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Movie Nights in the Park: New Jersey Parks Offering Free Family Movie Nights

As the warm summer nights roll in, finding fun and affordable activities for the whole family becomes a top priority. New Jersey is home to many parks that offer free movie nights, providing a perfect opportunity for parents, grandparents, and other family members to enjoy an evening under the stars with the kids.

From classic favorites to new releases, these outdoor movie nights create memorable experiences without busting your summer budget. Whether you’re looking to spend quality time with your little ones or planning an outing with the grandkids, our guide to the New Jersey parks offering free family movie nights has you covered. Grab a blanket, pack some snacks, and get ready for a magical movie night in the park!

Read on to discover over 38 New Jersey counties and towns where you can enjoy free family movie nights in the park and make your summer nights unforgettable. Allow me to tell you more.

New Jersey Parks Offering Free Family Movie Nights

For our guide to New Jersey parks offering free family movie nights, we list the New Jersey towns alphabetically, by region and then county, with details about each movie series. Please click the titles for more details such as the complete schedule, additional kid activities before the movie, and the listing of movies being played. You can also view our Calendar of Movies in the Park at any time.

New Jersey Parks in North Jersey offering Free Outdoor Movie Nights

Bergen County

Memorial Park in Dumont

The Borough of Dumont will offer 3 outdoor movies in Memorial Park. Movies run weekly throughout July. View our Free Movies in Dumont at Memorial Park for a schedule and listing of the movies to be screened.

Veteran’s Field Park in Edgewater

Edgewater will offer 6 outdoor movies in Veteran’s Field. Movies run weekly from July to August. View our Free Movies in Edgewater at Veteran’s Field for a schedule and listing of the movies to be screened.

Memorial Park in Fair Lawn

Fair Lawn Recreation & Parks will offer 5 outdoor movies in Memorial Park. Movies run on select Wednesdays from June to August. View our Free Movies in Fair Lawn at Memorial Park for a schedule and listing of the movies to be screened.

McBride Field Park in Franklin Lakes

The Borough of Franklin Lakes will offer 3 outdoor movies in McBride Field. Movies run monthly from June to August. View our Free Movies in Franklin Lakes for a schedule and listing of the movies to be screened.

Van Saun County Park in Paramus

The Bergen County Department of Parks will offer 11 outdoor movies in Van Saun County Park as part of the Bergen County Movies After Dark series of 14 movies. Movies run weekly from July to August. One movie selection is rated R for an adults-only movie night. View our Bergen County Movies & Music in the Park for a schedule and listing of the movies to be screened.

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Take some time to play at Van Saun County Park before the movies.

Pascack Brook County Park in Westwood

The Bergen County Department of Parks will offer 3 outdoor movies in Pascack Brook County Park as part of the Bergen County Movies After Dark series of 14 movies. Movies run weekly during July. One movie selection is rated R for an adults-only movie night. View our Bergen County Movies & Music in the Park for a schedule and listing of the movies to be screened.

See more Bergen County Free And Cheap Movies.

View our Calendar of Movies in the Park.

Essex County

Multiple Parks in Essex County

Montclair Film will offer 3 outdoor movies in Essex County parks: Lackawanna Plaza (near Crane Park), Anderson Park, and Brookdale Park. Movies run monthly from June to August. View our Free Movies with Montclair Film in Essex County for a schedule and listing of the movies to be screened.

See more Essex County Free And Cheap Movies.

Hudson County

Various parks in Hudson County

Hudson County will offer 16 outdoor movies at 8 different parks in Hudson County: Lincoln Park, Stephen R. Gregg Park, Laurel Hill Park, Washington Park, West Hudson Park, James J. Braddock Park, Mercer Park, and Columbus Park. Movies run multiple times a week from July to August. View our Free Movies at Hudson County Parks for a schedule and listing of the movies to be screened.

Hoboken Parks in Hoboken

The City of Hoboken will offer 8 outdoor movies, seven of which will rotate between 3 parks: Pier A Park, ResilienCity Park, and Jackson Park. Movies run weekly from June to August. View our Free Movies in Hoboken for a schedule and listing of the movies to be screened.

Jersey City Parks in Jersey City

The Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs will offer 25 outdoor movies. Each will be hosted at a different location including 22 different parks in Jersey City. Movies run multiple times a week from June to August. View our Free Movies in Jersey City for a schedule and listing of the movies to be screened.

See more Hudson County Free And Cheap Movies.

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Berry Lane Park will be home to one of the free outdoor Jersey City movies in the park.

View our Calendar of Movies in the Park.

Morris County

Veterans Park in Randolph

Randolph will offer 2 outdoor movies in Veterans Park. One movie will be in early June while the other is in September. View our Free Movies in Randolph at Veterans Park for a schedule and listing of the movies to be screened.

