION EXTRAVAGANZA for FREE in the new 80 seat theater at Rockledge. There are still seats available and the public is welcome. Here are details


June 8th, 2010
2:58 pm

Oh, the time and date for the ANIMATION EXTRAVAGANZA (presented by Dragon*Con) is Thursday, June 10th at 7PM at Rockledge Apartments. To reserve complimentary tickets, call the Rockledge Clubhouse at 770-272-0733.


June 9th, 2010
6:19 pm

Candler Park has a once-a-month movie. It’s kid-friendly fare but the parents usually still bring coolers.

Just wonderin'

June 11th, 2010
2:23 pm

Are weapons (for protection only) allowed at the free outdoor movie venues?


June 14th, 2010
3:17 pm

BongWater Slutpee, Yo Moma.

[...] are numerous options for cheap movies. First, there are the free outdoor screenings all around town, from Movies at the Market at Atlantic Station to Dive-In Movies at the W Perimeter Hotel. Worried [...]

[...] are numerous options for cheap movies. First, there are the free outdoor screenings all around town, from Movies at the Market at Atlantic Station to Dive-In Movies at the W Perimeter Hotel. Worried [...]

[...] lots of tips and resources in the Open Air Cinema Community, or contact us directly.We just read here that Fantastic Mr. Fox will be screened as an Outdoor Movie on May 29. We love this film, and [...]