Enjoy a Movie! See This List of FREE Outdoor Movies: Greenville, SC

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Did you know you can watch free movies outdoors near Greenville, SC? Are you wondering, “Where are all the free outdoor movies near me?” You are in luck because there are several parks and towns that offer free outdoor movies during the warmer months, including Greer, Spartanburg, Travelers Rest, and Downtown Greenville. Here’s your full schedule of free outdoor movies in Upstate, SC as well as what titles will be available.

Remember that these events are subject to weather, so check the Facebook page of the venue close to the movie date. Also, especially for extremely popular choices, you will want to be sure to arrive early.

Many of the local outdoor movie venues have not announced their 2023 schedules yet. We will update this story as events are announced. Bookmark this list and check back soon!

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Free Outdoor movies Greenville, SC

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Outdoor Movies in Greenville, SC
Outdoor Movies in Greer, SC
Outdoor Movies in Spartanburg, SC

Movie Nights in Greenville, SC

Community Garden Movie Night- Sans Souci Community Garden

Join the Sans Souci Community Garden for a movie night on select nights throughout the summer. Movie showings to 2023 include:

May 12, 2023: Chicken Run
June 9, 2023: Moonrise Kingdom
September 22, 2023: Hook
October 27, 2023: Something Wicked

Movies in the Park at Trailblazer Park

Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest offers free movie nights on Saturdays in August (weather permitting). You can purchase food and drinks from various vendors, so you can have dinner as a family under the summer night sky!

Bring your blankets and chairs to get comfortable on the grass. This event does not allow alcohol. The movie starts at dusk (around 8:30).

Birds Fly South – Outdoor Movie Nights

Keep your eye on the BFS event calendar for their Micro Theatre outdoor movie nights. Birds Fly South offers these events on select Fridays at 7:30 pm. 

Fidelity Investments Moonlight Movies at Falls Park

Events will be held every Thursday in September and October. Below movies and dates are from 2022. Check back soon for 2023 dates and movies!

  • September 1, 2022 – The Princess Bride
  • September 8, 2022 – Hidden Figures
  • September 15, 2022 – That Thing You Do
  • September 22, 2022- Casablanca
  • September 29, 2022 – Superman
  • October 6, 2022 – Singin’ In The Rain
  • October 20, 2022 – The Mighty Ducks
  • October 27, 2022 – The Mummy

Outdoor Movies at Falls Park start at approximately 7:30-8:00 (sundown). These movies are typically classics that would appeal to families. BYOB alcohol is allowed with a $1 wristband. Food trucks are also at the events. If you attend, you are welcome to bring a lawn chair and food, but pets and smoking are not allowed.

Movies in the Park at Heritage Park Amphitheater

Inflatables, prize drawings, and food concessions at Heritage Park Amphitheater make the City of Simpsonville’s Movies in the Park a local favorite. The gates open at 7:30 pm and the movies begin at dusk. Coolers, picnic baskets, and lawn chairs are welcome, but alcohol is not. Movies in the Park previously has occurred in June, July, and August. Please check the Heritage Park event calendar for specific dates and times of movies.

Outdoor Movies in Greer, SC

City of Greer Moonlight Movies

The City of Greer Moonlight Movies return! Preshow fun and crafts will be available for free at 7 pm at Greer City Park. Movies will start between 8:45-9p pm at the Greer City Park Amphitheater. Children 16 and under must be with an adult while at the event. This event is free with concessions available for purchase.

2023 Movie Lineup for Moonlight Movies, Greer, SC

June 8, 2023: Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank
June 15, 2023: DC League of Super-Pets
June 22, 2023: Minions: The Rise of Gru
June 29, 2023: The Bad Guys
July 13, 2023: Finding Nemo
July 20, 2023: Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
July 27, 2023: Lightyear
August 3, 2023: Strange World

Movie Nights in Spartanburg, SC

Family Movie Night at the Lyman Amphitheater

The Town of Lyman has offered Family Movie Night on Thursday nights in the past. Keep your eyes peeled for their 2023 season information.

Movie on the Lawn at Drayton Mills

Dray Bar and Grill will host Dinner & a Movie (taking place in their event venue) and Movies on the Lawn (outdoor) on select dates throughout the summer. Snacks and shakes can be purchased from the Dray Bar and Grill Fetch n’ Go! Be sure to follow the Drayton Mills social media accounts for updates on specific dates and movie titles.

Under the Stars: A Movie on the Lawn with The Town of Duncan

Catch a movie on the lawn at 119 S. Spencer Street in Duncan, SC. There will be sno cones, free popcorn, free water bottles, and leashed pets are welcome.

  • Friday, June 16, 2023: League of Super Pets

Movie Nights in Oconee County, SC

Oconee Nuclear Stations 50th Anniversary Movie Night

Join Duke Energy in celebration of the Oconee Nuclear Stations anniversary. There will be an outdoor movie showing of Finding Nemo, beginning at 8:50 pm on Friday, July 21st, 2023. Be sure to bring a blanket or chair, and you can watch the movie from the shoreline, or in your own boat! No pets or alcohol will be allowed.

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9 years ago

I am coming to Greenville in August with girls that are 18, 16, 12, 9, and 6 and was wondering what types of activities there are to do there? Let me know! Thank you! I will check out the movies I found above.


9 years ago
Reply to  Megan

Thanks Megan! I will be updating my calendar for August as that gets closer. For the older kids, I would recommend checking out some of our outdoor sports such as the bike riding on the Swamp Rabbit Trail and local hiking. The water part in Simpsonville would entertain all ages. Local park Lake Conestee has a great playground for the younger kids and some beautiful walking trails with boardwalks and lots of wildlife. Cedar Falls Park has a walking trail that will lead you to a large waterfall. Also, be sure to do the Mice on Main and if the… Read more »

Mary Bowers
9 years ago

Nice to meet you tonight

9 years ago
Reply to  Mary Bowers

Nice to meet you too, Mary! I hope that you had a great time. : )

8 years ago

We went to see Big Hero 6 this past Saturday in Spartanburg. It was also free outside in the park!

8 years ago
Reply to  Bradley

Thank you! I just added those to the list.

8 years ago

Will there be any movies at the amphitheater in tr at trailblazer park ?

8 years ago
Reply to  Candace

They have a music in the park schedule listed but no movie schedule. I’ll update if I see anything!

4 years ago

they have movies starting in Aug. at trailblazer park