Outdoor Movies

Watching movies on a large screen outdoors has become a popular summer activity in Montgomery County, Maryland. There are several outdoor movie festivals throughout the county. Most of the movies are free and offer an excellent opportunity for families to enjoy some time together under the stars.

Movies in the Parks: Rockville, MD

Enjoy Rockville’s free outdoor movies in the parks on the big screen each Wednesday, August 7 through August 28. Bring chairs, blankets, food and drinks and enjoy four different movies at four different neighborhood parks throughout the city. Movies begin at dusk (approximately 8 p.m.). All movies are free.

  • August 7: Smallfoot
  • August 17: The Mighty Ducks
  • August 21: The Little Mermaid
  • August 28: Sherlock Gnomes

Whalen Commons Summer Movie Series: Poolesville, MD

Whalen Commons Summer Movie Series screens films at 19701 Fisher Ave, Poolesville.  Bring your family and friends. Picnic blankets or chairs are recommended for comfortable viewing under the stars. Admission is free and popcorn is available to purchase! Showtime is 8:30p.m.

  • June 14: Mary Poppins Returns
  • July 12: Teen Beach Movie
  • August 23: Goonies

Bethesda Outdoor Movies: Bethesda, MD

Enjoy four nights of blockbuster hits at Downtown Bethesda’s 15th Annual Outdoor Movie Series! Showtimes begin at 9pm at the corner of Norfolk and Auburn Avenues. A limited number of chairs will be provided, and attendees are invited to bring their own lawn chairs. Admission is free!

  • July 24: 10 Things I Hate About You
  • July 25: Won’t You Be My Neighbor
  • July 26: Crazy Rich Asians
  • July 27: As Good As it Gets

For other fun summer ideas, check out Best Things to Do This Summer and Spend Your Summer at These Montgomery County Concerts, Festivals and Celebrations.