Looking for a way to get out of the house with the kids and not spend a fortune? Look no further than free and inexpensive movie screenings at local libraries, parks and town festivals this summer. See our list below.
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Berkshire Athenaeum Children’s Movies
Throughout the summer the Pittsfield Library has a variety of free movie screens for kids. Please check below for dates and times. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield
- June 28, 3 p.m.: Pete’s Dragon
- July 5, 10 a.m.: Secret Life of Pets
- July 19, 10 a.m.: Sing
- July 24, 10 a.m.: The BFG
- Aug. 1, 3 p.m.: The LEGO Batman Movie
- Aug. 8, 3 p.m.: Wreck-it Ralph
- Aug. 15, 3 p.m.: Wall-E
Summertime movies on the CRA Memorial Lawn in Dalton at 8 p.m.. Movie-goers are invited to bring their lawn chairs and picnic to enjoy. 400 Main St., Dalton.
- June 29: Moana
- Aug. 24: The Karate Kid
Monthly family-friendly movies shown at 11 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month at the Lee Library, as well as other select dates throughout the summer. 100 Main St., Lee.
Once a month Friday movie screenings at 6:15 p.m. at the Mason Library, as well as selected dates. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.
- July 21: Trolls
A free summer movie series at Pittsfield’s Clapp Park courtesy of the Pittsfield Park’s and Recreation Department. Family-friendly movies are shown on select Friday nights during the summer and begin at dusk (around 8:30 p.m.); rain cancels the movie. Clapp Park, 215 W. Housatonic St., Pittsfield.
- July 7: Minions
- July 14: Storks
- July 21: Finding Dory
- July 28: Footloose (1984)
- August 4: Zootopia
- August 11: Rain Date: Minions
- August 18: Rain Date: Storks
A weekly summer movie series sponsored by Images Cinema, part of the town’s weekly Sundays @ 6 festival in July, featuring free family-friendly outdoor movies. Movies begin at 8:30 p.m. Rain moves the screening indoors to Images Cinema at 8 p.m.. Williams College’s Morgan Lawn, Spring St., Williamstown.
- July 9: Rear Window
- July 16: Clueless
- July 23: Finding Nemo
- July 30: Rain Date
Movies Under the Stars
A free weekly movie series in the center of Adams featuring family-friendly movie screening on Friday evenings in July and August. Movies begin at 6 p.m.; rain moves the screening to the next day (Sunday) same time. Town Hall Lawn, Park Street, Adams.
- July 17: The Jungle Book
- July 14: The Lorax
- July 21: Beauty and the Beast
- July 28: The Secret Life of Pets
- Aug. 4: Finding Dory
- Aug. 11: Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone
Monthly family-friendly movies taking place on various weekends, complete with popcorn. Parents must sign a permission slips for children staying without them. Otis Recreation Center, 1 North Main Road Otis.
Hathaway’s Drive-In, 4762 Route 67, North Hoosick, N.Y.; Double-Feature With Movies Beginning At Dusk. Admission Is $8 For Adults; $4 Children Ages 3-11; Free For Children Under 3; And $5 Per Car Per Night For An Outside Food, Beverage And Cooler Permit.
Hollywood Drive-In, 9270 Route 66, Averill Park, N.Y.; Double-Feature With Gates Opening At Friday And Saturday At 6:30 P.M., And Sunday Through Thursday At 7 P.M. Admission Is $10 For Adult, $5 For Ages 3-10.
* If you are screening a free and inexpensive in and around the Berkshires this summer, please send information to email@example.com.