Watch more than 30 movies by moonlight this summer

From beloved classics to box office hits.

Outdoor movies in Boston this summer
An outdoor film. –Family Film Festival

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Summer calls for taking your activities outside as much as possible, and a movie by moonlight is a prime example. Six institutions around Boston will offer free movies throughout the summer months — all free of charge. Peruse the list below.

Boston Harbor Hotel Movies by Moonlight
As part of the hotel’s Summer in the City Entertainment Series, these 12 films will be screened starting at dusk. Guests can also enjoy al fresco dining at the waterfront setting at Rowes Wharf Sea Grille or The Harborwalk Terrace.
Friday, June 15: “When Harry Met Sally”
Friday, June 22: “It Happened One Night”
Friday, June 29: “Grease”
Friday, July 6: “Field of Dreams”
Friday, July 13: “The Lion King”
Friday, July 20: “Splash”
Friday, July 27: “Wizard of Oz”
Friday, Aug 3: “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”
Friday, Aug 10: “The Karate Kid”
Friday, Aug 17: “Hook”
Friday, Aug. 24: “Dr. No”
Friday, Aug. 31: “Out of Africa”


MFA Sunset Cinema
Between June 20 and Sept. 13, the Museum of Fine Arts will host free monthly movies on its Huntington Avenue lawn. The movies will start around sunset, and live music, art making, and lawn games will kick off 90 minutes beforehand. Beer, wine, and snacks will be available for purchase.
Wednesday, June 20, 7 p.m.: “Black Panther”
Thursday, July 12, 7 p.m.: “Faces Places (Visages Villages)”
Thursday, Aug 9, 6:30 p.m.: “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind”
Thursday, Sept. 13, 6 p.m.: “The Wicker Man”

Free Friday Flicks at the Hatch Shell
Take a lawn chair or blanket to the Esplanade for the 33rd season of this summer movie series. Free games and giveaways by WBZ News Radio 1030 will start at 6 p.m.
Friday, June 22: “Despicable Me 3”
Friday, July 13: “Emoji Movie”
Friday, July 20: “Elf”
Friday, July 27: “Cars 3”
Friday, Aug. 3: “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”
Friday, Aug. 10: “Coco”
Friday, Aug. 17: “Beauty and the Beast”
Friday, Aug. 24: “Thor: Ragnarok”

Magic 106.7 Family Film Festival at the Prudential Center
This film festival will return to the Prudential Center starting July 7 with a lineup of popular family-friendly flicks on Saturday evenings. Entertainment, children’s activities, and giveaways will start at 6 p.m., and the movies will begin at sundown.
Saturday, July 7: “The Lion King”
Saturday, July 14: “SING!”
Saturday, July 21: “Coco”
Saturday, July 28: “Wonder”
Saturday, Aug. 4: “The Incredibles”
Saturday, Aug. 11: “Mulan”
Saturday, Aug. 18: “Tarzan”
Saturday, Aug. 25: “A Wrinkle in Time”


Sunday Night Movie Series at Christopher Columbus Park
Pack a picnic to take to Christopher Columbus Park for one of these Sunday night films, which will begin at dusk. Free popcorn will be available, courtesy of Joe’s American Bar & Grill.
Sunday, July 22: “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”
Sunday, July 29: “Roman Holiday”
Sunday, Aug.5: “Chariots of Fire”
Sunday, Aug. 12: “Mary Poppins”
Sunday, Aug. 19: “Thomas and Friends: Henry and the Elephant” short and “Finding Dory”
Sunday, Aug. 26: “Apollo 13″

Summer on the Emerald Necklace Fenway Movie Night
The Emerald Necklace Conservancy is holding its one-night-only summer film in the Fenway Victory Gardens again this year. Moviegoers will have the chance to choose which film they watch through a poll on the conservancy’s Facebook page.
Thursday, Aug. 16, 7:30 p.m.: Film TBD

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