Guide to Free & Cheap Summer Movies {2017}

Summer in Cincinnati offers an endless array of outdoor fun–pools and splash pads, playgrounds and parks, amusement parks and our amazing zoo. But what happens when it’s rainy or you are just too hot and tired to enjoy more fun in the sun? Well, Cincinnati has a huge selection of cheap and FREE summer movie programs all around town.

Regal Movie Theaters

Choose from two movies each week and enjoy $1 admission every Tuesday and Wednesday. Shows start at 10 AM. Find a list of movie selections and participating theaters here: Summer Movie Express.

Cinemark Theaters

The Western Hills, Florence, and Milford locations are offering a 10-ticket punch card for $5 online or $10 at the box office. You can get one here: Summer Movie Clubhouse.

Showcase Cinema Springdale

Bookworm Wednesdays treats kids to a free movie each week in exchange for a book report. Find out all the details at Bookworm Wednesday.

Northgate Xscape Theater

One free movie a week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Doors open at 9:00 AM; shows start at 9:30. Check Northgate Xscape Films Express for details and changes.

June 6, 7, 8 Trolls
June 13, 14, 15 Kung Fu Panda 3
June 20, 21, 22 Secret Life of Pets
June 27, 28, 29 Sing
July 4, 5, 6 Hotel Transylvania
July 11, 12, 13 Hotel Transylvania 2
July 18, 19, 20 Angry Birds
July 25, 26, 27 Ice Age: Collision Course
August 1, 2, 3 Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2
August 8, 9, 10 Surprise Feature

Cobb Theater

Free admission. Shows start at 10 AM every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Cobb Theater Summer Movie Escape.

June 13, 14, 15 Angry Birds Movie
June 20, 21, 22 Open Season 3
June 27, 28, 29 Storks
July 4, 5, 6 The Lego Movie
July 11, 12, 13 Trolls
July 18, 19, 20 The Peanuts Movie
July 25, 26, 27
August 1, 2, 3 The Secret Life of Pets

Communties all around Cincinnati also offer movies to enjoy under the stars. For most locations, you can pack a picnic, bring a blanket, and enjoy a night out that the whole family will enjoy. 

Washington Park’s Summer Cinema

Free movies every Wednesday at 9 PM. Some of the movies are more kid-friendly than others so be sure you check the what is playing before you go. You can see the whole schedule here: Washington Park Summer Cinema

5/31: Breaking Away (1979) – “Bike-In Movie” with Cincinnati Cycle Club
6/7: Billy Madison (1995)
6/14: The Force Awakens (2015) with Cincinnati Museum Center
6/21: Hairspray (1988) with Cincinnati Pride
6/28: 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
7/5: Men In Black (1997) with Cincinnati Observatory leading star-gazing and plant spotting after the movie
7/12: Legally Blonde (2001) with Spruce Nail Shop pop-up salon at the Washington Park Deck
7/19: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1996)
7/26: Space Jam (1996)
8/2: UP (2011) with Gorilla Cinema
8/9: La La Land (2016)
8/16: The Karate Kid (1984)
8/23: Homeward Bound (1993) with Dogs of Cincy meetup
8/30: Beauty and the Beast (2017) *pending release from Disney

Deerfield Township Parks and Recreation

Movies begin at dark on select Fridays throughout the summer. Families are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets for seating, as well as snacks and drinks. Deerfield Parks Summer Movies.

June 6 Moana at Cottell Park
June 23 Pete’s Dragon at Fleckenstein
July 14 Rogue One Cottell Park
July 28 The Lego Batman Movie at Cottell Park
August 11 Finding Dory Cottell Park
August 25 The Secret Life of Pets Landen-Deerfield Park
September 8 Power Rangers Cottell Park

Fairfield Friday Movie Nights

The fire department will provide a pre-show and giveaways starting an hour before dusk at Village Green Park, 301 Wessel Drive, 45014. Movies start at dusk. Fairfield Movies in the Park.

May 19 Finding Dory
June 9 Moana
June 23 The Secret Life of Pets
July 7 Sing
August 4 Zootopia
September 1 Trolls

Liberty Town Center Movies Under Moonlight

Wednesday evenings. Movies begin at dust, preceeded by entertainment. Movies Under Moonlight.

June 7 The Secret Life of Pets
June 14 Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
June 21 Stuart Little
June 28 Happy Feet
July 5 Storks
July 12 Cars
July 19 A Bug’s Life
July 26 Inside Out
August 2 Monster’s Inc.
August 9 Up
August 16 Toy Story
August 23 Tarzan
August 30 Finding Nemo

Anderson Park District

Free movies on two Fridays at Beech Acres Park Amphitheater. Bring your own seating. Concessions will be available for purchase.

June 2 The Secret Life of Pets
August 25 Moana

Blue Ash Summer Movie Series

Fridays at dusk at Summit Park. Check the community calendar for all the details: Blue Ash Movies in the Park.

Boone County

Pre-show fun provided at 7 PM, including a bounce house and slide. Movies begin at dusk. Boone County Summer Movies.

June 2 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Florence Nature Park
June 9 Moana Union
June 16 The Secret Life of Pets Union
June 17 Home Walton
June 23 Rogue One Union
July 7 Trolls Boone Woods
July 14 Mary Poppins Boone Woods
July 15 Finding Dory Walton
July 21 Captain America Civil War Boone Woods
July 28 Rock Dog Boone Woods
August 4 UP Boone Woods
August 11 Beauty and the Beast Boone Woods

Eden Park Cinema in the City

The Mount Adams Civic Center offers three evenings of entertainment this summer that will include music, concessions, raffles, and activities for the kids.

June 22 Back to the Future 2 with music by Sound Body Jazz Orchestra
July 27 Clue with music by The Mitchells
August 18 The Princess Bride with music by The Comet Bluegrass All-Stars

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