Free Summer Movies in Cincinnati {2021}

If you’re looking for some free summer fun, take a look at this list of Free Summer Movies in Cincinnati for 2021.

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

Last updated: 6-21-2021

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Deerfield Township has their “Movies in the Park” scheduled to begin on June 25, 2021. Look for movie titles such as “Raya and the Lost Dragon” on 6-25, “The Croods: A New Age” on 7-23; “The Adventures of Rufus: The Fantastic Pet” on 8-27; and “Sonic the Hedgehog” on 9-24. All movies begin at dusk.

Colerain Township has announced the return of their Movies in the Park Series.  The movies start on Friday, June 11 with “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”. Friday evenings alternate between a movie or a concert. Check out their long list of events at the link above.

Locally owned Kenwood and Mariemont Theatres will offer Free Summer Movies for Kids on Monday and Wednesday mornings from June 7 – July 28 (no movie on July 4). The doors open at 9:45am and the movie starts at 10:30am. Tickets are available at the box office and are first come, first served on the day of the show.

Summer Cinema is back at Washington Park on Wednesday evenings (check the event page for titles). Pack up the lawn chairs and a picnic basket and enjoy this beautiful downtown park! All movies begin at 9pm.

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The Summit Cinema (at Summit Park) will be showing movies on a giant screen, visible from any spot on the Great Lawn on May 19, June 16, August 18 and September 15. All movies start at dusk.

Movies in the Park is back at the Great Parks of Hamilton County. Enjoy the parks this summer with these free family movies for all ages. They’ll have local craft and art vendor pop-up shops prior to showtime. Glenwood Gardens will host the viewing of “Dolittle” on July 1 and Miami Whitewater Forest will shos “Shrek” on August 20.

Fairfield returns for their Movies in the Park in 2021. They’ll be showing “The Croods, A New Age” on Friday, August 6 (rain date of August 13). The movie starts at dusk in Village Green Park. Another movie (TBA) will be shown on October 15.

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.

Enjoy Summer Movies in the Park at Liberty Center. Happening on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, the moves start at dusk.


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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  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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