25+ free outdoor movies this summer to bring the family to

Jarek RutzCulture, Headlines

There's plenty of outdoor movies this summer in Delaware for some family fun. (Photo of a Dewey Beach outdoor movie taken by Carolyn Watson)

There’s plenty of outdoor movies this summer in Delaware for some family fun. (Photo of a Dewey Beach outdoor movie taken by Carolyn Watson)

No need to skip the stunning summer sunsets and breezy nights for stuffed dark theaters or living rooms with the abundance of outdoor movies throughout Delaware over the next few months.Β 

Here are some cinematic experiences outside for the whole family in the First State this summer:

Bethany Beach

The Movies on the Beach series is back this summer at Bethany Beach and Bandstand. Chairs and blankets should be brought and movies will start at dusk.

From June to August, Movies on the Beach are shown on Monday nights and in September, Movies on the Bandstand are shown Friday nights.Β 

All are free to attend.

This year’s films are:

  • June 3 – Under the Boardwalk
  • June 10 – The Little Mermaid (2023 version)
  • June 17 – The Game Plan
  • June 24 – Elemental
  • July 1 – Camp Hideout
  • July 8 – Gran TurismoΒ 
  • July 15 – Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken
  • July 22 – Wonka
  • July 29 – Miracle
  • August 5 – Wish
  • August 12 – Shazam
  • August 19 – Migration
  • August 26 – Lyle, Lyle Crocodile
  • September 13 – Barbie
  • September 20 – Arthur the King
  • September 27 – Princess Diaries

For more information, click here.

Dewey Beach

Monday Movie Nights at Dewey kicks off in mid-June.

Cash-only purchases for snacks are available, as well as glow sticks. Parking is free as are the movies, which begin at sunset and wrap up around 10:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Attendees should bring a blanket, chair and a sweatshirt or blanket for the chilly beach nights.

This year’s movies are:Β 

  • June 17 – Minions: The Rise of Gru
  • June 24 – Under The Boardwalk
  • July 1 – National Treasure
  • July 8 – WishΒ 
  • July 15 – Back To The Future
  • July 22 – The Super Mario Bros Movie
  • July 29 – The Little Mermaid (2023 version)
  • August 5 – Turning Red
  • August 12 – Elemental
  • August 19 – Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken

For more information, click here.

Southside Baptist Church

The church located off of South Dupont Highway in Dover is having three outdoor movies this summer.Β 

Blankets and chairs are recommended.

  • June 7 at 7 p.m. – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
  • July 6 at midnight – Trolls: World Tour
  • August 3 at midnight – Jesus Revolution

Fenwick Flicks

Fenwick Island’s Bayard Street Beach is hosting three summer movies.

  • June 21 at 8 p.m. — Luca
  • July 19 at 8 p.m. — The Little Mermaid (2023 version)
  • August 16 at 8 p.m. — Finding Nemo
The night is filled with games hosted by the beach’s lifeguards, and movies begin at dusk.
Rain dates for each movie are the following evening at the same time.

If your group or organization is hosting outdoor movies that are not on this list, please contact reporter Jarek Rutz via email at [email protected] to have them added.

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