Veterans Memorial Park in Parsippany

Parsippany will offer 2 outdoor movies in Veterans Memorial Park. One movie will be in July while the other will be in August. View our Free Movies in Parsippany at Veterans Memorial Park for a schedule and listing of the movies to be screened.

Rock Spring Park in Washington Township

Washington Township Parks and Recreation will offer 2 outdoor movies in Rock Spring Park. One movie will be in June while the other will be in July. View our Free Movies in Washington Township (Morris County) at Rock Spring Park for a schedule and listing of the movies to be screened.

See more Morris County Free And Cheap Movies.

View our Calendar of Movies in the Park.

Passaic County

While there are no movies in the park series, there are other Passaic County Free And Cheap Movies.

Sussex County

Wheatsworth Road Park in Hardyston

Hardyston Township Recreation will offer 3 outdoor movies in Wheatsworth Road Park. Movies run weekly during August. View our Free Movies in Hardyston in the Park for a schedule and listing of the movies to be screened.

See more Sussex County Free And Cheap Movies.

Union County

La Grande Park in Fanwood

The Borough of Fanwood will offer 8 outdoor movies in La Grande Park. Movies run weekly from June to August. View our Free Movies in Fanwood at La Grande Park for a schedule and listing of the movies to be screened.

Warinanco Park in Roselle

Union County Parks will offer 5 outdoor movies in Warinanco Park as part of their Family Fun & Flix series. Movies run weekly from July to August. View our Free Movies in Roselle at Warinanco Park for a schedule and listing of the movies to be screened.

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100 jets coming from the ground! It’s a great way to cool off before a movie!

Rabkin Park in Union

The Township of Union Recreation Department will offer 2 outdoor movies in Rabkin Park. One movie will be in early June while the other is in September. View our Free Movies in Union at Rabkin Park for a schedule and listing of the movies to be screened.

See more Union County Free And Cheap Movies.

Warren County

While there are no movies in the park series, there are other Warren County Free And Cheap Movies.

New Jersey Parks in Central Jersey offering Free Outdoor Movie Nights

Hunterdon County

While there are no movies in the park series, there are other Hunterdon County Free And Cheap Movies.

Mercer County

While there are no movies in the park series, there are other Mercer County Free And Cheap Movies.

View our Calendar of Movies in the Park.

Middlesex County

Carteret Park in Carteret

The Borough of Carteret will offer 13 outdoor movies in Carteret Park. Movies run twice a week from July to August. View our Free Movies in Carteret at the Park for a schedule and listing of the movies to be screened.

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Carteret Park and Sprayground is a must visit especially during one of their free movie nights.

Mountain View Park in Middlesex Borough

Middlesex Recreation will offer 2 outdoor movies in Mountain View Park. One movie will be in July while the other will be in August. View our Free Movies in Middlesex Borough at Mountain View Park for a schedule and listing of the movies to be screened.

Woodlot Park in South Brunswick

Woodlot Park will offer 3 outdoor movies in Woodlot Park. Movies run monthly from June to August. View our Free Movies in South Brunswick at Woodlot Park for a schedule and listing of the movies to be screened.

See more Middlesex County Free And Cheap Movies.

View our Calendar of Movies in the Park.

Monmouth County

Riley Park in Bradley Beach

The Borough of Bradley Beach will offer 3 outdoor movies in Riley Park. Movies run monthly from June to August. View our Free Movies in Bradley Beach at Riley Park for a schedule and listing of the movies to be screened.

Manalapan Recreation Center Park in Manalapan

Manalapan Parks and Recreation will offer 3 outdoor movies in the park at Manalapan Recreation Center. Movies run monthly from June to August View our Free Movies in Manalapan at the Park for a schedule and listing of the movies to be screened.

Riverside Gardens Park in Red Bank

Red Bank Recreation Department will offer 5 outdoor movies in Riverside Gardens Park. Movies run weekly from July to August. View our Free Movies in Red Bank at Riverside Gardens Park for a schedule and listing of the movies to be screened.

See more Monmouth County Free And Cheap Movies.

Somerset County

Dunham Park in Bernards Township

The Bernards Township Parks & Recreation will offer 3 outdoor movies in Dunham Park. Movies run on select dates from July and August. View our Free Movies in Bernards Township at Dunham Park for a schedule and listing of the movies to be screened.

See more Somerset County Free And Cheap Movies.

New Jersey Parks in South Jersey offering Free Outdoor Movie Nights

Atlantic County

Tony Canale Park in Egg Harbor Township

Egg Harbor Township Parks and Recreation will offer 2 outdoor movies in Tony Canale Park. One movie will be in July while the other will be in August. View our Free Movies in Egg Harbor Township at Tony Canale Park for a schedule and listing of the movies to be screened.

