Free and Cheap Summer Movies | 2021

Nothing beats chilling out in a movie theater on a sweltering hot summer day. From just a few bucks to free, here are some awesome options for cooling off in front of a big screen this summer.

Movie Theaters with Free or Cheap Summer Movies

Artcraft Theatre


The Artcraft Theatre offers a different $5 Summer Break Series movie every week.  The movies occur every Tuesday at 10 am, with the $5 fee including admission, a small drink, and a small popcorn.

Showtime Cinema


Every Wednesday from June 2-July 21 at Showtime Cinema, find family favorites for only 50 cents per person or a donation of a non-perishable food item.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse

Greenwood &Valparaiso

Summer Movie Clubhouse is back at Cinemark with 8 weeks of kid-approved movies, starting June 16-August 4. Enjoy safe and exciting big-screen entertainment for just $1.50* per ticket for each movie. Save even more with $1 OFF deals on kids’ snack packs, large popcorns, and large drinks during Summer Movie Clubhouse showtimes.

Regal Summer Movie Express

multiple locations

Regal Cinemas offers $1 summer movies each week—with two options to view! Each week, both movies play on two days; in Carmel and Greenwood on a Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 am.

Studio Movie Grill

College Park

Studio Movie Grill offers the Children’s Summer Series, with different titles shown every week from May 31-September 3.  Movies are the first showing of the day, shown five days a week, Monday-Friday.  The $6 ticket price includes movie admission, a small popcorn, and a small drink.

Outdoor Summer Movies

If you would rather watch a movie under the stars, check out these FREE options.

Arbuckle Acres Park

Watch from the car or bring a blanket to watch Herbie: Fully Loaded on August 20th at 7pm. Pack some snacks or a picnic for dinner and a show.

Federal Hill Commons

On July 3rd, you can catch the movie Zookeeper at Federal Hill Commons in Noblesville.  The show begins around 9:15pm, and you are encouraged to bring your own seating and snacks.

Avon Town Hall Park

On August 20th the parks department will host a movie on the hill event. Free popcorn and bug spray available. Flicks start at dusk. Dates for September and October in the link.

Flat Fork Creek Park

On June 11, Flat Fork Creek Park is showing Wonder Woman 1984.  The show begins at 9pm, and you are welcome to bring your own seating and snacks.

Garfield Park

Bring a chair or blanket and your own snacks for a night of entertainment.  Shows start at 9pm and the line-up features Moana (7/2), Aladdin (7/23), and Wall-E (8/13).

Greenwood Amphitheater

The Amphitheater in Greenwood is offering a family-friendly movie night on October 9th, showing Space Jam at 8pm.  Bring a seat and your favorite movie munchies with you!

Hamilton Co Fairgrounds

Pack a picnic and have a dinner and a movie date with the kids!  The Hamilton County Fairgrounds are offering opportunities to view features from the comfort of your car or spread out on a blanket, whichever you prefer.  Movies start at approximately 9:15pm and the lineup includes How to Train Your Dragon: the Hidden World (6/11), Zookeeper (6/18), My Spy (6/25), and Onward (7/2).

Holland Park

On July 31st, Holland Park is showing Sonic the Hedgehog.  The movie starts at 9pm, but be sure to come a bit early to grab your preferred spot.  Don’t forget the popcorn and a blanket!

Independence Park

A monthly movie night will be held at the Johnson County Park Amphitheater in August and September.  Features will be Jurassic Park (8/14 @ 8:30pm) and Inside Out (9/25 @ 7:30pm). Popcorn and snacks will be available to purchase onsite.

Meridian Park Family Aquatic Center

Toss on your swim suit and splash about as you watch movies on a floating screen.  Toy Story 4 (6/4) and Dolittle (7/9) will be shown.  No outside food or drinks are allowed to be brought in, but there will be concessions available to purchase.  These first come, first serve dive-in movies will have limited capacity, so be sure to plan arrival time accordingly!

Midtown (Carmel)

Midtown is making it easy to catch a film, with showings every Monday at noon, 2:30pm, 5:00pm, and 7:30pm.  Movies are scheduled from May to December, with the full anticipated schedule here.

Mill Race Park

Bring a blanket to stretch out and enjoy the monthly movie in the park! Line-up includes Guardians of the Galaxy (6/26), Onward (7/24), Spiderman Into the Spiderverse (8/28), Sonic the Hedgehog (9/25), and The Nightmare Before Christmas (10/16).

Noblesville Parks Department

NPD is hosting movies int he park on Friday nights starting August 13th through September 10th. Light concessions will be available for purchase at all screenings.

Plainfield Town Square

Movies start at dusk, but go ahead and come out early.  Starting at 7:30pm, there will be games and a DJ playing music leading up to the start of the shows. Scheduled films are Trolls World Tour (6/3), Onward (6/10), The Croods: A New Age (6/17), and Sonic the Hedgehog (6/24).

Williams Park

You can watch from the car drive-in style, or bring a blanket or lawn chair to watch The Croods: A New Age on July 9th at 7pm. Pack some snacks or bring a picnic to make it dinner and a show.

#CelebrateLife Sunset Movies

This movie series will be held at the Stillinger Family Funeral Home, with films projected on a big screen in the field behind the business.  Series includes Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (7/10), Bolt (8/7), and Hoosiers (9/4). Bring a blanket or lawn chair and your own movie munchies. Be sure to reserve your FREE tickets in-advance here.

Unavailable for 2021

AMC Classic Theaters Summer Movie Camp

Various Locations

AMC typically has an amazing summer movie offer for kids–kid friendly movie admission on Wednesdays + a KidsPack (popcorn, drink and candy) for only $4. Sadly, this option is not available for the 2021 season.

Canary Creek Cinema Summer Movie Camp


Typically, Canary Creek offers free movies on Wednesday mornings.  The movie usually starts at 10 am, with the doors opening to the public at 9:15am. Unfortunately, the Summer Movie Camp is not available for the 2021 season.

Flix Brewhouse


Closed until further notice.

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