15 Places to Watch Movies Outdoors
There is just something special about watching a movie on the big screen under a starry sky!
Enjoy an entertaining evening under the stars watching your favorite stars on the big screen at these outdoor movie venues in Georgia. Click the tabs below to find venues open seasonally and year-round.
Year-round Outdoor Movie Venues
Swan Drive-In Theater in Blue Ridge
Fridays through Sundays
The fabulous Swan Drive-In Theater in Blue Ridge has been in operation since 1955. It shows a variety of family-friendly movies and has the perk of being equipped with FM stereo sound. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 4-11. Be sure to try the Mayor Burger and Deep Fried Oreos from the concession stand!
Starlight Drive-In in Atlanta
This classic art-deco drive-in theatre has been a prominent Atlanta landmark for over 60 years and is open seven days a week. Starlight Six is unique in that it shows the current blockbuster hits along with the classics. Admission is $9 for adults and $1 for children (age 5-9). Be sure to take advantage of the delicious concession stand while you're there!
Jesup Twin Drive-In in Jesup
One of the oldest drive-ins in the state, Jesup Twin Drive-In’s motto is “See the Stars Under the Stars.” This drive-in theater in Jesup has two screens, and gates open at 6 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. showing. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for military, seniors and local law enforcement officers with ID, and $3 for children ages 4–11. There is a $5 vehicle food permit.
Movies on the Green on Jekyll Island
Movies on the Green is a free event on Jekyll Island that is open to the public, unless located at Summer Waves Night Splash which is a $13.95 admission fee. Movies are throughout the year on different dates and begin at dusk. The movies shown range from recent favorites like "SING" and "Moana" to classics like "The Jungle Book" and "Hocus Pocus." For specific dates and movies, please see the Events Section on the Jekyll Island website.
Open seasonally beginning in March
If you're a fan of the classics, Tiger Drive-In is the place for you! This drive-in in Tiger plays first-run movies, like "Kong," and is also a wonderful event space for private parties. Their motto "A Little Bit of the Old and A Little Bit of the New" extends past movies as the drive-in hosts Hot Rod Night the first Saturday of every month. Admission is $10 for ages 12 and up, ages 4-11 are $5, and children under 3 are free.
Wilderness Outdoor Movie Theater in Trenton
Weekends April through October
Boasting the world's largest outdoor theatre, you do not want to miss an opportunity to visit Wilderness Outdoor Movie Theater in Trenton. Visitors can watch movies from their vehicle or on the lawn. Admission is $7 for two movie viewings. No outside food or beverage is permitted.
Sweetland Amphitheatre in LaGrange
First Fridays in the summer
Bring your coolers and picnic baskets and enjoy the first Fridays of the 2017 summer months. Located in downtown LaGrange, Sweetland Amphitheatre is a new Americana-inspired amphitheatre with lots of personality and a great atmosphere. Admission is free.
Flicks on the Bricks in Duluth
First Fridays of the month May to September
Flicks on the Bricks is a fun family event in downtown Duluth at the fountain. The movies shown are family favorites such as "Moana," "Finding Dory," and "Captain America: Civil War." Admission is free, and coolers are welcome. Be sure to use #flicksonthebricks.
Movies Under the Stars in Dahlonega
Second Fridays May through September
Movies Under the Stars, hosted in downtown Dahlonega’s Hancock Park, is another family fun summer activity. Admission is free, movies are funny and picnic baskets are encouraged. Dahlonega even has a weather plan, so don't let rain deter you! Summer 2018 movies include: "Despicable Me 3" and "Star Wars The Last Jedi."
Occasional special events
Westobou, a fall arts festival in Augusta, schedules events throughout the year, including outdoor movies at the Augusta Common. Visit in May for Springboard by Westobou, which will show recent family and Academy-award favorites. Pack your picnic or pick something up at the Common and come watch movies under the stars! The event starts at 5 p.m., and the film begins at dark. In October, head to the Common for Starlight Cinema at Westobou Central, featuring movies under the stars, live music, food trucks and more! The fun starts at 5 p.m., and films start at dark.
Olde Town Conyers
2018 Summer Movie Film Series
Bring chairs, blankets, dinner and snacks to the Olde Town Pavilion in Conyers for free family-friendly summer movies on June 16, July 21, and August 18.
Movies in the Park on Tybee Island
Third Saturdays June through August
Every summer on the third Saturday of June, July and August, Movies in the Park takes place at Memorial Park. Bring a chair and/or a blanket along with your to-go orders from one of Tybee's fabulous restaurants to Memorial Park, and relax while catching a complimentary movie.