Guide: Outdoor movie events around Connecticut

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Are you a movie lover who is looking for something to do during the summer nights? Here is a list of different movies to watch outside at parks and beaches. While most of the events on this list are free, some may ask for a ticket price. Check the website because dates and times are subject to change.

Here are some tips before you head out:

  • Check event’s website before heading out. Some venues may cancel movie dates due to inclement weather.
  • Arrive early, parking is sometimes limited and spots may fill up fast so be sure to get there early.
  • Check event websites on what you can and cannot bring. Some venues ask for attendees not to bring lawn chairs or alcoholic beverages.

Easton Movies Under the Stars - Aspetuck Park
June 28 The Princess Bride at 8:30 p.m.
August 16 TBA at 8:30 p.m.

Fairfield Sand Jam and Family Movie Nights - Jennings Beach
June 28 The LEGO Movie 2 - The Second Part at 8:45 p.m.
July 12 Incredibles 2 at 8:45 p.m.
July 25 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World at 8:45 p.m.
August 9
Guardians of the Galaxy at 8: 30 p.m.

New London Beach Blanket Movie - Ocean Beach Park
July 2 Ralph Breaks The Internet at 9 p.m.
July 9 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse at 9:15 p.m.
July 16 The LEGO Movie 2 - The Second Part at 9:15 p.m.
July 23 Small Foot at 8:30 p.m.
July 30 The Grinch at 9 p.m.
August 6 TBA at 8:30 p.m.
August 13 TBA at 8:30 p.m.

Old Saybrook Summer Movie Nights, various locations
June 28 The Peanuts Movie - Old Saybrook Town Green at 8 p.m.
July 12 Christopher Robin - Fort Saybrook Monument Park at 8 p.m.
July 26 Mary Poppins Returns - Old Saybrook Town Green at 8 p.m.
August 9 Smallfoot - Harvey’s Beach at 8 p.m.

Southington Drive-In - 995 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike
June 22 Ralph Breaks the Internet at sunset
June 29 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade at sunset

July 6 Bohemian Rhapsody at sunset
July 13 Up at sunset
July 20 Weekend at Bernie’s at sunset
August 3 Ice Age at sunset
August 10 Lady and the Tramp at sunset
August 17 Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope at sunset
August 24 Tangled at sunset
August 31 Ferdinand at sunset
September 7 Captain Marvel at sunset

Norwalk Outdoor Movie -  Calf Pasture Beach
July 6 Paddington 2 at dusk
July 13 Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory at dusk
July 20 Incredibles 2 at dusk
July 27 Hotel Transylvania 3 at dusk
August 3 Mary Poppins at dusk
August 10 Mary Poppins Returns at dusk
August 17 Ralph Breaks The Internet at dusk
August 24 Bigfoot at dusk

Mansfield Moonlight Movies - Betsy Paterson Square
July 12 Maleficent at dusk
July 26 The Little Mermaid at dusk
August 2 Coco at dusk
August 9 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone at dusk
August 16 Captain America: The First Avenger at dusk

Newtown - Newtown Park
July 13 Movie TBD at dusk. Activities start at 7 p.m.
August 10 Movie TBD at dusk. Activities start at 7 p.m.

Stamford Downtown Monday Night Movies - Latham Park
July 15 Liar Liar at 8:30 p.m.
July 22 Clueless 8:30 p.m.
August 5 Bohemian Rhapsody: Sing Along 8:30 p.m.

Hartford Sunset Screenings - various locations
July 26 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - Charter Oak Landing at 8 p.m.
August 23 Avengers: Infinity War - Mortensen Riverfront Plaza at 8 p.m.

Middletown Flick N' Float Movie Night - Veteran's Pool at Veterans Park
August 17 Sing at 7:30 p.m.

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