Outdoor movies during the hot Texas summer? you bet. Movies start at dusk, so temperatures should be slightly cooler. Options include park and poolside screenings with playtime for kids before the show. Some venues invite you to bring your own snacks and the family dog. Details are on the websites.
The water parks in The Colony and Garland stay open late for Dive-In Movie nights from the wave pool. Themed activities start at 4 pm, with screenings at 6. The parks will be open until 9 pm on movie nights.
July 15: Space Jam: A New Legacy (The Colony)
July 22: Encanto (The Colony)
July 29: sing 2 (garland)
Rosemeade Rainforest Aquatic Complex
Enjoy open swim time from 7 pm until movie time at dusk.
From 7 to 10:30 pm at 1334 E. Rosemeade Parkway, Carrollton. $5 for Carrollton residents, $9 for nonresidents, free for children 3 and under. facebook.com/carrolltontexas/events.
July 15: Luke
Klyde Warren Park
FREE Bring a blanket or low-backed chairs and find a spot on the lawn for Movies in the Park. Pack a picnic basket or purchase eats from food trucks.
Movies start at 7 pm at 1909 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas. free. klydewarrenpark.org.
July 16: Mamma Mia!
Aug. 13: soul
Legacy Food Hall
FREE Catch a free kid-friendly movie on Wednesdays at Legacy Hall’s Sunset Movie Series. Food and drink options are offered at a variety of eateries in the hall, and seating is first come, first served in the Box Garden. Pups are welcome, too.
Movies start at 7:30 pm at 7800 Windrose Ave., Plano. free. legacyfoodhall.com.
July 20: Godzilla vs. Kong
July 27: footloose
Frisco Commons Park
FREE Snacks, water, blankets and chairs are permitted.
Movie starts at 8 pm at 8000 McKinney Road, Frisco. free. friscotexas.gov/1783/movie-in-the-park.
July 22: Luke
FREE Summer Movies on the Lawn takes place near the iconic Pegasus sign on the Omni’s front lawn. Bring your blanket or low-sitting chairs. Participating on-site restaurants will offer special carryout movie deals on food and drinks and will validate your parking (in hotel and restaurant lots) with purchase.
Movies start at 8:30 pm at 555 S. Lamar St., Dallas. free. facebook.com/OmniDallas/events.
July 23: Encanto
Aug. 6: Mamma Mia!
Aug. 20: trolls
Sept. 3: sing
FREE Activities start at 6 pm on the GrandLawn before the movie begins at dusk. Chairs and blankets are allowed, and concessions will be available to purchase. Coolers are not permitted.
From 6 to 10 pm at 2960 Epic Place, Grand Prairie. free. grandfungp.com/events-calendar.
Aug. 4: Encanto