Free Summer Movies in Cincinnati {2023}

If you’re looking for some free summer fun, take a look at this list of Free Summer Movies in Cincinnati for 2023.

From family friendly movies to adult nights out, there’s something for everyone!

Last updated: 6-19-2023

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Deerfield Township has their “Movies in the Park” happening this summer. Look for movie titles such as:
June 23: Toy Story
July 28: Jumanji
September 22: Monsters University
All movies begin at dusk. They are hosting pre-movie activities each month so be sure to look for that as well.

Colerain Township has announced the return of their Movies in the Park SeriesTheir movie date and features are:

  • June 9: Clifford the Big Red Dog
  • June 23: Boss Baby Family Tradition
  • July 14: DC League of Super Pets
  • July 28: Minions: The Rise of Gru
  • August 11: Sonic 2
  • August 25: Family Camp

Movies start with activities and karaoke at 8:30pm; movies follow at dusk. Movies are shown at the amphitheater in Colerain Park, 4725 Springdale Road.  All movies are free. Canceled if raining and movies are subject to change.

Locally owned Mariemont and Esquire Theatres have Free Summer Movies for Kids on Monday and Wednesday mornings, June 5 – August 2, 2023. Doors open at 9:45am and the movies start at 10:30am. All films are rated PG. Movies include:

  • June 5 and 7: Lyle, Lyle Crocodile
  • June 12 and 14: Peter Rabbit
  • June 19 and 21: The Emoji Movie
  • June 26 and 28: The Angry Birds Movie
  • note: no kid movies in the first week of July
  • July 10 and 12: Goosebumps
  • July 17 and 19: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  • July 24 and 26: Hotel Transylvania
  • July 31 and August 2: Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

Summer Cinema will move to the great lawn at Zieglar Park (formerly at Washington Park). Movies will be on Wednesday evenings. Pack up the lawn chairs and a picnic basket and enjoy this beautiful downtown park! All movies start at 9pm. Movies include:

  • May 31: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • June 7: The Lion King
  • June 14: The Wiz
  • June 21: Legally Blonde
  • June 28: Drumline
  • July 5: Top Gun
  • July 12: TBA
  • July 19: TBA
  • July 26: Jumanji
  • August 2: You’ve Got Mail
  • August 9: TBA
  • August 16: Jurassic Park
  • August 23: E.T.
  • August 30: Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade
  • September 6: Remember the Titans
  • September 13: TBA
  • September 20: TBA
  • September 27: TBA

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The pavilion and lawn at Summit Park in Blue Ash
Summit Park

The Summit Cinema (at Summit Park) will be showing movies on a giant inflatable screen, visible from any spot on the Great Lawn. Their movies include:

  • June 9: The Greatest Showman
  • June 23: Matilda
  • July 14: Black Panther
  • July 28: Moana

All movies start at dusk. Movies are free and open to the public. You’re encouraged to bring your own cahris and blankets. Free popcorn, provided by Toyota, will be available while supplies last.

Fairfield hosts Movies in the Park. Enjoy free family fun compliments of the City of Fairfield and the Fairfield Police Department. Pre-show fun starts at 6pm, movie starts at 7pm. All movies are at Village Green Park, 301 Wessel Dr. 

  • June 1: Minions: The Rise of Gru
  • June 15: The Goonies
  • June 29: Lightyear
  • July 13: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • July 27: DC League of Super-Pets

Showcase Cinemas in Springdale offers Bookworm Wednesdays“. Their summer reading program has been developed to encourage young children to read during the summer months and entitles kids to free admission to a select children’s film when they present a book report at a participating Showcase Cinemas box office. Tickets must be reserved in advance online and seating is limited. Tickets will not be available at the box office, for large parties or for camp groups. Accompanying parents or guardians and children under six years of age receive free admission and do not need to submit a book report.

Anderson Park District will show two movies at Beech Acres Park this summer: Minions on July 14 and The Bad Guys on August 25. Both movies start at 8:30pm.

Xscape Theatres (Northgate) will offer free admission on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, June 6 – July 27. Doors open at 9am and the movie starts at 9:30am. Free movies are on the following dates:

  • June 6 and 8: Minions: The Rise of Gru
  • June 13 and 15: The Bad Guys
  • June 20 and 22: How to Train Your Dragon
  • June 27 and 29: Kung Fu Panda
  • July 4 and 6: The Boss Baby: Family Business
  • July 11 and 13: Croods: A New Age
  • July 18 and 20: Puss in Boots
  • July 25 and 27: Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

Loveland’s free Movie in the Park Series will be held at Phillips Park (11667 Rich Road, across from Loveland High School). Movies include The Goonies on June 10 and Encanto on August 12.

Many of the movies are weather dependent. All events were accurate at the time of this posting but things do happen and events do occasionally get canceled or postponed. You should always double check with the event source before you head out the door. Links for each event are provided so that you can be sure the date is still accurate before you head out.

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Bridgett Raffenberg
My name is Bridgett Raffenberg and I am the creator of 365Cincinnati. I've been uncovering and sharing all of the best things to do in Cincinnati since 2010. I enjoy exploring new spots, discovering local events, and meeting the people who call Cincinnati home!

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  1. Favorite Fall activities:
    Gorman Heritage Farm Sunflower Festival – 1st weekend in Oct. This year Oct 6 & 7. SUNFLOWERS!!! Music, booths & crafts.

    Shaw Farm in Milford during month of October- hayride, pumpkins, music, corn maze.

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