Most geeks I know love movies, though their content preference may vary. Sci-fi, fantasy, superhero, mystery, rom-com, anime, Disney/animated… Hollywood makes sure there’s something for everyone. Fortunately, so does Kansas City. Read on where to see free movies in Kansas City this summer.

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Free movies in Kansas City

  • Moonlight Movies on the Square – Independence: Moonlight Movies are shown every Thursday at 9pm throughout the summer. The movies are projected onto the side of the Pharaoh Theater on the Independence Square. Concessions are available for your favorite movie snacks.
    • July 20: Moana
    • July 27: Finding Dory
    • August 3: LEGO Batman
    • August 10: Storks
  • Briarcliff Trails – North KC: Movies are shown on Saturday nights during the summer at approx. 8:45 p.m./dusk at Mulberry Lake across from The Village at Briarcliff. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and snacks.
    • July 22: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Movies in City Market Park – River Market: Go early and dine at your favorite City Market restaurants and then head over to City Market Park for the Alamo Drafthouse pre-show at 8:30pm; movie begins at 9pm. Bring your lawn chair, blanket and cooler. Concessions will be available for purchase from Alamo Drafthouse. Wear your bathrobe or bowling shirt, and you’ll be eligible to win prizes!
    • July 28: The Big Lebowski
  • WeekEnder at Crown Center: Cap off your work week with top local bands, artisans, food trucks, and a free flick. Festivities begin at 6 p.m., with the movie starting at approximately 9 p.m.
    • July 28: music by County Road 5, followed by “Jurassic World.”
    • August 4: music by M80s, followed by “Back to the Future”
  • Kansas City Public Library Off the Wall series – Downtown: Second Fridays, May through September, doors open at 8 p.m., Screenings begin at 8:45 p.m., Rooftop Terrace, 5th Floor, Central Library. Bring blankets and folding chairs for seating. Enjoy complimentary popcorn provided; you may also bring outside food and non-alcoholic beverages. RSVP required.
  • Olathe Public Library: See a free family movie at the Downtown Library and Indian Creek Library. No registration is necessary, but space is limited. Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis starting 30 minutes before the show. Kindergarten and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
    • July 24, 2pm: LEGO Batman
    • August 11, 2pm: Power Rangers (2017) [Teen event]
  • Disney Classics at Mid-Continent Public Library: different classics will be shown at different locations. See link above for details. Registration required. Titles include:
    • Pinocchio
    • Bambi
    • Fantasia
  • Legacy Park Amphitheater – Lee’s Summit: Bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on. Gates open at 7pm. Movie will begin after sunset. (~8:30pm) No outside food or drink permitted.
  • Sprint Family Fun Series – Power & Light District: Not a movie, but still free fun, the second Saturday of each month, May – October!
    • August 12: Summer Splash
    • September 9: Ultimate Field Day
    • October 14: Fall Festival
  • Memory Lane Monday at Pizza Bar KC – Power & Light District: Catch your favorite throwback movies and board games every Monday at Pizza Bar from 7-11p. Enjoy these great specials: $1 bags of popcorn, $2 slices, $3 beers, $4 call cocktails.
    • July 24 Ace Ventura
    • July 31 – Tommy Boy
    • August 7 – Forrest Gump
    • August 14 – American Pie
    • August 21 – Grease
    • August 28 – Caddy Shack
  • Nerds of Nostalgia at Tapcade – Crossroads: Join co-hosts Greg and Jenius as they host Mystery Movie Mondays on every 3rd Monday, a series focusing on a theme and surprises the audience with a unique film. After the movie, the duo record a live edition of their podcast, The Nerds of Nostalgia.
  • Slaughter Movie House at Screenland Armour: Indie horror screenings the first Monday of every month. Party starts at 7pm, Movies begin at 8pm

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