Where to watch outdoor movies in Baltimore

Summer is the time when Hollywood tries to separate you from your hard-earned money by trotting out endless movie franchises and other "blockbuster" fare. But there are plenty of opportunities right here in Baltimore to watch an older classic film under a star-lit sky for the grand total of zero dollars. Here's a roundup of the outdoor film series happening this summer.

Flicks From the Hill
9 p.m., American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, (410) 244-1900, avam.org, free.
July 9: "Jaws"
July 16: "The Truman Show"
July 23: "Labyrinth"
July 30: "Big Fish"
Aug. 6: "Awakenings"
Aug. 13: "Searching for Bobby Fischer"
Aug. 20: "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
Aug. 27: "The Wizard of Oz"

Little Italy Open Air Film Fest
Music at 7 p.m., screening at 9 p.m., High and Stiles streets, littleitalymd.com/t/open_air_film_fest, free.
July 3: "Moonstruck"
July 10: "Jersey Boys"
July 17: "The Wizard of Oz"
July 24: "Casablanca"
July 31: "Citizen Kane"
Aug. 7: "Singing In the Rain"
Aug. 14: "North by Northwest"
Aug. 21: "Gone With the Wind"
Aug. 31: "Cinema Paradiso"

Pics In the Plaza
9 p.m., Center Plaza, 120 W. Fayette St., godowntownbaltimore.com, free.
June 27: "Jurassic Park"
July 25: "The Princess Bride"
Aug. 29: "The Imitation Game"

Reel B.A.D. Film Nights
7 p.m. food and drinks, 8:45 p.m. juried shorts, 9:30 p.m. feature screening, 200 W. Lexington St., bromodistrict.org/reelbad, free.
June 16: "The Sandlot"
July 21: "Crooklyn"
Aug. 18: "Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit"
Sept. 15: "Ghostbusters"

Films On the Pier
Dusk, 1600 Thames St., facebook.com/FilmsOnThePier, free.
July 8: "Kingsman: The Secret Service"
July 15: "Gone Girl"
July 22: "The Babadook"
July 29: "Guardians of the Galaxy"
Aug. 6: "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes"
Aug. 12: "Whiplash"
Aug. 19: "22 Jump Street"
Aug. 26: "St. Vincent"

Music Jam Park Movie Festival
Jam session 3-7 p.m., film screening 8 p.m., 3500 Northern Parkway, musicjamparkmoviefestival.org/park-heights, free.
June 20: "Annie" (2014)
July 25: "Big Hero 6"
Aug. 22: "Paddington"
Sept. 12: "Earth To Echo"

Hopkins Summer Outdoor Films
DJ at 6:30 p.m., film at dusk, Gilman Hall, 3400 N. Charles St., pages.jhu.edu, free.
June 10: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"
June 17: "The Social Network"

Free Outside Movie in Mount Vernon
8:30 p.m., West Mount Vernon Place Square, West Mount Vernon Place and North Charles Street, mvpconservancy.org, free.
Aug. 6: "Gravity"
Aug. 13: "Life of Pi"
Aug. 20: "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Aug. 27: "The Imitation Game"

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