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Movies on the Worcester Common

June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Free

Movies on the Common are back in Worcester with five dates from June through October 2024. Each movie night event takes place on the Worcester Common Oval and features fun, family-friendly pre-movie activities and entertainment, local food vendors, and a free movie shown on the big screen outdoors.

Pre-movie activities start at 6:00pm for all movies. Movie start times vary — check out the full movie schedule below for details.
Come early! Space is limited. Bring your own blankets and chairs or use seating available on the Common.

Thursday, June 20: Barbie PG-13
YOUTH PRIDE NIGHT
Appr. start time: 8:40pm

Kick off the summer and celebrate Pride as “Barbie” graces the big screen. Before the film starts, enjoy a drag performance by Diva D and music from DJ TMAN2. Prepare to be entertained on a night filled with lots of pink, play, and Ken-ergy.

In the event of rain, this movie will be shown at the JMAC, located at 20 Franklin Street.

Thursday, July 18: Free Guy PG-13
FILMED IN WORCESTER NIGHT
Appr. start time: 8:35pm

Funny, action-packed, and filmed right here in Downtown Worcester — see “Free Guy,” starring Ryan Reynolds, on the Common this summer. Plus, discover the film’s Worcester connections! Pre-movie activities will include a behind-the-scenes talk on filming in Worcester, a themed photo booth so you can take home free keepsake photos, and comedy from our MC and local comic Latasha Hughes.

In the event of rain, this movie will be shown at the JMAC, located at 20 Franklin Street.

Thursday, August 15: Clue PG-13
MYSTERY NIGHT
Appr. start time: 8:05pm

Movies on the Common proudly presents the ‘80s cult-classic film “Clue.” Join us for an evening filled with suspense, including a live interactive murder mystery experience before the movie begins!

In the event of rain, this movie will be shown at the JMAC, located at 20 Franklin Street.

Thursday, September 19: In the Heights PG-13
HISPANIC & LATINO/A/E/X HERITAGE NIGHT
Appr. start time: 7:05pm

Get ready for a lively celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month as we bring the musical sensation “In the Heights” to the big screen. The evening’s pre-movie entertainment will also feature free salsa lessons and performances from Raices Latin Dance.

In the event of rain, this movie will be shown in the YWCA’s gym, located at 1 Salem Square.

Thursday, October 17: Haunted Mansion PG-13
HALLOWEEN MOVIE NIGHT
Movie start time (approximate): 7:00pm

The last movie night of the 2024 season will be a spooky adventure, as we bring Disney’s “Haunted Mansion” to Downtown. Adding to the haunted atmosphere, the evening will also include a short talk on the history of the Worcester Common Burial Ground by William D. Wallace, Executive Director of the Worcester Historical Museum, and ghost stories told live by Tim Weisberg before the movie begins.

In the event of rain, this movie will be shown in the YWCA’s gym, located at 1 Salem Square.

 

Movie Night Food & Refreshments

Movie snacks, beverages, and more Downtown.

The first 100 Movies on the Common attendees at each event will receive FREE popcorn from Minuteman Kettle Corn, and the first 50 attendees will also receive a free food/drink voucher to use at one of our on-site food vendors!

Refreshments can also be purchased on-site, at one of many Downtown restaurants just steps away from the Common, or you’re welcome to bring your own.

Plus, there will be a beer garden at each movie night, presented by Creed Lounge. (21+ only)

Accessibility

The goal is to create a movie night experience that’s inclusive and welcoming to all.

All movies will be shown on the Worcester Common Oval. Movies will be shown with English closed captioning for those who are deaf and hard of hearing.

There will also be English descriptive video service from Eye Audio Radio available for those who are blind or have low vision.

Additional accommodations can be provided if requested at least 2 weeks in advance. Please contact us to make a request or with any questions at: info@downtownworcester.org.

Parking

Ample parking in Downtown Worcester, including on-street parking, parking garages, and parking lots located steps away from the Worcester Common. Details here: https://www.downtownworcester.org/plan-your-visit/#parking

Movies on the Common 
Main Street, Worcester MA

Details

Date:
June 20
Time:
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.downtownworcester.org/things-to-do/movies-on-the-common/

Venue

Worcester Common
455 Main St
Worcester, MA 01608 United States
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