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The Best Places for Family-Friendly Outdoor Movies in Baltimore This Summer

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Enjoy a night under the stars watching family favorites and classics at these fun Baltimore locations with great city views! Summer is the best time to explore local activities, and with free movies all over the Baltimore area, you can't miss out.

There will be movies with free popcorn, pet-friendly movies, and even a drive-in style movie. So pack a blanket and some chairs and get ready to enjoy your summer nights with the kids at one of these fun outdoor films in the Baltimore area!  

Mount Vernon Movie Nights at Mount Vernon Place on Charles St. & Monument St.- FREE
Get your lawn chairs and picnic baskets ready to watch summer blockbusters at Mount Vernon Place. This is the perfect spot to enjoy movies from June through August, and free popcorn is included! Times vary, and movie listings and official dates are to be announced. Check HERE for updates.

American Visionary Art Museum's Flicks From the Hill
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American Visionary Art Museum's Flicks From the Hill at Federal Hill Park on Warren Ave.- FREE
Watch an outdoor movie at Federal Hill Park every Thursday at 9 p.m. from July 11th through August 22nd. American Visionary Art Museum's Flicks From the Hill series is an exciting summer event with seating for more than a thousand at The Hughes Family Outdoor Theatre, a natural amphitheater formed by Federal Hill. There will be a 30-foot wide screen held by Adam Kurtzman's Giant Golden Hand and an incredible view of the city. This family-friendly event is free and fun for all ages, and includes free museum entry from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. on movie nights. Rain location is Jim Rouse Visionary Center, the third building on the AVAM Wonderland campus. Click HERE for movie listings and more information.

Movie Night at the Wine Bin in Ellicott City, Maryland- Free
Parents, get the best of both worlds, a child-friendly movie for your kids and wine for you at this weekly summer event at the Wine Bin in Ellicott City! Movies start at 8 p.m. May through August and 9 p.m. September through October. The parking lot opens 90 minutes before the show for drive-in style viewing, or you can lay out blankets and set up folding chairs before the screening begins. Click HERE to review the movie listings and dates. Wine will be available for purchase.

Summer Movie Nights Bel Air Downtown Alliance Baltimore Outdoor Movies
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Summer Movie Nights at Shamrock Park in Bel Air, Maryland- FREE
Bel Air Downtown Alliance's Summer Movie Nights include movies under the stars at Shamrock Park, along with food trucks, popcorn, face painting, and entertainment provided by the Bel Air Cultural Arts Commission. The fun kicks off at 7:15 p.m. every other Friday evening from June 7th through August 16th. Movie times may vary. Click HERE to view their movie schedule.

Outdoor Movies at Columbia Lakefront in Columbia, Maryland- FREE
Watch a family movie on the lawn at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront. This free, family-friendly movie series takes place every Monday and Friday starting June 17th and every Friday and Saturday after August 31st. The outdoor movie event will end on Saturday, September 7th. Movies will begin at dusk (8:30 p.m.), and glass containers and alcoholic beverages are not permitted. The movie line-up is to be announced; check HERE for updates.

For more fun kid-friendly activities this summer in Baltimore, check out Fun Things to do in Baltimore With Kids: Eat + Play in Charm City.

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