Looking for something fun the whole family can enjoy together this summer? Check out one of the many parks in southeast Michigan that are offering movies for families to enjoy outside in their local area.
Bring a chair or blanket, snacks and drinks to watch a flick on the big screen. This outdoor event offers fun for everyone and some even have music and other fun activities for kids before the movie begins.
Check ahead to see if you need to register and follow social distancing protocols, if necessary.
June 4-Aug. 20, 2021 (Fridays)
- Address: New Center Park, 2998 E. Grand Blvd., Detroit
Enjoy a mix of new and old family films. Movies begin at dusk. Any cancellations will be announced on social media. See Trolls on June 4, Tom and Jerry on July 9, Avengers: Endgame on Aug. 13, more.
July 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2021
- Address: Chesterfield Municipal Office Grounds, 47275 Sugarbush Road, New Baltimore
Enjoy Homeward Bound on July 6, Secret Life of Pets 2 on July 13, Ugly Dolls on July 20 and Peter Rabbit on July 27.
July 9 and Aug. 13, 2021
- Address: Lake Callis Recreation Complex, 1152 N. Gale Road, Davison
See Tom & Jerry on July 9 and Trolls World Tour on Aug. 13. Themed activities for each movie take place from 8-9 p.m. Free with park entry.
July 10, 2021
- Address: Riverside Park, 3311 Squirrel Ct., Auburn Hills
Head down to Knight Amphitheater at the park for a family movie. Sonic the Hedgehog takes place in July and will begin at dusk.
July 10, 17, 24, 31; Aug. 6, 14, 21 and 28, 2021
- Address: Campus Martius, 800 Woodward Ave., Detroit
Head downtown to see a movie with your friends or family. Kids movies take place on July 17 (Over the Moon), Aug. 6 (Cars 2), Aug. 21 (Raya and the Dragon) and Aug. 28 (Onward).
July 10, Aug. 14 and Sept. 18, 2021
- Address: Garden City Park, 200 Log Cabin Road, Garden City
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a movie with your family. Raya and the Last Dragon is on July 10, Croods: A New Age is on Aug. 14 and Jumanji: The Next Level is on Sept. 18.
July 12, 19, 2021
- Address: Taylor Community Library, 12303 Pardee, Taylor
Bring your blankets, chairs and coolers to watch Disney’s Zootopia (July 12) and The Black Panther(July 19). Alcohol is prohibited.
July 14, 21, 28, 2021
- Address: 40700 Romeo Plank, Clinton Township
Head to the Civic Center to enjoy an outdoor family-friendly film. July 14 is Croods, July 21 is Trolls World Tour and July 28 is Cars 3. Bring your own food and drinks (concessions will not be available). Alcohol and glass containers are prohibited.
July 16-17 2021
Address: Independence Park, 1898 Denton Road, Canton
Families can enjoy RV or tent camping with a movie beginning at dusk. Games, activities and entertainment will take place before the movie with dinner and concessions sold that night. The following day, there will be breakfast for sale. Pre-registration is required.
July 16 and Aug. 13, 2021
- Address: Booth Trail, Birmingham
Their showing of the movie Elf is the perfect way to celebrate “Christmas in July.” In August, check out Disney’s Cars.
July 16 and Sept 3, 2021
- Address: 13615 Michigan, Dearborn
Bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy a movie at city hall. Movie begins at dusk. July 16 is Dora: The City of Gold and My Spy is on Sept. 3. Registration required.
July 17, 24, 31 and Aug. 13, 2021
- Address: Downtown Rochester, 431 S. Main St., Rochester
Movies begin at dusk and are free. Bring your own chair. The movies are Aladdin (July 17), Grease(July 24), Jumanji: Next Level (July 31) and Frozen II (Aug. 13). There will be mini donuts, popcorn, slushies, bottled water and coffee for sale. No glass containers or alcohol are allowed.
July 23, Aug. 20 and Sept. 10, 2021
- Address: 104 N. Adams Road, Rochester Hills
Enjoy dining and shopping at the mall before the movie begins. Shrek is on July 23, Picture Perfect on Aug. 20 and La La Land on Sept. 10.
Aug. 6, 2021
- Address: Macomb Corners Park, 19449 25 Mile Road, Macomb
The movie of the night is, Yes Day. It begins at dusk around 9 p.m. Free glow stick bracelets will be given. Jets Pizza and other concessions will be available to purchase.
Aug. 13, 2021
- Address: 1034 Monroe, Dearborn
Enjoy the movie, Dolittle at the park beginning at dusk. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Registration required.
Aug. 28, 2021
- Address: Heritage Park, 1150 S. Canton Center, Canton
Heritage Park Amphitheater will show Disney’s Onward. Pre-registration required.
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