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The Summer Movies in the Park Are Awesome This Year

The City of Pittsburgh's annual Cinema in the Park series returns with another summer of free outdoor movies for all.

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Photo by dave dicello


Nothing says summertime quite like watching a movie outside on a warm night with some snacks and good company. While the Pittsburgh area may not have many drive-in theaters left, there is a way to catch big-name movies on a big screen outdoors, and it's free.

The City of Pittsburgh's Cinema in the Park series runs from June 2 through Aug. 30 at 10 Pittsburgh public parks. There's a movie playing almost every day of the week — see the full schedule below. The films start playing at dusk, and at Schenley and Riverview parks, live bands play from 7 p.m. until the movie begins — the bands are listed for each respective date in italics below. 

The city announces any schedule changes or cancellations due to weather on its social media channels, @PghEventsOffice, on Twitter and Facebook.

Normal park rules apply, so no alcohol is permitted in the park. You're welcome to bring your dog, though, and that's good enough for me. 


Chartiers Playground, 3599 Middletown Road, Chartiers City

June 17 - Zoo
July 15 - Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Aug. 19 - Incredibles 2

Highland Park, Reservoir Drive

June 24 - Johnny English Strikes Again
July 29 - Jumanji (1995) 
Aug. 26 - Dumbo (read Sean Collier's review here)

McBride Park, McBride Street, Lincoln Place

June 10 - The House with a Clock in Its Walls 
July 8 - Christopher Robin
Aug. 12 - Ralph Breaks the Internet



West End Elliott Overlook

June 4 - Mary Poppins Returns (read Sean Collier's review)
June 11 - The House with a Clock in Its Walls 
June 18 - Zoo
June 25 - Johnny English Strikes Again 
July 02 - The Grinch 
July 09 - Christopher Robin 
July 16 - Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
July 23 - How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
July 30 - Jumanji (1995) 
Aug. 6 - Space Jam
Aug. 13 - Ralph Breaks the Internet 
Aug. 20 - Incredibles 2
Aug. 27 - Dumbo



Schenley Park, Flagstaff Hill, Oakland

June 5 - Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse (review here)
Ferla-Marcinizyn Guitar Duo    
June 12 - Labyrinth
Gashouse Annie    
June 19 - English Vinglish​
The Laila Band    
June 26 - Aquaman (review here)
Subha Das Jazz Trio    
July 3 - Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (review here)
Coffe's Love Train Band
July 10 - Captain Marvel (review here)
July 17 - First Man (review here)
Steel City Calypso
July 24 - The Eagle Huntress 
July 31 - Avengers: Infinity War (review here)
Bobby Short
Aug. 7 - Golden Door
Rick & Marti Jazz
Aug. 14 - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Hell's Oasis
Aug. 21 - Won't You Be My Neighbor? (review here)
Ken Karsh
Aug. 28 - Jurassic World
Seventh Nova

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