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FREE or $1 Summer Family Movie Guide

2021 Summer Movies in Pittsburgh

By Emily Papa, Publisher of Macaroni Kid South Hills June 3, 2021

Did you know that many places in western PA, including right here in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, offer free or super low cost movies in the summer? What could POSSIBLY be better than that?! How about having all of that info in one place for easy reference?! While we aim to cover the South Hills area, we will include other free movies in the Pittsburgh areas that we believe our readers will make the drive for.  





We suggest that you:

(1) Bookmark this guide and check back often. We'll continue to add free and cheap movies as we learn of them.  

(2) Click on any of the pink movie links to be taken to details about that specific movie date, and you can add it directly to your +Google or +Apple Calendar. 

(3) Contact each venue directly with questions about their offerings or to verify times. 

(4) Share this with other parents who might be looking for some low cost fun this summer!

Check out what our communities have to offer this summer and see what movies are playing each week.  AND...Don't forget to check out the Macaroni Kid Calendar of Events daily and subscribe to our weekly newsletter to Find Your Family Fun® so you don't have to hear "I'm BORED!" all summer long!

Do YOU know of more free or low cost movies this summer in your area??  If so, let us know the details HERE, so we can get them added!



Phoenix Theatres Entertainment: Free Summer Movie Series 2021

Phoenix Theatres Luxury 14 + PTX
1025 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, PA 15017
412.914.0998
phoenixtheatres.com

Free Admission for select 10am showings every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. All Ages & Groups Welcome.
Doors open at 9am - Special Kiddie Meal Available

Seating Limited to Auditorium Capacity - No Purchase Necessary

Dates
Movies
June 9-11Spider-Man: Into the Spider verse & Smallfoot
June 15-17 
The Angry Birds Movie 2 & The Lego Movie
June 22-24
Smurfs: The Lost Village & The Lego Movie 2
June 29- July 1
 A Dog's Way Home & Teen Titans Go! To The Movies 

July 6-July 8
Goosebumps 2 & Pokemon Detective Pikachu 
July 13-15
The Croods: A New Age & Minions
July 20-22
Trolls World Tour & Dolittle 
July 27-29 
Despicable Me & The Secret Life of Pets
August 3-5
Sing & Kung Fu Panda
August 10-12
Abominable & How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World


AMC Summer Movie Camp

AMC Classic South Hills Village 10

AMC Classic Mount Lebanon 6

AMC Classic Waterfront 22

At this time, AMC Summer Movie Camp will not be taking place for the summer of 2021

Cinemark

Cinemark Robinson Township

At the time, Cinemark will not be participating in the 2021 Summer Movie Clubhouse

Popcorn and movie clapper on wood

South Park Amphitheater
3700 Farmshow Drive
South Park Township, PA 15129

Bring your chairs and blankets starting at 7:30 for some family fun activities and then a free movie when the sun goes down!

Date
Movie
June 5
Doolittle (PG)
June 12
Scoob! (PG)
June 19
The Jungle Book (PG)
June 26
Ratatouille (G)
July 2
The Croods – A New Age (PG)
July 10
Cars (G)
July 17
Raiders of the Lost Ark (PG)
July 24
50 First Dates (PG-13)
July 31
Madagascar (PG)
Aug. 7
Shrek (PG)
Aug. 14
Lilo & Stitch (PG)
Aug. 21
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (PG-13)
Aug. 28
Raya and the Last Dragon (PG)
Sept. 4
Trolls World Tour (PG)


Movies in the Park @ Dormont Pool
Dormont Pool Parking Lot
1801 Dormont Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15216

June 11th  The Secret Life of Pets 2



Movies in the Park @ Fairview Park at Dusk

Fairview Park
129 Greenwood Drive, South Fayette Township, PA 
15017


Watch a movie under the stars in Fairview Park. Bring a blanket, chairs, bug spray and snacks. One free ticket per person over the age of 6 is required. Designated spaces per household will ensure social distancing. Register for tickets in advance on the township's recreation registration website. southfayettepa.com

Date

Movie




October 8, 2021

Hocus Pocus


2021 Movies in Peterswood Park

Peters Township Parks & Recreation 2021 Friday Night Flicks

700 Meredith Drive
Venetia, PA 15367

724.942.500


May 21      The Croods: A New Age       

June 11     Trolls: World Tour

July 16      Chevy Chase Christmas Vacation 

July 30      Toy Story 4 

August 20  The Karate Kid 

Sept 10     Onward 

Sept 24     Angels in the Outfield 

Oct 8        Hocus Pocus & Beetlejuice 


North Strabane Township Parks & Rec Movies in the Park

1929 Route 519
Canonsburg, PA 15317
724.745.8880

June 19  Troll World Tour

July 17 Onward 

October 16 - Zombies

Cinema in the Park - Grandview Park


Dollar Bank Cinema in the Park

FREE Dollar Bank Cinema in the Park! Grab a blanket or lawn chair and head out for an unforgettable evening if free cinema under the stars! Dollar Bank Cinema in the Park entertains throughout the summer in various park settings. 

For more information, follow @PghEventsOffice on Twitter, LIKE @PghEventsOffice on Facebook or call the Special Events hotline at 412-255-2493.

WEATHER UPDATES: Inclement weather may cause cancellations. For cancellation updates, follow @PghEventsOffice on Twitter or LIKE @PghEvents Office on Facebook.

