Kids’ Summer Movies: 2024

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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

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 8pm – 8:15pm (dusk). Pre-film fun starts at 6:30pm. Bring your own chair or blanket. Food and drink will be available for purchase from food trucks, or bring your own picnic.

  • 1001 Reynolda Road @ The Sports Field, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Website
  • Movies
    • June 7th – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, 8:00pm start
    • August 23rd- Sing, 8:00pm start
    • September 27th – The Incredibles, 8pm start
    • October 25th – Hotel Transylvania, 8pm start

Flashback Fridays @ MUSE

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. 2024 features sporty films! Bring your own chairs.

The films start at approximately 8:30pm

  • MUSE parking lot
  • 226 Liberty Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Website
  • Movies
    • May 10 – A League of Their Own (PG)
    • June 14 – White Men Can’t Jump (R)
    • August 9 – Bend It Like Beckham (PG13)
    • September 13 – Talladega Nights (PG13)

Grand Theatre Summer Kids Flicks

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

  • 5601 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Website
  • Movies and dates to be announced
    • June 11 & 12 – Minions: The Rise Of Guru
    • June 18 & 19 – Trolls Band Together
    • June 25 & 26 – How To Train Your Dragon
    • July 2 & 3 – The Bad Guys
    • July 9 & 10 – Migration
    • July 16 & 17 – Puss In Boots: The Last Wsih
    • July 23 & 24 – Shrek 2
    • July 30 & 31 – Sing 2
Bailey Park and Downtown Skyline in Winston Salem NC
Bailey Park and Downtown Skyline in Winston-Salem, NC

Innovation & Cinema: Movie Night at Bailey Park

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 7pm – 9pm. This is a free event, no tickets required. Leashed dogs are welcome. No outside alcohol permitted. Movies start at sunset (between 7:30pm – 8:30pm). Times listed below are approximate. Not all movies are family-friendly, so check plots and ratings before going.

  • Lower lawn at Bailey Park, 445 Patterson Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Website
  • Movies
    • April 19 – The NeverEnding Story, 8:00pm start
    • May 17 – Everything Everywhere All At Once, 8:00pm start
    • June 21 – The Super Mario Bros. Movie, 8:30pm start
    • August 16 – Blade, 8:30pm start
    • September 20 – Barbie, 7:30pm start
    • October 18 – Hocus Pocus, 7:30pm start

Movies at the Park: Harmon Park Kernersville

Free movies at the park begins with pre-movie activities at 6:30pm. Vendors are available for purchase of food or beverages. Bring your own chairs. The playground closes at dusk when the movie starts and all children must be supervised by a parent at that time.

Movies begin at approximately 8:30pm (dusk).

  • 152 S. Main Street, Kernersville, NC
  • Website
  • Movies
    • May 17 – Trolls: Band Together (First 100 guests, starting a 6:30pm, receive a goodie bag)
    • June 21 – Elemental
    • Sept 20 – Migration

Starlight Movie Night: Shallowford Square, Lewisville

Enjoy a fun, free, family movie night in Shallowford Square. Movies begin when dark. Bring your own chairs or blankets. Concessions will be available for purchase.

Movies begin at dark

  • 6555 Shallowford Road, Lewisville, NC
  • Website
  • Movies
    • May 17 – Jurassic Park (1993) PG13 Raindate May 24
    • Sept 13 – PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie (2023) Raindate Sept 20
    • Oct 11 – Jumanji (1995) Raindate Oct 18

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

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. Food trucks on-site. Movies begin at dusk. Pre-movie activities begin at 7 pm.

Movies begin at dusk . Locations and Movies to be announced.

  • Various Parks in Winston-Salem
  • Website
  • Future Movies to be announced
    • June 15 – E.T. at Parkland Park
    • July 20 – Jurassic Park at Washington Park
    • August 7
    • August 17

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 the comments.

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