There’s nothing like watching a movie outdoors, and you’ll have different choices this summer.
Free summer movies at Riverfront Park
When: Fridays in June and July; pre-show activities begin at 7 p.m.
Where: 212 Laurel St.
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Selections: Animated family fare, such as “Penguins of Madagascar” on June 12, “The Book of Life” on July 10 and “The Croods” on July 31.
Tips: Bring blankets and lawn chairs; coolers are welcome.
What else? Face painting is available for a small fee.
Movie Night at Sesquicentennial State Park
When: Friday, June 12; movie will start at dusk.
Where: 9564 Two Notch Road.
Selections: “Into the Woods,” the Stephen Sondheim fairy tale mash-up musical, with stars Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt and James Corden, will be shown in the field in the main picnic area.
Tips: Bring blankets, lawn chairs, flashlights and bug spray. The event is free with admission to the park, which is $2 for adults and free for children 15 and younger.
What else: The Friends of Sesqui will be selling popcorn, candy and drinks, with all proceeds benefiting the group.
Monetta Drive-In Theatre
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings; gates open at 7 p.m.; movies start at dusk.
Selections: With three screens showing a double feature of first-run films, there’s plenty of choices. A special presentation of “Jurassic World” is set for June 11. Also coming soon: “Inside Out,” “Minions” and “Magic Mike XXL,” which was filmed in Myrtle Beach.
Tips: Try to get to the drive-in about 90 minutes before showtime; the fields fill up fast. You can bring your own food, but there are concession stands. Bring a lawn chair (and insect repellent) if you want to view outside. Most importantly, only cash is accepted at the ticket booth.
What else? Check for movies at the Big Mo’s website, www.thebigmo.com.