Outdoor Movies Return to Midtown Cinema

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Once the warmer weather arrives, we want to do everything outside.

Drinks on patios, cook on the grill, and even catch a flick or two under the stars.

Once again, Midtown Cinema and Friends of Midtown teamed up to convert the Cinema’s parking lot into an al fresco theater throughout the summer.

Outdoor movie schedule

Films will range from all-time classics to newer films that will offer something for all ages. Plus, every movie is FREE to attend.

All movies start at dusk, so there is optimal darkness for movie visibility.

Friday, June 8E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

Friday, June 22The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

Friday, July 6Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Friday, July 27Ghostbusters 

Friday, August 24Toy Story

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BONUS*: Tuesday, July 3  – Poured in PA
Admission: $10

If you missed your chance to see Poured in PA, GK Visual’s feature-length documentary about Pennsylvania’s brewing industry, here’s your chance to see it in a special setting.

Be sure you check out the exclusive collab beer between ZerØday and, brewery-in-planning, Harris Family Brewery. 

Making History: Harris Family Brewery

*Not a Friends of Midtown event

Know before you go


Once you’ve made your plan to head out for a fresh-air movie, there are a few things you’ll need to know and have prepped before you go.

BYOS – Since this is in their parking lot, you’ll need to come prepped with your own seating. I would suggest grabbing your favorite lawn or beach chairs to set up, but blankets are welcome as well.

Crowler it up – Before the opening credits roll, be sure you make your way into ZerØday for a crowler of your favorite Midtown brew. I suggest a Positive Vibes if it’s still on tap or a MangoHab with a splash of ZerØday ginger beer.

Show up early – Not only do you want to get the best seat in the lot, but each night also features live music from local bands before the film starts rolling. Keep an eye out on social media to see who will be playing each night.

No food or drink – Midtown Cinema does not allow any outside food or drink during the outdoor movies so leave the cooler and snacks at home. You’re in luck though, as they have an expanded menu of concessions available.

Makeup dates – It’s the summer, and we all know how unpredictable this weather can get. If it gets rained out, usually the movie is scheduled for the day after.

Which outdoor movie(s) are you excited to see?

Sara Bozich
Author: Sara Bozich

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