by Miranda Evon
Dust off your lawn chairs and shake off your blankets—it’s time to watch old family classics and new favorites under the stars. Check out the wide variety of movies that will be shown throughout July at venues like the Koka Booth Amphitheatre and Joyner Park in Wake Forest. And don’t forget the bug spray!
MOVIES BY MOONLIGHT AT KOKA BOOTH AMPHITHEATRE
The WakeMed Movies by Moonlight Series continues into July at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre. Adult tickets are $5, and kids 12 and under get in for free. A portion of the proceeds from the series benefits the WakeMed Children’s Hospital.
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
MOVIES IN THE GARDEN AT RALEIGH LITTLE THEATRE’S STEPHENSON AMPHITHEATRE
Join Raleigh Little Theatre for free family-friendly movies in July while having your choice of concessions from food trucks and local beer from Raleigh Brewing.
Marry Poppins Returns
NORTH CAROLINA MUSEUM OF ART SUMMER FILM SERIES
Continue into July with the 20-year tradition of outdoor summer film series at the North Carolina Museum of Art. This month, don’t miss NCMA’s showing of First Man for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Tickets are $8 for museum members and $10 for nonmembers; children 6 and under get in for free.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (rescheduled from June)
Movie Party with The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
Come early in your best costume and show off your Lego master building skills or to try your hand at inventing. But don’t miss the dance party!
First Man (50th Anniversary of the moon landing)
MOVIE BY MOONLIGHT: DOROTHEA DIX PARK
Dorothea Dix Park movie by moonlight series offers family-friendly movies under the stars, free to the public. This month join them for Incredibles 2 and participate in their Children’s Superhero Parade + Costume Contest! Arrive early with your chairs, blankets and explore their selection of food trucks, beer and wine.
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT AT JOYNER PARK
Joyner Park in Wake Forest offers free movies all summer long, including movie-related pre-show activities. For July’s showing of Mulan, have your name written in Chinese characters or make Chinese lanterns. Assorted food vendors will be on sight selling snacks and refreshments to quench your tastebuds.
MOVIES AT SUNDOWN IN MOORE SQUARE
Moore Movies in Raleigh offers special movie screenings Sundays in July and August for those who want to watch their favorite films under the stars. All movies are free to the public and start at 7 pm on select Sunday nights.