With the sun setting much later and weather in the perfect state (notwithstanding the scattered showers 🙄), planning an outdoor movie night is the perfect summer activity. And in Miami, you can catch a movie outside almost every night of the week. Whether you’re bringing a blanket to lay on to parking your car up to the drive-in screen, here’s where to catch the perfect outdoor flick around the city!
1. Soundscape Park, Miami Beach
SoundScape Park is a must-hit spot for its free Soundscape Cinema Series, presented by the City of Miami Beach. Every Wednesday from October through May, the New World Center transforms into a 7,000-square-foot projection movie screen for the perfect outing. Moviegoers can bring along blankets, chairs, drinks and snacks for showings at 8 p.m. Check out the full lineup of movies here.
📍 Find it at 500 17th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139.
2. Rooftop Cinema Club, Miami Beach
Grab skyline views, outdoor games, plush seating and delicious popcorn and cocktails at Rooftop Cinema Club, which sits atop a South Beach parking garage. Deemed the city’s first and only rooftop movie theater, you’ll find everything from popular blockbusters to classics you just can’t get enough of! You’ll wear wireless noise-cancelling headphones too, so you can live in those memorable cinematic moments. Check out their film schedule here.
📍 Find it at 1212 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139.
What could be better than a summer flick/rooftop pool combo? Every Thursday, take a dip into Novotel’s Movie Under the Stars for family-friendly favorites to popular rom coms, with the glittering skyscrapers as your backdrop. Films begin to play from their outdoor screen at 8 p.m. and you can get your hands on food and drink specials from the rooftop Vista Pool Bar. Click here to see their upcoming film schedule.
📍Find it at 1500 SW 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33129.
4. Nite Owl Drive-In, Downtown Miami
How about kicking it old school and cozying up in your car with a drive-in movie? In fact, Nite Owl is the only active drive-in in Miami! Showing a combination of the latest releases and cult classics on a 4K projector screen, you’ll be sure to find something you’re interesting in seeing. Just park, sit back, tune into the radio for the audio, indulge in concessions and enjoy! Visit their website for a full list of screenings.
📍Find it at 1400 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33132.
You know summer has arrived when The National kicks off its free Poolside Movie Nights in its 205-foot infinity pool! Catch a movie on a 50′ outdoor screen with snacks and beverages available for purchase all evening long. The special film nights are a quarterly series, officially kicking off on June 4th with the feature film: JAWS.
📍Find it at 1677 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139.
6. ArtsPark, Hollywood
ArtsPark at Young Circle up in Hollywood is an entertainment hub for many events, one being free Movie Nights each Friday! Family-friendly flicks are featured on the amphitheater’s big screen at 8 p.m. and guests are encouraged to bring beach chairs and blankets for comfort on the lawn. Find the complete Movie Nights schedule here.
📍Find it at 1 N Young Cir, Hollywood, FL 33020.
7. Las Olas Oceanside Park, Fort Lauderdale
Bring your chairs, blankets and furry companions every final Friday of June through August to the LOOP for the ultimate movie date. Set on the main lawn and presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale Beach Improvement District, the Movies by Moonlight: “Dog Days of Summer” Series will be screening free movies in addition to hosting vendors for both pets and their humans under the stars. Movies start at 8 p.m. and you can see the full lineup here.
📍Find it at 3000 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316.