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.
For even more FREE family-fun this summer, check out our full 2017 Summer Fun Guide. Filled with information on free summer movies, family-friendly hiking trails, family theater performances and more! We guarantee your children will not be bored this summer!
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
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.
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 (only if one of the previous movies is cancelled due to the weather)
- August 18: Rain Date (only if more than one of the previous movies are cancelled)
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.
- Schedule TBA
“CU at the Cinema” at the Beacon (no details have been released for 2017)
A weekly free summer movie series sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union. Runs Wednesdays, July 8, through Aug. 26. All movies begin at 7 p.m.; families are encouraged to arrive at 6 p.m. to get their tickets. Beacon Cinema, 57 North St., Pittsfield.
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 $9 For Adult, $5 For Ages 5-11.
* If you are screening a free and inexpensive in and around the Berkshires this summer, please send information to email@example.com.