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2018 guide to free outdoor movies in metro Atlanta



Summer means it is time for free movies in the park. With so many different events in the metro area, you can choose movies ranging from classic films to the latest blockbuster releases.

Here are just some of the free outdoor movie events happening in the area that have released their dates and lineups. Events that have yet to confirm the details are not listed.

The screenings generally begin at dusk (between 8 -9 p.m.) though some festivities may get started as early as 5 p.m with pre-movie activities such as musical performances, family fun and food trucks. 

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

All dates are subject to change. 

Atlantic Station Movies in Central Park, Central Park, 1380 Atlantic Drive NW, Atlanta

May 17: Meet the Parents 

May 24: Kate & Leopold 

May 31: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 

June 7: Pirates of the Caribbean – The Curse of the Black Pearl 

June 14: Mean Girls

June 21: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 

June 28: Happy Feet 

July 5: I Am Legend 

July 12: Hancock 

July 19: Movie Fan’s Pick

B98.5: B at the Movies, multiple locations

May 26: Coco

Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Rd., Roswell

June 2: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 

Suwanee Town Center Park, 330 Town Center Ave, Suwanee

June 16 : Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 

Taylor Farm Park, 1380 Pine Valley Rd, Powder Springs

 June 23: The Greatest Showman 

Rhodes Jordan Park, 100 E Crogan St, Lawrenceville

 July 21:  Star Wars: The Last Jedi 

Suwanee Town Center Park, 330 Town Center Ave, Suwanee

July 28: Star Wars: The Last Jedi 

Pernoshal Park, 4575 North Shallowford Road, Dunwoody 

 August 4: Coco 

Veterans Park, 240 Constitution Blvd, Dallas

 August 11:  The Greatest Showman

Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Rd, Roswell

Braselton Movie Under the Stars on the Green, 126 Harrison St, Braselton

May 19: Jumanji-Welcome to the Jungle

June 16: Peter Rabbit

July 14: Star Wars - The Last Jedi

August 18: Sherlock Gnomes

September 15: A Wrinkle in Time

Town Brookhaven, 4340 Peachtree Rd NE, Brookhaven

June 7: Ferdinand

June 14: Paddington 2

June 21: E.T.

June 28: Clueless

July 5: No movie

July 12: Back to the Future

July 19: Grease

July 26: Coco

Buford: Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Dr, Buford

May 26:The LEGO NINJAGO Movie

June 2: Black Panther

June 9: Paddington 2

June 16: Justice League

June 23: Wonder

July 14: Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi

July 21: Coco

July 28:Cars 3

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

May 19: Wonder

August 4: Jumanji

August 18: Black Panther

September 8: Coco

Canton: Northside Hospital’s Movies in the Park, Brown Park, 251 E Marietta St., Canton

May 26 :Disney’s Coco 

June 23: Peter Rabbit 

July 28: Ferdinand

August 25 : Sherlock Gnomes

Cumming: Northside Hospital's Movies in the Park,The Chill Hill at Vickery Village, 5860 S. Vickery Street Cumming

May 29: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 

June 12: Peter Rabbit 

June 26: The Greatest Showman 

July 10: Paddington 2

July 24: Ferdinand

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

May 25: Coco

June 29: Despicable Me 3

July 27: Paddington 2

August 31: Black Panther

Duluth Flicks on the Bricks, Duluth Town Green, 3142 Hill St. NW, Duluth

June 1: Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle

July 6: Peter Rabbit

August 3: Coco

September 7: Black Panther

Kennesaw Outdoor Movie Series, Swift Cantrell Park , 3140 Old US Highway 41, Kennesaw

May 5: Coco 

June 2:  Moana 

October 13: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

KISS at the Movies: Kiss 104.1 , multiple locations

June 1: Black Panther

Amphitheatre at Riverdale Town Center, 7210 Church St, Riverdale

June 23: Justice League

Ronald Bridges Park, 5285 Lakeside Dr, Union City


July 14: Coco

Stockbridge City Hall, 4640 N Henry Blvd., Stockbridge

August 18: Spider-Man: Homecoming

Lithonia Park 2501 Park Dr., Lithonia

Lawrenceville Movies on the LawnLawrenceville Lawn, 147 Luckie St, Lawrenceville

June 8: Paddington 2

July 13: Twister

Woodstock: Northside Hospital’s Movies in the Park, Northside Hospital-Cherokee Amphitheater, 101 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock

June 16 :Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (edited version

July 21: Star Wars - The Last Jedi 

August 18: Sherlock Gnomes

September 15:TBD


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