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Step back in time with a visit to one of Connecticut's three remaining drive-in theaters. (Make sure to arrive early to visit the concession stand!)

Southington Drive-in: Now in its ninth season as a community-owned venture, the Southington Drive-in will be open Saturdays from June 2 through Oct. 27. A different movie will be presented each week, with a mix of classics like Jaws (June 2) and The Princess Bride (July 21) and recent hits like Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (June 16) and The Martian (Aug. 18). It all wraps up with a Halloween festival on Oct. 27 (movies TBA). Admission is $10 per carload for Southington residents ($15 for non-residents); walk-ins are $2 each (bring a lawn chair). Gates open at 6 p.m., and movies begin at sunset.

Mansfield Drive-in: Open nightly from mid-June through most of August, Mansfield Drive-in has three screens, each showing two movies nightly. One admission is good for both films. Admission: $11 ages 12 and up, $8 for ages 4-11, 3 and under are free. (There is also a flea market on the premises on Sundays from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.)

Pleasant Valley Drive-in: Open nightly Thursday through Sunday in the summer. The gates open at 6:30 p.m., and the movie starts about 30 minutes after sunset. Admission is $10 per person 13 and up, $5 for ages 6-12 and under 5 is free. During the summer Thursday nights are "carload night," with a flat $20 admission per vehicle (the drive-in does not accept debit or credit cards).


Most series are sponsored by town recreation departments and are presented free of charge. Check back here for updates as events are announced. See official listings for details, including rain dates.


Family Movie Nights • Sycamore Hills Recreation Area

July 6 The Emoji Movie

July 13 Cars 3

July 27 Sherlock Gnomes

Deep River

Movies at the Beach • Plattwood Park

July 27 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Aug. 3 Coco

Aug. 10 A Wrinkle in Time

Aug. 17 Paddington 2


Movie Nights Under the Stars • Aspetuck Park, Little League Field

July 13 Outdoor Movie TBD

July 27 Teen Movie Night TBD

Aug. 10 Outdoor Movie TBD


Sand Jam & Family Movie Nights • Jennings Beach. Family dance party at 6:30; movie at dusk.

June 15 Despicable Me 3

June 29 Peter Rabbit

July 13 Paddington 2

July 26 Sherlock Gnomes

Aug. 9 Coco


Free Movies in the Park • Various locations. Screenings begin at 8 p.m.

June 8 Casablanca (Charter Oak Landing)

June 30 Willy Wonka (Bushnell Park)

July 20 The Breakfast Club (Charter Oak Landing)

July 25 Thor: Ragnarok (Dunkin Donuts Park)

July 27 Coco (Bushnell Park)

Aug. 15 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (Dunkin Donuts Park)

Aug. 23 Ready Player One (Keney Park)

Aug. 24 A Wrinkle in Time (Charter Oak Landing)

Aug. 26 Ferris Bueller's Day Off (Colt Park)

Sep. 18 Black Panther (Dunkin Donuts Park)


Flashback Outdoor Movie Series • Westfield Church

Aug. 6 E.T.

Aug. 13 The Goonies / Spaceballs (double feature)

Aug. 20 The Princess Bride

Aug. 27 Ghostbusters (1984)


Movie Night at Fowler’s Pavilion

July 12 TBD

July 19 TBD

July 26 TBD

Aug. 2 TBD

New Haven

Friday Flicks • Family-friendly movies at a different city park each Friday night. Movies begin around sundown / 8:30 p.m.

June 8 Zootopia (Criscuolo)

June 15 Despicable Me 3 (Kimberly Field)

June 22 Hidden Figures (Troup School Field)

July 6 Space Jam (Edgewood Park at Ranger Station)

July 13 Raiders of the Lost Ark (John C. Daniels)

July 20 Toy Story (Lincoln Bassett)

July 27 Beauty and the Beast (2017) (Middletown Ave.)

Aug. 3 A Dog's Purpose (Jocelyn Square)

Aug. 10 Up (DeGale Field)

Aug. 17 Coco (East Shore Park)

Aug. 24 The Princess Frog (Scantlebury Park)

New Fairfield

Outdoor Cinema Series • Memorial Field

June 22 Despicable Me 3

July 27 Coco

New London

Beach Blanket Movies at Ocean Beach Park • Ocean Beach Park

June 26 Despicable Me

July 3 Lego Ninjago Movie

July 10 Paddington 2

July 17 Coco

July 24 Beauty and the Beast

July 31 Sherlock Gnomes

Aug. 7 TBA

Aug. 14 TBA


Family Outdoor Movie Series

Shady Beach/Calf Pasture Beach

July 7 Pixels

July 14 Despicable Me 3

July 21 Cars 3

July 28 Coco

Aug. 4 Moana

Aug 11 Paddington 2

Aug 18 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Old Saybrook

Summer Movie Nights • Harveys Beach

June 29 Ferdinand

July 13 Coco

Aug. 10 Wonder

Rocky Hill

July Movies in the Park • Veterans Memorial Ampitheater (Elm Ridge Park) 

July 6 Beauty and the Beast (2017)

July 13 The Jungle Book (2016)

July 20 Coco

July 27 Moana


Moonlight Movies • Mansfield Community Center

June 29 Despicable Me

July 13 Moana

July 27 Back to the Future

Aug. 3 Inside Out

Aug. 24 Star Wars: The Last Jedi


Movie Nights • Thompson Common

July 21 The Incredibles

Aug. 18 Pete’s Dragon (remake)

Sept. 15 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Oct. 20 Halloweentown

West Hartford

Movies Under Moonlight • East Lawn, Elizabeth Park

June 21 What About Bob?

July 19 The Sound of Music

Aug. 16 A League of Their Own