Arts & Culture

Six Places to Catch Outdoor Movies Around Baltimore This Summer

The open-air tradition returns with feature films for the whole family to enjoy.

The summertime tradition of outdoor movies continues in and around Charm City this year. As the sun reaches its lowest point, join local businesses and parks as they project classic films and family favorites on the big screen. If you’re a cinephile, or have simply missed seeing movies in theatres this past year, mark your calendar for these upcoming outdoor flicks and drive-ins: 

Bengies Drive-In Theatre: Grab a few friends and get nostalgic with drive-in movies at Bengies in Middle River. Every weekend, the 65-year-old fixture shows double features (such as this weekend’s Fast and Furious and Spirit Untamed.) Give the theater a follow on Instagram to stay updated with the latest lineups. $7-12.50. 8:45 p.m. 

Movie Nights at the Wine Bin: This combination of wine-tasting and a movie-watching makes for the perfect summer evening. Bring your own chair and join the team at The Wine Bin in Ellicott City for Spiderman: Far From Home, 1917, and more—and don’t forget to purchase a snack and drink package for the ultimate outdoor movie experience. Free. Times vary. June-October. 

Lakefront Summer Shows: Settle in for a different flick every Monday and Friday on the picturesque Lake Kittamaqundi in downtown Columbia through September. From The Princess and the Frog to Knives Out, the calendar offers something for everyone to enjoy. Free. Dusk. June-September. 

Gordon Outdoors Movie Nights at the JCC: Sit under the stars at the Jewish Community Center’s new outdoor drive-in venue in Owings Mills, which is showing classics such as Tommy, Back to the Future, A League of Their Own, and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, among others this summer. The J has also added “4Front” teen movie nights, as well as a Jewish Art House film series. $20-25. Times vary. June – September. 

Drive-in Movies Hosted by Baltimore City Recreation and Parks: Enjoy the beautiful Middle Branch Waterfront while catching sci-fi adventure The Meg on Friday, June 25. You can choose to stay in your car or grab up to six of your household members to register to sit in a “social circle.” Stay in-the-know about upcoming screenings at other city parks by following @recnparks on Instagram. $10. June 25. 

Outdoor Movies at the Grand Rotunda: Catch free outdoor movies at this Hampden landmark-turned-retail and residential complex all summer long. Grab dinner from one of the surrounding eateries and picnic with the fam while experiencing films such as Black Panther, Toy Story, Remember the Titans, Up, and Harry Potter. Free. June-August.