Al Fresco, Free Summer Movie Night in in Mid-Atlantic: Baltimore City to Bethesda to Dewey Beach & Ocean City, MD

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Grab your family, blanket and pack some food and picnic under the stars this Summer at a number of fabulous venues from Federal Hill to Fells Point to Little Italy. Headed to the Eastern Shore Beaches? We have found more delightful free movies night opportunities Be sure, whereever you travel to support local businesses! Buy from the local restaurants and vendors.


MONDAYS:  Dewey Beach, Deleware is in the action with a free movie night:

Mondays at 8:30 pm:
Where: On the beach at Dagsworthy Street in Dewey Beach.

  • 6/15/2015 - An American Tail
  • 6/22/2015 - The Lego Movie
  • 6/29/2015 - The Box Trolls
  • 7/6/2015 - Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
  • 7/13/2015 - The Little Rascals
  • 7/20/2015 - Big Hero 6
  • 7/27/2015 - The Goonies
  • 8/3/2015 - Annie (2014)
  • 8/10/2015 - Jumanji
  • 8/17/2015 - Maleficent
  • 8/24/2015 - Muppets Most Wanted


When: Dusk on Wednesday evenings starting in July and running through the end of August.

For eight consecutive Wednesdays, The Sound Garden will be showing an awesome lineup of movies at dusk on the end of the Broadway Pier!  Check out the the line-up below!

7/08: Kingsman: The Secret Service
7/15: Gone Girl
7/22: The Babadook
7/29: Guardians Of The Galaxy
8/05: Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
8/12: Whiplash
8/19: 22 Jump Street
8/26: St. Vincent !

Films on Pier seen left, source: Facebook Page.


Venturing East? Ocean City Maryland is hosting free movie nights at the world famous CAROUSEL HOTEL-you know the only hotel in the world located on the beach and housing an ice skating rink!

Wednesdays, June 03 - August 26, 2015

When: 8:30 pm

Where: Carousel Hotel, 118th Street--Oceanside North Ocean City (91st - 146th)

June 3 - Blended

June 10 - Big Hero 6

June 17 - Muppets Most Wanted

June 24 - Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

July 1 - Into the Woods

July 8 - Maleficent

July 15 - Dolphin Tale 2

July 22 - Planes - Fire & Rescue

July 29 - The Box Trolls

August 5 - Annie (2014)

August 12 - Cinderella (2015)

August 19 - Frozen

August 26 - Guardians of the Galaxy

Photo Courtesy: Lindy Kosydar @ The Carousel Hotel


Thursdays: FLICKS on the Hill-Federal Hill Park:

When: Thursdays, July 9–August 27
Time: 9pm
, AVAM Open & FREE 5-9pm Flick Nights

Flicks from the Hill Photo credit: Nick Prevas

List of Movies:

The museum is open & FREE between 5 and 9pm on Flicks nights at 800 Key Highway, Baltimore Inner Harbor, MD 21230 (Map). Might we suggest you sip and nibble and take out at SIP KITCHEN & Wine Bar across from AVAM in Ritz Carlton: or a local Federal Hill spot to package and take up to the park.

The Hughes Family Outdoor Theater features seating for 1000+ on the natural amphitheater formed by Federal Hill; a 30-foot wide screen held from above by Adam Kurtzman's Giant Golden Hand; a twinkling view of the city; and an amazing, all-ages, community experience. AVAM's #Flicks series was listed by Travel + Leisure Magazine as one of the "World's Best Free Things," and won City Paper's 2014 Best of Baltimore award for "Best Rain or Shine Event."


In the event of nasty weather, the show of the Flicks will be moved inside to the 3rd floor. AVAM officials will announce the change  via Facebook ( and Twitter (@TheAVAM) channels. Chairs will be available for the indoor screenings or you can bring your own blanket. Restrooms on each floor. No pets allowed inside.



FREE! Friday evenings through July & August

 Where:  Corner of High & Stiles Streets
 When: Live music begins 7:00 pm, Movies begin 9:00 pm
 FREE POPCORN, a nice touch!


One of Little Italy’s more popular events, sponsored by the Original Little Italy Restaurant Association, the Open Air Film Fest has thrived since 1999. Movies are projected onto the outside wall of Ciao Bella Restaurant in the Da Mimmo Ristorante parking lot from a row home across the street. Folks arrive early to set up lawn chairs, listen to live entertainment, stroll the neighborhood and eat at one of Little Italy's many restaurants.

A bit of history: Instrumental in allowing this event to be created was the late "Mr. John" Pente who died in 2011, at age 100. He allowed a movie projector to be set up in his third floor bedroom window. His nephew, the late Ray Lancelotta who died in 2014, had then purchased the home and generously continued the Film Fest tradition. For 2015, the Lancelotta family continues to supportst the Film Fest.


The Lineup:






Bethesda, Maryland's 10th Annual Summer Movie Week hosts movies for 5 consecutive days July 21-25, 2015.

Where: Bethesda's Woodmont Triangle, Corner of Norfolk & Auburn Avenues

When: 9pm at the corner of Norfolk and Auburn Avenues

Cost: Free

July 21: Sixteen Candles
July 22: Chef
July 23: The Hunger Games:
Mockingjay, Part I
July 24: Mrs. Doubtfire
July 25: Imitation Game

Show times begin at 9pm.
Bring you own seat as only a limited number of chairs will be provided.


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