Where to watch outdoor movies in Baltimore

Where to watch outdoor movies in Baltimore
The American Visionary Art Museum's Flicks From the Hill. (Nick Prevas)

Summer is the time when Hollywood tries to separate you from your hard-earned money by trotting out endless movie franchises and other "blockbuster" fare. But there are plenty of opportunities right here in Baltimore to watch an older classic film under a star-lit sky for the grand total of zero dollars. Here's a roundup of the outdoor film series happening this summer.

Flicks From the Hill
9 p.m., American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, (410) 244-1900,, free.
July 9: "Jaws"
July 16: "The Truman Show"
July 23: "Labyrinth"
July 30: "Big Fish"
Aug. 6: "Awakenings"
Aug. 13: "Searching for Bobby Fischer"
Aug. 20: "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
Aug. 27: "The Wizard of Oz"


Little Italy Open Air Film Fest
Music at 7 p.m., screening at 9 p.m., High and Stiles streets,, free.
July 3: "Moonstruck"
July 10: "Jersey Boys"
July 17: "The Wizard of Oz"
July 24: "Casablanca"
July 31: "Citizen Kane"
Aug. 7: "Singing In the Rain"
Aug. 14: "North by Northwest"
Aug. 21: "Gone With the Wind"
Aug. 31: "Cinema Paradiso"

Pics In the Plaza
9 p.m., Center Plaza, 120 W. Fayette St.,, free.
June 27: "Jurassic Park"
July 25: "The Princess Bride"
Aug. 29: "The Imitation Game"

Reel B.A.D. Film Nights
7 p.m. food and drinks, 8:45 p.m. juried shorts, 9:30 p.m. feature screening, 200 W. Lexington St.,, free.
June 16: "The Sandlot"
July 21: "Crooklyn"
Aug. 18: "Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit"
Sept. 15: "Ghostbusters"

Films On the Pier
Dusk, 1600 Thames St.,, free.
July 8: "Kingsman: The Secret Service"
July 15: "Gone Girl"
July 22: "The Babadook"
July 29: "Guardians of the Galaxy"
Aug. 6: "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes"
Aug. 12: "Whiplash"
Aug. 19: "22 Jump Street"
Aug. 26: "St. Vincent"

Music Jam Park Movie Festival
Jam session 3-7 p.m., film screening 8 p.m., 3500 Northern Parkway,, free.
June 20: "Annie" (2014)
July 25: "Big Hero 6"
Aug. 22: "Paddington"
Sept. 12: "Earth To Echo"

Hopkins Summer Outdoor Films
DJ at 6:30 p.m., film at dusk, Gilman Hall, 3400 N. Charles St.,, free.
June 10: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"
June 17: "The Social Network"

Free Outside Movie in Mount Vernon
8:30 p.m., West Mount Vernon Place Square, West Mount Vernon Place and North Charles Street,, free.
Aug. 6: "Gravity"
Aug. 13: "Life of Pi"
Aug. 20: "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Aug. 27: "The Imitation Game"