City Paper's guide to summer outdoor movie screenings


By Emily Glickman

It's officially summer, and longer days and warmer nights mean finding any excuse to be outside. What could be a better nighttime entertainment choice than hanging out in a park or parking lot? Hanging out in a park or parking with free movies! With five local outdoor movie festivals happening throughout the summer, you could be watching a different film almost every night.


Each festival seemingly has a theme: Music buffs can head to Wyman Park Dell, families can gather at AVAM's Flicks From The Hill, high school nostalgia seekers can congregate for Union Craft Brewery's "School's Out" celebrations, and Italians (both in blood and at heart) will feel at home with Little Italy's Open Air Firm Fest.

And you have your pick in terms of genre and subject matter. You've got your sex-crazed humor with American Pie, your fluffy musical with West Side Story, your mobster classic with The Godfather II, and even your self-help journey to find yourself with Eat Pray Love.


No matter what you like to watch, you'll be able to find something throughout these festivals – Films On The Pier even has a whole schedule still to be released. Bring friends, family, or even just your trusty lawn chair, and sit back, relax, and enjoy the balmy Baltimore night. Make sure to pack the bug spray, because these festivals will be worth the bites.

Friends of Wyman Park Dell Summer Movies

Bands at 7 p.m., movie at sundown, Wyman Park Dell, North Charles and 29th Streets, wymanparkdell.org/summer-movies-and-bands

June 18: Festival Express


June 25: Yellow Submarine

Flicks From The Hill

9 p.m., Federal Hill in The Hughes Family Outdoor Theater, avam.org/news-and-events/events/flicks-from-the-hill.shtml

July 11: West Side Story

July 18: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure

July 25: Rear Window

Aug. 1: Raising Arizona

Aug. 8: Cry-Baby

Aug. 15: Finding Forrester

Aug. 22: The NeverEnding Story

School's Out: Summer Movie Series

Doors 7 p.m., movie at 9 p.m., Union Craft Brewery, 1700 Union Ave, unioncraftbrewing.com

June 14: Dazed and Confused

June 21: Fast Times At Ridgemont High

June 28: Ferris Bueller's Day Off

July 6: American Pie

Open Air Film Fest

Music at 7 p.m., movie at 9 p.m.., Corner of High and Stiles streets, Little Italy, littleitalymd.com/activities.htm

July 5: Moonstruck

July 12: To Rome With Love

July 19: Von Ryan's Express

July 26: Marriage Italian Style

Aug. 2: Casino Royale

Aug. 9: Eat Pray Love

Aug. 16: La Dolce Vita

Aug. 23: The Godfather II

Aug. 30: Cinema Paradiso

Films On The Pier

Dusk, Broadway Pier, 1616 Thames Street, fellspointmainstreet.org.

July 10: Looper

July 17: Ted

July 24: The Dark Knight Rises

July 31: Flight

Aug. 7: 21 Jump Street

Aug. 14: Skyfall

Aug. 21: Pitch Perfect

Aug. 28: The Avengers

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