Nothing says summer like outdoor movies — and there’s still time to catch several free and low-cost flicks around town after the sun goes down.
Whether you’re looking for a romantic date night activity — like a scene out of your favorite rom-com — or just want to hang out with friends, we’ve got you covered with 10+ outdoor screenings that will have you feeling like the star in your own motion picture.
🌳 Movies with a view
From parks to pools, enjoy a variety of new movies, classic films + animated favorites all summer long.
- NightLight 615 | Select Thursdays through late October | Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park | $10+ | Upcoming movies include “Legally Blonde” (July 14) and “Talladega Nights” (Aug. 4). Pro tip: Bring your appetite to this 21+ event — each screening features craft beer, wine, and food trucks.
- Dive-in Movies | Fridays in July | Nashville Shores | Cost of admission | Relax and float around while watching “Spider-Man: No Way Home” (July 15), “Encanto” (July 22), and “Luca” (July 29).
- Outside Cinema | Fri., July 15 | Mill Ridge Park, 2965 Old Hickory Blvd. | Free | Bring your own blanket to this screening of “Frozen” + arrive early to enjoy lawn games and free popsicles.
🍺 Movies with a brew
Forget the popcorn. Level up your movie experience with local brews, taproom bites + food truck fare.
- TailGate Brewery | Thurs., July 14 | HQ Taproom, 7300 Charlotte Pk. | Free | Watch “Legally Blonde” in the barn out back at 7:30 p.m.
- Monday Night Preservation Society | Wed., July 20 | 1308 Adams St. | Free | Snack on gourmet mac and cheese from The Mac Shack, sip on your fave Monday Night brews, and travel back to the 80s with “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”
- Jackalope Brewing Company | Sun., July 31 + Mon., Aug. 1 | The Ranch, 429B Houston St. | $25 | Jackalope is partnering with the Nashville Film Festival to host screenings of “Deep Blue Sea” and “Sharknado.”
📽️ Movies that come to you
Want to have the theater come to you? Local businesses Ultimate Outdoor Movies, Melrose Movies, and FunFlicks offer special packages for inflatable outdoor movie screenings so you can have a movie night in your own backyard.