Owen Wilson, Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay in “Wonder.” (Lionsgate)
Photo: Lionsgate
Photo: Lionsgate

2019 guide to free outdoor movies in metro Atlanta

Cities and counties throughout metro area are celebrating the arrival of summer by offering free, public movie screenings under the stars. The screenings generally begin at dusk between 8-8:45 p.m. and feature a range of films from recent releases such as the award winning “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” to classics like the perennial favorite, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”

Some events allow attendees to bring picnic lunches while others will have food vendors on-site. There will be pre-show events at some of the screenings including family-friendly concerts and games for kids.

Before attending, be sure to check for any restrictions on food, alcohol, containers and pets as well as possible weather cancellations. And remember that all dates, locations and yes, even the movies, are subject to change.


Movies in the Park, Ameris Bank Amphitheater, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta

May 31: “Incredibles 2”

Sept. 6: Movie TBA


Movies in the District, 1371 Market St. at District Avenue, Atlanta (park near green stairwell 11 for closest access)

May 30: “Moana”

June 6: “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

June 13: “Shrek”

June 20: “The Karate Kid” (1984)

June 27: “Beauty and the Beast” (1991)


Movie Under the Stars on the Green, Braselton Town Green, 9924 Davis St., Braselton

May 18: “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part”

June 15: “Mary Poppins Returns”

July 20: TBA

Aug. 17: “How to Train Your Dragon 3”

Sept. 14: TBA

Oct. 19: TBA


Movies Under the Stars, Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive, Buford

June 1: “Incredibles 2”

June 8: “Smallfoot”

June 15: “Bumblebee”

June 22: “Despicable Me 3”

July 4: “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part”

July 13: “Ralph Breaks the Internet”

July 20: “Aquaman”

July 27: “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”


Candler Park Movie Night, 1500 McLendon Ave., Atlanta (at the pool house)

May 18: “Mary Poppins Returns”

Aug. 17: “Ralph Breaks the Internet”

Sept. 7: “Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse”


Movies in the Park, Brown Park in Downtown Canton, 251 E. Marietta St., Canton

June 8: “Ralph Breaks the Internet”

July 6: “Smallfoot”


Movies Under the Stars, locations listed below

June 1: “Incredibles 2,” Flat Shoals Park, 1915 Flat Shoals Road, Riverdale

July 20: “Aquaman,” Rum Creek Park, 1303 Government Circle, Jonesboro

Aug. 3: “How to Train Your Dragon 3,” Morrow Lake City Park, 5555 North Lake Drive, Lake City

Aug. 17: “Dumplin,” Lee Street Park, 155 Lee St., Jonesboro

Sept. 7: “Captain Marvel,” Gerald Matthews Park, 1935 McDonough Road, Hampton


Movies in the Park, Vickery Village Green next to The Chill Hill (off of Post Road), 5860 S Vickery St., Cumming

May 28: “Incredibles 2”

June 11: “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part”

June 25: “Aquaman”

July 9: “Captain Marvel”

July 23: “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”


B98.5 B at the Movies, Veterans Memorial Park, 240 Constitution Blvd., Dallas

June 15: “Ralph Breaks the Internet”


Movies in the Park, locations below

June 7: “Smallfoot,” War Hill Park, 4081 War Hill Park Road, Dawsonville

Aug. 9: TBA, Veteran’s Park, 86 Recreation Road, Dawsonville


Flicks on the Bricks, Duluth Town Green, 3142 Hill St. NW, Duluth

June 7: “Wonder”

July 5: “Aquaman”

Aug. 2: “Incredibles 2”


B98.5 B at the Movies, Brook Run Park, 4770 N. Peachtree Road, Dunwoody

June 22: “Ralph Breaks the Internet”

July 27: “How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”

Dec. 7: Holiday feature TBA


Movies at Newtown Park, 3150 Old Alabama Road, John’s Creek

June 8: TBA

July 13: TBA

Aug. 10: TBA


Outdoor Movie Series, Swift-Cantrell Park, 3140 Old 41 Highway NW, Kennesaw

May 18: “Mary Poppins Returns”

June 1: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

July 27: “Captain Marvel”


Movies on the Lawn, Lawrenceville Lawn, 147 Luckie St., Lawrenceville

June 7: “Wreck it Ralph”

July 19: “A Dog’s Way Home”

Aug. 17: “Dumbo” at Collins Hill Park , 2225 Collins Hill Road, Lawrenceville


Movies on the Square, 5 Griffin St., McDonough

June 1: “Mary Poppins Returns”

July 13: “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part”


B98.5 B at the Movies, Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road, Roswell

May 25: “Incredibles 2”

Aug. 10: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Oct. 26: TBA


Not Just a Movie Series, locations listed below

June 29: “Hotel Transylvania,” Veterans Memorial, 2800 King St., Smyrna

July 27 : “RV,” Brinkley Park, 1270 Hunter St., Smyrna


South Fulton Summer first Friday film series, Creel Park, 2775 Creel Rd, College Park

July 5: “Whose Streets?”

Aug. 2: “Boyz in The Hood”


Movies Under the Stars, Suwanee Town Center Park, 330 Town Center Ave., Suwanee 

(double features beginning at 7 and 8:45 p.m)

June 1: “Ralph Breaks the Internet” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Aug. 3: “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” and “Captain Marvel”

Sept. 7: “Dumbo” and “The Greatest Showman”


Movies in the Park, Northside Hospital Cherokee Amphitheater, 101 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock

May 25: “Incredibles 2”

June 15: “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”

July 20: “Captain Marvel”

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