Kids’ Summer Movies: 2023

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Summer is here! Let the activities begin! So many exciting things to do outdoors during the day. At night, enjoy one of the many movies being shown around Winston-Salem. Or take a break from the heat one day and visit The Grand Theatre for a Summer Kids Flick. Don’t miss the fun! See our listing below.

A large group of people sitting in the grass outside on chairs and lying on blankets looking at a large white movie screen. They are waiting for it to get dark for the movie to start. There is a cooler in the foreground where someone brought their own drinks. There is a tent in the background where they may be selling refreshments.
Movies in the Park

Big Backyard Movie Nights @ Crossnore

1001 Reynolda Road @ The Sports Field or Quad (see listings)
Winston-Salem, NC

Working with a/perture cinema, the kids from Crossnore helped choose the movies for 2023. They are perfect for sitting, watching, and enjoying the evening with friends. The free film begins around 8-8:15 pm (dusk). Pre-film fun starts at 6:30 pm. Bring your own chair or blanket. Food and drink will be available for purchase from food trucks, or bring your own picnic.

  • June 9th – The Sandlot, 8:15 pm start @ the Sports Field
  • August 4th – Ratatouille, 8:15 pm start @ the Sports Field
  • September 22nd – Shrek, 8 pm start @ the Sports Field
  • October 27th – Casper, 8 pm start, @ the Quad

Flashback Fridays @ MUSE

MUSE parking lot
226 Liberty Street
Winston Salem, NC

Movies for older children and their families. A fun night watching some free classics presented by a/perture cinema and MUSE. Food and beer will be available for purchase from vendors. Bring your own chairs.

The films start at approximately 8:30

  • June 23 – Jaws (PG)
  • August 11 – Dirty Dancing (PG13)
  • September 8 – Raiders of the Lost Ark (PG)

Grand Theatre Summer Kids Flicks

5601 University Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC

Showtimes for these movies are 10 am, but it is strongly suggested that you arrive when the box office opens at 9:30 am to get your preferred seat, as all tickets are general admission. Tickets are $5 + tax and fees and are on sale now online.

  • June 13 & 14 – Chicken Run
  • June 20 & 21 – Madagascar
  • June 27 & 28 – Megamind
  • July 4 & 5 – The Boss Baby
  • July 11 & 12 – Trolls
  • July 18 & 19 – The Bad Guys
  • July 25 & 26 – Kung Fu Panda
  • August 1 & 2 – Over The Hedge
  • August 8 & 9 – Captain Underpants
  • August 15 & 16 – Home
Bailey Park at dusk showing smoke stacks building with some windows lit up, people on the lawn with and umbrella who were likely having a picnic earlier. The sky is still blue with the beautiful red and yellow of sunset on the horizon. It is dusk
Bailey Park at dusk. Photo by Eric Moore, Google Photos.

Innovation & Cinema: Movie Night at Bailey Park

445 Patterson Avenue
Winston-Salem, NC

Innovation Quarter and a/perture cinema join together to bring summer evenings of fun and movies to families at Bailey Park’s lower lawn. Bring your own chairs or blankets. Vendors will be available for purchase of food and beverages from 7 pm – 9 pm. Movies start at sunset (between 7:30 – 8:30 pm). Times listed below are approximate.

  • June 16 – The Matrix, 8:30 pm start
  • August 18 – Mary Poppins, 8:30 pm start
  • September 15 – Space Jam: A New Legacy, 7:30 pm start
  • October 20 – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, 7:30 pm start

Movies at the Park: Harmon Park Kernersville

152 S. Main Street
Kernersville, NC

Free movies at the park begins with pre-movie activities at 6:30 pm. Vendors are available for purchase of food or beverages. Bring your own chairs.

Movies begin at approximately 8:30 (dusk).

  • June 16 – Super Pets
  • July 21 – Moana
  • September 15 – The Super Mario Bros.

Starlight Movie Night: Shallowford Square, Lewisville

6555 Shallowford Road
Lewsiville, NC

Enjoy a fun, free, family movie night in Shallowford Square. Bring your own chairs or blankets. Concessions will be available for purchase. Girl Scouts will host bingo on Oct 6th from 5:30-6:30 pm.

Movies begin at dark

  • September 15 – Paddington II PG Raindate Sept 22
  • October 6 – Ghostbusters: Answer the Call PG13 Raindate Oct 15

We PLAY Movies in the Park: City of Winston-Salem Recreation & Parks

Various Parks in Winston-Salem

We PLAY Movies at the Park and Movies in the Pool return to parks around Winston-Salem. Free fun for kids and families. Choose a movie and location below, bring your chairs or blankets and relax and enjoy. Pre-movie activities begin at 7pm.

Movies begin at dusk

  • June 17 – Soul – at Jamison Park, 285 Meadowlark Drive, Winston-Salem
  • July 15 – Minions: The Rise of Gru – at Old Town Park, 4550 Shattalon Drive, Winston-Salem, NC
  • August 9 – Lio and Stich – at Bolton Park Pool, 1590 Bolton Street SW, Winston-Salem, NC
  • August 19 – Shrek – at Miller Park, 400 Leisure Lane, Winston-Salem, NC

Museums are another cool experience for summer fun.

While you are waiting for the movie that evening, visit one of the museums here in and around Winston-Salem. There are many that the kids would enjoy as much as the adults.

What is your favorite summer activity with the kids? Let us know in comments

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