FREE or Cheap Summer Family Movies in Pittsburgh's South Hills

120 Free, Unique, or Low Cost Movies in the South Hills of Pittsburgh in 2024

By Emily Papa, Publisher of Macaroni Kid South Hills June 19, 2024

Free, almost free, and bargain movies all summer long in Western PA, including right here in the South Hills of Pittsburgh! What could POSSIBLY be better than that?! How about having all of that info in one place for easy reference?! 

While Macaroni KID South Hill's aims to cover Baldwin, Bethel Park, Brentwood, Bridgeville, Castle Shannon, Dormont, Jefferson Hills, Mt. Lebanon, Mt. Oliver, Mt. Washington, Pleasant Hills, Pittsburgh, South Park, South Side, Upper St. Clair, West Mifflin, Whitehall and the cities in between, you can find more free and cheap summer movies in the Pittsburgh West - Robinson area here and free and cheap movies in the City of Pittsburgh here. View summer movies below by city or browse by date here

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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® in the South Hills so you don't have to hear "I'm BORED!" all summer long!

Phoenix Theatres Entertainment: Free Summer Movie Series 2024

Free Admission for select 10am showings every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.
All Ages & Groups Welcome.
Doors open at 9am - Special Kiddie Meal Available
Seating Limited to Auditorium Capacity - No Purchase Necessary 

***Bonus for your little gamers - head upstairs to Rezzanine Esports after your movie for an hour of gaming for only $4! 

Phoenix Theatres Entertainment: Free Summer Movie Series 2024

Phoenix Theatres Luxury 14 + PTX
1025 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, PA 15017

AMC Summer Movie Camp

AMC Classic South Hills Village 10

AMC Classic Mount Lebanon 6

AMC Classic Waterfront 22

Beginning May 27th, AMC Theatres is inviting moviegoers to beat the heat with a series of family-friendly classics returning to the silver screen, with ticket prices as low as $3 plus tax. Here are the movies you and your whole family can enjoy throughout the summer months.

MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU will be playing June 24 and June 26 Advance Tickets

THE LORAX will be playing July 1 and July 3 Advance Tickets

SING will be playing July 8 and July 10 Advance Tickets

SING 2 will be playing July 15 and July 17 Advance Tickets

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS will be playing July 22 and July 24 Advance Tickets

MIGRATION will be playing July 29 and July 31 Advance Tickets 

DESPICABLE ME 2 will be playing August 5 and August 7 Advance Tickets

DESPICABLE ME 3 will be playing August 12 and August 14 Advance Tickets


Cinemark Robinson Township
Cinemark Monroeville Mall
Cinemark Center Township

Summer Movie Clubhouse at Cinemark is just weeks away! Bring the kids and enjoy exciting big-screen entertainment for just $1.75* per ticket for each movie. Save even more on your visit with $1 OFF deals on kids’ snack packs and any size popcorn & drink combos during Summer Movie Clubhouse showtimes. Participating theatres will host Summer Movie Clubhouse on select days, June 10 through August 15.


Regal Morgantown

Summer is here, school is out, and this is your chance to spend some extra time with your kids. If you’re looking for affordable family activities, don’t miss Regal’s Summer Movie Express! During summer break, enjoy a series of great family movies returning to the big screen. Each week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 11AM, get Summer Movie Express tickets for just $1.

Make every summer movie outing even more enjoyable by including cinema favorites like Pepsi, popcorn, ICEE, Dippin’ Dots, or a Super Pretzel as part of the feature presentation. All Summer Movie Express guests can purchase a specially priced $5 Snack Pack, which includes a junior-sized drink, snack-sized popcorn, and fruit snacks with an optional $3 Dippin’ Dots add-on.

 At this time, Regal Morgantown is the nearest participating theatre.


Dollar Bank Cinema In the Park @ Banksville Park
Banksville Park, 1461 Crane Avenue, Banksville

Mondays, June 10 and July 8, at dusk

June 10Strange World (PG)
July 8Migration (PG)

Friday Night Classic Movies in the Park @ Bridgeville Library
505 McMillan Street, Bridgeville 15017

This year the Bridgeville Classic Film Series will be held at the Bridgeville Library, outside on the patio, starting at dusk. Movies are scheduled for June 14, July 12, August 16 and September 13. Events are free to attend and a popcorn food truck will be on site for snacks! The first movie this year will be “North by Northwest” on Friday, June 14th. 

June 14th - North by Northwest

July 12th - Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

August 16th - How to Marry a Millionaire

September 13th - The Quiet Man


Dollar Bank Cinema In the Park @ Brookline Memorial Park
Oakridge Street, Brookline

Thursdays, June 6 & 20, July 18, August 1, at dusk

June 6Toy Story (1995) (G)
June 20Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (PG)
July 18Kung Fu Panda 4 (PG)
August 1Rock Dog 3: Battle the Beat (not rated)


Allegheny County Movies In the Park @ Settlers Cabin Park
Moccasin Shelter, off Papoose Drive, Pittsburgh 15106

Free Summer Movie Series - Trolls Band Together or Little RascalsJuly 18, 2024


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

Movie in the Pool Lot – The Super Mario Bros. Movie - May 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Movie in the Pool Lot – Migration - June 14 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Movies at the Pool @ Wilson Park Pool
Wilson Park Pool
825 Poplar Street, Greentree, PA 15220

Join us on a warm summer night for Dive in Movies at Wilson Park Pool.  No pool passes needed for this event.  Large tubes and floating devices are not allowed.  Normal pool rules also apply.  

