Free Summer Movies in Cincinnati {2024}

If you’re looking for some free summer fun, take a look at this list of Free Summer Movies in Cincinnati for 2024.

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

Last updated: 6-2-2024

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Deerfield Township has their Movies in the Park happening this summer. Look for movie titles such as:
June 21: Migration: Duck, Duck, and More Ducks
July 19: Elemental
September 13: Top Gun: Maverick (Teen Night)
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 14: Family Camp
  • June 28: The Super Mario Bros.
  • July 12: Elemental
  • August 9: Wonka
  • August 16: TMNT: Mutant Mayhem
  • August 23: Migration

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 3 – July 31, 2024. Doors open at 9:45am and the movies start at 10:30am. All films are rated PG. Movies include:

  • June 3 and 5: Kung Fu Panda
  • June 10 and 12: Trolls Band Together
  • June 17 and 19: Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken
  • June 24 and 26: Over the Hedge
  • note: no kid movies in the first week of July
  • July 8 and 10: Spirit Untamed
  • July 15 and 17: Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
  • July 22 and 24: The Bad Guys
  • July 29 and 31: Trolls World Tour

RJ Cinema will have Free Summer Kids Movies @ RJ this summer, Monday and Wednesdays starting at 10:30am. Doors open at 10am, movies start at 10:30 am.  Get your free tickets at the RJ Concession Stand/Box Office only. Movie are listed below and include a different movie each day.

  • June 3rd & 5th: Shrek / Clifford
  • June 10th & 12th: Sonic the Hedgehog 1 / Trolls Band Together
  • June 17th & 19th: The Little Rascals / Paw Patrol 1
  • June 24th & 26th: How To Train Your Dragon / Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • July 1st & 3rd: Paw Patrol 2 / Spongebob SquarePants
  • July 8th & 10th: The Bad Guys / TMNT Mutant Mayhem
  • July 15th & 17th: Kung Fu Panda / Migration
  • July 22nd & 24th: Puss In Boots: The Last Wish / Ruby Gillman: Teenage Kraken

Summer Cinema happens on the Great Lawn at Ziegler Park. Movies will be on Wednesday evenings. Pack up the lawn chairs and a picnic basket and enjoy this beautiful downtown park. Movie start times listed below. Movies include:

  • May 29 | Crazy Rich Asians, 9pm
  • June 5 | Little Mermaid (2023), 8:30pm
  • June 12 | TBD, 9pm
  • June 19 | Spiderman: Across the Spiderverse with Queen’s Village, 8:30pm
  • June 26 | Barbie with Cincinnati Pride, 9pm
  • July 3 | Top Gun, 9pm
  • July 10 | Black Panther with Sweet Sistah Splash, 8:30pm
  • July 17 | Princess Bride, 9pm
  • July 24 | Home Alone, 9pm
  • July 31 | Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban (20 Year Anniversary), 8:30pm
  • August 7 | Space Jam, 9pm
  • August 14 | TBD, 9pm
  • August 21 | Wizard of Oz, 9pm
  • August 28 | Jurassic Park, 8:30pm
  • September 4 | Freaky Friday, 8pm
  • September 11 | Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971), 8pm
  • September 18 | Coco, 8pm

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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 6: Wonka
  • June 20: Elemental
  • July 11: The Princess Bride
  • July 25: Barbie

All movies start at dusk. Movies are free and open to the public. You’re encouraged to bring your own chairs and blankets. Free popcorn 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 13: Lightyear
  • June 27: DC League of Super-Pets
  • July 11: Retro Night: Back to the Future
  • July 25: The Super Mario Bros. Movie

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 Wonka on August 16 at Beech Acres Park. The movie will start at dusk.

Loveland’s free Movie in the Park Series will be held at Phillips Park (11667 Rich Road, across from Loveland High School). They’ll have a double feature on Sept. 28, 2024. Movies include The Jungle Book at 7:30pm and The Princess Bride at 9pm.

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!

1 thought on “Free Summer Movies in Cincinnati {2024}”

  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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