Where To See Outdoor Movies in Erie County This Summer

Watch outdoor movies at city parks, Goodell Gardens, UPMC Park this summer

By Kara Murphy June 3, 2021

There will be plenty of opportunities during the summer of 2021 to see great outdoor movies in Erie County. So round up the kids and get ready for some cinematic magic! Bring your own chairs, blankets and refreshments ... and don't forget the bug spray!

This story will be updated as more details become available.


Movie Nights at UPMC Park

Movie Nights at UPMC Park are back! Admission is $5 per ticket (plus a $1.50 per ticket online ordering fee). Children ages three and younger receive free admission and do not need a ticket. Click here for more info. More movies expected to be announced but for now:

June 26: Shrek


Movie Mondays at Perry Square

Family-friendly movie in Perry Square! Feel free to bring your own chairs and blankets and spread out in West Perry Square to view the movie on the stage. Hosted by Erie Downtown Partnership. 

Movies are scheduled on the following Mondays. Movie titles have not yet been released as of June 3, but all movies will be family-friendly.

June 28
July 12
July 26
Aug. 9
Aug 23
Sept. 13
Sept. 27


Movies Under the Stars at Goodell Gardens

Movies Under the Stars series at Goodell Gardens returns for three Thursdays in August. 

Dates are:

  • Aug. 5
  • Aug. 12
  • Aug. 19

Movie titles and further details are not yet available as of June 3.


814 Day Family Movie Night

Enjoy a full-length feature film in one of two City of Erie Parks for an evening of family-friendly entertainment. Movies will start at 9 p.m. at Frontier Park and McClelland Park on August 14. Vote here through June 30 for the movie you'd like to see!

Do you know of free summer outdoor movies in Erie County missing from this list? Let me know at and I'll add it!