In our opinion, one of the best ways to end a hot summer day is sprawled out on a lawn with a cold beverage in hand, watching a classic movie. But at this point in the summer as long as it’s outside, we’re into it. Here’s a list of where to catch an outdoor flick this summer in Western New York. #BuffaloisAwesome
Behind the Parkside Lodge at 44-104 Parkside Ave in Delaware Park, Buffalo
The Parkside Community Association presents “Movies in the meadow” on Friday nights starting in August. They’re showing PG movies, selling snacks and water and even have a few surprises up their sleeves. Feel free to pack goodies for the show as well.
Movies are free and start just after dusk.
August 7 – Ghostbusters
August 14 – Fantastic Mr. Fox
August 21 – North By Northwest
August 28 – Cinderella
September 4 – Interstellar
6655 S Transit Rd, South Lockport, NY
Spend your movie night at the drive-in where these troopers show films rain or shine daily. They have 4 screens, a snack bar, and Retro Movie Night every Tuesday. Sit back and enjoy double features like Minions and Inside Out, Trainwreck and The Gallows, or a vintage set like Dirty Dancing and Road House. They even do triple features on the weekends. Click here to see whats showing now!
Admission is $9 for ages 12 and up, $4 for kids 5 – 11 and free for age 4 and under. Showings start around 9 pm.
Tuesday Night Flicks @ Canalside
The Great Lawn, Canalside
This is probably the cutest way to spend a Tuesday night in Buffalo. And that’s saying a lot because Tuesday night has a lot going for it. I can’t overstate how picture perfect this event is when the weather is good. Bring a blanket and a sweatshirt (you’ll be right by the water) and a lawn chair and a cooler with snacks and bevys. Adirondack chairs are first come first serve, so good luck with that.
Tuesday Night Flicks are free and begin around 8:30 pm.
June 9 – Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) – Presented by Squeaky Wheel
June 16 – Plan 9 From Outer Space – Presented by Off Beat Cinema
June 23 – Jurassic Park
June 30 – Mission Impossible
July 7 – Despicable Me
July 14 – Moonrise Kingdom (2012)- Presented by Squeaky Wheel
July 21 – Day of the Triffids – Presented by Off Beat Cinema
July 28 – Indian in the Cupboard
Aug 4 – Up
August 11 – Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)- Presented by Squeaky Wheel
August 18 – Village of the Giants – Presented by Off Beat Cinema
August 25 – The Lego Movie
September 1 – Grand Budapest Hotel – Presented by Squeaky Wheel
2015 dates (yep, two dates this year) for Family Movie Night at Artpark are Monday August 17 where they will play Frozen Sing-A-Long and Monday August 24 when you can catch Finding Nemo. They’ll have a jumbotron screen set up in the Upper Park overlooking the Niagara River Gorge. BYOLC – bring your own lawn chair and enjoy the free flick. Light concessions will be available for purchase.
Movies are free and start around dusk.
56 W Chippewa St, Buffalo
Every Wednesday and Thursday night this summer (through September) enjoy a somewhat different kind of movie night in Bacchus’ beautiful courtyard. These outdoor flicks involve comfy chairs, table service and a nice glass of wine. Can’t say no to that.
Movies nights at Bacchus are free and start just after dusk. Reservations are required.
July 15 – The Interview
July 16 – As Good as It Gets
July 22 – There’s Something About Mary
July 23 – Crazy Stupid Love
July 29 – Super Troopers
July 30 – Date Night
August 5 – Office Space
August 6 – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
August 12 – Top Gun
August 13 – 16 Candles
August 19 – Swingers
August 20 – He’s Just Not That Into You
August 26 – Sideways
August 27 – Princess Bride
September 2 – Good Will Hunting
September 3 – Friends With Benefits
September 9 – Animal House
September 10 – Gone With the Wind
September 16 – Millers Crossing
September 17 – Chocolat
September 23 – Big Night
September 24 – Grease
These guys are open 7 days a week in the summer. With multiple screens and double features, you’ll have tons of options here. The ticket office opens at 8pm daily. Click here to see what’s playing now.
Movies are $8 for adults, $7 for Senior Citizens, $5 for ages 4 – 12 and free for 3 and under.
Every Thursday night (plus some additional Saturday nights) from now through August 27, catch free movies on Old Falls Street. Food and beverages are available for purchase and movie-goers are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. While you’re waiting for the movie to start, look for BlueCross BlueShield’s Healthy Zone Cruiser full of lawn games.
Movies are free and begin around 9 pm. Check here for weather updates.
Thursday, July 30 – Frozen Sing Along
Saturday, August 1 – Old Falls Street “Date Night” Presents Dirty Dancing
Thursday, August 6 – Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs
Thursday, August 13 – Finding Nemo
Thursday, August 20 – The Goonies
Thursday, August 27 – Toy Story
Hamlin Park, East Aurora
Every Friday night in July and August, catch a family friendly film in Hamlin Park. Bring chairs and get there early to get a nice smooth spot on the hill. Concessions are available for purchase. Remember, “it does not have to be completely dark before they show a film”.
Movies are free and begin at dusk.
July 24 – Wreck it Ralph
July 31 – Tangled
Aug 7 – Lego Movie
Aug 14 – The Incredibles
Aug 21 – Monsters University
Aug 28 – Frozen
Movies in the Park – Island Park
Island Park, Williamsville
Bring chairs, a blanket and some snacks to Island Park on August 7 and August 21 for free family movie night. The movies they’ll be showing still remain undetermined, but who cares what movie it is anyways. AmIright?
Movies are free and begin around dusk.
Chestnut Ridge Park Casino, Orchard Park
On August 21 catch Despicable Me 2 at The Ridge!
The movie is free and starts at 8:15.
Coca Cola Field, Buffalo
Take the kids to a free showing of The Lego Movie on the Buffalo Bisons’ front lawn – that’s Coca Cola Field to be exact. Either sit in the stands or on the field as you watch the movie run on the Bison’s scoreboard.
The movie is free and starts at 7pm on Thursday, August 6.
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