Outdoor film screenings are a key component of summer on The Classic Coast. From spacious historic parks to oceanside lawns next to Gilded Age mansions, these outdoor film series take place in some of the area's most beautiful outdoor spaces.

Dust off your blanket and pack some snacks—the following pop-up screenings are perfect for a night of family-fun or a cozy date for two underneath the stars. 


When you're ready, we can't wait to welcome you back to The Classic Coast. Rest assured, the safety and well-being of both visitors and locals remains our top priority. The mask mandate requiring face coverings in Rhode Island has been lifted, however local businesses may ask you to wear a mask when visiting their establishments. Please be prepared for individual business mask policies. Additionally, shops, attractions and tours are monitoring the number of guests at any given time and may ask you to socially distance to enter. 

All we ask when you land on these shores is that you play your part in keeping everyone safe. Please be kind, adhere to guidelines and maintain social distancing. 


1 newportFILM Outdoors

Experience award-winning documentaries, live music and more at some of Aquidneck Island's most beautiful outdoor spaces. Screenings begin at sunset every Thursday through August.

  • RSVP/ticket is required for entry this summer until further notice
  • RSVP opens the Monday before each film at 10:00 AM
  • There is a 4 ticket limit per person
  • Pre-film live music 1 hour before film starts
  • Suggested $5 donation per person

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2 Cars Under the Stars

Make your way to Warren's Burr's Hill Park for the town's summer movie series every Thursday through September 2.

  • Gates open at 7:30 PM
  • Movies start at 8:30 PM
  • $10 per vehicle

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3 Social Justice Outdoor Film Series

Rogers Free Library and Linden Place Mansion in Bristol invite the community to the Linden Place gardens this summer for a film series centered on the theme of race and social justice.

The six-film series, which will focus on films exploring issues of race and how it relates to different parts of our society, will take place on select Tuesdays at sundown in the gardens (moved to the ballroom in the case of rain).

From films on inequality to the criminal justice system to stories of strength and resilience, each screening features a different and unique perspective. This series is part of Linden Place’s ongoing programming that focuses on African Americans and the African cultures that have contributed to United States’ history.

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