As the warm embrace of summer envelops us, it’s time to gear up for one of Howard County, Maryland’s most beloved traditions – summer movie nights! These enchanting outdoor screenings have become a hallmark of the season, offering the perfect opportunity for the community to come together under the stars and revel in the magic of cinema. This year's 2024 lineup promises an exciting array of films, ensuring there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So grab your blankets, gather your loved ones, and get ready to experience the joy of FREE summer movie nights in Howard County.

Please note that movie schedules below are subject to change. We recommend you confirm with the event hosts prior to attending to verify details. 


Summer Movie Nights at The Wine Bin: A Beloved Tradition Returns to Historic Ellicott City

Old Ellicott City is thrilled to announce the return of Summer Movie Nights at The Wine Bin for another fantastic season! From May 25th through October 5th, nearly every Friday night, you can enjoy free outdoor movie screenings that bring the community together. This year's lineup features timeless classics like Casablanca, The Wizard of Oz, and To Catch a Thief, as well as exciting new releases such as Barbie and Wonka.

All attendees are encouraged to support The Wine Bin and local restaurants by purchasing food and beverage items locally. Inside The Wine Bin, you can find delicious cheeses and charcuterie, perfect for a cozy movie night. Additionally, popcorn will be available, with proceeds benefiting Voices for Children.

Movie details:


Wine Bin Summer Movie Lineup 2024 

Dinner and a Movie Under the Stars at Clarksville Commons

Treat yourself to a delightful dinner and movie night under the stars at Clarksville Commons! Join the community every Wednesday night from July 10th to August 21st for beloved film screenings. Arrive early to savor a variety of delicious food options available at The Common Kitchen like the delicious Nepalese dumplings at Momo Hub! This year’s lineup includes family-friendly favorites such as Lilo & Stitch, The Jungle Book, and Migration, ensuring a magical evening for all ages.

Movie Details:

Wednesday, 7/10/2024: Barbie
Wednesday, 7/17/2024: Migration
Wednesday, 7/24/2024: Jungle Book (2016)
Wednesday, 7/31/2024: Lilo & Stitch
Wednesday, 8/7/2024: Indiana Jones 5
Wednesday, 8/14/2024: Mary Poppins
Wednesday, 8/21/2024: Mama Mia

Clarksville Commons Movie Night

Clarksville Commons


Columbia Association & Lakefront Live Movie Nights:

Get ready for an unforgettable summer of free movies at the Columbia Lakefront, packed with fun films from May 25th to October 5th, provided by Columbia Association! All movies begin at dusk (around 8:30 pm in early summer and 8-8:15 pm in late summer). Plan a movie night to enjoy cult classics like Goonies and Ghostbusters, or gather your friends for a magical evening with your favorite Harry Potter films in August. Don't miss out on these fantastic film nights under the stars!

Movie details:

Saturday May 25th 8:30PM: Hairspray
Saturday June 8th 8:30PM: Goonies
Monday June 17th 8:30PM: Trolls Band Together
Friday June 21st 8:30PM: Wonka
Monday June 24th 8:30PM: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Friday June 28th 8:30PM: The Color Purple
Tuesday July 1st 9:45PM: The Nightmare before Christmas
Friday July 5th 8:30PM: King Arthur
Monday July 8th 8:30PM: Strange World
Friday, July 12th 8:30PM: Indiana Jones & The Dial of Destiny
Friday, July 19th 8:30PM: Barbie
Monday, July 22nd 8:30PM: DC League of Super Pets
Friday July 26th 8:30PM: Beetlejuice
Monday July 29th 8:30PM: Soul
Friday August 2nd 8:30PM: Ghostbusters (1984)
Monday August 5th 8:30PM: Raya and the Last Dragon
Friday August 9th 8:30PM: Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
Monday August 12th 8:30PM: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
Wednesday August 14th 8:30PM: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Thursday August 15th 8:30PM: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Friday August 16th 8:00PM: Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban
Monday August 19th: 8:30PM: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Tuesday August 20th: 8:30PM: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Wednesday August 21st 8:30PM: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Thursday August 22nd 8:30PM: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt 1.
Friday August 23rd 8:30PM: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt 2.
Friday August 30th 8:15PM: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Friday September 6th 8:15PM: Dune: Part 2
Friday September 13th 8:15PM: Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning
Friday September 20th 8:15PM: A Million Miles Away


Merriweather Movie Nights

Merriweather Post Pavilion


Merriweather Movie Nights:

Each summer, Merriweather Post Pavilion transforms into an open-air cinema, bringing the magic of movie screenings to its iconic stage. Merriweather Movie Nights offer a unique experience where you can enjoy a diverse lineup of films under the stars in one of the region's most renowned venues. With its spacious seating and state-of-the-art sound system, Merriweather provides the perfect setting for a memorable movie night.

Gather your friends and family, pack a picnic, and make your way to Merriweather Post Pavilion on Wednesday, July 24 6-10PM for an unforgettable family-friendly summer movie experience, with Disney's The Little Mermaid!

Merriweather Movie Night 2024


Experience the Best of Summer with Free Outdoor Activities:

This summer, Howard County offers an array of free outdoor activities that cater to all interests and ages. From the enchanting movie nights at various locations, such as Old Ellicott City’s Wine Bin, Clarksville Commons, the Columbia Lakefront, and Merriweather Post Pavilion, to invigorating exercise classes and lively concerts, there's something for everyone to enjoy. 

To make the most of your summer, consider booking a stay in Howard County and extending your visit. With so many activities and events, you'll have plenty of opportunities to explore, relax, and create lasting memories. So, pack your bags, gather your loved ones, and get ready for an unforgettable summer filled with free outdoor fun!