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6 Spots To Catch Free Outdoor Flicks This Summer In ATL

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Once upon a time in 2010, it was summer in Atlanta. During this particular summer, the powers-that-be decided it would be a great idea to show an outdoor movie at Piedmont Park, echoing the traditions of years past. Many members of the public thought it was great, too. Then it devolved into a small-scale riot. There were also gunshots. The next year brought more shootings. Movies are not played at Piedmont Park anymore. But buck up, child-toting cinephile — all that's ancient history, and it doesn't mean there's nowhere to see a cheap outdoor flick in the ATL this summer! The list below isn't exhaustive (there are way more options OTP), but it's a place to start. Know of other offerings? Please post in the comments. Free movies this summer range from "Frozen" to "American Psycho" and "Wolf of Wall Street." Just kidding.


— By Curbed Atlanta contributor Tyler Estep

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Atlantic Station

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During the Movies in Central Park series, the folks at Atlantic Station are playing flicks each Thursday through Aug. 7. While the June 5 "Frozen Sing Along" may be utterly, terribly awful, there are some adult-tolerable movies on tap. To wit: "Man of Steel," "Star Trek: Into the Darkness" and the original "Jurassic Park."

Bobby Dodd Stadium

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Undoubtedly the coolest venue on the list, Georgia Tech will play free flicks inside Bobby Dodd Stadium (the football field, you nerd) on two dates in July. "Muppets Most Wanted" is on tap for Friday, July 11, and "Captain America: Winter Solider" will be shown Friday, July 18.

Town Brookhaven

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Town Brookhaven — the live-work-play development in, you guessed it, Brookhaven — will play movies on Thursday nights May 29 through July 31. The lineup ranges from "Frozen" and "The Lego Movie" to "Footloose," "The Princess Bride" and "Breakfast at Tiffany's".

Candler Park

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Oddly enough, Candler Park appears to be the only true intown park to host free movie screenings this summer. They had their initial installment earlier this month but won't return until the first four Saturdays in August. Offerings include "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" and "Monsters, Inc."

Emory Point

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Druid Hills mixed-use development Emory Point is putting on a show every other Thursday through Aug. 21, with the ever-popular "Frozen" on the big screen next week. Live music also precedes the movie.

Hapeville Football Field

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The April and May installments have already passed, but if you happen to find yourself near the airport on Friday, June 20, you can catch a free flick on the Hapeville Football Field. And guess what they'll be playing? "Let it go, let it goooo…"

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Atlantic Station

During the Movies in Central Park series, the folks at Atlantic Station are playing flicks each Thursday through Aug. 7. While the June 5 "Frozen Sing Along" may be utterly, terribly awful, there are some adult-tolerable movies on tap. To wit: "Man of Steel," "Star Trek: Into the Darkness" and the original "Jurassic Park."

Bobby Dodd Stadium

Undoubtedly the coolest venue on the list, Georgia Tech will play free flicks inside Bobby Dodd Stadium (the football field, you nerd) on two dates in July. "Muppets Most Wanted" is on tap for Friday, July 11, and "Captain America: Winter Solider" will be shown Friday, July 18.

Town Brookhaven

Town Brookhaven — the live-work-play development in, you guessed it, Brookhaven — will play movies on Thursday nights May 29 through July 31. The lineup ranges from "Frozen" and "The Lego Movie" to "Footloose," "The Princess Bride" and "Breakfast at Tiffany's".

Candler Park

Oddly enough, Candler Park appears to be the only true intown park to host free movie screenings this summer. They had their initial installment earlier this month but won't return until the first four Saturdays in August. Offerings include "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" and "Monsters, Inc."

Emory Point

Druid Hills mixed-use development Emory Point is putting on a show every other Thursday through Aug. 21, with the ever-popular "Frozen" on the big screen next week. Live music also precedes the movie.

Hapeville Football Field

The April and May installments have already passed, but if you happen to find yourself near the airport on Friday, June 20, you can catch a free flick on the Hapeville Football Field. And guess what they'll be playing? "Let it go, let it goooo…"