Summer Movie Directory! Free, $1 and $2 movies on the seacoast!

Remember when going to the movies was, like, $2 to get in? Me neither. But this summer you can relive the admission fees of yesteryear because there are super free or super cheap movies all over the Seacoast! Here’s where:

O’Neil Summer Kid’s Series
24 Calef Highway, Epping, NH
Cost: Kids under 11 years old is only $1 and $2 for everyone else.
O’neil Cinemas in Epping presents their annual “O’Neil Summer Kids’ Series” which runs every Monday and Wednesday at 10am from July 2 – August 15, 2018. Movies are always family-friendly flicks like “Ferdinand”, “Wonder”, “Paddington 2” and more. See here for the full movie line-up.

Monday Night Movies at the Beach!
Hampton Beach, Route 1A, Hampton NH
Cost: FREE
Weekly on Monday nights, Hampton Beach welcomes families for a cinematic evening under the stars (weather permitting). Again, bring your own seating and snacks (or, hello fried dough vendor, don’t mind if I do) and set up shop near the playground for the movie to begin at dusk. Movies run Monday nights starting July 9 through August 27, 2018. Movies are announced via their Facebook page the Thursday prior. See for more info.

Movie Night Prescott Park
105 Marcy Street, Portsmouth NH
Cost: FREE
Starting July 2, 2018, Prescott Park host a weekly outdoor movie every Monday night. Bring your own blanket or chairs (or you can rent from them) and enjoy a family classic on the big screen. New this year, you can rent seats on a big comfy couch just feet from the stage. Cool. The Prop has expanded its menu to include a healthier, delicious and more diverse range of lunch and dinner options, all cooked to order. The movies are free and start at dusk (in July, it is approximately 8:30pm and in August, approximately 7:45pm.) Click here for their summer line-up.

Memorial Union Building at UNH (MUB)
83 Main Street, Durham, NH 03824
Memorial Union Building at UNH (the “MUB”) offers free showings of family-friendly movies at 7:00pm each Wednesday night in July. Check out movies like “Ready Player One”, “Tomb Raider”, “A Wrinkle in Time” and more. Theaters are air conditioned and seats first come, first serve. Popcorn, snacks and beverages are available from The Notch concession booth. The final movie of the season, “Avengers: Infinity War” is shown outside on the lawn. Visit and for a full schedule and movie details.

Chunky’s Little Lunch Dates
Cost: FREE
Throughout the entire year, Chunky’s Cinema in Haverhill, Pelham and Nashua offer monthly “Little Lunch Dates.” These movies are generally older run flicks, but are always kid-friendly and always free. Playing in August are a few special event classics like “The Princess Bride” and “Goonies” and only costs $4 per person. Chunky’s is one of those dine-in movie theaters with big, cushy seats and a full service restaurant so it’s not a bad place to be when it’s a million degrees outside. Visit for more info.

Update: The Thursday night movies at HERON Outdoor Cinema Series on Swasey Parkway are not running for 2018 due to construction in the park.

And always, don’t forget about your local library! During the summertime, and often throughout the year, libraries offer both children and adult movies for free. Some even serve snacks! Get there.

2 Responses

  1. Joan DeYoreo

    You might also recommend that Seacoast families check with their area libraries, many of whom offer free movies throughout the year.

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