free summer movies in san antonio

As parents, we’re always looking for ways to keep our kids busy during those hot summer months. One of the best ways to have some fun without spending a fortune is to take advantage of cheap and free summer movies playing at local theaters, parks, and other venues.

Here’s our huge list of free (and almost-free) summer movies in San Antonio for 2020.

Check back often as we’ll continue adding free (and almost-free) summer movies to this list!

Free Summer Movies in San Antonio

Movies by Moonlight at Travis Park
301 E. Travis

Every Tuesday in June and July, enjoy free outdoor movies in Travis Park. Films start at dusk, but arrive early to grab a good spot. Bring your own picnic, blankets, and chairs.

Free parking available in city-operated garages, lots, and at parking meters on Tuesdays too.

June 4: Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse
June 11: Zootopia
June 18: Mary Poppins Returns
June 25: Little Mermaid
July 2: Smallfoot
July 9: Enchanted
July 16: Up
July 23: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
July 30: Wall-E

San Antonio Museum of Art
200 West Jones Avenue, 78215

The San Antonio Museum of Art’s Family Flicks series is free and open to the public on select days (mostly Fridays) this summer (ages 6 and up, unless otherwise noted). Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and food/beverages. In the case of bad weather, films are cancelled.

June 28: Black Panther
July 12: Superman: The Movie
July 19: Nacho Libre
August 2: The Incredibles 2
August 6: Batman (1966)
August 9: Wonder Woman
August 23: Lu Over the Wall
August 30: Superman II

Mission Marquee Plaza
3100 Roosevelt Ave.

Free outdoor movies in San Antonio run at the old Mission Drive-in Theater this summer on select evenings. Now known as the Mission Marquee, this outdoor theater invites patrons to bring chairs and blankets to enjoy the show!

July 11: Toy Story
July 16: Urban Cowboy
July 18: Jumanji: The Next Level
July 25: Back to the Future 2
August 1: Toy Story 2
August 15: Barbershop
August 20: Clueless
August 22: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
September 5: Toy Story 3
September 12: Top Gun
September 17: Stand and Deliver
September 19: Selena

Universal City Presents Movies in the Park
305 North Blvd. Universal City, TX 78148

Free outdoor summer movies in Universal City includes free admission, parking and activities! Bring your chairs and blankets and snacks. No glass or pets. Activities start at 7:00 p.m. | Movies begin between 8:30 and 9:00 p.m.

June 6: Frozen 2
June 27: Spiderman: Far From Home
July 18: Toy Story 4
August 8: Jumanji: The Next Level

Boerne Movies in the Park
Main Plaza
100 N Main Street, Boerne, TX 78006

Outside at Main Plaza in Boerne unless otherwise noted.

June 26: The Mighty Ducks
July 17: Abomidable
July 31: Frozen 2
August 14: The Lion King (City Park)

*Note: This section is from 2019. We will update when new information becomes available!
Santikos Free Summer Movies

Enjoy free family-friendly movies every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at:

  • Palladium IMAX, 17703 W IH-10, 78257
  • Silverado, 11505 W Loop 1604 N, 78250
  • Mayan Palace, 1918 S.W. Military Drive, 78221
  • Embassy, 13707 Embassy Row, 78216
  • Rialto, 2938 NE Loop 410, 78218
  • Northwest Theatre, 7600 I-10 West, 78230
  • Cibolo, 18124 I-35, Cibolo, TX 78108 (I-35 & Wiederstein Rd.)
  • Casa Blanca, 11210 Alamo Ranch Parkway, 78253

The tickets to Santikos Free Summer Movies are only available at the box office on the day of the show. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, so make sure you arrive early to get the best seats.

Here’s the lineup of free movies for the summer:

June 11 & 12: The Lego Movie
June 18 & 19: The Grinch
June 25 & 26: Hotel Transylvania 3
July 2 & 3: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
July 9 & 10: Trolls
July 16 & 17: The Secret Life of Pets
July 23 & 24: The Lego Batman Movie
July 30 & 31: DC Teen Titans Go! To The Movies


Almost-Free Summer Movies in San Antonio

*Note: This section is from 2019. We will update when new information becomes available!
Regal Cinemas

For just $1 per person, you can go to the movies all summer long on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. with Regal’s Summer Movie Express. Both movies show on both days. Regal Cinema locations in San Antonio can be found here.

June 11 and 12: Despicable Me; Turbo
June 18 and 19: Lego Batman Movie; House with a Clock in Its Walls
June 25 and 26: Teen Titans Go! To the Movies; Paddington 2
July 2 and 3: Despicable Me 3; Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch
July 9 and 10: Lego Movie 2; How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
July 16 and 17: Smallfoot, Secret Life of Pets
July 23 and 24: Lego Movie; Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
July 30 and 31: Sing, How to Train Your Dragon 2
August 6 and 7: Penguins of Madagascar; Boss Baby
August 13 and 14: Jung Fu Panda 3; Lego Ninjago Movie
August 20 and 21: Trolls; Minions
August 27 and 28: Madagascar; Shrek 2
September 3 and 4: How to Train Your Dragon; Storks

Know of any other free summer movies in San Antonio? Tell us by commenting below!