Once again, several Charlotte area locations are showing free outdoor movies this summer. They’re mostly in parks and start when it gets dark. Get there early, though, so you can get a good spot for your blanket and to participate in pre-show activities.
Some of these summer movie series offer games, bounce houses and activities like face-painting before the shows.
These movies are a great way to relax outside with your kids as the evening (hopefully) cools off. Follow each link for details and movie schedule. This schedule is for 2019.
Scroll down because there are some movies series for adults too, at the bottom of the list.
You’ll also find the outdoor movies, organized by date.
This list will definitely grow, as many movies series have not been announced yet. Know of others? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll try to get them added to the list.
Harrisburg’s Movies in the Park
May 3rd: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
May 31st: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Ayrsley Movies on the Lawn
Ayrsley, 9224 Kings Parade Blvd.
June 27th: The Sandlot
July 25th: Marry Poppins Returns
August 22nd: Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone
Kannapolis Summer Entertainment Series
Village Park, 700 West C Street, Kannapolis
May 24: Incredibles 2
June 7: Sandlot
June 21: Jumanji
July 12: Secret Life of Pets
July 26: Hotel Transylvania 3
August 2: Bumblebee
Crooked Creek Park, 5900 Oakwood Lane, Indian Trail
Crossing Paths Park, 120 Blythe Drive, Indian Trail
Activities, including face painting, bounce houses, and more, start at 6 p.m. and movies start at dusk
May 24 (Crossing Paths Park): Ralph Breaks the Internet
August 23 (Crooked Creek Park): Monsters, Inc.
September 27 (Crossing Paths Park): Mulan
Movie Nights at Seventh & Tryon
7th and Tryon Streets (406 N. Tryon Street)
May 25th: Back to the Future
June 22nd: The Goonies
July 27th: Jurassic Park
August 17th: Jumanji
City of Belmont Movies in the Park
Stowe Park, 24 South Main Street Belmont
9 p.m. unless otherwise noted
2nd Saturday from May to September, with a special Halloween feature in October
May 11: TBA
June 8: TBA
July 13: TBA
August 10: TBA
September 14 (8 p.m.): TBA
October 19 (7 p.m.): TBA
Pineville Rockin’ and Reelin’
Part of Pineville’s summer entertainment program. Before the movies, which start at dusk, there will be pre-show entertainment.
Pineville Lake Park, 1000 Johnston Drive, Pineville
Friday, June 21: A Dog’s Way Home
Friday, July 26: Mary Poppins Returns
Movies in the Park in Huntersville
Veterans Park, Main and Maxwell Streets, Huntersville
Thursday, April 18: Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse
Thursday, June 27: SmallFoot
Thursday, July 25: Ralph Breaks the Internet
Thursday, August 22: Lego Movie 2
Friday, October 25: Hocus Pocus
Music and Movies on the Green
Promenade on Providence, 10822 Providence Rd
This is primarily a music series, but there are a few kids’ movies in the mix:
June 21: Despicable Me 3
September 20: The Incredibles 2
Movies Under the Stars at Charlotte Premium Outlets
Charlotte Premium Outlets
4304 New Fashion Way
Charlotte Premium Outlets usually shows a few movies throughout the spring, summer and fall. They’ve announced one on June 29th (rescheduled from May 4th) at 6:30 p.m. It’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, with lots of kids’ activities first, including face painting, music, trivia, balloon twisting and more.
Outdoor Movies for Adults
Whitewater Film Series
Fridays April 5, April 12, April 19
Adventure-themed movies. They start at dusk. Might not all be appropriate for kids.