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Now Showing: Outdoor Movies

Photo courtesy of University City District. Photo by Ben Tran.

What a great way to spend a summer evening! At these outdoor movies and drive-ins, you get to see a favorite flick, enjoy the company of your neighbors and watch the kids catch fireflies. Bring your own chair or blanket, popcorn, food and drink.

Philadelphia Film Society’s Drive-In at the Navy Yard Movie: Black Widow

Dates: July 8, July 9 and July 10

Time: 9:10 p.m.

BYO: car

Price: $12 adults/$7 children 12 and under

Notes: For GPS use Admiral Peary Way and League Island Blvd as the destination.

Movie Nights on the Schuylkill River Banks

Movies: Lady Bird on July 8; Barbershop on July 15; Paddington 2 on July 22; Spiderman on July 29; Spy on August 5; Princess Bride on August 12; Knives Out on August 19.

Dates: Thursday nights from July 8 - August 19

Time: Sunset

BYO: chairs/blankets, food.

Price: Free.

Notes: No food will be given out this year.

Family Movie Night at Emmaus Community Park

Movies: Disney’s Up on July 9; Field of Dreams on August 14.

Dates: July 9 and August 14.

Time: 8 p.m.

Price: Free and open to members of the community.

Notes: No RSVP or tickets needed.

Movies in the Park - Gloucester County, NJ

Photo courtesy of Camden County /Visit South Jersey.

Movies: Trolls World Tour at East New Street Park in Glassboro on July 9; Franklin Township Little League in Somerset on July 14

Dates: July 9 and July 14

Time: 8 p.m.

BYO: chairs/blankets

Price: Free

Notes: Raindates are the following day.

Movie in the Park - Whites Road Park in Lansdale

Movies: Trolls World Tour on July 9; Scoob on August 13.

Dates: July 9 and August 13.

Time: 8:30 on July 9. 8 p.m. on August 13.

BYO: blanket and popcorn

Price: Free

Movies in the Park - Linton Memorial Park in Newtown

Movies: Babe on July 14; Free Will on July 22

Dates: July 14 and July 22

Time: 7 p.m.

BYO: chairs/blankets

Price: Free

Notes: Raindates are next day.

Performances in the Park - GPCC Park Amphitheater in Plymouth Meeting

Movies: Toy Story 4 on July 14; The Croods on July 28.

Dates: July 14 and July 28

Time: dusk

Price: Free

Notes: Come early DJ dance party starts at 7 p.m.

Movie at the Mercer Museum

Movie: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Date: July 15

Time: Gates open 7:45 p.m. Movie at dusk (around 8:45 p.m.)

BYO: chairs/blanket

Price: Advanced tickets available at No walk-ins.

Notes: Rain date is July 20.

Movie at Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show & Country Fair in Glenmoore

Movies: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on July 16; Jurassic Park on July 17

Dates: July 16 and July 17

Time: Gate opens at 7:30 p.m. Movie at 9 p.m.

BYO: Bleacher seating - first come/first served or bring chairs/blankets, snacks.

Pricing: $30 per carload.

Notes: Big screen in the main show ring. Sweet treats available.

Drive-In Movie - Gloucester County, NJ

Movie: Incredibles 2 at 803 Smithville Road in Easthampton, NJ

Date: July 17

Time: 8:30 p.m.

BYO: car, snacks

Price: Free

Notes: Audio will be available through your car speaker.

Photo courtesy of Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Cinema in the Cemetery: Laurel Hill Cemetery

Movies: Little Shop of Horrors on July 17; The Phantom of the Opera on August 28

Dates: July 17 & August 28

Times: 8:30 p.m. on July 17/8 p.m. on August 28.

BYO: chairs/blanket, picnic

Price: $10-20

Notes: Bring a canned good for Philadelphia’s Share Food Program. Receive a $5 discount off a themed tour of Laurel Hill or West Laurel Hill. Rain date is following evening.

Müvie Night at the Mütter

Movie: The Brain That Wouldn’t Die

Date: August 5

Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m. museum access. Movie begins 8:45 p.m.

BYO: No glass containers

Price: $35. Members get a $10 discount.

Notes: Must be 21.

Movies in Clark Park by University City District

Movies: Black Panther on August 6; A League of Their Own on August 13; The Iron Giant on August 20; Concrete Cowboy on August 27.

Dates: Fridays in August

Time: 8 p.m.

BYO: chairs/blankets, food and drink

Price: free

Notes: Reservation links are provided one week before the film and a limited number of walk-ins are available. Rain date: September 17.

Photo courtesy of Betsy Ross House/Enroute Marketing.

Movie Nights Under the Stars & Stripes at the Betsy Ross House

Movies: Alligator People on August 6; Evil Brain from Outer Space on September 3 and Plan 9 from Outer Space on October 1.

Dates: First Friday of every month through October 1

Time: At dusk

BYO: chairs/blankets, food and drink

Price: $7

Notes: Tickets include a tour of the Betsy Ross House.

Averthorpe Park in Abington (For Abington Township residents only)

Movie: TBD

Date: August 12

Time: 7 p.m.

BYO: Chairs/blankets

Price: Free

Notes: For Abington Township residents only.

Cinema in the Cemetery: West Laurel Hill West in Bala Cynwyd (near the Conservatory)

Movie: Wall-E

Date: Saturday, August 14

Time: 8 p.m.

BYO: chairs/blanket, picnic

Price: $10-$20

Photo courtesy of the PA General Store in Elkins Park.

Notes: Bring a canned good for Philadelphia’s Share Food Program. Receive a $5 discount off a themed tour of Laurel Hill or West Laurel Hill. Rain date is following evening. For GPS use 340 Belmont Avenue.

The new Pennsylvania General Store in Elkins Park just hosted a movie night in June. To be notified of upcoming movie nights, click here and scroll down to the blue bar to join the mailing list.

For details about upcoming movie nights in Paoli, Media, Lafayette Hill, Blue Bell, West Chester, Exton, Oxford, The Mann Music Center and at Sunset Social in Center City, click here: Visit Philly.

Just pack up the chairs, blankets, popcorn, wine and maybe some bug spray for a fun summer evening!


by Irene Levy Baker, author, 100 Things To Do In Philadelphia and Unique Eats & Eateries of Philadelphia. Both books are full of tips. Visit for more tips. Looking for fun things to do? Need gifts? Go to the website for signed copies of books. For free shipping, use promo code TheCityPulse.

For more blog postings by Irene Levy Baker including pop-up beers gardens, the newly-open Neon Museum and the Museum of Illusions (opening soon): click here.

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