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Drive-ins & outdoor movies in Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Lauderhill & others

Drive-ins offer an opportunity for an entertaining evening out. Watch a movie inside your own vehicle. Turn on the radio for sound. Some venues sell snacks or food trucks are on site. Others recommend packing your own refreshments.

Some parks & other venues offer films outdoors on inflatable screens.  Often, entry is free. Occasionally, prior registration is required, and usually events are offered, weather permitting.

With occasional shifts in schedules, it’s wise to verify an event is on prior to venturing out.

Masks & distancing requirements might be in effect.

 

Drive-in movies & outdoor movies in Broward include:

 Free Outdoor movies in Hollywood

Free family-friendly films outdoors in ArtsPark on Hollywood Boulevard and Federal Highway in Hollywood. Bring lawn chair or blanket, movies are usually 8 p.m. Fridays, verify on Hollywood website

No movie November 26

Please return to this page. We’ll add information when list of movies is released.

Free outdoor family-friendly films  in Weston

  • December 10 7:30 p.m. “Space Jam”

Outdoor films are in Weston Regional Park, 20200 Saddle Club Road, Weston

Information: website, 954-389-4321

Outdoor films in Deerfield

  • “Grinch,” 7 p.m. December 10, Middle School Athletic complex, 501 SE Sixth Avenue, Deerfield 33441, website
  • “Jungle Cruise” 7 p.m. January 14, beach parking lot, 149 SE 21st Avenue, Deerfield Beach 33441

Outdoor films in Plantation

  • December 17 “Grinch” entry opens @ 5:30 p.m. Volunteer Park, 12050 W. Sunrise Blvd., Plantation 33324, 954-452-2558
  • January 21 “Raya & The Last Dragon” entry opens @ 5:30 p.m., community center, 5555 Palm Tree Road, Plantation 33317, 954-797-2180
  • February 18 “Space Jam A New Legacy” entry opens @ 5:30 p.m. community center, 301 NW 46th Avenue, Plantation 33317

Bring blankets. Refreshments for sale. Cash only.

Outdoor films @ Las Olas Oceanside Park, Fort Lauderdale

  • “”How The Grinch Stole Christmas” 6:30 p.m. December 2
  • “Nutcracker & The Four Realms” 6:30 p.m. December 9
  • “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” December 16

Las Olas Oceanside Park, 3000 E. Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale

  • Reserve free tickets online
  • Feel free to supply your own picnics, lawn seats, and blankets.
  • No alcohol
  • Please refrain from smoking within the viewing area.
  • Parent or guardian must accompany kids 17 and younger

Swap Shop drive-in theater, 3291 W. Sunrise Boulevard, Lauderhill 33311

  • Prices are $7 for ages 12 and older, $2 for ages 5 to 11 and free for 4 and younger
  • 9 outdoor screens
  • Tune into sound via FM radio
  • information online or 954-791-7927
  • discount opportunity — website occasionally features voucher for free entry for 1 person per vehicle Mondays & Tuesdays

Drive-in Movies in Miami-Dade

  • North Miami’s Dezerland Park outdoor area was transformed into a drive-in theater over a month ago – and it’s been a big hit with movie fans. New movies are shown at 5 and 8 p.m. Saturdays at 14401 NE 19th Ave., North Miami
  • Miami Youth Fair grounds at Coral Way and 109th Avenue, $11 for adults, free for ages 15 & younger, information online
  • Hard Rock Stadium, usually home to the Miami Dolphins and University of Miami Hurricanes football teams, has also been converted into a drive-in theater. Pack the gang into your vehicle and watch classic movies and classic film clips from the Dolphins’ 54-year history. For more information, click here
  • $5 drive-in movies at Doral Central Park

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Monday, December 6, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

Twilight Fridays

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Winter Wonderland in Riviera Beach

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Riviera Beach Marina Village

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $17.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Symphony of Lights

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Water Taxi Holiday Lights Tour

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm | $15.00-35.00 | Water Taxi in Fort Lauderdale

Holiday snowfalls and Wishing Tree light show at Rosemary Square

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Rosemary Square

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Discount Tuesdays at AMC Theatres

Discounted | AMC Theatres

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

Food truck gathering at Haulover Park

5:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Haulover Beach Park

Food Trucks Tuesdays

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Haulover Beach Park

Twilight Fridays

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Winter Wonderland in Riviera Beach

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Riviera Beach Marina Village

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $17.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Symphony of Lights

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Water Taxi Holiday Lights Tour

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm | $15.00-35.00 | Water Taxi in Fort Lauderdale

Holiday snowfalls and Wishing Tree light show at Rosemary Square

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Rosemary Square

Ship to Shore comedy show

7:00 pm | Miami Improv Comedy Club

Comedy Night

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $5.00 | Arts Garage

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

Food truck gathering at Pelican Harbor Marina

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Haulover Beach Park

Twilight Fridays

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Winter Wonderland in Riviera Beach

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Riviera Beach Marina Village

Night Garden Experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $24.00-34.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $17.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Symphony of Lights

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Water Taxi Holiday Lights Tour

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm | $15.00-35.00 | Water Taxi in Fort Lauderdale

Holiday snowfalls and Wishing Tree light show at Rosemary Square

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Rosemary Square

Free live music @ bandshell on Hollywood Beach

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Holiday Street Parade

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Federal Highway

Free SoundScape Cinema Series returns in October!

