The Best Outdoor Movies to See in Dallas This Summer

Whether you’re a hardcore cinema junkie or just looking for a fun night of cartoons under the stars, the Dallas-Fort Worth area has plenty of options for those who like their movies outdoors. Grab a blanket, pack some snacks, cover yourself in bug spray, and get ready to catch some of the many delightful al fresco film screenings happening all summer around the metroplex.

hidden figures
hidden figures | 20th Century Fox

As I Walk Through the Valley

This documentary, part of the Oak Cliff Film Festival, will be the best movie featuring wrestling-mask-wearing Tejano punk bands you’ll see this year.


A film about a pint-sized Polynesian heroine who truly embodies the phrase "girl power."

Something Wild

The 1986 Jonathan Demme tragicomedy screens for free as part of the Oak Cliff fest.

Cars 3

All your four-wheeled friends are back in this third installment of the super popular Pixar franchise.

La La Land

The Nasher screens the love letter to the days of old Hollywood glamour as part of its midnight movie series.

Hidden Figures

The true story of women whose legacy and place in the American space program was overlooked but not forgotten.


At this waterpark, you can float in a tube while you and the kids watch this animated singing animal extravaganza.

The Secret Life of Pets

Find out what scrapes, trouble, and shenanigans your pets get into while you're away.

Despicable Me 3

Catch the latest installment in the animated series from the comfort of your own vehicle.

Easy Rider

See one of the major cultural touchstones of the ‘60s while lounging next to the Modern's reflecting pool.
Sing Street
Sing Street | Likely Story

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Come up with an elaborate, cheeky ruse to get to this free screening.

Grease Sing Along

You know the words already, so here’s your chance to belt them out along with scores of other fans.

Sing Street

A heartwarming tale about a kid from Dublin who does what so many boys do to get the attention of a girl -- pick up a guitar.
Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump | Paramount Pictures

Forrest Gump

Run, run to the park to see this screening of the Tom Hanks classic.

Catch Me if You Can

Identity theft and running from the FBI have never been more heartwarming.
Best in Show
Best in Show | Castle Rock Entertainment

Best in Show

The Christopher Guest mockumentary gets to be top dog at the park this evening.

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Amanda Cobra is a film nerd who loves nothing more than sitting on a blanket under the stars and criticizing clunky plot devices.