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Austin's Outdoor Movie Nights

By Kelly Stocker

Yeah, yeah we get it. It's hawwwwwt outside. But a little weather never kept a good Texan down. All summer long there are fantastic cult-classics, blockbusters and kids movies playing in parks & pools around the city. Grab some wine, a blanket, bug spray and your favorite local goodies and enjoy practically free all-family/friend entertainment. 

Deep Eddy Splash Movie NightsInfants free, all other ages under $3. Don't forget your float! 

  • July 12: Monsters University
  • July 19: The Lego Movie
  • Aug 2: Despicable Me 2


Parks Foundation's Movies In the ParkAll free, all the time! Blankets, lawn chairs & picnics welcome. Glass and styrofoam aren't. 

  • July 10: Monty Python & The Holy Grail
  • Sept 11: Raising Arizona
  • Nov 13: The Dark Knight


CinemaEast @ the French Legation: Fresh off the festival circuit with a $3 - $5 suggested donation at the door. DJs before the film, vendors & doggies allowed.

  • July 20: Joy Kevin (directed by Caleb Johnson, an Austin local)
  • August 3: The Foxy Merkins (dir. Madeleine Olnek) 
  • August 17: Above All Else (dir. John Fiege) 
  • August 31: The Heart Machine (dir. Zachary Wigon) 


Sound & Cinema @ The Long Center: Free with live music themed to the movies! Sponsored by do512 & Alamo Drafthouse

  • July 2: Pee Wees Big Adventure ft. Urban Achievers Brass Band
  • July 16: E.T. ft. Henry + The Invisibles
  • July 30: The Pink Panther ft. The Jeff Lofton Quartet
  • Aug 13: Raiders of the Lost Ark ft. The Golden Dawn Arkestra
  • Aug 20: Close Encounters of the Third Kind ft. The Octopus Project 


101x Summer Cinema @ Central Market North: Free movies start at dusk with drink & food specials during the movie. 

  • July 2nd: Independence Day
  • July 16th: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • July 30th: The Goonies
  • August 13th: Back to the Future


Float Flicks @ El Salido PoolFree after 8pm. If you're there before that time the daily drop in fee applies - $3 kids, $5 adults

  • July 11: Lilo & Stitch
  • Aug 8: Free Willy


Amy's Ice Cream Monday MoooovieAmy's Ice Cream + movies? Yes please! Phil's Ice House is next door and you best not skip the sweet potato fries.

  • June 30: Where the Wild Things Are
  • July 7: Hook
  • July 14: Wreck it Ralph
  • July 21: Frozen
  • July 28: School of Rock
  • Aug 4: Finding Nemo
  • Aug 11: 101 Dalmatians
  • Aug 18: Monsters Inc and Monsters University


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