8:00 pm | FREE | New World Center | New World Symphony

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

Twilight Fridays

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Winter Wonderland in Riviera Beach

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Riviera Beach Marina Village

Enjoy live entertainment at Clematis by Night

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | West Palm Beach Waterfront

Night Garden Experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $24.00-34.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $17.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Symphony of Lights

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Water Taxi Holiday Lights Tour

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm | $15.00-35.00 | Water Taxi in Fort Lauderdale

Holiday snowfalls and Wishing Tree light show at Rosemary Square

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Rosemary Square

Free live music @ bandshell on Hollywood Beach

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Live music at Doral Yard

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Friday, December 10, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Free Sea Shorts Play Festival

FREE | Jarvis Hall

Coral Ridge Holiday Spectacular in Fort Lauderdale

7:30 am to 10:00 pm | $5.00-50.00 | Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

Art Deco Walking Tour 

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | $30.00

Food truck gathering at Tropical Park

5:30 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Tropical Park

Twilight Fridays

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Winter Wonderland in Riviera Beach

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Riviera Beach Marina Village

Free Tinsel Town holiday drive-thru in Tamarac

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Tamarac Sports complex

Nights of Lights

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $15.00-20.00 | Pinecrest Gardens

Ignite Your Light

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Night Garden Experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $24.00-34.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $17.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Free live music at Gulfstream Park Village

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Lights 4 Hope drive-through light display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $15.00-35.00 | Okeeheelee Park

Symphony of Lights

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Water Taxi Holiday Lights Tour

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm | $15.00-35.00 | Water Taxi in Fort Lauderdale

Holiday snowfalls and Wishing Tree light show at Rosemary Square

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Rosemary Square

Holiday Boat Parade

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Boynton Harbor Marina

Friday Night Sound Waves free entertainment online

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

Zoo Lights at Zoo Miami

6:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Zoo Miami

Free live music @ bandshell on Hollywood Beach

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Pompano Beach Holiday Boat Parade

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Intracoastal Waterway

Sea Shorts Play Festival

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Jarvis Hall

Free outdoor movie

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Weston Regional Park

Free outdoor family-friendly films

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | ArtsPark

Free outdoor movies in Hollywood

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | ArtsPark

Dinner and a Show at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Sensory Friendly Saturday

All Day | FREE | Miami Children’s Museum

Free Sea Shorts Play Festival

FREE | Jarvis Hall

Story time and photos with Santa

10:00 am to 12:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

Art Deco Walking Tour 

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | $30.00

Family Day free admission

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Coral Ridge Holiday Spectacular

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm | $5.00-50.00 | Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church

Spank The Band live at TY Park in Hollywood

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm | $0-1.50 | TY Park

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4:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | T-Y Park

Jazz in The Park

4:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE

Christmas Near The beach

4:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | ArtsPark

Winterfest Boat Parade

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm | FREE | Intracoastal Waterway

Twilight Fridays

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Winter Wonderland in Riviera Beach

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Riviera Beach Marina Village

Night Garden Experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $24.00-34.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $17.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Free live music at Gulfstream Park Village

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Lights 4 Hope drive-through light display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $15.00-35.00 | Okeeheelee Park

Symphony of Lights

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Water Taxi Holiday Lights Tour

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm | $15.00-35.00 | Water Taxi in Fort Lauderdale

Holiday snowfalls and Wishing Tree light show at Rosemary Square

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Rosemary Square

Zoo Lights at Zoo Miami

6:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Zoo Miami

Free live music

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE

Live music

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE

Free live music @ bandshell on Hollywood Beach

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Sea Shorts Play Festival

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Jarvis Hall

Live Music Saturdays at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Discount late-night movies

11:30 pm to 2:00 am | $5.00 | Coral Gables Art Cinema

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Free Sea Shorts Play Festival

FREE | Jarvis Hall

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

Art Deco Walking Tour 

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | $30.00

Sea Shorts Play Festival

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Jarvis Hall

Twilight Fridays

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Winter Wonderland in Riviera Beach

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Riviera Beach Marina Village

Lights 4 Hope drive-through light display

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $15.00-35.00 | Okeeheelee Park

Night Garden Experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $24.00-34.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $17.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Symphony of Lights

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Water Taxi Holiday Lights Tour

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm | $15.00-35.00 | Water Taxi in Fort Lauderdale

Holiday snowfalls and Wishing Tree light show at Rosemary Square

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Rosemary Square

Free live music @ bandshell on Hollywood Beach

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

 

Free outdoor movies in Hollywood
When
Weekly on Friday @ 8:00 pm-10:00 pm (starting April 30, 2021)
What
Free outdoor movies in Hollywood
Where
ArtsPark
Cost
FREE
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