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Outdoor Movies

Enjoy Free Outdoor Movies this Summer!

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


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Kick off your weekends with movie night on the front lawn of Kentlands Mansion. Grab your family, friends, lawn chairs, and blankets and enjoy a movie under the stars. Enjoy concessions of light snacks, sweets, drinks, beer, and wine for purchase. Movies start at 7:30pm. Admission is FREE!

Movie Schedule:
July 7: The Sandlot
July 14: The Princess Bride (30th anniversary)
July 21: Shrek
Where: Kentlands Mansion – 320 Kent Square Road Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878-5726

Whalen Commons Summer Movie Series

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 starts at 8:30 PM

Movie Schedule:
July 14: Up
July 21: Moana
August 4: Grease
Where: 19701 Fisher Ave, Poolesville, MD 20837


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Spend an enjoyable evening in Woodmont Triangle and have dinner at one of the
neighborhood’s delicious and diverse restaurants before the show! Enjoy five nights of blockbuster hits at downtown Bethesda’s 12th annual outdoor movie series! A limited number of chairs will be provided and attendees are invited to bring their own lawn chairs. Movies start at 9pm. Admission is FREE!

Movie Schedule:
July 18: The Wizard of Oz
July 19: Field of Dreams
July 20: Dead Poets Society
July 21: Hidden Figures
July 22: La La Land
Where: Woodmont Triangle – Corner of Norfolk and Auburn Avenues. 

Movies in the Parks

Get outside this summer and get into Rockville’s free outdoor movies in the parks on the big screen, each Wednesday, August 2-23. Bring chairs, blankets, food and beverages and enjoy four different movies at four different neighborhood parks throughout the city.

All movies begin at dusk (approximately 8 p.m.). All movies are free.

 Date  Movie Location Rating 
 Wednesday, Aug. 2  Toy Story  Montrose Park: 451 Congressional Ln.  G
 Wednesday, Aug. 9  Sing  Fallsgrove Park: 700 Fallsgrove Dr.  PG
 Wednesday, Aug. 16  The Sandlot  Woodley Gardens Park: 900 Nelson St.  PG
 Wednesday, Aug. 23  Zootopia  Calvin Park: 1248 Gladstone Drive  PG

Silver Screens On Veterans Plaza

Silver Screens

We’re excited to announce the return of the free outdoor film series in Downtown Silver Spring! Silver Screens is presented by AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center and Councilmember Tom Hucker. All screenings will take place on Veteran’s Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring and films will be shown with subtitles on. Screenings begin after sundown, at approximately 8:00 p.m.

Movie Schedule:
August 11: Back to the Future Part II
August 18: The LEGO Batman Movie
August 25: Purple Rain
September 1: School of Rock
Location: Veterans Plaza – 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Comcast Film Fest

Outdoor movies return to Strathmore this summer! Take a seat on the lawn for three nights of free flicks benefiting the National Institutes of Health Children’s Charities. Blankets, low-rise chairs, and small coolers welcome outside only. No pets, please. n case of inclement weather, outdoor movies are cancelled. Visit or follow Strathmore on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-date information. Gates open to public at 7:30pm and the movie will begin at dusk.

Movie Schedule: 
August 24: Moana
August 25: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
August 26: The Lego Batman Movie
Location: Gudelsky Gazebo

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