FFTC’s Guide to Free and Cheap Summer Movies

Summer movies in the park are a classic choice to enjoy together — especially outside where they are free! And for an indoor option to beat the summer heat, movie theaters with free or bargained price summer programs are also scattered around the Twin Cities.


Starts 6/1/18:: St Paul Movies in the Park

Starts 6/4/18: Minneapolis Movies in the Parks

Starts 6/13/18: Movie Nights | Target Field Station, Minneapolis | 7pm | Select dates through 8/22/18

Starts 6/19/18: Movies at the Commons | Minneapolis | 7pm | Select dates through 8/16/18. Note that all selections may not be appropriate for young children and alcohol is allowed in the park.

Starts 8/15/18: Silverwood OnStage – Silver Screen | Silverwood Park, St Anthony | Select Wednesdays, 8:20-10pm | A live concert and outdoor movie at dusk.


Starts 6/12/18: Tuesday Night Movies | Boerboom Park, Osseo | Select Tuesdays through August. Arrive early for music and farmers market.

Starts 7/13/18: Movies at Sunset | Town Green, Maple Grove | Ongoing Fridays thru 8/31/18

8/17/18:  Movie on the Barn | Eidem Homestead, Brooklyn Park | Gates open 8pm, movie at dusk


5/25/18: Movie in the Park: The Lion King | Sand Creek Park, Cottage Grove | Activities begin at 6:30pm, movie to follow at 8:30pm

Starts 6/8/18: Friday Night Flicks on the Bricks | Nicollet Commons Park, Burnsville | 2nd/4th Friday of the month thru 8/24/18, show begins at dusk

Starts 6/8/18: Moonlight Movies | Bloomington | Ongoing select Sat/Sun thru 8/17/18, 9pm

6/9/18: Free Movies in the Park: LEGO Batman Movie | Central Park, Rosemount | 9pm – also held 7/14/18 & 8/11/18.

6/16/18: Big Fun Day & Movie in the Park | Huber Park, Shakopee | 5-8pm, movie at sunset – movies also held 7/21/18 & 8/25/18.

6/26/18: Outdoor Movie: Ferdinand | Inver Grove Heights Community Center | Pre-show activities, movie to follow at 9:15pm

7/18/18 & 8/16/18: Movies on the Hill | Hyland Hills Ski Area, Bloomington | 6-10:30pm | Live music, lawn games & the movie at dusk.


Starts 6/14/18: Starlight Cinema Outdoor Movie Series | Ojibway Park, Woodbury | Pre-show activities begin at 7pm, movie starts at dusk (dates to follow thru 8/9/18).

Starts 7/10/18: Stillwater Summer Tuesdays | Lowell Park, Stillwater | Ongoing Tuesdays thru 8/21/18, movies at dusk following local market & music

8/14/18: Movie at the Farm: Coco | Bruentrup Heritage Farm, Maplewood | 5:30-7:30pm | Petting zoo, lawn games and a movie in the barn at 6:30pm.


Starts 6/7/18: Edina Movies in the Park | Centennial Lake Park | Ongoing Thurs thru 8/30/18, sunset

Starts 6/22/18: New Hope Movies in the Park | Civic Center Park | 9:15pm – also held 7/13/18 & 8/24/18

8/10/18: Golden Valley Movies in the Park | 8:30pm, also held 8/24/18.

Starts 8/3/18: Eden Prairie Movies in the Park: Coco | Staring Lake Amphitheater | Ongoing Fri thru 8/17/18.

Starts 8/8/18: Minnetonka Movies in the Park | Civic Center Amp | Wed thru 8/23/18, 7pm

Summer Movies in the Theater

TwinCities Cheap Flicks

Riverview Theater | Minneapolis | Ongoing $2 matinees with daily family-friendly options

Starts 6/12/18: Kids Summer Movie Escape | CMX Cinemas – Mall of America & Burnsville | Ongoing Tues-Thurs, doors open at 9:30. Note: Call ahead first to make sure this promotion is still available.

Starts 6/13/18: AMC Summer Movie Camp | Apple Valley | Mon, 10am, thru 8/8/18 | $4 plus tax deal for ticket, popcorn & drink.

Starts 6/12/18: Paragon Theaters Free Summer Movies | Burnsville Odyssey | Tues-Thurs thru 8/9/18

Starts 6/13/18: Emagine Free for Kids Summer Film Series | Locations: Delano, East Bethel, Lakeville, Monticello, Rogers, Waconia & Willow Creek | Wed & Thurs, 10am thru 8/16/18 ($2 tickets plus get a small combo for $5)

Find movie ratings and short reviews: Family Movie Night; Quick Reviews and Parental Guidance.


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