FREE or cheap summer movies in the Portland Metro area

by Angela Davis on June 16, 2014

FREE and inexpensive movies in Oregon & SW Washingotn: A huge list of theater deals and free movies in area parks!

FREE Summer Movies

Looking for an inexpensive activity for your kids and grandkids? Check out our area’s family-friendly movie programs at local theaters and free outdoor movie events!


Regal Summer Movie Express

Each participating theater shows the same movie on Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:00 am. Admission is $1 per person. Find the list of movies here.

Oregon theaters: Albany, Bend, Eugene, Gresham, Hillsboro, Oregon City, Portland, Salem, Sherwood, Tigard, and Wilsonville

Washington: Auburn, Bellevue, Bellingham, Bonney Lake, Everett, Kennewick, Lacey, Lakewood, Lynnwood, Marysville, Poulsbo, Puyallup, Renton, Seattle, Spokane Valley, Vancouver

Get a list of specific theaters here.


Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse

Each participating theater shows a movie on Tuesday morning. Admission is $1 per person or 10 films for $5 if purchased in advance. Find the list of movies here.

Oregon theaters: Medford, Portland, Clackamas, Springfield

Washington: Federal Way, Olympia

Get a list of specific theaters here.


Portland Summer Free for All: Movies in the Park

Enjoy a family-friendly movie in a local Portland park for FREE (bring you own snacks, chairs, and blankets). Pre-movie entertainment begins at 6:30pm, including live performances by local musicians and free popcorn. Movies begin at dusk.

Find dates, movies, and park locations here.


Pioneer Courthouse Square Flicks on the Bricks

On four Friday evenings in July and August, the Square will be transformed into Portland’s largest outdoor movie theater for the entire community to enjoy! Movies begin at dusk. Movies will be Ghostbusters, The Princess Bride, Jurassic Park, and Frozen.

Did you know that other Portland-are communities host free outdoor family-friendly movies?

Beaverton — Flicks by the Fountain (August)

Gresham — Pictures in the Park (August)

Camas — Concerts and Movies in the Park at Crown Park (July-August)

Clackamas (Milwaukie & Happy Valley)– Movies in the Park (June-August)

Lake Oswego — Movies in the Park (July-August)

Oregon City — Summer Movies in the Park (August)

Salem — Movies in the Park (July-August)

Sandy — Starlight Cinema (August)

West Linn — Movies in the Parks (July-August)

Wilsonville — Movies in the Park at Memorial Park (July-August)

Vancouver — Free Friday Movies in the Park (August)

Don’t forget to visit the 99W Drive-In Theater in Newberg, one of the last drive-in movie theaters in the area.

Looking for more Pacific Northwest fun? Check out these resources:

The Ultimate Guide to Portland Family Fun — A gigantic list of affordable, family-friendly activities, events, and attractions in Portland

Pacific Northwest Summer Fairs & Festivals — A huge list of Oregon and Washington fairs, festivals, and special summer events

Summer Reading Programs for kids — A comprehensive list of summer reading programs in Oregon and Washington

Portland Staycation Ideas — Tons of ways to enjoy Portland this summer

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Jodi D. June 24, 2014 at 9:14 am

I live in Eastern Oregon, and Milton Freewater has a drive in movie theater. They are open seasonally. It’s on a farm. And our local theater in town is having a once a week summer movie for 3 dollars a child. So people, google your local theater and see if they are having a similar thing that isn’t listed here. Also the libraries have more activities during the summer.


Lentil June 18, 2014 at 5:18 pm

The link for the Cinemark movies is broken (it goes to the Regal list.)
Also I think the Cinemark movies are on Thursdays, not Tuesdays? I only have a flyer for Eastport, not the other theaters, but they are on Thursdays at 10 AM at Eastport.


wynter June 21, 2013 at 10:43 pm

Also, many larger McMenamins venues offer movies on the lawn at dusk. Specifically, the grand lodge. Check their website/facebook for more info/details


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