Free & Cheap Summer Movies in the San Antonio Area

Who says you can’t have fun for free? San Antonio has some amazing opportunities for families to enjoy free movies this summer. Whether you want to be inside or out, enjoying a mid-day flick or an evening under the stars, there’s an option for you. So grab your calendar and pencil in some of these dates!

Indoor Movies

Santikos Theaters
When it’s over 100 degrees outside, there is no better place to be than a nicely air-conditioned building with comfy chairs. Am I right? From June 7–July 27, you can watch a free movie at Santikos theaters on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.! Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so I recommend arriving early.

June 14, 15: Despicable Me
June 21, 22: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
June 28, 29: Sing 2
July 5, 6: The Boss Baby: Family Business
July 12, 13: Kung Fu Panda
July 19, 20: Shrek
July 26, 27: The Croods: A New Age 

See the Santikos website for more information.

Outdoor Movie Nights

Travis Park 

Travis Park is offering its Movies by Moonlight program again this year every Tuesday in June and July. Come out for a Marvel-themed super time with your little heroes. Bring your blankets and/or lawn chairs to enjoy this free public event! Food trucks and activities begin at 7:00 p.m., and the movie starts at dusk. Free parking is also available after 5:00 p.m. in the St. Mary’s Street Garage.

June 14: Guardians of the Galaxy
June 21: Ant-Man
June 28: Black Widow
July 5: Spider-Man: No Way Home
July 12: Black Panther
July 19: Doctor Strange
July 26: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

See the Travis Park website for more details.

Mission Marquee Plaza

Take in a complimentary movie at Mission Marquee Plaza! These movies are sponsored by The City of San Antonio World Heritage Office. “Doors” open at 7:00 p.m. and the movies start at dusk. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Snacks and picnics are welcome, or you can purchase items at the food truck.  

June 16: Men In Black
June 18: Spider-Man: No Way Home
July 2: Sing 2
July 16: Captain Marvel
July 21: The Love Bug
August 6: Moana
August 18: Friday Night Lights
August 20: Eternals

Click here for more details.

Will Naylor Smith River Walk Plaza at The Tobin Center

With generous support from H-E-B, the Tobin Center is offering FREE public movie nights on the second Friday of most months. The Plaza opens at 7:00 p.m. with the show starting at 8:00 p.m. Bring your blankets and/or lawn chairs to enjoy these outdoor movie nights. 

July 8: Bohemian Rhapsody
August 12: Ratatouille
September 9: Disney’s Christopher Robin
October 14: Hocus Pocus

Please note: No pets or outside food and drinks are allowed. Full concessions and bar available on site.  

See the Tobin Center’s website for more information.

Boerne Movies in the Park

There is nothing quite like a night under the Texas Hill Country stars… unless it comes with a free movie, too! Not only can you enjoy a free movie night, but you can also arrive early and enjoy some free entertainment! Pre-movie activities start at 7:00 p.m. and the movie begins at dark.

June 24: Ghostbusters Afterlife
July 15: Encanto
July 29: Christmas in July: Elf
August 12: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Click here for more information.

Other Cinematic Savings

Alamo Drafthouse offers affordable family fun via their Kids Camp summer program. Each family member pays just $5 per ticket for the Kids Camp movie offerings. Most screenings are available for ages 3 and up.

June 20: Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway
June 27: Hotel Transylvania
July 4: Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure
July 11: Sing
July 18: Sing 2
July 26: The Boss Baby: Family Business

Find more show dates and details here.

With all the options above, you’re sure to find a movie your family can enjoy together. So round up your little movie lovers and keep making those summer memories!

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