Free Summer Movies in Cincinnati {2020}

If you’re looking for some free summer fun, take a look at this list of Free Summer Movies in Cincinnati for 2020.

It looks as though we’ll get a slow start to the free movies line-up in 2020 but there are still quite a few to choose from this summer. From family friendly movies to adult nights out, there’s something for everyone!

Last updated: 5-27-2020

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Deerfield Township has their “Movies in the Park” scheduled to begin on June 12, 2020. Movies include Secret Life of Pets 2 (6-12-2020), Jumanji: The Next Level (7-24-2020), Sonic the Hedgehog (8-28-2020), and Mulan, live action (9-25-2020).

Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum offers a few free outdoor movies in the summer. This year it’s a Date Night Movie Night on July 10, 2020 (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood). Registration required and they are limiting the attendance numbers.

ArtsConnect is bringing the excitement of outdoor big screen movies to Springfield Township with Moonlight Movie Night. Enjoy Night at the Museum on July 16th and E.T. on July 30th under their huge 16 ft inflatable screen.  Reserve your space (8’ x 8’ circle) on the lawn in advance so social distancing can be managed. Reservations  are a donation to ArtsConnect, in any amount.

Fairfield is hosting Movies in the Park. The Fairfield Fire Department hosts a different movie on select Fridays in Village Green Park. In addition to the movies listed , the Fire Department offers pre-show fun and giveaways including chairs, blankets and water bottles.  Movies will start on July 17 (Toy Story 4). They will have show Frozen II on September 4, 2020.

Washington Park is hosting Summer Cinema – a series of Wednesday night movies in the park. The 2020 line-up is not out yet but they have a proposed start date of July, 2020.

Colerain Township typically offers free movies as part of their Movies in the Park Series.  They hope to start with free outdoor movies in July, 2020.

Anderson Township Park District usually hosts “Movies in the Park” . 2020 details have not been announced.

Summer classic movies are featured as part of “Cinema in the City” at Seasongood Pavilion; live music too! 2020 details to be announced at a later date.

The Kenwood, Esquire, and Mariemont Theatres usually offers free kids’ movies on Monday and Wednesday mornings starting in June. 2020 details are not available yet.

Liberty Center does not have any info out yet about their plans for 2020.


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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  • 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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