Movies On The Beach, Ocean City
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Outdoor Movies & Drive-In Movie Theaters

Watching movies on a big screen outdoors has become a summertime tradition in numerous communities across Maryland. 

Movies On The Beach, Ocean City
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The experience of outdoor movies allows viewers to enjoy food, drink and good company in a variety of casual settings while seeing the stars "under the stars."  Here are locations in Maryland that offer outdoor movies, many of them are free. In some instances, viewers can purchase food and drink on-site.  Please check individual location websites before heading out for the most up-to-date information. 

Movies on the Beach
Families can gather for a movie right on the beach every Wednesday night all summer long – for FREE! In addition to the main event there will be music and entertainment with family friendly yard games like corn hole, ladder ball, spikeball, large connect four and more. MOVIES ON THE BEACH will start at dusk and will be shown on a gigantic screen. 
View the full schedule here.


National Harbor, Prince George’s County
Located along the edge of the Potomac River, National Harbor has offered the popular Movies On The Potomac, free movies on the Plaza during the summer. Films are usually offered Thursday and Sunday evenings. National Harbor has more than 30 eateries, 100 retailers and eight hotels.

Movies in the Parks, Rockville, Montgomery County
Enjoy Rockville’s free outdoor movies in the parks on the big screen in August.  Bring chairs, blankets, food and drinks and enjoy four different movies at four different neighborhood parks throughout the city. Movies begin at dusk (approximately 8pm). Check Movies in the Parks for the slate of films.


Hancock, Washington County
The Department of Recreation and Parks is offering outdoor movies at Kirkwood Park.  Sound comes through your car radio's FM radio.  Check here for updates...


Avam's Flicks from the Hill, Baltimore
Grab a blanket, picnic under the stars, and watch a great film selection inspired by AVAM's current exhibition. The Hughes Family Outdoor Theater features seating for more than a thousand on the natural amphitheater formed by Federal Hill; a 30-foot wide screen held from above by Adam Kurtzman's Giant Golden Hand; a twinkling view of the city; and an amazing, all-ages, community experience that is FREE!

Bengies Drive-IN Theatre
Bengies features the BIGGEST movie theatre screen in the USA! For one low price the Bengies Drive-In Theatre offers double features almost every weekend night. The show always begins with the National Anthem ad in between movies, they play intermission clips, classic cartoons, and vintage trailers.  On Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends, enjoy Dusk till Dawn, All Nite Shows!

HoCo Drive In
The new HoCo Drive In offers movies at the Howard County Fairgrounds. 

Bel Air, Harford County
The Town of Bel Air Cultural Arts Commission invites you to Outdoor Movies at Shamrock Park. Have dinner, a pre-show and a show all together. Pre-show entertainment begins at 7:15pm with movies starting at sunset. Bring your own blankets. All movies are free and family friendly. 

North Beach, Calvert County
Movies on the Beach is a local favorite; but visitors are always welcome!  The movies are projected onto a large, inflatable screen in the sand. Bring your beach chair or blanket and get comfy on the beach.  Movies begin at dusk. And the best part is, all the movies are FREE.

Find out about Maryland Film Festivals that offer the opportunity to explore the very best of world cinema.

People enjoying an outdoor movie at Ocean City
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Movies on the Beach, Ocean City

People enjoying an outdoor movie at the National Harbor

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People enjoying an outdoor movie provided by AVAM
American Visionary Arts Museum

Flicks from the Hill provided by AVAM, Baltimore

People relaxing in their cars watching a movie at the Bengies Drive-In Theater
Bengies Drive-In Theater

Bengies Drive-In Theatre, Middle River