Outdoor FREE Movies in North New Jersey Summer 2024 šŸ“½ļø šŸæ

Where to catch outdoor movies this summer in Union, Essex, and Morris Counties, NJ

By Glenda Robson, Macaroni KID Summit Short Hills SOMA Publisher July 3, 2024

Isn't there something exciting and special about seeing a movie outdoors? Did you know that years ago we had drive-ins where you could sit in your car at a parking lot to watch a movie? These drive-in movie theaters were very popular. Also, did you know that the very first drive-in movie theater was in Pennsauken, NJ, outside of Camden back in 1933? Growing up, I had the opportunity to see movies at our local ones in Livingston and Union. We'd wear comfy clothes and pack up some snacks, beverages, pillows, and toys to enjoy a good screening. 

These days, the few that are left are further afield, such as ones in Vineland, NJ (last one in our state), the Poconos in PA, & in Warnick, NY. Some pop-up drive-ins in NJ are known to happen. And sure, you may host one in your backyard with family & friends. But, the closest experience is a shared community outdoor movie.

Luckily for us, there are many options this summer. More may be added to this list as they are announced. Bookmark this page and check back!

Events are subject to change or cancellation. Please confirm events prior to attending.

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