Movie magic under the stars: Summer outdoor movies in metro Atlanta
As the summer season rolls in, there’s no better way to savor the warm evenings than by catching a movie under the stars. Metro Atlanta offers a delightful array of outdoor movie experiences, providing the perfect blend of entertainment and outdoor enjoyment. Whether you’re looking to indulge in family-friendly flicks or enjoy a romantic evening with a loved one, this article will guide you through the best spots around the city to relish the magic of summer outdoor movies.
Atlantic Station - Screen on the Green
Atlantic Station’s Screen on the Green is an outdoor movie event that features a family-friendly film each month during the summer. Attendees can bring blankets or chairs and enjoy the movie on a large screen while sitting on the lawn. The first movie of the season will be “Hugo” on May 18 and June 1, more dates will be announced soon.
Location: Midtown - 1380 Atlantic Dr. NW; Website: atlanticstation.com/screen-on-the-green; Contact: 404-733-1221; Date: May 18, June 1
Peachtree Corners - Flicks on the Green
Flicks on the Green is a free movie series held on the Town Green in Peachtree Corners. Starting in May and ending in October, movies are screened on the first Saturday of each month at 7 p.m. Attendees can bring picnic blankets and low-profile lawn chairs and enjoy a movie under the stars while grabbing food from local restaurants. The series features a range of movies for the whole family, such as “Soul,” “Back to the Future,” “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory,” “Coco,” and “Hocus Pocus.”
Location: Peachtree Corners (Town Green) - 5140 Town Center Blvd.; Website: ptreecornerstowncenter.com/flicks-on-the-green; Contact: 678-691-1200; Dates: June 3, July 1, Aug. 5, Sept. 2 and Oct. 7
Johns Creek - Movies at the Park
Take the kids to Movies at the Park in Johns Creek for family-filled fun. This event features pre-show activities such as face painting, giveaways, children’s activities, music and even an inflatable moonwalk. The movie series showcases three films, including “Lightyear,” “DC League of Super Pets,” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” for teen/adult night. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and enjoy food from scheduled food trucks, while no pets or alcohol are allowed at the event.
Location: Johns Creek (Newtown Park) - 150 Old Alabama Rd.; Website: johnscreekga.gov; Contact: 678-512-3200; Dates: June 9, July 14 and Aug. 11
Fayetteville - REEL Friday
The REEL Friday at Trilith Movie Series is a great way to enjoy family-friendly movies outdoors. With a 25-foot permanent screen as well as a powerful sound and projection system, attendees can relax and watch classic movies such as “Back to the Future” and “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” at Town at Trilith’s Central Plaza. Attendees are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket to enjoy the movies starting at 7 p.m., weather permitting.
Location: Fayetteville (Town at Trilith) - 305 Trilith Pkwy.; Website: trilith.com/events; Contact: 678-519-1008; Dates: May 26 and June 30
Colony Square - Movies on the Square
Movies on the Square is a complimentary outdoor movie series held on select Thursdays from now until October at The Plaza in Midtown’s Colony Square. Attendees can enjoy classic films on a jumbo screen and are encouraged to bring additional blankets and chairs. Outside food and beverages are not permitted, but takeout from onsite restaurants is allowed. The movie schedule includes titles like “The Game Plan,” “Finding Nemo” and “School of Rock.”
Location: Midtown - 1197 Peachtree St. NE; Website: colonysquare.com/movies-on-the-square; Contact: 404-965-9091; Dates: June 1, July 13, Aug. 3, Sept. 14 and Oct. 5
Brookhaven - Movies on the Town
Movies on the Town is a free summer movie series held on Thursdays in June and July at Town Brookhaven. Featuring films for families, date nights and nights out with friends, movies start at dusk. Keep an eye out for the schedule of movies, which will be announced soon!
Location: Brookhaven (Town Brookhaven) - 4330 Peachtree Rd.; Website: townbrookhaven.net/events; Contact: 404-847-1809; Dates: Thursdays in June and July
Kennesaw - Outdoor Movie Series
Kennesaw Parks & Recreation is hosting a free Outdoor Movie Series at Swift Cantrell Park, featuring Marvel’s “Thor: Love and Thunder” and “Finding Nemo” in June and July. The event will start at 6 p.m. with lawn games, food vendors, music and inflatables, followed by the movie screening on a giant inflatable screen at sundown. There will also be activities for kids and a chance to win prizes from the sponsors.
Location: Kennesaw (Swift Cantrell Park) - 3140 Old 41 Hwy. NW; Website: kennesaw-ga.gov/outdoormovieseries; Contact: 770-422-9714; Dates: June 3 and July 22