Free outdoor movies in Atlanta

It doesn’t get much freer than this.

Take your date — or your family — along with a picnic basket to your local park this summer for free outdoor movies. Favorites this year include “We Bought a Zoo” and “Puss in Boots,” showing at multiple locations. Noticeably absent this year is Piedmont Park’s Screen on the Green, but Georgia Tech’s Flicks on Fifth and Atlantic Station’s Movies in the Park will continue showing in Midtown.

Most movies begin at dusk. Click on individual park links for more information.

Atlantic Station: Movies in the Park

  • May 3: “Moneyball”
  • May 10: “Singing in the Rain”
  • May 17: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”
  • May 24: “Men in Black”
  • May 31: “Dirty Dancing”
  • June 7: “The Muppets”
  • June 14: “The Help”
  • June 21: “The Lincoln Lawyer”
  • June 28: “Spiderman”
  • July 5: “Captain America”
  • July 12: “Grease”
  • July 19: “Forest Gump”
  • July 26: “Clueless”
  • Aug. 2: “The Notebook”
  • Aug. 9: “Ferris Bueller”
  • Aug. 16: “The Blind Side”
  • Aug. 23: “Hugo”

B98.5’s “B at the Movies” (multiple locations)

  • May 12: “We Bought A Zoo.” Conyers, Georgia International Horse Park
  • May 26: “We Bought A Zoo.” Roswell, Riverside Park
  • June 2: “Puss In Boots.” Lawrenceville, Gwinnett Historic Courthouse lawn
  • June 9:  “Real Steel.” Suwanee, Suwanee Town Center Park
  • June 16: “Kung Fu Panda 2.” Grayson, Tribble Mill Park
  • June 23: “Puss in Boots.” Powder Springs, Taylor Farm Park
  • July 7: “Rio.” Marietta, East Cobb Park
  • July 21: “Happy Feet 2.” Snellville, Briscoe Park
  • July 28: “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.” Norcross, Lillian Webb Park
  • Aug. 4: “Mirror, Mirror.” Woodstock, Hobgood Park
  • Aug. 11: “Dr. Suess’ The Lorax.” Roswell, Riverside Park
  • Aug. 18: Movie TBD. Dunwoody– Brook Run Park
  • Aug. 25: “Hugo.” Atlanta, Candler Park
  • Sept. 8: Movie TBD. Marietta, East Cobb Park

Friends of Candler Park: Screen on the Green

  • May 12: “Kung Fu Panda 2″
  • May 26: “Puss in Boots”
  • Aug. 11: “Wall-E”
  • Aug. 25: “Hugo”
  • Sept. 8: Viewer’s choice
  • Sept. 22: “Dolphin Tale”
  • Oct. 8: “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial”

Chastain Park Summer Movie Series

  • July 5: The Artist
  • July 12: Mirror Mirror
  • July 19: Letters from Juliet
  • July 26: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Canton: Movies in the Park

  • Aug. 18: “The Lorax.”
  • Sept. 8: “The Three Stooges.”
  • Oct. 13: “Ice Age 4: Continental Drift.”

Clayton County: Movie Under The Stars

  • May 12: “The Smurfs.” Rex Park
  • June 9: “Soul Surfer.” Flat Shoals Park
  • July 28: “Cars 2.” Panhandle Park
  • Aug. 11: “Toy Story 3.” International Park
  • Sept. 15: “Yogi Bear.” Gerald Matthews
  • Oct. 20: “Green Lantern.” International Park
  • Nov. 2: “Thor.” International Park

Cumming: Movies in the Park

  • June 23: “Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chip-wrecked”
  • July 28: “The Three Stooges”

Dawsonville: Movies in the Park

  • June 1: “Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chip-wrecked”
  • Aug.10: TBA
  • Oct. 26: TBA

Doraville: Movies under the stars

Sept. 10: “Rango.” Honeysuckle Park

Duluth: Flicks on the Bricks

  • June 9: “Puss in Boots”
  • July 13: “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial”
  • Aug. 11: “Mamma Mia”

East Point: Friday Night Flicks

  • May 18: “We Bought a Zoo”
  • Aug. 17: “Grease.”

Georgia Tech: Flicks on Fifth

  • June 6: “Mission Impossible 4″
  • June 13: “The Vow”
  • June 20: “Footloose”
  • June 27: “Happy Feet 2″

John’s Creek: Movies in the Park

  • June 9: “Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chip-wrecked”
  • July 14: “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island”
  • Aug. 4: TBA

Mall of Georgia: Movies under the stars

  • May 26: “The Smurfs”
  • June 2: “Hugo”
  • June 9: “Jack & Jill”
  • June 16: “Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chip-wrecked”
  • June 23: “Dolphin Tale”
  • June 30: “We Bought a Zoo”
  • July 14: “Monte Carlo”
  • July 21: “Glee: The Concert Movie”
  • July 28: “Soul Surfer”

Milton: Movies in the Park

  • June 2: “Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chip-wrecked”
  • July 7: “The Three Stooges”
  • Aug. 4: “Puss in Boots.”

