Comprehensive Summer Movie Guide - Birmingham 2018

For your summer viewing pleasure...



Here it is: every single free and cheap outdoor movie and indoor screening in the Birmingham and surrounding areas this summer, all on one site! It doesn’t get much better than a FREE (or cheap), family-friendly flick under the stars. (Don’t worry: we’ll be updating it all summer as more get added/changed, so be sure to bookmark this). Did we mention a lot of them are free? Because a lot of them are free.

First, here are the FREE movies:



Flicks Among the Flowers – Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Free Wednesday night movie, cash bar, and movie themed food available for purchase. Don’t forget your blanket and snacks if you’d like. FREE ($5 suggested donation). Kid Friendly. No Pets. Wednesdays. Movies at 8pm, gates open at 6pm. (map)

  • June 6: Hitch
  • July 18: Jaws

Free Friday Flicks – Veterans Park in Hoover
Free movies begin dusk/8:00pm-ish. Starting at 6:30pm, visit local vendors, Little Caesar's, and a free kid zone with face painting, a moon bounce, and balloon art. (map)

  • June 1: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • June 8: Wonder
  • June 15: Beauty and the Beast (2017)
  • June 22: Peter Rabbit
  • June 29: Despicable Me 3
  • July 6: Paddington 2
  • July 13: Ferdinand
  • July 20: Coco
  • July 27: rain/make up date

Free Movies in Black Creek Park – Black Creek Park, Fultondale, AL
Free movies on Fridays in the summer through July at 7pm. Hot dogs, cokes, and other concessions will be sold at the park. (map)

  • June 5: Jumanji (Tuesday bc June 1 was rained out)
  • July 13: Beauty and the Beast (2017)
  • Aug 3: Paddington 2

Movies in the Park – Alabaster Veteran’s Park
Free movies that starts at dusk/8:00pm-ish. Bring chairs, blankets, and snacks. Local vendors will also be selling food. Fridays. (map)

  • June 8: The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature
  • June 22: The Star
  • July 6: Wonder
  • July 20: Cars 3

The Edge 12 – Free Summer Movies Series Birmingham
Shows every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 10am. Doors open at 9am. FREE (map)

  • June 5-7: Smurfs: The Lost Village / The Croods
  • June 12-14: The Emoji Movie / Turbo
  • June 19-21: The Angry Birds Movie / Mr. Peabody & Sherman
  • June 26-28: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 / The Boss Baby
  • July 3-5: Despicable Me / Home
  • July 10-12: Despicable Me 2 / Trolls
  • July 17-19: Despicable Me 3 / Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
  • July 24-26: Minions / Kung Fu Panda 3
  • July31-Aug2: The Secret Life of Pets / Ferdinand
  • Aug 7-9: Sing / Prince of Egypt

FREE Movies at your local Public Library Times and dates vary.


Nearly FREE



If you don’t want the kiddos staying up too late, check out some of these nearly free kids’ movies showing at a theater near you! Also, don’t think you have to have kids to go and enjoy these movies. All are welcome.

The Alabama Theatre – Throwback Thursday Kids Club
Features classic children’s movies and family entertainment! Activities start at 9:00am and movie starts at 10:00am and sing along with the Mighty Wurlitzer. $5 adults (over 12) / $3 kids (12 & under) / kids 2 and under are free. Tickets sold at the door. Thursdays in July. (map)

  • July 12: Mulan
  • July 19: The Jungle Book
  • July 26: The Lion King

Amstar Cinemas – Alabaster Summer Kids Flicks
Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:00am. Admission is $4 per person and the price INCLUDES the movie, a kid’s drink, and a popcorn. Box office opens at 9:30 and seating is limited. (map)

  • May 29-30: Trolls
  • June 5-6: Ferdinand
  • June 12-13: The Boss Baby
  • June 19-20: Kung Fu Panda 3
  • June 26-27: Home
  • July 10-11: Paddington 2
  • July 17-18: The Lego Movie
  • July 24-25: Storks
  • July 31-Aug1: Sing

Regal Trussville – Summer Movie Express
Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10am. Admission is $1. Each week both movies play on both days. (map)

  • June 5-6: The Iron Giant / Curious George
  • June 12-13: Despicable Me / Ice Age: Collision Course
  • June 19-20: Storks / Mr. Peabody & Sherman
  • June 26-27: Despicable Me 2 / How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • July 3-4: The Lego Movie / Alvin and the Chipmunks
  • July 10-11: Sing / The Peanuts Movie
  • July 17-18: The Lego Ninjago Movie / Ferdinand
  • July 24-25: The Secret Life of Pets / Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
  • July 31-Aug1: The Lego Batman Movie / Trolls

Russell Eating Popcorn.



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