Updated: June 23, 2022
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.
Whichever you choose, you'll have a fun evening, I'm sure!
(* Note: All showings are weather dependent.)
When: Nightly throughout the summer
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 at 8 p.m. from June 30 to August 25, 2022 (rain date the following Sunday)
Where: Mashpee Village Green across from the library
More Info: Mashpee Commons Events
This summer's outdoor moves include classics like Ferris Bueller's Day Off and The Goonies ... and one of my all-time faves: Breakfast at Tiffany's.
When: Tuesdays in July, 2022 at 7:45 p.m.
Where: Hyannis Village Green
More Info: Hyannis Main Street
"Movies on the Green" in downtown Hyannis always features some old stand-bys and newer flicks for the entire family to enjoy.
This summer's lineup includes Encanto, Soul, Paw Patrol and others you won't want to miss!
When: Wednesdays in July and August at dusk
Where: Peg Noonan Park, Main Street, Falmouth Village, MA
More Info: Falmouth Village Association
"Movies Under the Stars" has been one of Falmouth's most cherished summer events for almost as long as I can remember. When it was cancelled in 2020 (due to "you-know-what"), a lot of people were really bummed out!
Now that life has mostly returned to normal, we're all looking forward to more evenings of movie-watching under the stars in Falmouth!
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, there's one more thing I always pack for our outdoor movie nights:
Easy Tote Picnic Blanket
Since that unfortunate incident, I always take a water-resistant beach/picnic blanket to lounge on. You should, too!
Enjoy the flick!!