This summer in South Florida, free public screenings of movies are in abundance at parks, pools and cafes.
Through mid-August, movies such as “Dazed and Confused” and “Jaws” will be shown indoors and on giant inflatable screens outdoors, along with family-friendly films, including “Coco,” “Moana” and “Ready Player One.”
Following are seven screenings for adults and families in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties.
“Emoji Movie,” “Boss Baby,” Lego Ninjago Movie” and “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie”
The theater’s Kids Summer Movie Escape Series will screen two movies Tuesdays-Thursdays starting at 10 a.m., through Aug. 2. Next up: “Emoji Movie” and “Boss Baby” on Thursday, July 26, and “Lego Ninjago Movie” and “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” July 31-Aug. 2.
“Ready Player One”
The plaza, a 23,000-square-foot outdoor space east of the Miami Heat’s home base, will feature the Steven Spielberg-directed hit at sunset Friday, July 27. Video-game team Florida Mayhem of the Overwatch League will offer a 15-minute Q and A before the screening of the film, a virtual-reality adventure set in a post-apocalyptic 2045. Doors open at 7 p.m. Free admission and parking with RSVP.
A spunky Polynesian princess, a demigod played by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and songs co-written by Lin-Manual Miranda of “Hamilton” fame highlight Disney’s animated film. It will screen on an inflatable 15-by-20-foot screen at the park at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 28. While blankets, chairs and coolers are allowed, pets are not.
In case you missed Shark Week (along with South Florida’s other “Jaws” screenings), Steven Spielberg’s 1975 classic about a maneating great white shark will be projected inside the FAT Village warehouse at 7:30 p.m. July 31.
For its monthly Movies in the Park gathering, the oceanfront restaurant inside Hugh Taylor Birch State Park will feature Mark Marchillo’s 2017 dance drama, about a high-school freshman who joins the school’s dance team. Screening is 8 p.m. Aug. 2. Leashed pets are allowed, as are blankets and chairs. Street parking is nearby, but parking inside Hugh Taylor costs $6.
Pixar’s animated film, about a small-town Mexican boy who dreams of becoming a singer on the eve of Mexico’s Day of the Dead, is the featured “dive-in” screening at 8 p.m. Aug. 10. Visitors can watch from the community center’s swimming pool or from poolside.
“Dazed and Confused”
All right, all right, all right: Richard Linklater’s weed-scented comedy stars Matthew McConaughey as a misfit graduate who parties and adores the high-school girls. It will be shown 8 p.m. Aug. 16 on a 15-by-20-foot inflatable screen. Leashed pets are allowed, and parking costs $6.
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