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Free outdoor movies in Fort Lauderdale and Miami

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”

CMX Cinemas Wellington, 10312 Forest Hill Blvd.; 561-209-1482 or CMXCinemas.com

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”

Xfinity East Plaza at AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-1000 or HeatExperience.com

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.

“Moana”

Sabal Pines Park, 5005 NW 39th Ave., Coconut Creek; 954-545-6600 or CoconutCreek.net and Facebook event page

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.

“Jaws”

Next Door at C&I, 537 NW First Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-357-3934 or C-IStudios.com/Studios/Next-Door or Eventbrite.com

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.

“Breaking Legs”

Park and Ocean, 3109 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-357-2606 or ParkAndOcean.com and Facebook events page

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.

“Coco”

Mitchell Moore Park, 901 NW 10th St., Pompano Beach; 954-786-4116 or PompanoBeachFL.gov

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”

Whiskey Creek Hideout at Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park, 6503 N. Ocean Drive, Dania Beach; 954-929-4970 or WhiskeyCreekHideout.com

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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