Free and Cheap Summer Movies in the Berkshires

By Berkshires Macaroni Kid June 15, 2023

**Currently being updated for 2023

Looking for a way to get out of the house with the kids and not spend a fortune? Look no further than free and inexpensive movie screenings at Berkshire libraries, parks and town festivals this summer. See our list below.

Berkshire Athenaeum Teen Movie Nights (Not confirmed for 2023)

Kick off your summer break with a pizza and movie night! Chill out with your friends, watch a movie, and eat some food! 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Movies Under the Stars

Outdoors and free at the Adams Visitor Center, Movies begin at dusk, around 8:30 p.m. 3 Hoosac Street, Adams.

2023 Schedule

July 7: Clifford the Big Red Dog

July 31: Turning Red

August 4: Minions: Rise of Gru

August 18: Finding Nemo

Pittsfield Summer Outdoor Movie Series

A free summer movie series at Pittsfield’s Clapp Park courtesy of the Pittsfield Park’s and Recreation Department. Family-friendly movies are shown on select Friday nights during the summer and begin at dusk (around 8:30 p.m.); Follow “Pittsfield Parks Recreation” on Facebook for what to do if it rains! Suggestions are always welcome for future movies; call (413) 499-9371 if you have any suggestions.

2023 Schedule
July 7: Trolls
July 14: Frozen II
July 21: Lightyear
July 28 : Moana

August 4: Rain Date (only if one of the previous movies is cancelled due to the weather)
August 11: Rain Date 
(only if more than one of the previous movies are cancelled )

Family Flicks Under the Stars

A weekly summer movie series sponsored by Images Cinema, featuring free family-friendly outdoor movies, Sundays in July. Movies begin at sundown around 8:15 p.m. Rain moves the screening indoors to Images Cinema at 8 p.m.. Williams College’s Morgan Lawn, Spring St., Williamstown.

July 9: Turning Red (2022)
July 16: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
July 23: Emma. (2020)
July 30: The Muppets (2011)

Movies At the Milne

All summer long we'll be showing family movies at 1 pm in our Community Room at the back of the library. There's a new movie every week! We'll be deciding which movies to show based on audience opinion, so stop by the Children's Room and vote for your favorites. Starting at 1 p.m. Movie ratings will alternate between G and PG.

Teen Movies at the Milne (Williamstown)July 14, 2023

Kids Movies at the Milne (Williamstown)July 17, 2023

Kids Movies at the Milne (Williamstown)August 11, 2023

Movies Under the Stars at Colegrove Park

A free monthly movie series coincides with the Downstreet Art nights on the LAST Friday of the month from June through September. Colegrove Park, 24 Church St., North Adams

**Not Confirmed For 2023

There are still a couple of Just Outside the Berkshires locations where you can still catch a couple of inexpensive family flicks at the local drive-in, too.

  • Hathaway’s Drive-In: Double-Feature With Movies Beginning At Dusk. Admission Is $10 For Adults; $5 Children Ages 3-11; Free For Children Under 3; And $5 Per Car Per Night For An Outside Food, Beverage And Cooler Permit. 4762 Route 67,  North Hoosick, N.Y.
  • Hollywood Drive-In: Double-Feature With Gates Opening At Friday And Saturday At 6:30 P.M., And Sunday Through Thursday At 7 P.M. Admission Is $10 For Adult, $5 For Ages 3-10. 9270 Route 66, Averill Park, N.Y

* If you are screening a free and inexpensive in and around the Berkshires this summer, please send information to

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