Summer in Adelaide brings long lazy evenings in the cooler part of the day, the perfect time to enjoy free outdoor cinema. Whether you're a family with children or a romantic young couple, watching free outdoor movies is one of life's fun things to do.
There are several different groups showing free movies in the suburbs, and there's bound to be a screening near you. Here are some that I have found - if you know of more, please post about them in the comments for others to see.
Friday October 28, free movie 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' at 8.30pm
Adelaide's fleet of food trucks are flocking to Port Adelaide for a special Fork on the Road at Harts Mill. Watch cult favourite flick The Rocky Horror Picture Show in a special Halloween celebration with free outdoor movies, and a heap of fun things to do laid on from 5pm. Don't forget to bring the children early to let them swarm over the awesome Harts Mill playground.
Friday November 11, free movie 'Zootopia' at sunset Ignite Unley is screening free outdoor movies in Adelaide's southern suburbs this summer. This week see Zootopia (PG) at Page Park in Clarence Park. Bring a picnic rug and enjoy a night of fantastic free things to do. The free fun for kids includes live performances, an animal petting zoo, pony rides, ride on Ponycycles, face painting, a jumping castle, with delicious food, popcorn and great coffee all available from 6pm. Kids are encouraged to dress up as their favourite animal.
Enjoy Great Food From Your Favourite Food Trucks Like Los Compadres
Friday November 11 2016, free screening of Zootopia at 8.30 North of Adelaide the City of Tea Tree Gully brings you Civic Park movies, with markets, free entertainment and "inflatable fun" (which sounds intriguing).
Saturday November 12, free movie 'The Santa Clause' at 8:30pm Flicks at the Flat at McLaren Flat Oval is a free event running from 5-10pm. It's packed with fun things to do: the After Five Market, market stalls selling fresh local food, a petting zoo, bouncy castles, rock climbing, fun for kids with a magician and free live music. The adults will love the Show and Shine car competition, and of course there will be a visit from Santa for the little ones. BYO rugs, chairs and drinks. (Non alcoholic drinks are available for purchase).
Friday December 9, free movie at sunset Join in the fun things to with a street party in Gilbert Street, Goodwood, adjacent to the Capri Theatre. Munch on delicious food and drink great coffee from local traders as you listen to live music. Free family fun with activities for kids when the party kicks off at 6pm. Check here for details of the movie.
Flicks at the Flat - McLaren Flat Oval (Image Supplied)
Friday January 6 2017, free outdoor movie 'Up!' at 8.30pm The free outdoor movies at the Marion Cultural Centre are fantastic fun for kids. BYO chairs - Signatures Cafe is open for light refreshments.
Friday January 13 2017, 'Kung Fu Panda 3' free screening at 8.30pm Civic Park Tea Tree Gully becomes a free outdoor cinema again, with markets, free entertainment and more inflatable fun for kids.
Friday January 13 2017, free movie 'Back to the Future' at 8.30pm The free outdoor movies at the Marion Cultural Centre are fantastic fun for kids. BYO chairs - Signatures Cafe is open for light refreshments. There's free live music from 5.30pm.
Friday January 20 2017, free movie 'Minions' at 8.30pm
Civic Park Tea Tree Gully becomes a free outdoor cinema again, with markets, free entertainment and lots more fun for kids.
Free Outdoor Cinema at Civic Park (Image: City of Tea Tree Gully)
Friday January 20 2017, free movie 'The Incredibles' at 8.30pm
The free outdoor movies at the Marion Cultural Centre are fantastic fun for kids. BYO chairs - Signatures Cafe is open for light refreshments.
Friday February 3 2017, 'Ice Age: Collision Course' from 8.30pm
More free outdoor movies in Adelaide's northern suburbs, together with markets, free entertainment and inflatable fun for kids.
Friday February 10 2017 'The Sapphires (PG)' from sunset, around 8.30pm
Head over to Bowden Town Square for a free outdoor cinema screening, but come early. The awesome eateries at the Plant 4 Markets will have delish food and wine, and other drinks are available from the bar. Come for a meal before you settle in for the free movies.
Friday February 10 2017, free screening 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows' at 8.30pm
Civic Park Tea Tree Gully becomes a free outdoor cinema again, with markets, free entertainment and more inflatable fun for kids.
A Romantic Valentines Day Evening at Ridge Park (Image: City of Unley)
Tuesday February 14 2017, free movie at sunset
It's the perfect way to start a romantic Valentine's night. Snuggle up with your perfect match, being entertained by some of Adelaide's best local musicians and indulging in gourmet goodies from some of Adelaide's favourite food trucks at Ridge Park, Myrtle Bank. The fun things to do kick off from 6pm, check here for details of the movie.
Free Screening & Fun for Kids Near Plant 4 Markets
Friday February 24 2017 'Eddie The Eagle (PG)' from sunset
The free outdoor movies are back at Bowden Town Square. There's fun for kids and all the family, as the new Fridays from 5 party kicks off at Plant 4 Markets. Enjoy great food under cover or alfresco, with bar facilities available all evening.
Friday March 31 2017 'Moonrise Kingdom (PG)' from sunset
The free outdoor cinema is on again at Bowden Town Square. There's fun for kids and all the family, as the Fridays from 5 party kicks off at Plant 4 Markets. Enjoy great food under cover or alfresco, with bar facilities available all evening. What more could you ask for?