Stone Mountain Village: Movies on Main

  • May 26: “Footloose (2011)”
  • June 2: “Dolphin Tale”
  • June 16: “Puss in Boots”
  • June 30: “We Bought a Zoo”
  • July 14: “Despicable Me”
  • July 28: “The Smurfs”
  • Aug. 11: “Mr. Popper’s Penguins”

Swift-Cantrell Park: Kennesaw Outdoor Movies Series

  • May 5: “Puss in Boots”
  • June 2: “The Muppets”
  • Sept. 15: TBD

Know of a free outdoor movie series not listed here? Let us know in the comments.

Movie listings and dates are current at time of publication; individual parks and organizations reserve the right to change their schedules. If you are parking in and visiting someone else’s neighborhood, please be courteous.

– By Lauren Davidson, Atlanta Bargain Hunter

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22 comments Add your comment


April 30th, 2012
2:13 pm

EastPoint has a similar group of movies to be shown outdoor at the “Commons” park area. They’re even going to run Transformers which was a big hit at Piedmont. Other than that, it looks like everybody has the same movies to choose from. Wonder who’s paying the licence fees for this.

Lauren Davidson

April 30th, 2012
2:22 pm

Thanks, Pm. I’ve added Friday Night Flicks, although it looks like the movie schedule is contingent upon voting.


April 30th, 2012
4:59 pm

don’t forget Flicks on Fifth at Tech Square in Midtown! Movie nights are 6/6, 6/13, 6/20 and 6/27


April 30th, 2012
5:00 pm

Very sad to see screen on the green go away. We’ve been attending that for 10+ years. I know they had to move it to Centennial for a couple of years b/c of the drought but that was what did them in. The year it came back Piedmont all the rift raft/thugs came with it and ending up ruining it for everyone. Of course being an Atlanta native there’s no surprise. A lot of great things in this town have changed for the worse b/c of these careless folks. It will be interesting to see how many issues they have at Atlantic Station. That’s not going to be a safe environment for kids.


April 30th, 2012
7:09 pm

Check out the free movies at Cheaper than netflix streaming if you’re staying in…


April 30th, 2012
8:11 pm

100% agree with T.O., exactly my thoughts. 6 years ago I did not worry about my HS daughter and her friends attending Screen on the Green to see Breakfast @ Tiffany’s and getting back to Dunwoody via Marta safe and secure. They had such a good time. Not now. Its another fun, nice experience that has been ruined by thugs (with guns) who are looking for a fight. Sad, very sad.

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May 1st, 2012
7:23 am

Atlantic Station is where I will be with my nephews this year. Fun, safe and comfortable for everyone!


May 1st, 2012
7:39 am

II agree with DZ. My friends and family attend several movies at Atlantic Station – we love it!! They have it figured out there. Family friendly fun – safe and so enjoyable. Don’t miss it!


May 1st, 2012
7:58 am

No more thugs at Atlantic Station. Atlantic Station has even implemented a dress code. The thugs either got tired of being thrown off the property or arrested for coming back. Either way, the thugs have gotten the memo.

Atlantic Station is a great place to watch movies in the park.


May 1st, 2012
9:36 am

I will be at Atlantic Station starting this Thursday with my family including my small children. Fun environment and very safe. Hate to see Screen on the Green succumb to the element but the park at Atlantic Station is perfect for an outdoor movie.


May 1st, 2012
9:58 am

I’ve taken my daughter and friends to Atlantic Station quite a bit in the last few months just BECAUSE the events have been family friendly. The concerts, movies and St. Pat’s Day rocked! We take the free shuttle to Marta and have not had a bad experience yet. T.O. – no offense, but you clearly haven’t been there in a while.


May 1st, 2012
11:10 am

I’m looking forward to Movies in Central Park at Atlantic Station. Good line-up of movies, and very family-friendly.


May 1st, 2012
11:43 am

The riff raff and thugs that T.O. and CHH are referring to have been run out of Atlantic Station. Movies in the Park is very family friendly. Bring your kids to Atlantic Station on Thursday night and see for yourselves. Atlantic Station now is not the same Atlantic Station from two years ago.


May 3rd, 2012
10:29 am

Would all Atlantic Station employees please post on a message board… but really atlantic station is slowly getting better though there was really no problem in the first place except the tenants and the concrete.


May 3rd, 2012
5:03 pm

regarding Footloose at GT on 6/20…is that the real Footloose or the new version? Please advise!

Jenni H.

May 3rd, 2012
7:33 pm

Georgia Movies in the Park will also be in Milton, Cumming, Dawsonville, Canton, Woodstock and Alpharetta.


May 4th, 2012
12:20 pm

According to what Visit Lawrenceville posted on their FB, they’re showing Dolphin Tale at Rhodes Jordan Park on June 2nd. No mention of Puss in Boots at the courthouse.

Lauren Davidson

May 4th, 2012
12:23 pm

@Cari: The new version.

Lauren Davidson

May 4th, 2012
12:26 pm

@Squeak: I’ve left Visit Lawrenceville a message on FB — it might be a separate showing from B98.5’s series. You can click on the link in this post to view B98.5’s schedule.

Mark Clement

May 4th, 2012
1:40 pm

More info on the Candler Park Movie Night can be found at . The event is free and there is ussually an activity worth comming early for.

Lauren Davidson

May 4th, 2012
2:42 pm

@Mark: The headings are already linked for your convenience. =D