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{UPDATED} Free/Cheap Movies to Beat the Summer Heat

By Angeline Sheridan June 27, 2018

It's just not summer without enjoying some movies.  Whether it is indoors or outdoors, check out these local, free or almost-free movie events throughout the summer! 

BERGEN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS 

Enjoy movies after dark (approximately at 8:30PM) at select county parks throughout the summer. Bring chairs and blankets.

At Van Saun Park (216 Forest Avenue, Paramus):

July 6 - Boss Baby

July 13 - Deep

July 20 - The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

July 27 - Despicable Me 3

August 1 - Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

August 3 - Peter Rabbit

August 8 - Kong: Skull Island

August 10 - Leap

August 17 - Coco

August 24 - The Greatest Showman

August 31 - Beauty and the Beast


Riverside County Park (516 River Road, North Arlington)

July 11 - Get Out

July 18 - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

July 25 - Darkest Hour


Darlington Lake (600 Darlington Avenue, Mahwah)

August 15 - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

August 22 - Black Panther

August 29 - Wonder Woman


BOWTIE CINEMAS KIDS CLUB

Beginning June 19 through August 15, a kids' movie will be featured every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10AM at participating local Bowtie Cinemas including Ridgewood.  Seating is first come, first served so be sure to get to the theater early enough to grab a seat. Admission is FREE. Click here for the full schedule and locations. 

June 19 & June 20: The Angry Birds Movie

June 26 & June 27: Emoji Movie

July 3 & July 4: Trolls

July 10 & July 11: Ferdinand

July 17 & July 18: Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

July 24 & July 25: Boss Baby

July 31 & August 1: Smurfs

August 7 & August 8: Kung Fu Panda 3

August 14 & August 15: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2


DUMONT COMMUNITY GROUP'S MOVIES IN THE PARK

The Dumont Community Group will host a movie at Memorial Park (199 Pershing Street) in June, July and August. Bring a blanket only (no chairs). Movie starts at approximately 7:30PM.

June 21 - Despicable Me 3 (rain date 6/22)

July 19 - Cars 3 (rain date 7/20)

August 23 - COCO (rain date 8/24)


JETS MOVIE NIGHT

On July 10, get your family and friends together to watch Marvel’s ANT-MAN (the original) on the videoboards while enjoying a night under the stars on the field of Metlife Stadium. Gates open to season ticket holders at 5:30PM, to the public at 6:30PM. Movie begins at 8PM. The event is free, but you must get tickets here.


MONTVALE SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE PRESENTS MOVIES UNDER THE STARS

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and come to the basketball courts at 1 Memorial Drive to enjoy a free movie. Open to Montvale Residents only.

July 20, 8:30PM - Coco
August 3, 8:30PM - The Jungle Book (Live Action)
August 17, 8:15PM - Hook


REGAL CINEMAS $1 SUMMER MOVIE EXPRESS

Regal Cinema (the nearest one is in Nanuet) is offering $1 admission to family movies Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10AM throughout the summer starting June 26 through August 29. Both movies play on both days. Click here for more information and the full schedule.

June 26 & June 27: Despicable Me 2; How to Train Your Dragon 2

July 3 & July 4: The LEGO Movie; Alvin and the Chipmunks

July 10 & July 11: Sing; The Peanuts Movie

July 17 & July 18: The LEGO Ninjago Movie; Ferdinand

July 24 & July 25: The Secret Life of Pets; Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Sequel

July 31 & August 1: The LEGO Batman Movie; Trolls

August 7 & August 8: Minions; The Boss Baby

August 14 & August 15: Paddington 2; Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

August 21 & August 22: Despicable Me 3; Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

August 28 & August 29: Dr. Seuss' The Lorax; Kung Fu Panda 3


RIVER VALE COUNTRY CLUB

The River Vale Country Club at 660 Rivervale Road in River Vale will be hosting its annual free Movies Under the Stars summer series on Friday nights at dusk. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Food and beverages are available for purchase.

June 29 - Trolls

July 13 - Coco

July 27 -  Finding Dory


WESTWOOD SUMMER MOVIES IN THE PARK

Westwood hosts Summer Movies In The Park on Thursday nights in August at Veterans' Park at 8PM.  Bring a chair or blanket. Free popcorn for the whole family. Rain date is Friday. For more information, call 201-664-7882, or click here

August 2 - Inside Out

August 9 - Wonder Woman (2017)

August 16 - The Princess Bride

August 23 - Rudy


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