Spend your summer at these 5 outdoor movie spots

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Friday Flicks moved from Veteran’s Park to Railroad Park. Just in time for summer. (Free Friday Flicks)

Summer is in full swing and there’s no place we’d rather spend it than in the Greater Birmingham area. Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up the best places to enjoy an outdoor movie and make sure you have a fun, family-friendly time outdoors in our favorite city.

1. Free Friday Flicks

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Free Friday Flicks are already bringing in the best crowds. (Lauryn Stinson / Bham Now)

The classic Free Friday Flicks moved from Hoover to Railroad Park and this year’s lineup is perfect. Join the rest of Birmingham every Friday in June for a free movie—thanks to Regions Bank and Medical Properties Trust.

Seating opens at 6:30PM and the movies start at dusk. Be sure to come early to grab food and drinks from the food trucks next to the pavilion.

Where: Railroad Park


  • June 9: Drumline
  • June 16: The Princess & the Frog
  • June 23: Minions: Rise of Gru
  • June 30: Back to the Future

2. Grand River Drive-In

Grand River Drive In
Grand River Drive-In is one of our favorite Greater Birmingham gems. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Who doesn’t love a night at the drive-in? Grand River is one of the coolest spots in Leeds and we can’t think of a better way to spend our summer than enjoying a double-feature showing with food from the Snack Shack with our best friends.

Check out their website for the featured showtimes all summer long.

Where: Grand River Drive-In

3. Alabaster Movie Nights

In June and July, you can catch a fun, lighthearted movie with family and friends. Bring chairs and a blanket and enjoy some childhood classics starting around 8:30PM. A full list of activities will be announced at a later date—you can see these updates on the City of Alabaster’s website.

Where: Veteran’s Park, Alabaster


  • June 9: DC League of Superpets
  • June 16: Dog
  • July 7: Minions: Rise of Gru
  • July 21: Lightyear

Bonus: The Alabaster Teen Council will also be presenting movies throughout the summer. Join them tomorrow, June 6 for Top Gun: Maverick screening starting at dusk.

4. Movies in Avondale Park

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Living the dream with movies and sunsets. (Kristina O’Quinn / Bham Now)

Avondale Park is known for its community-wide events, and it just gets better in the summertime. Join the fun this July. The dates are set, and the movies are coming soon! Stay in the loop on all the details here.

5. Movie on the Mall

head to The Mall in Trussville to enjoy fellowship, games, food and movies. For one Friday in June and July they’re hosting “Movie on the Mall” for some outdoor movie fun. Games and activities will be available for all ages starting at 5:30PM, and the movie starts at dusk.

This Friday, June 9 see DC League of Superpets on the grassy mall. You can stay up to date on the details and the July movie announcement here.

  • When: Friday, June 9 + Friday, July 14
  • Where: The Mall

Looking for more movie spots in the Greater Birmingham area? We got you covered:

  1. 13 places to watch movies this summer
  2. Alabama Theatre announces epic line-up for their 2023 Summer Film Series
  3. Best places to watch movies this summer + new local films to see

Let us know which one of these outdoor movie spots you’re trying this summer by tagging us on Facebook + Instagram.

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Callie Morrison
Callie Morrison
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