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2013 Summer Movie Nights in Austin

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Austinites make the most of our parks, whether it’s planning a picnic, listening to a band or watching a movie, we know how to spend time outside in our beautiful city. This summer everyone has plenty of opportunities to catch a concert or a flick at one of the many outdoor venues in Austin, TX. Starting in June, we turn Austin’s parks, pools, and lawns into outdoor theaters suitable for all ages and four-legged friends. Longing to hear some live music?  Click here to read about free concerts in Austin this summer. However, if you want to cozy up on a blanket and watch a classic film or new summer hit movie, head to one of the following venues and enjoy a night under the stars.

Movies in the Park

Every year between May and November you can enjoy FREE films in Republic Square Park brought to you by the Austin Parks Foundation and Alamo Drafthouse! Bring chairs, blankets, pets and picnics and catch some classics!

The Hunger Games (PG-13)
November 7 at 8:30pm
The Fifth Element (PG-13)
May 16 at 8:30pm
Scott Pilgrim v. The World (PG-13)
June 6 at 8:30pm
A League of Their Own (PG)
July 11 at 8:30pm
Rocky (PG)
September 12 at 7:30pm
Ghostbusters (PG)
October 24 at 7:30pm
Hunger Games (PG-13)
November 7 at 7:30pm

Deep Eddy Splash Movies

Splash movies at the Deep Eddy Pool begin at dusk. Admission prices are as follows: Infants free, Children (1-11) $1, Juniors (12-17) $2, Adults (18-61) $3, Seniors (62+) $1

Grease (PG)
July 6
Hunger Games (PG-13)
Juy 13
Amazing Spider-Man (PG-13)
July 20
Wreck-It Ralph (PG)
July 27
The Avengers (PG-13)
August 3

101X Summer Cinema Series

Summer Cinema takes place every other Wednesday at the North Location of Central Market. It’s FREE, all thanks to Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow as well as other sponsors! Quench your thirst with a Blue Moon for $2.50 and grub on some food from Central Market.

Can’t Hardly Wait (PG-13)
May 30
Karate Kid (PG)
June 6
The Fifth Element (PG-13)
June 13
Tommy Boy (PG-13)
June 20
Star Trek (PG-13)
June 27

Nostalgic Movie Nights at Top Notch Burgers

Reminisce in classics at Top Notch Burgers, located off Burnet Road. After all, there’s nothing more nostalgic than enjoying a burger, shake and a FREE, classic summertime movie.

The Sandlot (PG)
June 7
Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (PG)
June 14
Beetlejuice (PG) June 21
Troop Beverly Hills (PG) June 28
Monty Python & The Holy Grail (PG) July 5
Uncle Buck (PG)
July 12
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (PG-13)
July 19
Edward Scissorhands (PG-13) July 26
Little Shop of Horrors (PG-13)
August 2
The Goonies (PG)
August 9
Jurassic Park (PG-13)
August 16
Grease (PG)
August 23

Austin Film Festival: Made in Texas

Where better to watch films made all over Texas than at the Texas Spirit Theater in the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum? Click the link above to buy tickets.

Resurrection of The JR Richard Story
June 12 at 7pm
Holes (PG)
July 7 at 3pm
Holy Hell
July 10 at 7pm
Secondhand Lions (PG)
August 4 at 3pm

Blue Starlite Drive-In Summer Movies

Catch a movie at Austin’s only Drive-In movie theater, the Blue Starlite. Click the link above to buy your tickets online. More dates to come, July 5th.

Independence Day (Fireworks after) (PG-13)
July 4
Austin Powers (PG-13)
July 5
Double Feature: Kill Bill Vol 1 & 2 (R)
July 6
One Crazy Summer (PG)
July 11
Double Feature: Space Balls & Galaxy Quest (PG)
July 13
Double Feature: Free Samples & Zombieland (R)
July 19

Austin Sound & Cinema

At the Long Center, you can listen to bands performing tributes to movies featured on Alamo’s inflatable screen. The events are FREE, for all-ages and take place every other Wednesday in June, July and August.

Labyrinth (PG)
June 5
Smokey and the Bandit (PG)
June 19
Back to the Future (PG)
July 17
School of Rock (PG-13)
July 31
Flash Gordon (PG)
August 14
Jurassic Park (PG-13)
August 21

Cinema East

Movies on the lawn of the French Legation Museum can be watched along with several short films, accompanied by concessions, beer and wine (or BYOB). Admission is pay what you can: $2-5. Doors open at 7:30 pm, with the feature film starting at 9pm.

Launch Party at Cheer Up Charlies
June 3
Cutie and the Boxer (NR)
June 9
A Teacher (NR)
June 23
Zero Charisma (NR)
July 7
Bluebird (NR)
July 21

Round Rock Movies in the Park

Round Rock Parks and Recreation presents FREE movies at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock. Enjoy pre-movie activites beginning at 7:30, movies begin at dark.

The Sandlot (PG)
June 14
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (G)
August 2

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