Comprehensive Summer Movie Guide - Birmingham 2017

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, 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.

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 21: Jumanji
  • Sept 27: Father of the Bride

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 2: SING
  • June 9: Moana
  • June 16: The Secret Life of Pets
  • June 23: The BFG
  • June 30: The LEGO Batman Movie
  • July 7: The Jungle Book (2016)
  • July 14: Finding Dory
  • July 21: Trolls
  • July 28: Rain Date

Free Movies in Black Creek Park – Black Creek Park, Fultondale, AL
Free movies on Fridays in the summer through July at 8pm. Hot dogs, cokes, and other concessions will be sold at the park. (map)

  • June 16: SING
  • June 23: Fantastic Beasts
  • June 30: LEGO Batman: Back in Black
  • July 14: Moana
  • July 21: Finding Dory
  • July 28: Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

Helena Sundown Cinemas – Buck Creek Amphitheatre
Friday Night free movies start around 8pm. The concession stand will be open for purchases of food, snacks, popcorn, and drinks. No outside food/drink allowed. (map)

  • June 2: Moana
  • Aug 4: SING

Iron City Cinema – Iron City Birmingham
Iron City transforms the venue into a super sensory movie viewing experience with concert lighting to complement the action of the movie, and booming sound so you'll feel like you're part of the film! Each Iron City Cinema movie screening will be complete with all your favorite movie theater concessions and our 240 square foot projection screen, admission is free so there’s no reason to miss out! The fully stocked bar will be up and running. Free. Kid Friendly. Wednesdays, 7pm-10pm (map)

  • June 14: Guardians of the Galaxy (Volume 1)
  • June 28: SING

Movies at Avondale/Crestwood Park
Free Movies in Avondale Park and 2 in Crestwood Park. Some events will have performances before the movie. Movies will start around 8:00pm. Don’t forget a blanket and snacks or dinner. (map)

  • Tues, June 6: Moana
  • Sun, June 11: SING (with Bham Zoo, 5pm)
  • Tues, June 13: Willy Wonka (Steel City Men’s Chorus will perform before movie)
  • Tues, June 20: Space Jam
  • Tues, June 27: E.T. (Crestwood Park)
  • Sun, July 9: Hook (Crestwood Park)

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 9: Sing
  • June 23: The Jungle Book
  • July 7: Soul Surfer
  • July 21: A Dog’s Purpose

Mt. Laurel Movie Nights – Bryson Square
Films start at dusk. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and spread out along Bryson Square to watch the films on a giant 16’ screen! Thursdays. (map)

  • May 25: Beauty & The Beast (1991)
  • June 22: The Secret Life of Pets
  • July 27: Finding Dory

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

  • May 30-June 1: Ice Age: Collision Course / Peanuts Movie
  • June 6-8: Mr. Peabody & Sherman / Rio 2
  • June 13-15: Megamind / Sandlot
  • June 20-22: Chronicles of Narnia / Trolls
  • June 27-29: Home / Kung Fu Panda 3
  • July 4-6: The Croods / Curious George
  • July 11-13: How to Train Your Dragon 2 / Minions
  • July 18-20: Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Road Chip / Secret Life of Pets
  • July 25-27: Turbo / SING
  • Aug 1-3: Epic / Horton Hears A Who


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.


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 30-31: The Secret Life of Pets
  • June 6-7: The LEGO Movie
  • June 13-14: The LEGO Batman Movie
  • June 20-21: Storks
  • June 27-28: The Iron Giant
  • July 11-12: The Angry Birds Movie
  • July 18-19: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  • July 25-26: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
  • Aug 1-2: Hotel Transylvania 2

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

  • June 6-7: Kung Fu Panda 3 / Ice Age: Collision Course
  • June 13-14: Trolls / Alvin & The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
  • June 20-21: Monster Trucks / Penguins of Madagascar
  • June 27-28: Rio 2 / Boxtrolls
  • July 4-5: The Secret Life of Pets / SING
  • July 11-12: Kubo and the Two Strings / Ratchet and Clank
  • July 18-19: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water / The Adventures of Tintin
  • July 25-26: Happy Feet Two / Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

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. $5 adults (over 12) / $3 kids (12 & under) / kids 2 and under are free. Tickets sold at the door. Thursdays in July. (map)

  • July 6: Finding Nemo
  • July 13: Beauty & The Beast (1991)
  • July 20: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
  • July 27: The Little Mermaid

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



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