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Free movies in San Antonio this fall (2016)

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Free movies this fall in San Antonio

What better escape from back-to-school and the hustle and bustle of daily life than to see free movies in San Antonio this fall? There are plenty of free (and almost-free!) movies to keep you and your kids entertained. And, many of them are outdoors so you can enjoy the beautiful fall weather.

Here’s our huge list of free (and almost-free) movies this fall in San Antonio for 2016.

Check back often as we’ll continue adding free (and almost-free) movies to this list!

We’ve made every effort to ensure that this list is accurate and up-to-date, however, some venues/events/activities make changes without notifying us. We recommend contacting them before visiting to be 100% sure that their free offerings are still available.

Free movies in San Antonio this fall

Brackenridge Park (behind the San Antonio Zoo Train Depot)

Friday, September 9, dusk (opens at 7:00 p.m. and movie starts around 8:00 p.m.):
Movies in the Park: The Jungle Book. Bring lawn chairs, snacks, bug spray, and blankets. The Train Depot Cafe will be open all evening and train rides will be just $1!

Lou Kardon Memorial Park
6161 Gibbs Sprawl Rd., 78218

Friday, September 9:
Head to Live Oak for a movie in the park at 7:00 p.m. to see The Good Dinosaur. Giveaways, crowd entertainment, sno-cones and giant yard games will start at 7:00 PM. The movie will begin at dark. This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, September 16:

Alamo Drafthouse Military Appreciation Month (Sept.)
San Antonio, New Braunfels, and Laredo locations

Alamo Drafthouse celebrates Military Appreciation Month during September: all films* are free for any active or retired military personnel on Sundays through Thursdays. Show your Military ID or valid affiliation at the box office. * Excludes Disney films, Special Events, Food & Film events, and is only valid at at San Antonio, Laredo, and New Braunfels locations.

Southtown Cinema
Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair Park

Southtown Cinema is a partnership between Hemisfair and local businesses to bring free movie series in the park to the community. Live music and drinks start at 7:30 p.m. Come early to have fun before the show starts!

Saturday, September 17:
School of Rock (sponsored by Southtown Vinyl)

Saturday, October 1:
Guardians of the Galaxy (sponsored by Garrison Retreats)

Saturday, October 15:
Zootopia (sponsored by Frank’s)

Saturday, November 5:
Ratatouille (sponsored by La Frite)

Saturday: November 19:
Three Amigos (sponsored by Alamo Beer Co.)

Saturday, December 3:
Goonies (sponsored by Hemsifair)

Saturday, December 17:
It’s a Wonderful Life (sponsored by Hemisfair)

Mission Marquee Plaza
3100 Roosevelt Ave.

Free, outdoor movies run at the old Mission Drive-in Theater this summer on select evenings. Now known as the Mission Marquee, this outdoor theater invites patrons to bring chairs and blankets to enjoy the show!

Thursday, September 15:
American Graffiti. Featuring a pre-movie concert from Cryin DT Buffkin & The Bad Breath plus vintage cars from the Texas Push Rods.

Saturday, September 17:

Saturday, September 24:

Saturday, October 1:

Friday, October 7:
KLRN Special Screening

Saturday, October 8:

Friday, October 14:
National Parks Screening

Saturday, October 15:
Hotel Transylvania 2

Alamo Heights Outdoor Movies by Slab Cinema
Nature Trails Park (next to Heights Pool)

Friday, October 7:
Hotel Transylvania 2

San Antonio Museum of Art
200 West Jones Avenue, 78215

Friday, October 28:
Tales of the Night. Family Flicks event includes family tours inside the museum plus art-making activities.

Hollywood Park
2 Mecca Drive, Hollywood Park, TX 78232

Enjoy these free movies for Town of Hollywood Park Mayor’s Movie Night.

Saturday, September 17:

Saturday, October 15:

Dellview Park
507 Basswood, 78213

Saturday, September 24:
Willy Wonka

Gilbert Garza Park
1450 Mira Vista, San Antonio, TX 78228

Saturday, September 24:
The Good Dinosaur

San Antonio Botanical Garden
555 Funston Pl, San Antonio, TX 78209

Thursday, September 29:
Inhabit: A permaculture perspective, SA Botanical Garden

Northwest Vista College

Saturday, October 22:
HalloVista: Beetlejuice. There will also be food trucks, bounce houses for kids and haunted houses both for adults and kids. Come dressed in your Halloween costume to participate in a costume contest. Movie will show at sundown about 7 pm. Bring your lawn chairs.

Sunken Gardens
3875 N St Mary’s St, 78212

Saturday, October 22:
Monsters, Inc.

Nani Falcone Park
7625 Mystic Park, San Antonio, TX 78254

Saturday, October 29:
The Nightmare Before Christmas

City of Schertz

Saturday, October 29:
Hocus Pocus

Lockwood Park
823 N Olive St, San Antonio, TX 78202

Sunday, October 30:
Hotel Transylvania 2

Almost-free movies in San Antonio this fall

Alamo Drafthouse: PBS Kids at the Alamo

Peg + Cat Mystery Hour

Saturday, September 10, 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, September 17, 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, September 24, 11:00 a.m.

Alamo Drafthouse Stone Oak
Alamo Drafthouse Marketplace in New Braunfels

Reserve your seat for these special screenings of The Peg and Cat Mystery Hour with a donation of $1-3, with all ticket sales benefitting education programs at your local PBS station. This is an all-ages show with Baby Day rules – noisy young fans won’t be asked to leave the theater but we do ask that cellphones and other devices stay dark.

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