As a fan of film and also a fan of summer evenings, it sometimes gets to be a difficult choice when deciding whether to sit in a cold theater to see the latest blockbuster or to hang out by a bonfire and bask in its ashy greatness. However, the choice is simple: you don’t have to choose. Outdoor movie screenings are the perfect marriage of low-key nights under the stars and quality viewing. Grab some popcorn and learn about some al fresco entertainment.
Pay homage to an old-school pastime at Vineland, NJ’s Delsea Drive-In. Each weekend they hold double features—rain or shine— on their two screens and this weekend’s pairs are Maleficent and X-Men: Days of Future Past on screen one and Godzilla and Edge of Tomorrow on screen 2. Both sets of films start at 8:45 p.m. on Friday, June 6, Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8. The box office opens at 6 p.m. and it’s recommended that you get there early.
Back again is The Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design’s Film Al Fresco series where indie films and food trucks hit the Ben Franklin Parkway starting Friday, June 13. For the second year, Aviator Park shows selected films at sundown and viewers can enjoy chow from Mi Pueblito Tacos, Milk & Sugar, Tacos Don Memo, Little Baby’s Ice Cream, Jimmy’s Cupcakes, Dapper Dog and Samosa Deb. The four-event run begins on Friday, June 13 with Assumption of Risk, where the protagonist realizes his employer can predict when people die and continues with Friday, June 27 and Friday, June 25’s series of short films and Friday, July 11’s Not the End of the World, about friends who missed the apocalypse.
Every other Friday starting June 13, Sandy Ridge Farm Market in Doylestown, PA holds a Movie Night Under the Stars. At dusk, families and kids are invited to show up in their pajamas and enjoy free popcorn. The next screening is The Jungle Book.