Free Outdoor Movies all Around WNY – So Many Options the Kids Will LOVE!

July 6, 2018

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

We’ve made so many wonderful memories with our girls at outdoor movie nights! They are fun and free! So grab your blanket, lawn chairs and snacks and check out some of the incredible options all around Western New York!


Canalside Outdoor Series, Canalside, Buffalo

Tuesday Movie Series is a free outdoor film series at Canalside! Lawn chairs and picnics are welcome; concessions will be available. Movies start at dusk.

July 10th – Ferdinand
July 17th – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
July 24th – Elf
July 31st – The Lego Ninjago Movie

August 7th – Coco
August 14th – The Wizard of Oz
August 21st – The Greatest Showman
August 28th – Boss Baby


East Aurora Movies in the Park, Hamlin Park, East Aurora

Free movies are shown on Friday evenings at dusk in July and August. There is a huge screen under the trees. Popcorn, pizza, pop and other snacks are available.

July 13th – Coco
July 20th – Moana
July 27th – Despicable Me 3
August 3rd – Ferdinand
August 10th – Lego Batman Movie
August 17th Sing
August 24th – Cars 3
August 31st – Wonder

Chestnut Ridge Park, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Rd, OP

Join Erie County Parks and the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy on the Chestnut Ridge Sled Hill for a free movie. Concessions will be available to purchase.

August 25th from 8:15 to 10 p.m. – Shreck

September 14th from 7:30 to 9:30 – The Lion King


Cazenovia Park,  25 Cazenovia Street, Buffalo 

FREE Movie – located on lawn between the casino and flag pole

July 27th at Dusk – The Sandlot
August 17th at Dusk – Antz


Broadway Driving Range– 4357 Broadway, Depew

FREE Tuesday Outdoor Family Movie Night & Kids Pajama Party – Prizes will be awarded during our kids pajama party. The pajama contests will start before the movie begins so to participate and for the best view, you may want to come a little early. The movie will start as soon as it is dark enough to view it on the large, outdoor inflatable movie screen.

July 11 – Ferdinand
July 18 – Coco
July 25 – Despicable Me 3
August 1 – Captain Underpants
August 8 – Paddington 2
August 15 – The Nut Job 2

Family Movie Night at Shakespeare Hill in Delaware Park, Buffalo

Family Monday Movie Night at Shakespeare Hill in Delaware Park is a FREE outdoor film series at dusk. It is kid friendly and FREE for all to enjoy. Parking is available along Lincoln Parkway.

August 6 – Madagascar
August 20 – Secret Life of Pets


Artpark Outdoor Amphitheater – Artpark, Lewiston

This annual series presents 2 family-favorites on the Jumbotron in Artpark’s Outdoor Amphitheater, overlooking the Niagara River Gorge. Grab the family, your chairs & blankets, and enjoy a night under the stars. Light concessions will be available for purchase.

Monday, August 13th, 2018 – 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – Coco
Monday, August 20th, 2018 – 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – Star Wars the Force Awakens


Thursday Flicks on Old Falls Movie Series, Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls

MOVIES BEGIN AT APPROXIMATELY: 8:30pm … just before/at sunset.
Located on the MIDDLE BLOCK Commons Area, across from the NF Culinary Institute.

Snacks and beverages available for purchase. They have plenty of public seating, but guests are also welcome to bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy family-friendly movies under the stars (weather permitting)

July 12th — The Emoji Movie (2017)
July 19th — Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
July 26th — Coco (2017)
August 2nd — Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
August 9th — Peter Rabbit (2018)
August 16th — Sherlock Gnomes (2018)
August 23rd — Wonder (2017)
August 30th — Early Man (2018)


Town of Amherst: FREE Friday Night Family Flicks
Played on a GIANT outdoor screen!
Movies start at 9 p.m. in July & 8:30 p.m. in August

July 6: Despicable Me 3 @ Bassett Park
July 13: Jumanji @ Bassett Park
July 20: Coco @ Island Park
July 27: Paddington 2 @ Willow Ridge Park

August 10: Wonder @ Bassett Park
August 17: Sherlock Gnomes @ Bassett Park
August 24: Beauty and the Beast @ Island Park


Town of Lockport: Free Town Movie Night

Lockport Community Band starts at 7 p.m. Movie starts at Dusk.

August 3rd – Nut Job 2


About Me

Welcome to Totally Buffalo! My name is Mary Friona-Celani and I am the creator of this site! After spending 20 years in the Buffalo media, I moved on to focus on my beautiful family. Now, the time has come for a new project. I was ready for something new. Something mine.
I am born and raised in WNY and my pride runs deep. My husband, Scott and I are very happy to be raising our four daughters here.






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