4 spots to catch an outdoor movie this summer around Birmingham

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Grand River Drive-In in Leeds. Photo via Grand River Drive-In

Watch movies in the great outdoors this summer at these four great spots around Birmingham.

Flicks Among The Flowers

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Flicks Among The Flowers. Photo via Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Modern classics on the big screen with flowers and greenery all around? Sounds dreamy! 

Flicks Among The Flowers is back this year at Birmingham Botanical Gardens—and they’ll be showing movies in June and July that will make those summer nights perfect:

  • June 5—The Sandlot
  • July 17—Field of Dreams

Date: June 5; July 17
Time: 8-10PM (Gates open at 6PM)
Price: FREE ($5 donation suggested)
Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 2612 Lane Park Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223

Free Friday Flicks

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Summer movies in Veteran’s Park in Hoover. Photo via Free Friday Flicks

Who’s ready for Free Friday Flicks? It begins on June 7 at Veteran’s Park in Hoover. Just bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy a summer flick on a 40’ screen.

Arrive before the show for more family fun at the kids one. It’s free!

There will also be food and drinks available for purchase. Or, bring your own for a picnic dinner.

Here’s the lineup:

  • June 7 – Mary Poppins
  • June 14 – The Little Mermaid
  • June 21 – A Dog’s Way Home
  • June 28 – Ralph Breaks the Internet

Date: June 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 6:30-10PM
Price: FREE
Location: Veterans Park (Hoover). 4800 Valleydale Rd., Hoover, AL 35242

Movies in the Park

Veteran’s Park in Alabaster will also be hosting movies in the park this summer with showings in both June and July. Here’s what’s in store:

  • June 7 – Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • June 21 – Bernie the Dolphin
  • July 12 – The Lego Movie 2
  • July 26 – A Dog’s Way Home

Date: June 7, 21; July 12, 26
Time: 8PM
Price: FREE
Location: Veterans Park (Alabaster). 7305 Hwy. 119, Alabaster, AL 35007

Drive-In Movies

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Grand River Drive-In in Leeds. Photo via Grand River Drive-In

Do you want to experience the excitement of a summer night at the drive-in? This July, be sure to venture over to the Backyard that is in development at the Grand River Drive-In in Leeds.

Formerly called the Coyote Drive-In, this outdoor theatre is gearing up for its grand re-opening on July 3.

Not only will it be sporting a new name, but there will also be:

There will also be movies! Here’s the lineup:

Screen 1: Spider Man: Far From Home/Men In Black: International
Screen 2: Toy Story 4/Aladdin
Screen 3: Secret Life of Pets 2/A Dog’s Journey

Learn more about the awesome upgrades.

Location: Grand River Drive-In. 6200 Grand River Pkwy, Leeds, AL 35094
Date: July 3 
Time: 3-9PM (First movie starts at 9:45PM)
Movie/Event Ticket: movie, firework show and activities)–$15. Kids 5 under–FREE
Event Ticket: firework show and activities –$10. Kids 5 and under–FREE

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