Free (Or Cheap!) Outdoor Summer Movies in Erie

See everything from Encanto to Napoleon Dynamite at an outdoor movie this summer in Erie

By Kara Murphy May 22, 2022

There are plenty of opportunities to see free or cheap movies at an outdoor venue in Erie this summer. Bring a blanket and lawn chair and enjoy a movie under the stars!

Know of a free or cheap outdoor movie series in the Erie area we're missing? Let us know at and we'll add it to the list!

UPMC Park Movie Nights

Movie Nights at UPMC Park are back! Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the UPMC Park ticket office, 831 French Street.
Audio will be VERY loud in the stadium seating bowl and concourses. For the best viewing experience, seating on the field is STRONGLY recommended.
Cost: $5 per ticket (plus a $2 per ticket online ordering fee). 3 and younger free.

June 18: Sing 2

July 23: Encanto

Aug. 13: Luca


Movie Mondays in Perry Square

Hosted by the Erie Downtown Partnership
Movies are shown on the last Monday of each summer month starting at 8:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE

June 27: Encanto

July 25: Reality Bites 

August 29: Beasts of the Southern Wild

September 26: Titanic 


Movies Under the Stars at Edinboro University and Goodell Gardens

Movies Under the Stars series at Edinboro University and Goodell Gardens returns for three Thursdays in July at Edinboro University and three Thursdays in August at Goodell Gardens.
Cost: FREE

Edinboro University:

July 14: Madagascar

July 21: Mulan

July 28: Napoleon Dynamite

Goodell Gardens:

Aug. 4: Lilo & Stitch

Aug 11: Up

Aug. 18: Back To The Future