Free & Cheap Summer Movies {2022}

summer movies in cincinnati

Summer in Cincinnati offers an endless array of outdoor fun – pools and splash pads, playgrounds and parks, amusement parks and our amazing Zoo. But what happens when it’s rainy or you are just too hot and tired to enjoy more fun in the sun? Well, Cincinnati has a huge selection of cheap and FREE summer movies all around town.

Indoor Theater Specials

Cinemark Theater’s Summer Movie Clubhouse
Cinemark’s Western Hills and Milford theaters offer kid-approved movies for just $1.50 (plus tax) per ticket for kids and adults. Save more with $1 off deals on kids’ snack packs or the small popcorn/drink combo during Summer Movie Clubhouse showtimes.

June 15: The Boss Baby: Family Business
June 22: Angry Birds
June 29: Scoob!
July 6: Sing 2
July 13: Paw Patrol
July 20: Tom & Jerry
July 27: Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway
August 3: Clifford

Esquire, Mariemont & Kenwood Theatres
Free summer movies through June and July on Monday and Wednesday mornings (except the week of July 4). Check the Facebook page for updates.

Showcase Cinema Springdale’s Bookworm Wednesdays
Bookworm Wednesdays treat kids with free movie admission to a select children’s film in exchange for a book report. Accompanying parents or guardians and children under six years of age receive free admission (without a book report).

Northgate Xscape Theatre
Free movies on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, with no reservation required. Doors open at 9:00 AM and shows start at 9:30. Check the website for details and changes.

Communities all around Cincinnati also offer movies to enjoy under the stars. For most locations, you can pack a picnic, bring a blanket, and cozy up for an outdoor family movie night.

Cinema Under the Stars

Washington Park’s Summer Cinema
Summer Cinema features a free movie screening every Wednesday at 9 PM. Bring your own lawn chair and food, or check out the food trucks and bar on site. Additional activities start as early as 7 PM. Some movies are more kid-friendly than others, so be sure to check what’s playing before you go. Check the website for updates to the 2022 lineup.

Deerfield Township Movies in the Park
Movies begin at dark on select Fridays throughout the summer at Cottell Park. Families are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets for seating, as well as snacks and drinks. They also offer themed activities at the Snyder House before the movies.

June 24: The Pirate Fairy, with Fairy and Gnome Home Decorating
July 22: Minions, with Minion Madness
August 26: Scoob!, with Outdoor Fun and Games

Fairfield Movies in the Park
Hosted on select Thursday evenings by Fairfield Parks and Fairfield Fire Department. Pre-show fun and food trucks start at 6 PM, with the movie to follow at 7 PM. Check their Facebook page closer to show dates for activity and food truck updates.

June 2: Encanto, Village Green Park
July 7: Sing 2, Village Green Park
August 4: Clifford, the Big Red Dog, Harbin Park

Liberty Town Center Summer Movie Nights
Movies begin at dusk on Thursdays through June and July, preceded by entertainment. Guests are invited to bring their own blankets and chairs.

June 7: Encanto
June 14: Sing 2
June 21: Clifford
June 28: Dune
July 5: Luca
July 12: Jungle Cruise
July 19: Space Jam (2021)
July 26: Ghostbusters After Life

Blue Ash Summit Cinema
Movies start at dusk and are visible from any spot on the Great Lawn at Summit Park.

June 15: Sing 2
June 29: Space Jam
July 13: Encanto
July 27: Honey I Shrunk the Kids
August 10: Coco

Boone County Parks Movie Nights
Movies scheduled on Fridays throughout the summer at Boone Woods Park (unless noted below). Movies begin at dusk, with inflatables for the kids at 7 PM.

June 3: Encanto
June 10: Luca
June 17: Raya and Last Dragon
June 24: Space Jam 2, Walton Community Park
July 1: 101 Dalmatians (1961)
July 8: Pocahontas (1995)
July 15: Pinocchio (1940)
July 22: Zootopia, Walton Community Park
July 29: The Addams Family 2
August 5: Sing 2

City of Loveland Movie in the Park Series
Free movies at East Loveland Nature Preserve, beginning at dusk. Check the website for upcoming details on times, concession and pre-show fun.

July 23: The Sandlot
September 17: Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
October 8: Hocus Pocus

Great Parks of Hamilton County Float-In Movies
For older kids and adults, Great Parks is hosting float-in movies on select Fridays from May through August. For $40, up to four people can rent a boat to enjoy a movie on the water (one individual must be 18+). Food and beverages will be available for purchase each evening, and movies begin at 9:30 PM.

May 13: Clueless, Lake Isabella Boathouse
June 3: Jungle Cruise, Winton Woods Harbor
July 8: Hairspray, Miami Whitewater Forest Harbor
August 19: Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Winton Woods Harbor

What cheap and free Summer movie deals have you found around town? Tell us in the comments below!


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