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Free outdoor movies in Massachusetts this summer; watch ‘Encanto,’ ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ and more

One of the best parts of summer is being outdoors in the warmth. Between going hiking to having a relaxing day at the beach, there are many day-time activities that one can do but what about at night?

Luckily for people in and near Massachusetts, several cities and towns have planned outdoor movie night series. Make sure to bring blankets, chairs and snacks.

Find the one closest to you below.

Acton

Celebrating the Discovery Museum’s 40th Anniversary, the museum will be holding two movie nights on their lawn. Before the movie, sustainability themed hands-on activities will be available such as exploring renewable energy.

VeeBop’s Ice Cream truck will have frozen treats for viewers to enjoy and restrooms will be available.

July 21: “FernGully

Aug. 11th: “Hidden Figures

Amherst

A free movie is offered every third Thursday through October at The Mill District in Amherst. Pre-activities start at 6 pm and the movie begins at dusk.

Aug. 18: “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again”

Sept. 15: “Julie & Julia”

Oct. 20: “Across the Universe”

Boston

Patriot Place’s “Summer Flicks” series has begun. Located at the DORA Zone outside Renaissance Boston Patriot Place Hotel and Saga Hibachi Steakhouse on Wednesday nights.

Movies begin at sunset but there is pre-entertainment at 6 pm

July 20: “Cruella”

Aug. 3: “The Mitchells vs. The Machines”

Aug. 24: “Spider-Man: No Way Home”

Movies by Moonlight Fridays” hosted by Boston Harbor Hotel is also displaying several movies against the backdrop of the starlit harbor.

Movies begin at dusk.

July 15: “Grease”

July 22: “Wizard of Oz”

July 29: “Luca”

Aug. 5: “Crazy Rich Asians”

Aug. 12: “Guardians of the Galaxy”

Aug. 19: “Encanto”

Aug. 26: “Dune”

Lastly, The Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s ParkARTS program presents Mayor Wu’s Movie Nights in 11 City of Boston parks from Aug. 2 through Sept. one.

All shows begin at dusk.

Aug. 2: “The Mitchells vs. the Machines” at Pinebank, Jamaica Pond

Aug. 9: “Sing 2″ at Healy Playground

Aug. 15: “Luca” at East Boston Memorial Park

Aug. 16: “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” at Ronan Park

Aug. 17: “Space Jam: New Legacy” at Marcella Playground

Aug. 22: “Encanto” at Iacono Playground

Aug. 23: “Soul” at Ramsay Park

Aug. 25: “Encanto” at Winthrop Square/Training Field

Aug. 29: “Raya and the Last Dragon” at Hardiman Playground

Aug. 30: “Soul” at Moakley Park

Sept. 1: “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” at Boston Common

Falmouth

“Movies Under the Stars” will happen every Wednesday starting later in July movies will play on a 17 foot wide screen.

There are two movies each Wednesday on the library lawn.

July 27: “Star Wars” at 6 pm and “Apollo” 13 at 8 pm

Aug. 3: “My Dog Skip” at 6 pm and “Dog” at 8 pm

Aug. 10: “Sing” at 6 pm and “The Greatest Showman” at 8 pm

Aug. 17: “Coco” at 6 pm and “McFarland” at 8 pm

Aug. 24: “Ratatouille” at 6 pm and “Julie and Julia” at 8 pm

Aug. 31: “Ron’s Gone Wrong” at 6 pm and “Christopher Robin” at 8 pm

Fitchburg

Free Friday night movies are on at Riverfront Park.

Watch these family friendly movies on a 25-foot portable screen beginning after sunset.

July 15: “Encanto”

July 22: “Spider-Man: No Way Home”

July 29: “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”

Aug. 5: “The Mitchells vs. The Machines”

Aug. 12: “Cars”

Aug. 19: “Sing 2″

Aug. 26: “Clifford the Big Red Dog”

Hopkinton

Meet at the Hopkinton Town Common on Thursday nights to watch free movies outdoors throughout the summer. movies start at dusk.

July 14: “Encanto”

July 21: “Spider-Man: No Way Home”

July 28: “Raya and the Last Dragon”

Aug. 4: “The Mitchells vs. The Machines”

Aug. 11: “Star Wars: A New Hope”

Hyannis

“Movies on the Green” in downtown Hyannis are happening each week at 7:45 pm

July 19: “Paw Patrol: The Movie

July 26: “Luke

Aug. 2: “soul

mashpee

Movies will be shown every Thursday at 8 pm at Mashpee Village Green, which is across from the library. The movie series will go until Aug. 25.

July 14: “The Goonies”

July 21: “Luca”

July 28: “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”

Aug. 4: “Black Widow”

Aug. 11: “Raya and the Last Dragon”

Aug. 18: “Back to the Future”

Aug. 25: “Spider-Man No Way Home”

In this 2017 file photo, city workers put the final touches on the 37-foot tall inflatable projection screen. The screen will be used by the city in its upcoming Movies in the Park summer film series.

Springfield

Movies in the Park” in Springfield began on Monday and will continue until the end of July. This long-awaited movie series comes annually and began in 2017 but was postponed due to the pandemic, returning in 2021.

Family friendly will be held in Marshall Roy Park, Calhoun Park, Myrtle Street Park and Nathan Bill Park and are free to the public.

All movies will begin at 8:15 pm There will be no rain dates.

July 14: “Encanto” at Myrtle Street Park

July 15: “Encanto” at Nathan Bill Park

July 18: “Sing 2″ at Marshall Roy Park

July 20: “Sing 2″ at Calhoun Park

July 21: “Sing 2″ at Myrtle Street Park

July 22: “Sing 2″ at Nathan Bill Park

July 25: “Space Jam: A New Legacy” at Marshall Roy Park

July 27: “Space Jam: A New Legacy” at Calhoun Park

July 28: “Space Jam: A New Legacy” at Myrtle Street Park

July 29: “Space Jam: A New Legacy” at Nathan Bill Park

Worcester

Movies on the Common” will return to the Common for the first time in two years after pandemic restrictions forced the city to change the event to “Movies on the Lot.”

“In partnership with the city, we’ve hosted these free movie screenings in a nearby lot for the past two years, so people could be socially-distanced in their cars,” Evelyn Darling, executive director of the Downtown Worcester Improvement District, said . “As much as we enjoyed the drive-in style experience, we are excited that current COVID guidance allows us to host the movies in the fresh air and green space of the common this year.”

Movies start at around 6:30 pm Attendees can bring their own seating or use seating available. Refreshments are also available on-site for purchase.

July 21: “Encanto”

Aug. 18: “Spider-Man: No Way Home”

Westborough

In August, “Screen on the Green” will begin, showing movies outdoors on a big screen at 8:30 pm on Thursday nights. Uhlman’s Ice Cream and BORO SugarShack will be available for purchase.

Before the first movie begins, there will be a concert at 7 pm by Jumpin Juba, a blues-based and classic rock band.

July 14: “Mamma Mia” at Bay State Commons

July 21: “Encanto” at Bay State Commons

July 28: “A League of Their Own” at Westborough Golf Course

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