Summer in Syracuse is for taking in all the outdoor activities you can! From exploring our parks to dozens of festivals and al fresco dining to outdoor concerts and movies, you’ll find plenty of activities to keep you out and about this summer.

Here’s a look at some of our top outdoor movie spots to check out this year!

Inner Harbor’s Iron Pier

Get here early as this free outdoor movie event begins at 5:00pm. Grab a bite to eat from one of the food truck options or a drink from local beverage partners. Then set up your chair or blanket and participate in some smart phone trivia before the movie starts!

Next showing: Friday, August 9th – “The Greatest Showman”


St. Joseph’s Amphitheater at Lakeview

Hosted by the Onondaga County Parks this Moonlight Movie Series offers another family-friendly flick option along the panoramic backdrop of Onondaga Lake. Visitors can bring in food and drink or choose from one of the food vendors on site. Sit under the pavilion or on the lawn to view the amphitheater’s large LED screens.

Next Showing: *Double Feature* Monday, July 29th – “The Secret Life of Pets" & “101 Dalmations”

Everson Museum of Art

Check out this Summer Film Under the Stars Series shown on the side of this I.M. Pei designed art museum. Pre-show activities begin at 5:30pm and include art-making, dancing, food, tea and sweet treats from Roji Tea Lounge.

Next Showing: Thursday, July 25th – “Crazy Rich Asians”

Additional Showings: August 1st & August 15th



Village of Manlius

This Movies in the Park event is held at the Village Amphitheater in the town of Manlius. Bring your own blanket or chairs and grab a snack before the show starts.

Next Showing: Tuesday, August 6th – “The Greatest Showman”

Finger Lakes Drive-In

Enjoy current box-office films with a classic drive-in movie experience at New York State’s oldest operating drive-in theater. Movie-goers can watch from the inside or outside of their vehicles and can choose to listen from the drive-in speakers or tune into the FM radio transmission. Offering an entire snack bar with hot dogs, hamburgers, onion rings and of course popcorn there are plenty of options to munch on between showings.

Next Showing: Open Friday – Sunday nights, rain or shine during the summer as well as additional special event nights

July 26th – 28th : “The Lion King” & “Yesterday”