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Free Friday Flicks at the Hatch Shell

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Official Website:Free Friday Flicks at the Hatch Shell
Location:47 David G Mugar Way, Boston, MA 02108, Boston, MA
Phone:(617) 787-7200
Dates:Only on 6/20, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 8/15, 8/22 between 6/20/14 - 8/22/14
Hours:Dusk / 8:00pm
Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults

Free Friday Flicks at the Hatch ShellNow a beloved, summertime tradition for New England families, Free Friday Flicks are classic & popular, family-oriented movies shown each Friday night throughout the summer at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Esplanade for FREE!

People of all ages flock to the banks of the Charles River with their own chairs, blankets and picnics to enjoy these Free movies under the stars.

All movies are shown rain or shine at sundown (approximately 8:30pm). But come early to grab your spot on the lawn...and visit the WBZ Tent for lots of free giveaways, food samples and fun interactive games!

2014 Schedule - What's Playing This Week?

Friday June 20, Sunset (~8:24 pm) - Monsters University
Friday July 11, Sunset (~8:22 pm) - Despicable Me 2
Friday July 18, Sunset (~8:17 pm) - The Goonies
Friday July 25, Sunset (~8:11 pm) - Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2

Friday August 1, Sunset (~8:04 pm) - Men in Black 3
Friday August 8, Sunset (~7:55 pm) - The LEGO Movie
Friday August 15, Sunset (~7:45 pm) - Beatlejuice
Friday August 22, Sunset (~7:35 pm) - Frozen

For more information or cancellation due to weather, call the Free Friday Flicks Hotline: 617-787-7200 or visit wbz.com


47 David G Mugar Way, Boston, MA 02108, Boston, MA map

Parking Tip:
Parts of Beacon Hill have sporadic spots, but very few for non-residents. Charles Street has limited parking but fills up quickly - especially on Friday nights. Your best bet is to take public transportation.

Using Public Transportation:
Take Red Line to Charles (Street)/MGH station or the Green line to Arlington station. Walk down Arl ington St. toward Beacon St. & cross Beacon St. You will see the big Arthur Fiedler Walkway in front of you. Walk across the walkway and the Hatch Shell is on your right.

Directions to the DCR Hatch Shell.

Directions to the Hatch Shell
Heading North on 93:
Take Storrow Drive (exit 26) Get in the right lane shortly after exiting the Storrow Drive tunnel. Hatch Shell will be coming up on your right.
Heading South on 93:
Take Storrow Drive (exit 26A). Follow the exit to the traffic light. Take a left @ at the traffic light. At the next Traffic light ( @ Leverett Circle) enter Storrow Drive West Bound. Hatch Shell will be coming up on your right.
From I-90, The Mass Pike...
Take the Mass Pike I - 90 to the end and follow the directions above for heading North on 93.

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Great time!!! journey 2 with the rock
we took the kids last nite to FFF and it was fabulous. we had the best nite in forever... thank you so much and thank all who made free friday flicks happen.... I told all 1600 people on my facebook page so i expect atleast 20 new people will be with me next friday
Best Family time!!!
Loved it! Free parking is blocked off right at 7:30, and you have to get there right when it opens to get a spot. Games and trivia for prizes before the movie kept my kids captivated...free food samples (soda, chips, salad) were great, too. My son won a 4-pack of whale watch tickets at one of the games - perfect night. I love that we can enjoy a no-cost night of entertainment for my kids and their friends.
Great Evening!!
This is the best way to enjoy a movie with your family on Friday night. There is usually a trivia contest or local entertainment before the movie and the movies are usually apropriate for all ages. The city closes down the right lane of Storrow drive and uses the lane for parking, so your car is usually only steps from the Hatch shell.
Friday Night Flicks
they are a great family outing BUT the parking is horrible! We had to miss the Wizard of OZ because of parking and we planned this 3 weeks in advance. Also when you are a single mom with 1 or 2 children and the wizard of oz is a long movie walking back to the parking is dreadful and safety is always an issue.
Totally love the Friday night movies. Really cool and entertaining for all ages!

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