Free and Cheap Summer Movies in Cincinnati 2018

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.



Cinemark Theaters

Rave Western Hills offers 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 treat 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 5-7 Smurfs: The Lost Village
June 12-14 Despicable Me 3
June 19-21 The Angry Birds Movie
June 26-28 The Boss Baby
July 3-5 Lego Ninjago Movie
July 10-12 The Emoji Movie
July 17-19 The Star
July 24-26 Captain Underpants: First Epic Movie
July 31-Aug 2 Ferdinand
August 7-9 TBA

Cobb Theater

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

June 12, 13, 14: Kung Fu Panda 3, Angry Birds
June 19, 20, 21: Lego Batman Movie, Alvin: Road Chip
June 26, 27, 28: Sing, Secret Life of Pets
July 3, 4, 5: The Lorax Movie, Storks
July 10, 11, 12: Trolls, Peanuts Movie
July 17, 18, 19: Despicable Me, Ferdinand
July 24, 25, 26: Emoji Movie, Boss Baby
July 31 and August 1 and 2: Lego Ninjago, Captain Underpants, Frist Epic Movie


Communities 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

5/30: Mulan
6/6: Land Before Time
6/13: National Lampoon’s Vacation
6/20: Pride Week Movie–TBA
6/27: Love and Basketball
7/4: Independence Day
7/11: The Lion King
7/18: A League of Their Own
7/25: Jumanji
8/1: The Big Short
8/8: Star Wars The Last Jedi
8/15: Black Panther
8/22: Grease
8/29: Dead Poets Society

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 8 Wonder at Cottell Park
June 22 Lego Ninjago at Cottell Park
July 14 Cars 3 at Fleckenstein Park
July 27 Smurfs: The Lost Village at Landen-Deerfield Park
August 10 Coco at Cottell Park
August 24 Jumanji at Landen-Deerfield Park
September 14 A Wrinkle in Time at 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.

June 1 Nutjob 2
July 6 Despicable Me 3
August 3 Cars 3

September 7 Coco
October 5 Boss Baby

Liberty Town Center Movies Under Moonlight

Tuesday evenings. Movies begin at dust, preceded by entertainment. Guests are invited to bring their own blankets and chairs. Movies Under Moonlight.

June 5 Beauty and the Beast
June 12 Sing
June 19 Moana
June 26 Hercules
July 3 Storks
July 10 Zootopia
July 17 The Jungle Book
July 24 The Emoji Movie
July 31 Little Mermaid
August 7 Toy Story
August 14 Paddington
August 21 Finding Dory
August 28 Lego Ninjago Movie

Anderson Park District

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

June 1 Despicable Me 3
August 24 Wonder

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

Boone County has scheduled movies on select Friday and Saturday evenings throughout the summer. Check the Parks and Recreation newsletter on the Boone County website for updates on show titles. Pre-show fun provided at 7 PM, including a bounce house and slide. Movies begin at dusk. Boone County Summer Movies.

Eden Park Cinema in the City

The Mount Adams Civic Center offers three evenings of entertainment in Eden Park this summer that will include music, concessions, raffles, and activities for the kids. Festivities begin at 7 PM. 

June 8 The Sandlot with music by Comet Bluegrass All-Stars
July 13 Elf with music by Sound Body Jazz Orchestra
August 10 Labyrinth with Jake Speed and the Freddies

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