Outdoor Movie Fun

popcorn-21194_640Outside movie fun?  Yes, there are awesome opportunities in Rochester.  Some venues even have a concert first!  The movies are a bit older, but you can’t beat the price:  free, which leaves you some cash for some a quick bite to eat at nearby restaurants or food trucks or at the very least some very cool snacks!

The Democrat and Chronicle starts us off with a great list:

Irondequoit Town Hall:  Thursdays1280 Titus Ave., hosts a series known as Movies Under the Stars.

Next showing:  Thursday, July 30:
“Big Hero 6” – Rated PG, Runs: 102 minutes

For more information, visit Irondequoit.org or call (585)336-6070.

Greece hosts the Outdoor Movie at State Street series:  Thursdays

mallat The Mall at Greece Ridge, 271 Greece Ridge Center Drive. The films start at 8 each Thursday night and are shown outside next to Hoopla! Frozen Yogurt and LOFT.

Every last Thursday of the month through September is Ladies Night, in which a special movie is shown and giveaways include themes from LOFT, Francesca’s, Benucci’s and Bar Louie.

For more information, visit TheMallatGreeceRidge.com or call (585) 225-0430.

Movies with a Downtown View: Fridays

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park at Manhattan Square, 353 Court St.

The lawn opens at 6:30 p.m., with the movie beginning at 8:15 p.m. There will be food trucks and a beer station, or participants are welcomed to bring their own picnic.

For more information, go to TheRochesteriat.com.

Monroe County hosts a series of movies known as Movies in the Parks.

The series kicked off on July 14 with the screening of Jaws at Ontario Beach Park and continues each week but now at Highland Park Bowl on South Avenue.

Before each movie there will be a free concert at 7 p.m. A half hour after the band finishes the featured film will begin. This summer the series highlights big anniversaries of some unforgettable films.

Featured on July 30, celebrating its 50th anniversary: The Sound of Music (G).

For more information on Movies in the Parks, visit the MonroeCounty.gov or call (585) 753-7275.

Rochester’s College Town also hosts Saturdays at Sunset.

The site is surrounded by multiple restaurant and bar choices, so spectators have a plethora of food options. Movies start at sunset; this week’s selection, which it tonight is The Pursuit of Happyness.

For more information, visit CollegeTownRochester.com 

We’ve also found some additional spots:

Union Station Park at Dark

Chili Recreation has movies on Friday nights.  Check out their Facebook page for all the details and for some great comments.

All of these are great options, but maybe you’re just craving your own space.  Let’s not forget the fun of going to the Drive-Ins.  Bonus:  you can go rain or shine and the movies are new.

The Vintage Drive In-  Avon, NY

Silver Lake Twin Drive in Theater- Perry, NY

If you don’t want to travel at all, consider making your own outdoor theater!

In Rochester, NY, we do what we can to soak up every second of summer weather and family fun.  If you would like more information on great activities in Rochester or if your next starring role includes making a move;  contact us today, we’d love to play a role in helping you!

Penfield is a lively town, located on the southern tip of Irondequoit Bay and just outside of the City of Rochester. Follow this blog to discover more of what our town has to offer; from great local businesses to awesome events, we'll cover it all!

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