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Outdoor Summer Family Movies!

Pack up the kids and catch a family flick under the stars at one of these Middle Tennessee locations.

The magic of the silver screen is alive and well this summer! Enjoy a movie in the park under the stars at one of these Middle Tennessee locations.

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Enjoy Nashville Summer Nights At Summer Movies In The Park

Nashville Movies in the Park

Elmington Park | 3531 West End Ave, Nashville

Nashville’s longest running outdoor movie series is back for another season at Elmington Park. The free, family-friendly events feature food trucks, games, activities and of course, a movie under the stars! Movies will begin at sundown, but the fun will start at 5 p.m.

Movie Schedule:

  • June 1: Minions: The Rise of Gru
  • June 8: Mean Girls
  • June 15: Top Gun: Maverick
  • June 22: Lightyear

Dive In Movies at Nashville Shores

Nashville Shores | 4001 Bell Rd, Nashville

Enjoy movies by the wavepool at Nashville Shores on select Fridays in July. “Dive-in Movies” are included with that day’s waterpark paid admission or a season pass. Movies start at dusk. The wavepool will be open, but the waves will not be operating.

Movie Schedule:

  • July 7: Minions: The Rise of Gru
  • July 14: Top Gun: Maverick
  • July 21: Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • July 28: Puss in Boots
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Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park | 600 James Robertson Pkwy, Nashville

Nashville’s 21+ outdoor movie series shows on select evenings at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park from June to October. Attendees can expect the city’s best food trucks, craft beer, wine, a resident DJ, skyline views and classic films for grown-ups. General admission tickets are $10.99, early entry tickets are $15.99 and day-of tickets are $18.99. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Movies begin around sundown.

Movie Schedule:

  • June 16: Anchorman
  • June 29: 10 Things I Hate About You
  • July 6: Top Gun: Maverick
  • July 20: Knives Out 
  • August 3: The Big Lebowski 
  • August 10: Pretty Woman 
  • August 24: Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  • August 31: Remember The Titans
  • September 7: The Devil Wears Prada 
  • September 28: Pulp Fiction
  • October 26: Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban 
  • October 27: Halloween (1978)



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Movie Under the Stars

Various Murfreesboro parks

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to a free movie under the stars in Murfreesboro! The movies show at Barfield Crescent Park (697 Veterans Pkwy) on Mondays, Richard Siegel Park (515 Cherry Lane) on Thursdays, Patterson Park (521 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd) on Fridays and Fountains at Gateway (1500 Medical Center Pkwy) on Saturdays. Concessions will be available to purchase. Show starts at dark.

Movie Schedule:

  • June 5 – 10: Vivo (PG)
  • June 12 – 17: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13)
  • June 19 – 24: Princess and the Frog (G)
  • June 26 – July 1: DC League of SuperPets (PG)
  • July 3 – 8: Top Gun: Maverick (PG-13)
  • July 10 – 15: Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (PG)
  • July 17 – 22: Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (PG)
  • July 24 – 29: Men in Black (PG-13)



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Franklin Movies in the Park

Pinkerton Park | 405 Murfreesboro Rd, Franklin

Franklin’s free summer movie series takes place once a month at Pinkerton Park through August. Shows start at 8 p.m. or at sunset with concessions available for purchase.

Movie Schedule:

  • June 9: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1
  • June 16: Moana
  • June 23: Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • July 14:The Emperor’s New Groove
  • July 21: Shrek


Mt. Juliet Food & Flick

Charlie Daniels Park Amphitheater | 1075 Charlie Daniels Pkwy., Mt. Juliet

Bring your blanket or chairs for a free family-friendly movie at the Charlie Daniels Park Amphitheater on the first Friday of each month through October. Film starts around 8:30 p.m. and concessions are available.

Movie Schedule:

  • June 3: Encanto – 8:30 p.m.
  • July 1: Luca – 8:40 p.m.
  • August 5: Clifford the Big Red Dog – 8:15 p.m.
  • September 9: The Mitchells vs. the Machines – 7:40 p.m.
  • October 7: Sonic 2 – 6:45 p.m.


Stardust Drive-In Theatre

Retro Wednesdays

Stardust Drive-In Theatre | 310 Purple Tiger Dr., Watertown

See your favorite throwback 80s movies at the Stardust Drive-In Theatre on Wednesday nights through August 2. Cost is $9 for ages 12 & over, $7 for ages 6 – 11 and  free for kids 5 and under. Double showings happen at 8:50 and 10:55 p.m.

Movie Schedule:

  • June 7: THE MUMMY (1999) with THE MUMMY RETURNS (2001)
  • June 14: SHREK (2001) with WILLY WONKA and the CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1971)
  • June 21: LEGALLY BLONDE (2001) with STEEL MAGNOLIAS (1989)
  • June 28: GHOST (1990) with FORREST GUMP (1994)
  • July 5: E.T. (1982) with BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985)
  • July 12: MEAN GIRLS (2004) with CLUELESS (1995)
  • July 19: GREASE (1978) with DIRTY DANCING (1987)
  • July 26: TALLADEGA NIGHTS (2006) with DAZED AND CONFUSED (1993)
  • August 2: CHRISTINE (1983) with FRIDAY THE 13TH (1980)




Free Movie Fridays in Springfield

Robertson County Fairgrounds | 4635 US Hwy 41, Springfield, TN 37172

Springfield Parks & Recreation is bringing you Free Movie Fridays all summer long. You can catch family-friendly movies on the third Friday of every month, June through September. The event takes place at Robertson County Fairgrounds at 7:30 p.m.

Movie Schedule:

  • June 16: Top Gun Maverick, PG-13
  • July 21: Rumble, PG
  • August 18: Puss in Boots, PG
  • September 15: Greater, PG


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White House Movies Under the Stars

White House Municipal Park | 420 Highway 76, White House

Come on out and enjoy some family flicks under the stars at White House Municipal Park starting at 7:30 p.m. Settle in on your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy free popcorn thanks complements of Simmons Bank. 

Movie Schedule:

  • June 9: Puss In Boots
  • July 14: Super Pets
  • July 28: Minions: The Rise of Gru



Take the Kids to the Drive-In Movies!

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About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.