Watch a Film Under the Stars

Arguably the best way to take in a movie this summer? A pop-up cinema.

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On warm summer nights, you can watch movies under the stars around the Garden State. While the Delsea Drive-In Theatre in Vineland is Jersey’s only actual operating drive-in theater, pop-up cinemas are growing in popularity. On a rooftop, on the beach, or in your car, there are many ways to get your fill of films.

Cranford Theater Drive-In

The Orange Avenue Pool parking lot becomes an outdoor movie theater screening new releases and classics. $25 per carload.

Demarest Farms

The Hillsdale farm offers drive-in movies for family audiences through September 29. $25 per carload.

Newark Moonlight Cinema

This drive-in movie theater will screen cult classics and recent releases that highlight Black filmmakers and actors. 180 Orange Street, Newark.

Seaside Heights Movies on the Beach

Bring your own chair or blanket to the Carteret Avenue beach for free movies every Sunday at dusk through August 29.

Downtown Wildwood Family Movie Nights

Bring a chair or blanket to Byrne Plaza for free movies on Tuesday nights through August 24.

Movies on the Baronet Rooftop

The 4,300-square-foot rooftop lounge at the Asbury, a trendy hotel in Asbury Park, turns into a public cinema at night. Provided seating (on beanbags, chairs and the artificial lawn) is first come, first served.

Camden Outdoor Movie

Free movie nights in Camden will be offered on the first Friday of every month through October. Films screened at Cooper’s Poynt Park are co-hosted by “A New View,” a new public art installation. Registration required. Bring your own blanket or chair.

Burlington County Parks System Drive-In Movies

Head to Eastampton’s Historic Smithville Park for a free summerlong movie series.

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