See more Atlantic County Free And Cheap Movies.

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Let the kids get the wiggles out at Tony Canale Park before settling in for a movie.

View our Calendar of Movies in the Park.

Burlington County

Laurel Acres Park in Mount Laurel

Mount Laurel Township will offer 3 outdoor movies in Laurel Acres Park. Movies run monthly from June to September. View our Free Movies in Mount Laurel for a schedule and listing of the movies to be screened.

See more Burlington County Free And Cheap Movies.

View our Calendar of Movies in the Park.

Camden County

Knight Park in Collingswood

The Borough of Collingswood will offer 7 outdoor movies in Knight Park. Movies run weekly from July to August. View our Free Movies in Collingswood at Knight Park for a schedule and listing of the movies to be screened.

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Knight Park offers a fun little playground kids can enjoy before the movie.

Veterans Park in Gloucester Township

Gloucester Township will offer 4 outdoor movies in Veterans Park. Movies run monthly from May to August. View our Free Movies in Gloucester Township at Veterans Park for a schedule and listing of the movies to be screened.

See more Camden County Free And Cheap Movies.

View our Calendar of Movies in the Park.

Cape May County

Excursion Park in Sea Isle City

Sea Isle City will offer 9 outdoor movies in Excursion Park. Movies run weekly from July to August. View our Free Movies in Sea Isle City at Excursion Park for a schedule and listing of the movies to be screened.

See more Cape May County Free And Cheap Movies.

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Cumberland County

While there are no movies in the park series, there are other Cumberland County Free And Cheap Movies.

Gloucester County

Throughout Gloucester County in different parks

Gloucester County will offer 24 outdoor movies, 13 are at different parks throughout the county. Movies run weekly from May to August. View our Free Movies at Gloucester County Parks for a schedule and listing of the movies to be screened.

Deptford Parks in Deptford

Deptford Township will offer 5 outdoor movies in 5 different parks in Deptford. Movies run monthly from May to September. View our FREE Movies in Deptford at Deptford Parks for a schedule and listing of the movies to be screened.

William Wilt Park in Mullica Hill

Harrison Township Recreation Commission will offer 3 outdoor movies in William Wilt Park. Drive in movies run monthly from May to July. View our Drive in Movies in Mullica Hill for a schedule and listing of the movies to be screened.

Washington Lake Park in Washington Township

Washington Township in Gloucester County will offer 3 outdoor movies in Washington Lake Park. Movies run monthly from June to August. View our Free Movies in Washington Township at Washington Lake Park for a schedule and listing of the movies to be screened.

See more Gloucester County Free And Cheap Movies.

Ocean County

Mayo Park in Beachwood

Beachwood Recreation will offer 8 outdoor movies in Mayo Park. Movies run on select dates from May to October. View our Free Movies in Beachwood at Mayo Park for a schedule and listing of the movies to be screened.

Hankins Park in Lavallette

The Borough of Lavallette will offer 7 outdoor movies at the Gazebo in Hankins Park. Movies run weekly from July to August. View our Free Movies in Lavallette on the Bay for a schedule and listing of the movies to be screened.

Bayview Park in Long Beach

Long Beach Township will offer 4 outdoor movies in Bayview Park. Movies run weekly from July to August. View our Free Movies in Long Beach at Bayview Park for a schedule and listing of the movies to be screened.

Marina Lawn Park in Seaside Park

The Borough of Seaside Park will offer 5 outdoor movies at J Street Marina Lawn. Drive In movies run weekly during July. View our Free Drive In Movies in Seaside Park at Marina Lawn for a schedule and listing of the movies to be screened.

See more Ocean County Free And Cheap Movies.

View our Calendar of Movies in the Park.

Salem County

Dunn’s Park in Carneys Point

Carneys Point Recreation Commission will offer 2 outdoor movies in Dunn’s Park. One movie will be in June while the other will be in September. View our Free Movies in Carneys Point at Dunn’s Park for a schedule and listing of the movies to be screened.

See more Salem County Free And Cheap Movies.

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With so many parks across New Jersey offering free movie nights, there’s no shortage of opportunities for family-friendly fun this summer. These outdoor screenings provide a wonderful way to spend quality time with loved ones, create lasting memories, and enjoy the beautiful summer evenings without spending a dime.

So, gather your family, pack your favorite snacks, and head to one of these fantastic NJ parks for an unforgettable movie night under the stars. Don’t forget to check the schedules and bring along a cozy blanket or two. Enjoy the magic of movies in the park, and make this summer one to remember!

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