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. For year-round cheap flicks: Twin Cities Cheap Flicks.

Lake Harriet Park Movie Night

Please note, many of these events are already or likely to be cancelled. We are doing our best to keep up with the schedules, but they change quickly. All June movies have been cancelled with the except of the following event:

Drive-In Movie Showing of “Onward” June 4

A FREE drive-in movie experience in the Burnsville Ice Center parking lot. FREE popcorn will be provided by Emagine Theatres. 8-11pm.

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FREE SUMMER MOVIES – CENTRAL METRO

St Paul Movies in the Park (June 13, 2019)

Minneapolis Movies in the Parks (June 4, 2019) CANCELLED FOR 2020

Monday Movie Nights | Target Field Station, Minneapolis
Select dates, 7pm. (June 10-July 29, 2019)

Movies at the Commons | Minneapolis
Select dates through mid-August. Note that all selections may not be appropriate for young children and alcohol is allowed in the park. 7pm. (Mid-June, 2019)

FREE SUMMER MOVIES – NORTH METRO

BROOKLYN PARK: Movie on the Barn | Eidem Homestead, Brooklyn Park
Aug 14, 2020. Gates open 8pm, movie at dusk.

MAPLE GROVE: Movies at Sunset | Town Green, Maple Grove
Ongoing Fridays. JUNE & JULY MOVIES CANCELLED FOR 2020.

NEW BRIGHTON: Night at the Movies | Townsend Park
June – September dates, 2020, at dusk.

OSSEO: Tuesday Night Music & Movies | Boerboom Park
Select Tuesdays through August. Arrive early for music and farmers market. Concerts at 7pm, movies at dusk. (Starts June 11, 2019)

FREE SUMMER MOVIES – SOUTH METRO

BLOOMINGTON: Movies on the Hill | Hyland Hills Ski Area
Live music, lawn games & the movie at dusk. Once/month, 6-10:30pm. (May 17-Sept 13, 2019.)

Friday Night Live – Some Friday features will includes movies in parks across Bloomington. June 12-August 21, 2020, 9pm. PARK EVENTS DELAYED UNTIL JULY 1

BURNSVILLE: Friday Night Flicks on the Bricks | Nicollet Commons Park
Burnsville’s free summer movies are shown 2nd/4th Friday of the month. Show begins at dusk. 

COTTAGE GROVE: Movie in the Park | Sand Creek Park
Movie begins at 8:30pm. (May 24, 2019)

FARMINGTON: Movie in the Park | Lake Julia Park
Movie at dusk. (July 26, 2019)

ROSEMOUNT: Movies in the Park | Central Park
Movies screened June 13, July 11 & Aug 8, 2020. Dusk.

SHAKOPEE: Movie in the Park | Huber Park
Aug 15, 2020. Sunset.

FREE SUMMER MOVIES – EAST METRO

MAPLEWOOD: Movie Nights at the Farm | Bruentrup Heritage Farm
June 16 (rescheduled to Sept) & Aug 11, 2020.

STILLWATER: Stillwater Summer Tuesdays | Lowell Park
Movies at dusk following local market & music. Ongoing, July 21-Aug 11, 2020.

WOODBURY: Starlight Cinema Outdoor Movie Series | Lake Middle School
Pre-show activities begin at 7pm, movie starts at dusk. Select Thursdays, June 11-Aug 6, 2020.

FREE SUMMER MOVIES – WEST METRO

EDEN PRAIRIE: Eden Prairie Movies in the Park | Staring Lake Amphitheater
(Ongoing Fri Aug 2-16, 2019)

EDINA: Edina Movies in the Park | Centennial Lake Park
(Ongoing Thurs June 6-Aug 2019, sunset.) JUNE 2020 EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED

MINNETONKA: Minnetonka Movies in the Park | Civic Center Amp
Thurs, Aug 8-23, 2019, 7pm.

NEW HOPE: New Hope Movies in the Park | Northwood Park
June 19, July 24 & Aug 21, 2020. 9:15pm.

RICHFIELD: Movies in the Park | Richfield’s Veterans Park
Aug 8 & 22, 2020, dusk. CANCELLED FOR 2020


CHEAP SUMMER MOVIES IN THE THEATER

TwinCities Cheap Flicks

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

CHEAP SUMMER MOVIES AT THE DRIVE-IN

Vali-Hi Drive-In: Minnesota’s last surviving drive-in movie theater is a treat on a summer evening. Concessions are inexpensive – or BYO treats. And kids 6-12 pay just a BUCK to get in! 3 movies play nightly starting at dusk. $9.50/adults

 

Get inspired with our huge list of summer activities!

2019 FREE SUMMER MOVIES IN THE THEATER

AMC Summer Movie Camp | Apple Valley
$4 plus tax deal for ticket, popcorn & drink. Ongoing Wed, June 5-July 31, 2019.

Paragon Theaters Free Summer Movies | Burnsville Odyssey
Tues-Thurs. Starts June 11, 2019.

Emagine Free for Kids Summer Film Series | Locations: Delano, East Bethel, Lakeville, Monticello, Rogers, Waconia & Willow Creek
Starts June 12, 2019. Wed & Thurs, 10am ($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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