Updated: June 19, 2021
Outdoor movies are a Cape Cod tradition!
Spread your blanket on the lawn for a family-friendly movie in the park. Or load the kids into the car and head to a drive-in.
Last summer (2020), new outdoor movie venues popped up all over the Cape - from in-town parking lots, to museum lawns, to the wide-open spaces of Cape Cod Fairgrounds.
Sadly, some of those venues won't be "popping up" again this year.
But not to worry! The Drive-Ins and Movies in the Park we've known and loved for decades are back for 2021!!
(* Note: All showings are weather dependent.)
When: Nightly throughout the summer (opening in May 2021)
Where: 51 State Highway (Rt. 6), Wellfleet, MA
More Info: Wellfleet Cinemas
Since the 1950s, this traditional drive-in theater has been a must-visit for Cape Cod vacationers and locals alike.
Go for the early movie or make it a "double feature" night. This throw-back to the good ol' days is sure to be a hit with the whole family!
When: Thursdays from July 1 to September 2, 2021, at 9 p.m.
Where: Mashpee Village Green
More Info: Mashpee Commons Events
This summer's outdoor moves include (among others): Ghostbusters 1, The Lion King, Dirty Dancing ... and yes, the ever-popular Jaws!
When: Tuesdays from July 6 to August 10, 2021, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Hyannis Village Green
More Info: Hyannis Main Street
Tom & Jerry, Sonic the Hedgehog and other family faves are on the 2021 schedule for "Movies on Main" in downtown Hyannis.
When: Wednesdays in July and August at dusk (Opening date for 2021 TBA)
Where: Falmouth Public Library, Main Street, Falmouth Village, MA
More Info: Falmouth Village Association on FB
To the delight of visitors and locals who've loved this fun, family friendly (and free!) event over the years, "Movies Under the Stars" will be back again in 2021 - barring any unforeseen circusmtances!
Whether you'll be lounging on the lawn for a movie in the park, or "tailgating" at a drive-in theater, there's one thing I highly recommend you take with you:
There's about an hour between dusk and full-on darkness when the "no see 'ems" (tiny little bitey gnats) come out in search of sweet-tasting humans.
The best thing I've found to repel them is ... Repel.
It really does the trick to keep the little devils away!
Repel comes in a spray bottle and in wipes. I prefer the wipes because they're easy to carry, and one wipe each keeps my hubby and me bite-free for the entire evening.
We just swipe a wipe across our clothes and exposed skin, and we're all set!
Now that we have the itchy-bug situation under control, here are a couple more items I always pack for our outdoor movie nights:
Enjoy the flick!!
Important Note: The date, time, place, admission charges, etc. of the events on this page may be changed by the event sponsor at any time, without my knowledge. Please be sure to confirm all information directly with the sponsor before you make any plans!