Post updated for 2019
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!
Each participating theater shows the same movie on Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:00 am. Admission is $1 per person.
Enjoy a family-friendly movie in a local Portland park for FREE (bring your 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 and start Friday July 6th, 2018.
On five 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 with pre-movie entertainment starting at 7 PM.
Voting is open now. See movie selections and cast your vote here.
Did you know that other Portland-area communities host free outdoor family-friendly movies?
Beaverton — Flicks by the Fountain (August)
Gresham — Pictures in the Park (August, not updated as of posting time for 2019)
Clackamas (Milwaukie & Happy Valley)– Movies in the Park (July-August)
Lake Oswego — Movies in the Park (July-August)
Salem — Movies in the Park (July-August)
Sandy — Starlight Cinema (July – 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 (July – August)
Don’t forget to visit the 99W Drive-In Theater in Newberg, one of the last drive-in movie theaters in the area. If you live closer to Milton-Freewater, they also have an excellent family-friendly drive-in theater!
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
Portland Staycation Ideas — Tons of ways to enjoy Portland this summer
For even more Portland-area fun with kids:
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