Grab the Popcorn: Best Spots to Catch Outdoor Movies in Atlanta

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Fireflies, popsicles and outdoor movies: the summer trifecta is upon us. Is there any better way to enjoy friends and flicks than on a blanket under the stars? We don’t think so. So, grab your bug spray, folding chairs, picnic baskets and blankets, and head out to enjoy an evening of outdoor movies this summer. Keep reading for the best places to catch an outdoor movie in Atlanta.

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Inside the Perimeter

Movies by Moonlight
This classic family event has created a fun festival atmosphere that appeals to children of all ages. So picnic on the Green, sit on your blanket, lawn chair, or one of the surrounding swings, tables, and chairs, and enjoy the latest in family cinema. Food Trucks arrive at 6 pm, and there’s pre-movie fun at 6:30 pm. The movie starts at dusk.

August 6 – Black Panther
August 13 – Shrek
August 20 – Raya and the Dragon

1 Galambos Way
Sandy Springs
Online: leadershipsandysprings.org

Screen on the Green
Twice a month, plan to enjoy a different family-friendly film on a giant outdoor screen. Bring your blankets and chairs and choose your place to sit on the lawn.

June 23 – Luca
July 7 – Spongebob SquarePants Movie
July 21 – King Richard
August 11 – Back To The Future 

1380 Atlantic Dr. NW,
Atlanta
Online: atlanticstation.com

Town Brookhaven
Head to Town Brookhaven, where movies start at dusk, and every show on the big screen is family-friendly.

June 23 – Father of the Bride
June 30 – Mean Girls
July 14 – Cruella
July 21 – Jungle Cruise

4330 Peachtree Rd. NE
Brookhaven
Online: townbrookhaven.net

Movies on the Square
You’ll find family-friendly flicks at Midtown’s Colony Square at the start of each month through October.

July 7 – The Sandlot
August 4 – High School Musical
September 1 – Ratatouille
October 6 – Halloween Town

1197 Peachtree St. NE
Midtown
Online: colonysquare.com

 

Outside the Perimeter

Movies at Newtown Park
Movies begin at dusk. The gate opens at 6:45 pm for pre-show activities.

July 8: Sing 2 – (Movie location: North Pond at Creekside Park, behind City Hall, 11360 Lakefield Drive)
August 12 – Movie title TBD

3150 Old Alabama Rd.
Johns Creek
Online: johnscreekga.gov

Movie Under the Stars
The Bowl at Sugar Hill hosts a family movie night in the award-winning amphitheater, which runs through October.

June 24 – Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
July 8 – School of Rock
August 12 – Grease
September 9 – A League of Their Own
October 28 – Haunted Mansion

5039 W. Broad St.
Sugar Hill
Online: thebowlatsugarhill.com

Outdoor Movie Series at Swift-Cantrell Park
The 2022 Kennesaw Outdoor Movie Series continues with more family-friendly flicks at Swift-Cantrell Park in Kennesaw. The inflatable screen lights up at dark, so arrive early (around 6 pm) for games, activities, fun, and more. Admission is free, but concessions and some activities have an extra charge.

July 23 – Sing 2

3140 Old 41 Hwy. NW
Kennesaw
Online: Kennesaw.com

Feature Fridays
Kick back, relax on the Lawrenceville Lawn before the show, and enjoy a family-friendly flick at dusk. Come as early as 7 pm to get your spot ready.

July 29 – Matilda
August 26 – Cinderella

210 Luckie St.
Lawrenceville
Online: downtownlawrencevillega.com

Flicks on the Bricks
Movies begin on the Duluth Town Green at 8 pm, and you can pack your picnic or pick up a pre-made dinner at one of the square’s delectable offerings.

August 5 – Aladdin
September 2 – Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

3142 Hill St. NW
Duluth
Online: duluthga.net

Flicks on the Green in Peachtree Corners
Head to the Town Green for Flicks on the Green, a free movie series. This year, get ready to celebrate all things super—Mark your calendar for the first Saturday of each month, May through October. Movies will begin at 7 pm. Bring a blanket, stretch out on the lawn, and experience movies under the stars. Grab food from your favorite Town Green restaurants and picnic. The Red Popcorn Wagon will have popcorn, sweet treats, and beverages for sale from their iconic wagon.

July 2 – Big Hero 6
August 6 – Megamind
September 3 – Captain America: The First Avenger
October 1 – Lego Batman Movie 

5140 Town Center Blvd.
Peachtree Corners
Online: peachtreecornersga.gov

 

Fun & Cheap Movies That Aren’t Necessarily Outdoors

2022 Regal Summer Movie Express
With nine Atlanta locations, you’re guaranteed to find one playing a show that’ll delight your crowd of movie critics. In addition, you can catch a family flick for $2 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Movie Tavern by Marcus Theatres
Find Movie Taverns in Roswell, Tucker, and Suwanee, where you can see a movie for just $5 on Tuesdays.

Starlight Drive-In Theatre
Step back in time and watch a movie from your car at this classic Atlanta drive-in theatre. Ages 10 and older, $10; ages 5-9, $1.

2000 Moreland Ave. SE
Atlanta

Picture Show at Merchants Exchange
On Tuesdays, tickets are half-price at $4.50, or you can see a movie for $1 on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:15 am during the Summer Movie Series.

4400 Roswell Rd.
Marietta

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