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Outdoor Movies on Cape Cod
When & Where to Find Them

Updated: July 10, 2023

Outdoor movies are a summertime 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. 

Whichever you choose, you'll have a fun evening, I'm sure!

Wellfleet MA drive-in movie theater marquee

Drive-In Movies

Wellfleet Drive-In Theatre

When: Nightly throughout the summer

Where: 51 State Highway (Rt. 6), Wellfleet, MA

Admission:  Adult $15; Senior $12; Child $10

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!

Movies in The Park

(* Note: All showings are weather dependent.)

Summer Movie Nights in Mashpee

When: June 29 - August 24, 2023 at dusk

Where: Mashpee Village Green (across from the library), Steeple Street, Mashpee, MA

Admission: Free

More Info: Mashpee Commons Events

June 29: Top Gun

July 6: League of Super Pets

July 13: Coco

July 20: Thor - Love & Thunder

July 27: Karate Kid

August 3: Moana

August 10: Top Gun Maverick

August 17: Jurassic World

August 24: Aquaman

Outdoor Movies in Hyannis

When: July 11 and August 8, 2023 at 7:45 p.m. 

Where: Hyannis Village Green

Admission: Free

More Info: Hyannis Main Street

"Movies on the Green" and "Movies on Main" in downtown Hyannis always feature old stand-bys and newer flicks for the entire family to enjoy. 

This summer's lineup includes Minions: The Rise of Gru on July 11th. The August 8th movie - TBA.

"Movies Under The Stars" in Falmouth

When: Wednesdays from July 19 to August 16, 2023 at dusk

Where: Peg Noonan Park, Main Street, Falmouth Village, MA

Admission: Free

More Info:  Movies Under the Stars

"Movies Under the Stars" has been one of Falmouth's most cherished summer events for almost as long as I can remember.

Come for the early movie and stay for a double feature!

July 19 - Dora and the Lost City at 6 p.m.; The Goonies at 8 p.m.

July 26 - Wall-e at 6 p.m.; Because of Winn Dixie at 8 p.m.

August 2 - Enchanted at 6 p.m.; Mamma Mia! at 8 p.m.

August 9 - Finding Nemo at 6 p.m.; Jaws (1975) at 8 p.m.

August 16 - The Incredibles at 6 p.m.; Shazam! at 8 p.m.

Movies on the Beach in Yarmouth

When: July 12, July 26, and August 9th, 2023 at dusk

Where: Smugglers Beach, South Yarmouth, MA

Admission: Free

More Info: Yarmouth Recreation on FB

The lineup of films for this is summer's movie series at Smugglers (Bass River) Beach is:

July 12 - Jaws

July 26 - Free Willy

August 9 - Finding Nemo


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What to Bring to Movie Nights

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:

Bug Spray/Wipes

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, there's one more thing I always pack for our outdoor movie nights:

Easy Tote Picnic Blanket

The first time my hubby and I went to a movie at the beach, I packed a gigantic beach towel for us to sit on.

Silly me! When my butt started feeling damp and clammy, it dawned on me: towels absorb water. ;-)

Since that unfortunate incident, I always take a water-resistant beach/picnic blanket to lounge on. You should, too!

Enjoy the flick!!

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