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2017 guide to free outdoor movies in Atlanta


Summertime brings the arrival of outdoor movie season in metro-Atlanta.

Most screenings begin at dusk (about 7 or 8 p.m.), though the festivities may kick off as early as 5 p.m with some pre-movie activities such as musical performances and family fun.

Some locations allow you to bring a picnic but check each event before you attend for restrictions on food, alcohol, containers and weather cancellations.

Atlantic Station: Movies in Central Park

May 18: Tremors (1990)

May 25: Beauty and the Beast (1991)

June 1: Fried Green Tomatoes (1992)

June 8: The Fugitive (1993)

June 15: The Little Rascals (1994)

June 22: Sabrina (1995)

June 29: Twister (1996)

July 6: As Good As It Gets (1997)

July 13: Pleasantville (1998)

July 20:  10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

August 3: Miss Congeniality (2000)

B98.5 “B at the Movies”: Multiple locations

May 6: Moana at Pernoshal Park 2070 Pernoshal Ct, Dunwoody

May 20:  Sing! at Rhodes Jordan Park, 100 E Crogan St, Lawrenceville

May 27: Moana at Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Rd, Roswell

June 3: The Secret Life of Pets/Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at Suwanee Town Center Park, 330 Town Center Ave, Suwanee

June 17: Sing! at Taylor Farm Park, 1380 Pine Valley Rd, Powder Springs

June 24: The Secret Life of Pets (pets are welcome to attend) at Glenloch Recreation Center, 601 Stevens Entry, Peachtree City

July 8:   The LEGO Batman Movie at Lillian Webb Park, 5 College St NW, Norcross

July 15: Finding Dory, Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Rd, Roswell

July 22: The LEGO Batman Movie/Captain America:Civil War at Suwanee Town Center Park, 330 Town Center Ave, Suwanee

July 29: Moana at Custer Park, 600 Kenneth E Marcus Way, Marietta

August 5: TBD at Hobgood Park, 6688 Bells Ferry Rd, Woodstock

August 19: TBD at Veterans Park, 240 Constitution Blvd, Dallas

August 26: TBD at Blackburn Park, 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Rd, Brookhaven

Town Brookhaven: Movies on the Town

June 1: Moana

June 8: Sing!

June 15: Back to the Future

June 22: Legally Blonde

June 29: Rudy

July 13: Batman Lego Movie

July 20: Hidden Figures

July 27: Lala Land

Outdoor movies at Mall of Georgia in Buford.

Buford, Mall of Georgia: Movies Under the Stars

May 27:Fantastic Beasts

June 3: Pete’s Dragon

June 10: Monster Trucks

June 17: Deepwater Horizon

June 24: Trolls

July 4: The LEGO Batman Movie

July 8: Hidden Figures

July 15: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

July 22: Moana

July 29: Kong: Skull Island

Candler Park, 585 Candler Park Dr. NE, Flick Nic

April 15: The BFG

May 6: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Aug. 5: Sing!

Aug 19: The Jungle Book (2016)

Sept. 9: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Canton (Browns Park/ Elizabeth Street): GA Movies in the Park

June 17: Sing!

July 22: The Lego Batman Movie

August 26: The Boss Baby

Clayton County: Movies Under the Stars

May 6: Finding Dory, Rex Park, 3499 Rex Road, Rex

June 3: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out of Shadows, Flat Shoals Park, 1915 Flat Shoals Road, Riverdale

July 22: Moana, Rum Creek Park,1303 Government Circle, Jonesboro

August 12: Sing!, Lee Street Park, 155 Lee Street, Jonesboro

Sept. 9: Beauty & the Beast, Gerald Matthews Sports Complex, 1935 McDonough Road, Hampton

Cumming (Vickery Village Chill Hill, 5860 S Vickery Street): GA Movies in the Park

May 30: Finding Dory

June 13: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

June 27: The Lego Batman Movie

July 11: Sing!

July 25: Trolls

Dahlonega  (Hancock Park,North Meaders Street and Warwick Street)

May 12: Moana

June 9: Sing!

July 14: The Secret Life of Pets

August 11: Nine Lives

Dawsonville, War Hill Park , 4081 War Hill Park Rd

June 2: Moana

Doraville, Honeysuckle Park, 3037 Pleasant Valley Drive: Movies Under the Stars

June 9: Finding Dory

July 14: Secret Life of Pets

Aug. 11: Sing!

Duluth: Flicks on the Bricks

May 5: Finding Dory

June 2: Captain America Civil War

July 7: Alice Through the Looking Class

August 4: Moana

Sept. 1:  Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Georgia Tech: Dodd After Dark (Grant Field, Bobby Dodd Stadium)

Movies chosen by audience selection to be announced soon

Hapeville (Hoyt/ Smith Football Field): Movie Nights Under the Stars

June 16: Secret Live of Pets

July 21: Moana

Johns Creek: Movies at Newtown Park, 3150 Old Alabama Road

June 10: Movie announced one week prior

July  8: Movie announced one week prior

Aug. 12: Movie announced one week prior

Lawrenceville (Lawrenceville Lawn): Movies on the Lawn

May 12: Sing!

June 9: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

July 14: Smokey and the Bandit (the original version)

August 11: The LEGO Batman Movie

Mableton: Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre

June 7: TBA

July 2: TBA

McDonough: Movies on the Square

June 3: Moana

July 8: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

August 5: Lego Batman Movie

Sept. 9: Back to the Future

Milton (Milton High School Front Lawn): Flicks & Food Trucks

Dates and times TBD

Smyrna, Taylor-Brawner Park, 3180 Atlanta Road: Movies by Moonlight

June 2: Sing!

Sept. 1: The Boss Baby

Woodstock, Northside Hospital-Cherokee Amphitheater, 101 Arnold Mill Road

June 16: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

July 21: Moana

Aug. 25: Beauty and the Beast

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