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Dates:Friday, June 21, 2019 - Friday, August 23, 2019
Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults
Category:Seasonal Fun
free friday flicks at the hatch shell boston 2019 photoWBZ NewsRadio 1030 and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) present the 34th annual Free Friday Flicks, a movie series at DCR's Hatch Shell on the Esplanade in Boston!

Free Friday Flicks is a summertime tradition in Boston, attracting thousands of moviegoers to enjoy family-oriented, feature-length movies under the stars all summer long at DCR's Hatch Shell in Boston!

Bring a blanket or lawn chair, pack a picnic, and watch a movie with family and friends on Friday night for free! Movies begin at sundown, but arrive early to grab your spot on the lawn and enjoy free games and giveaways with WBZ NewsRadio 1030. The fun starts at 6pm!

2019 Free Friday Flicks Summer Movie Lineup

Friday June 21, Sunset (~8:24 pm) - Ralph Breaks the Internet (PG)

Friday July 12, Sunset (~8:19 pm) - Mary Poppins Returns (PG)
Friday July 19, Sunset (~8:14 pm) - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG)
Friday July 26, Sunset (~8:07 pm) - Bumblebee (PG-13)

Friday August 2, Sunset (~7:59 pm) - The Lego Movie 2 (PG)
Friday August 9, Sunset (~7:50 pm) - How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (PG)
Friday August 16, Sunset (~7:40 pm) - Captain Marvel (PG-13)
Friday August 23, Sunset (~7:29 pm) - Dumbo (2019) (PG)

See below for movie descriptions for 2019.


Ralph Breaks the Internet - June 21, 2019
Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope risk everything by traveling into the world wide web in search to save her game, Sugar Rush. They quickly find themselves in over their heads and dependent on the citizens of the internet to help them navigate their way, ultimately leading them on an epic adventure. (Rated: PG)


Mary Poppins Returns - July 12, 2019
Decades after her original visit, the magic continues as Mary Poppins helps the Bank family remember the joys of being a child. Together, fun is brought back to the streets of London in a celebration that everything is possible, even the impossible. (Rated: PG)

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - July 19, 2019
Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with counter parts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realties. The Spider-Verse is soon proved to be limitless and more than one can wear the mask. (Rated: PG)

Bumblebee - July 26, 2019
On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small California town. Charlie who is just about to turn 18 and is trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee battle scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary yellow VW bug. (Rated: PG-13)


The Lego Movie 2 - August 2, 2019
It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens of their beloved city find themselves facing a new threat from a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity, master building skills and reveal how special they really are. (Rated: PG)

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World - August 8, 2019
Now chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, Hiccup has created a chaotic dragon utopia. When the sudden appearance of female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat their village has faced, Hiccup and Toothless must leave the only home they’ve known and journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in a myth. (Rated: PG)

Captain Marvel - August 16, 2019
Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful leaders when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. (Rated: PG-13)

Dumbo (2019) - August 23, 2019
A young elephant oversized ears make him a laughingstock of an already struggling circus. The circus soon discovers that Dumbo can fly and makes an incredible comeback where differences are celebrated, family is cherished, and dreams truly take flight. (Rated: PG)

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 at sundown (approximately 8:00pm - more exact times are listed below). 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!

Movies begin at sundown, but arrive early to grab your spot on the lawn and enjoy free games and giveaways with WBZ NewsRadio 1030. The fun starts at 6pm with WBZ’s Morgan White Jr.!

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

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HOURS↑ top

Activities begin at 6:00PM
Movie starts at dusk




47 David G Mugar Way, Boston, MA 02108, Boston, MA map
Phone: (617) 787-7200

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 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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5-starGreat 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
5-starBest 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.
5-starGreat 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.
3-starFriday 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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