No dates announced yet for 2024


Dollar Bank Cinema In the Park @ Grandview Park
Bailey Ave, Mt. Washington

Saturdays, June 8 – July 27, at dusk

June 8Toy Story (1995) (G)
June 15Strange World (PG)
June 22Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (PG)
June 29Wonka (PG)
July 6Pete's Dragon (PG)
July 13Migration (PG)
July 20Kung Fu Panda 4 (PG)
July 27Elemental (PG)

North Strabane Township Parks & Rec Movies in the Park

1929 Route 519 Field #2
Canonsburg, PA 15317


Dollar Bank Cinema In the Park @ Schenley Park
Schenley Park, Flagstaff Hill

Wednesdays, June 5 – July 31, at dusk.

June 5Gran Turismo (PG-13)
June 12The Zone of Interest (PG-13)
June 19No Movie - Holiday
June 26Barbie (PG-13)
July 10Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One (PG-13)
July 17Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (PG-13)
July 24Asteroid City (PG-13)
July 31Madame Web (PG-13)

Dollar Bank Cinema In the Park @ Schenley Plaza
Schenley Plaza

Sundays, June 2 – July 28, at dusk.

June 2Toy Story (1995) (G)
June 9Strange World (PG)
June 16Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (PG)
June 23Wonka (PG) – descriptive audio services available for this engagement
June 30Pete's Dragon (PG)
July 7Migration (PG)
July 14Kung Fu Panda 4 (PG)
July 21Elemental (PG)
July 28The Peanut Butter Falcon (PG-13) – presented in partnership with Film Pittsburgh as preview of upcoming ReelAbilities Film Festival

Movies Under the Stars by Peoples
Schenley Plaza, Forbes Ave, Oakland

These events start at dusk, when the sun goes down, so start times may vary slightly from day to day.

June 12: Ferngully: The Last Rainforest

July 10: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

August 14: Disneynature Wings of Life


Peters Township Parks & Recreation 2024 Friday Night Flicks
700 Meredith Drive
Venetia, PA 15367



Movies in the Park @ Fairview Park at Dusk

Fairview Park
129 Greenwood Drive, South Fayette Township, PA 

Watch a movie under the stars in Fairview Park. Bring a blanket, chairs, bug spray and snacks. 

🎥 Movies at Fairview Park - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant MayhemJune 21, 2024

🎥 Movies at Fairview Park - MigrationJuly 19, 2024

🎥 Movies at Fairview Park - Kung Fu PandaAugust 16, 2024

🎥 Movies at Fairview Park - SpinSeptember 13, 2024

🎥 Movies at Fairview Park - Batman: Mask of the PhantasmOctober 4, 2024


Allegheny County Movies In the Park @ South Park Amphitheater
100 Farmshow Drive, Pittsburgh 15129

🎥 2024 Summer Movies in the Parks - Raiders of the Lost ArkJuly 25, 2024


Dollar Bank Cinema in the Park: Ormsby Park
Ormsby Park, 79 S. 22nd Street, South Side

Tuesdays, June 4 & 18, July 2, 16 & 30, at dusk.

June 4Toy Story (1995) (G)
June 18Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (PG)
July 2Pete's Dragon (PG)
July 16Kung Fu Panda 4 (PG)
July 30Rock Dog 3: Battle the Beat (Not Rated)

West Mifflin Borough Movie Night @ West Mifflin Park
525 Bettis Road, Pittsburgh 15122

Friday, June 21st
Friday, July 12th
Friday, August 16th

Dollar Bank Cinema In the Park @ McBride Park

McBride Street, Lincoln Place 15207

Mondays, June 17 and July 15, at dusk.

June 17Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (PG)
July 15Kung Fu Panda 4 (PG)

Dependable Drive In

549 Moon Clinton Road, Moon Township 15108

Dependable Drive in is a large 4 screen theater that offers a double feature on every screen via state of the art HD digital progection with Dolby Surround FM Radio sound. Open every night with gates opening at 7pm Friday & Saturday and 7:30pm Sunday through Thursday. 

$9/adult and $3 kids 5-11

Check out what's showing this week HERE

Hilltop Drive In

Highway 8 & Highway 208, Chester, WV 26034

Hilltop Drive-in is just across the PA/WV border and has a single screen that plays a double feature starting at 8:45 Friday through Sunday. $10/12 years and older, $5 kids 5-11, Military free with ID

Check out what's showing this week HERE.

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