FREE or Cheap Summer Family Movie Guide for Pittsburgh West

Over 100 Free, Unique, or Low Cost Movies to See this Summer in Pittsburgh

By Emily Papa May 31, 2024

Did you know that many places in Western PA, including right here in the Pittsburgh West - Robinson area, offer free or super low cost movies in the summer? What could POSSIBLY be better than that?! How about having all of that info in one place for easy reference?! 

While Macaroni KID Pittsburgh West aims to cover Ambridge, Avalon, Bellvue, Bulger, Crafton, Carnegie, Clinton, Cuddy, Coraopolis, Eldersville, Greentree, Joffree, Heidelberg, Imperial, Ingram, Langeloth, Leetsdale, McDonald, McKees Rocks, Midway, Morgan, Moon, Neville Township, Noblestown, Pittsburgh, Presto, Robinson, Sewickley, Slovan, Southview, Sturgeon and the cities in between, you can find more free and cheap summer movies in the South Hills of Pittsburgh HERE and free and cheap movies in the City of Pittsburgh HERE. 

We suggest that you:

  • Bookmark this guide and check back often. We'll continue to add free and cheap movies as we learn of them.  
  • Click on any of the pink movie links to be taken to details about that specific movie date, and you can add it directly to your +Google or +Apple Calendar.
  • Contact each venue directly with questions about their offerings or to verify times. 
  • Share this with other parents who might be looking for some low cost fun this summer!

Check out what our communities have to offer this summer and see what movies are playing each week. AND...Don't forget to check out the Macaroni KID Calendar of Events daily and subscribe to our weekly newsletter to Find Your Family Fun® so you don't have to hear "I'm BORED!" all summer long!

Stay tuned for 2024 Free Summer Movie Printable

Phoenix Theatres Entertainment: Free Summer Movie Series 2024

Free Admission for select 10am showings every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.
All Ages & Groups Welcome.
Doors open at 9am - Special Kiddie Meal Available
Seating Limited to Auditorium Capacity - No Purchase Necessary 

***Bonus for your little gamers - head upstairs to Rezzanine Esports after your movie for an hour of gaming for only $4! 

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse

Summer Movie Clubhouse at Cinemark is just weeks away! Bring the kids and enjoy exciting big-screen entertainment for just $1.75* per ticket for each movie. Save even more on your visit with $1 OFF deals on kids’ snack packs and any size popcorn & drink combos during Summer Movie Clubhouse showtimes. Participating theatres will host Summer Movie Clubhouse on select days, June 10 through August 15.

Regal Summer Movie Express

Summer is here, school is out, and this is your chance to spend some extra time with your kids. If you’re looking for affordable family activities, don’t miss Regal’s Summer Movie Express! During summer break, enjoy a series of great family movies returning to the big screen. Each week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 11AM, get Summer Movie Express tickets for just $1.

Make every summer movie outing even more enjoyable by including cinema favorites like Pepsi, popcorn, ICEE, Dippin’ Dots, or a Super Pretzel as part of the feature presentation. All Summer Movie Express guests can purchase a specially priced $5 Snack Pack, which includes a junior-sized drink, snack-sized popcorn, and fruit snacks with an optional $3 Dippin’ Dots add-on.

 At this time, Regal Morgantown is the nearest participating theatre.



AMC Summer Movie Camp

AMC Classic South Hills Village 10

AMC Classic Mount Lebanon 6

AMC Classic Waterfront 22

Beginning May 27th, AMC Theatres is inviting moviegoers to beat the heat with a series of family-friendly classics returning to the silver screen, with ticket prices as low as $3 plus tax. Here are the movies you and your whole family can enjoy throughout the summer months.

MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU will be playing June 24 and June 26 Advance Tickets

THE LORAX will be playing July 1 and July 3 Advance Tickets

SING will be playing July 8 and July 10 Advance Tickets

SING 2 will be playing July 15 and July 17 Advance Tickets

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS will be playing July 22 and July 24 Advance Tickets

MIGRATION will be playing July 29 and July 31 Advance Tickets 

DESPICABLE ME 2 will be playing August 5 and August 7 Advance Tickets

DESPICABLE ME 3 will be playing August 12 and August 14 Advance Tickets

FREE Movies Held Indoors Locally

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Movies at the Pool @ Wilson Park Pool
Wilson Park Pool
825 Poplar Street, Greentree, PA 15220

Join us on a warm summer night for Dive in Movies at Wilson Park Pool.  No pool passes needed for this event.  Large tubes and floating devices are not allowed.  Normal pool rules also apply.  

No dates announced yet for 2024


Movies in the Moonlight @ Moon Park Amphitheatre
1350 Joe DeNardo Way, Moon 15108


Movies in the Park @ Fairview Park at Dusk

Fairview Park
129 Greenwood Drive, South Fayette Township, PA 

Watch a movie under the stars in Fairview Park. Bring a blanket, chairs, bug spray and snacks. 

🎥 Movies at Fairview Park - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant MayhemJune 21, 2024

🎥 Movies at Fairview Park - MigrationJuly 19, 2024

🎥 Movies at Fairview Park - Kung Fu PandaAugust 16, 2024

🎥 Movies at Fairview Park - SpinSeptember 13, 2024

🎥 Movies at Fairview Park - Batman: Mask of the PhantasmOctober 4, 2024


Dollar Bank Cinema in the Park: West End Elliott Overlook

WEST END OVERLOOK, Rue Grande Vue Street, Elliott

FREE Dollar Bank Cinema in the Park! Grab a blanket or lawn chair and head out for an unforgettable evening of free cinema under the stars! Dollar Bank Cinema in the Park entertains throughout the summer in various park settings. For more information, follow @PghEventsOffice on Twitter, LIKE @PghEventsOffice on Facebook or call the Special Events hotline at 412-255-2493.

WEATHER UPDATES: Inclement weather may cause cancellations. For cancellation updates, follow @PghEventsOffice on Twitter or LIKE @PghEvents Office on Facebook.

Movie - Mondays
July 3
Puss in Boots:  The Last Wish  (PG)
July 31
Shrek  (PG)

Dependable Drive In

549 Moon Clinton Road, Moon Township 15108

Dependable Drive in is a large 4 screen theater that offers a double feature on every screen via state-of-the-art HD digital projection with Dolby Surround FM Radio sound. Open every night with gates opening at 7pm Friday & Saturday and 7:30pm Sunday through Thursday. 

$9/adult and $3 kids 5-11

Check out what's showing this week HERE

Hilltop Drive In

Highway 8 & Highway 208, Chester, WV 26034

Hilltop Drive-in is just across the PA/WV border and has a single screen that plays a double feature starting at 8:45 Wednesday through Sunday. $10/12 years and older, $5 kids 5-11, Military free with ID

Check out what's showing this week HERE.

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Do YOU know of more free or low cost movies this summer in Ambridge, Avalon, Bellvue, Bulger, Crafton, Carnegie, Clinton, Cuddy, Coraopolis, Eldersville, Greentree, Joffree, Heidelberg, Imperial, Ingram, Langeloth, Leetsdale, McDonald, McKees Rocks, Midway, Morgan, Moon, Neville Township, Noblestown, Pittsburgh, Presto, Robinson, Sewickley, Slovan, Southview, or Sturgeon??  If so, let us know the details HERE, so we can get them added!