DOLLAR BANK CINEMA IN THE PARK is presented by the City of Pittsburgh Office of Special Events.

Arsenal Park, 40th Street at Davison Street, Lawrenceville

DateMovie
July 9Pokémon Detective Pikach (PG)
July 16Frozen II (PG)
July 23Toy Story 4 (G)
July 30Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (PG)
August 6Tom and Jerry (PG)
August 13Sonic the Hedgehog (PG)
August 20Raya and the Last Dragon (PG)
August 27The Lion King (2019) (PG)

Brookline Memorial Park, Oakridge Street, Brookline

DateMovie
July 8Pokémon Detective Pikachu (PG)
July 15Frozen II (PG)
July 22Toy Story 4 (G)
July 29Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (PG)
August 5Tom and Jerry (PG)
August 12Sonic the Hedgehog (PG)
August 19Raya and the Last Dragon (PG)
August 26The Lion King (2019) (PG)

Chartiers Playground, 3599 Middletown Road, Chartiers City

DateMovie
July 12Frozen II (PG)
August 9Sonic the Hedgehog (PG)

Schenley Park, Flagstaff Hill

DateMovie
July 7Spider-Man: Far from Home (PG-13)
July 14Wonder Woman 1984 (PG-13)
July 21Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (PG-13)
July 28Jurassic Park (PG-13)
August 4Avengers: Endgame (PG-13)
August 11Jumanji: The Next Level (PG-13)
August 18Monster Hunter (PG-13)
August 25Forrest Gump (PG-13)

Grandview Park, Bailey Avenue, Mt. Washington

DateMovie
July 10Pokémon Detective Pikachu (PG)
July 17Frozen II (PG)
July 24Toy Story 4 (G)
July 31Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (PG)
August 7Tom and Jerry (PG)
August 14Sonic the Hedgehog (PG)
August 21Raya and the Last Dragon (PG)
August 28The Lion King (2019) (PG)

Highland Park, Reservoir Drive

Date

Movie
July 26Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (PG)
August 23The Lion King (2019) (PG)

McBride Park, McBride Street, Lincoln Place

DateMovie
July 5Pokémon Detective Pikachu (PG)
August 2Tom and Jerry (PG)

Riverview Park, Observatory Hill

DateMovie
July 10Spider-Man: Far from Home (PG-13)
July 17Wonder Woman 1984 (PG-13)
July 24Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (PG-13)
July 31Jurassic Park (PG-13)
August 7Avengers: Endgame (PG-13)
August 14Jumanji: The Next Level (PG-13)
August 21Monster Hunter (PG-13)
August 28Forrest Gump (PG-13)

Schenley Plaza, Forbes Avenue, Oakland

DateMovie
July 11Frozen II (PG)
July 18Toy Story 4 (G)
July 25Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (PG)
August 1Tom and Jerry (PG)
August 8Sonic the Hedgehog (PG)
August 15Raya and the Last Dragon (PG)
August 22The Lion King (2019) (PG)

West End Overlook, Rue Grande Vue Street, Elliott

DateMovie
July 6Pokémon Detective Pikachu (PG)
July 13Frozen II (PG)
July 20Toy Story 4 (G)
July 27Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (PG)
August 3Tom and Jerry (PG)
August 10Sonic the Hedgehog (PG)
August 17Raya and the Last Dragon (PG)
August 24The Lion King (2019) (PG)

Popcorn and movie clapper on wood

Hartwood Acres Park
400 Middle Road
Allison Park, PA 15101

Bring your chairs and blankets starting at 7:30 for some family fun activities and then a free movie when the sun goes down!

Date
Movie
June 2
Doolittle (PG)
June 9
Scoob! (PG)
June 16
The Jungle Book (PG)
June 23
Ratatouille (G)
June 30
The Croods – A New Age (PG)
July 7
Cars (G)
July 14
Raiders of the Lost Ark (PG)
July 21
50 First Dates (PG-13)
July 28
Madagascar (PG)
Aug. 4
Shrek (PG)
Aug. 11
Lilo & Stitch (PG)
Aug. 18
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (PG-13)
Aug. 25
Raya and the Last Dragon (PG)
Sept. 1
Trolls World Tour (PG)



New Day Free Outdoor Family Movie Nights
New Day
701 Circle Drive
Upper St. Clair, PA 15241


Friday 7/2 & 8/6
Bring a chair, blanket, & snack. Enjoy a free bag of popcorn



Drive-In Movies at Settlers Cabin Park

Settlers Cabin Wave Pool Parking Lot
635 Ridge Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Gates open at 6:00 pm and the show will start at dusk. Gates will close when the movie starts. This event is free and will be first-come, first-served. All attendees must be in a vehicle. Capacity is limited to 100 vehicles per movie. Once the parking area reaches capacity, we will announce on our Facebook page and Allegheny Alerts.



Drive-In Movies at Boyce Park

Boyce Park Wave Pool Parking Lot
740 Old Frankstown Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15239

Gates open at 6:00 pm and the show will start at dusk. Gates will close when the movie starts. This event is free and will be first-come, first-served. All attendees must be in a vehicle. Capacity is limited to 100 vehicles per movie. Once the parking area reaches capacity, we will announce on our Facebook page and Allegheny Alerts.

Up (PG) May 21, 2021

Bee Movie (PG) May 14, 2021