2022 Summer Outdoor Movie Series Schedules

These flicks can be seen from a lawn chair, on a blanket or from your car, under the stars.

newportFILM Outdoors. Photo by J. Clancy Photography, courtesy of newportFILM.

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated from a version that originally published in July 2021.

Grab your friends and family, a picnic blanket and some snacks, and check out the numerous venues all over the state that offer outdoor movie screenings in fields, beaches and parks.

In the mood for a movie but don’t want to be stuck inside? Check out the numerous venues all over the state that offer outdoor movie screenings in fields, beaches and parks. Lay out a picnic blanket, munch on some snacks and enjoy the films!


newportFILM Outdoors on Aquidneck Island

newportFILM has more in store than just a typical movie night. Every Thursday this summer, events will be held at Aquidneck Island’s lawns, fields and parks. Join newportFILM Outdoors for award-winning documentaries, live music, contests and much more. Live music will be performed before the films, so make sure to claim your spot and enjoy a summer night.

Showtimes: Select Thursday nights at sunset. August 18, Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off, August 25, Master of Light, September 1, McEnroe. Check newportfilm.com for updated showtimes and locations.

The Details: Free, but space is limited. $5 suggested donation. For more information, call 401-649-2784 or visit newportfilm.com.


Movies on the Beach at Narragansett Town Beach

Listen to crashing waves and breathe in the salty ocean air as you watch summer classics at Narragansett Town Beach. Plus, grab a bite to eat at one of the many food trucks that will be on site. Can you bear to stand it though that, only a few hundred feet away, Jaws may be lurking in the ocean water?

Showtimes: Wednesdays. Movies begin at dusk, weather permitting. Aug. 17, Jaws.

The Details: Free. North Beach Clubhouse Deck, Narragansett Town Beach, 79 Boston Neck Rd., Narragansett. For more information, visit narragansettri.gov.


Misquamicut Drive-In

Head to Misquamicut for a night at the Drive-In. Pack some lawn chairs or bring a blanket to curl up in from the comfort of your own car. Tune in the radio to watch familiar favorites including Dirty Dancing, Footloose and Jurassic Park.

Showtimes: Weekends and select weeknights. Movies begin at 9 p.m. See website for a complete list of movies.

The Details: $25 per car. Wuskenau Town Beach Pondside Lot, 316 Atlantic Ave., Westerly. For more information, visit misquamicut.org.


Rustic Tri View Drive-In 

Travel back in time with your family as you head to the Rustic Drive-In for a night of, not one, but two movies! Now open every night, the drive-in features movies for all ages from Minions: The Rise of Gru to Bullet Train. Pack some snacks and don’t forget the candy, but don’t worry about the popcorn – the drive-in snack bar has you covered. Tip: If you own a pick-up truck, pack some blankets and lounge in the bed of the truck for the ultimate double feature movie experience.

Showtimes: First movie begins at 8:30 p.m. Open seasonally until October. See the website for a full list of movies.

The Details: $30 per carload. 1195 Eddie Dowling Hwy., North Smithfield. For more information, call 401-769-7601 or visit yourneighborhoodtheatre.com.


First Fridays

Starting in August, lay out a blanket on the Boathouse Lawn to watch some free, family-friendly movies presented by the Roger Williams Park Conservancy. Make sure to grab some dinner from the food trucks nearby before settling in. Every Friday evening this month, a different movie will play, including Pixar’s WALL-E and Up.

Showtimes: First Friday of the month from June to September. Movies begin at 7:30 p.m. See website for a complete list of movies.

The Details: Free. Boathouse Lawn (across from the Carousel Village), Roger Williams Park, Pine Hill Ave., Providence. For more information, visit rwpconservancy.org.


Cars Under the Stars

Pull up to Warren’s Burr’s Hill Park to take part in the town’s summer movie series. On select Thursdays through August, chill out in your car as you watch featured family-friendly movies on the big screen. 

Showtimes: August 18, Sing 2. See the website for the full list of movies.

The Details: Free. Gate opens at 7:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 8:30 p.m. Burr’s Hill Park, Warren. For more information, visit townofwarren-ri.gov.



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