Photo courtesy of Free Akron Outdoor Movies, Facebook
Free outdoor movie watching season is back in Cleveland, and thankfully, as the weather continues to warm up, a slew of area parks and organizations are hosting these family-favorite events. Be sure to have your blankets, bug spray and picnic baskets ready.
COVENTRY P.E.A.C.E. PARK
2843 Washington Blvd., Cleveland Heights
Family-friendly movies in the park begin this Thursday at 9 p.m., weather permitting. Check the Facebook event for updates on if screenings will be held in Ensemble Theatre due to rain or some other ungodly summer precipitation. Lawn blankets are encouraged, and pre-movie fun begins at 8 p.m. in the Heights Library.
6/7: Despicable Me 3
6/14: Black Panther
6/21: LEGO NINJAGO
6/28: Paddington 2
7/12: Wonder Woman
7/26: Sherlock Gnomes
8/2: Peter Rabbit
FAIRVIEW HIGH SCHOOL STADIUM
4507 W. 213th St., Fairview Park
Official start times will be released closer to the screenings, but they will take place at sundown. Lawn blankets are encouraged (chairs are not allowed).
177 Market St., Westlake
A mix of classics and new films are lined up to screen every Thursday at 8 p.m. at Crocker Commons, through August 30.
6/7: Mary Poppins
6/21: Dolphin Tale
6/28: Beauty and the Beast
7/5: Wonder Woman
7/19: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
7/26 (Christmas in July): Elf
8/2: Space Jam
8/16: The Little Mermaid
8/23: Breakfast at Tiffany’s
8/30: Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1
10820 East Blvd.
After two Wade Oval Wednesday concerts, movies in the Oval will commence at 9 p.m. Before the movie, enjoy live music, food trucks, activities and more.
8/8: Hidden Figures
LOEW PARK - OLD BROOKLYN
4741 W. 32nd St.
Feature films at dusk follow an evening of food trucks, a farmers market, trivia and a beer garden starting at 6 p.m on Tuesdays.
6/12: Black Panther
6/19: The Lion King
6/26: The Wizard of Oz
7/3: Independence Day
7/10: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
7/17: Wonder Woman
7/24: Back to the Future
7/31: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
8/7: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
COE LAKE PARK
Bring a chair or lawn blanket to these screenings starting at 9:30 p.m.
7/21: Parental Guidance
8/4: Beauty and the Beast
3207 W. 153rd St.
Asphalt Cinema continues its tradition of being a part of Walk On Wednesdays, where patrons can enjoy activities, food, music and more. The lineup is still being finalized, but movie nights will take place June 15, July 20 and Aug. 18.
HINCKLEY RESERVATION, LEDGE POOL & RECREATION AREA
4101 Fulton Parkway
This Cleveland Metropark really dives into its outdoor movie events, as films will be screened in front of a pool. Reserve a single inner tube for $6 or a double for $8 by calling 330-239-2911. If the water isn't your scene, or you truly want this to be a no-cost experience, you can grab a spot on the lawn. Movies will start around 8:45 p.m., depending on that day's sunset.
6/29: Despicable Me 3
7/27: LEGO NINJAGO
UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS COMMUNITY PARK
2313-2339 Fenwick Rd., University Heights
begins at dusk, around 9 p.m. on July 11. Bring a lawn blanket or chair. If weather is an issue, the movie will be rescheduled. Before the screening, starting at 7:45 p.m., enjoy the Spectacular Bubble Show.
NORTH OLMSTED COMMUNITY PARK
These two evidently popular movies make an appearance on this list one last time. Movies begin at dusk.
6/15: Despicable Me 3
13201 Madison Ave., Lakewood
is playing on Aug. 10. This showing will also begin at dusk, per popular trend. If the sky doesn't cooperate, the show might get canceled. But efforts will be made to reschedule.