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Free Summer Events 2014: Movies & Live Theater

Where to Watch a Movie or Catch a Show in St. Louis for Free


There is so much to do in St. Louis in the summer and much of it is free. You can catch a movie or check out some great live theater without spending any money. Here's information on free movies and live theater in St. Louis in summer 2014. For more ideas on summer events, read my articles free summer concerts and live music and top free attractions this summer in St. Louis.

1. Movies in the Park - Lake St. Louis

Bring lawn chairs and blankets to Boulevard Park in Lake St. Louis for a free movie night one Friday a month all summer long. Family-friendly options include Monsters University and Despicable Me 2. Movies begin at dusk.
May 16, June 13, July 18 & August 8

2. St. Louis Shakespeare Festival

See a free performance of Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 and Henry V outdoors in Forest Park. No tickets are required, just show up with your blanket or lawn chair. The performances are every night at 8 p.m., except Tuesdays.
May 17 - June 15

3. Flicks & Foodies

Free outdoor movies and St. Louis' most popular food trucks at the Gateway Arch. The event begins at 7 p.m., with the movies starting at dusk. Films this year are: Outlaw Josie Wales and Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid.
May 24, June 21

4. Movie Night in Grafton

Free movies are shown along the Grafton Riverfront near Piasa Winery on Wednesday nights all summer long. This year's featured films include Austin Powers, Sixteen Candles and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The movies begin at dusk.
May 28 - September 3

5. Chesterfield Summer Movie Series

Movies under the stars at the Chesterfield Amphitheater. Movies this year include popular family-friendly features like Frozen, Planes and The Lorax. Movies begin at dusk.
May 30 - August 16

6. The Muny

Nearly 1,500 free seats are available for every Muny performance in Forest Park. They are available on a first come, first served basis. The free seat gates open at 7 p.m. Shows start at 8:15 p.m.
June 16-August 17

7. Art Museum Outdoor Film Series

Take in a free outdoor movie at Art Hill in Forest Park. The St. Louis Art Museum's Outdoor Film Series is held Fridays in July. The movies begin at 9 p.m. The Art Museum's main level and restrooms will be open until 11 p.m.
July 11, 18, 25 & August 1

8. Movies in the Park - St. Peters

See a free movie at City Centre Park in St. Peters. The family-friendly film this year is The Lego Movie. It begins at 7:30 p.m.
August 29

9. $1 Movie Options

They're not free, but you can see movies for $1 this summer at Ballpark Village and local Wehrenberg Theatres. For more information see Summer Movies at Ballpark Village in Downtown St. Louis and Wehrenberg Theatres Family Summer Series.

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