Free & Cheap Summer Movies in Fargo | Summer 2024

Summer movies in Fargo are back!

Photo Credit: Fargo Park District

Summer bucket list item: watch some outdoor movies in Fargo! Check out these local places bringing back free and cheap summer movies.

Kids Movies in Fargo

West Acres Cinema $3 Movies

Kids Dream movies are shown Tuesday through Saturday, June 9 through August 29, and all shows are only $3 per ticket. What a steal!

All movies are shown at West Acres Cinema (4101 17th Avenue SW, Fargo). Call (701) 282-6930 for more information. All showings are in the afternoon (most have 2 showings per day).

Here are the kids movies showing this summer in Fargo:

  • Minions: The Rise of Gru – June 9-13: Tickets
  • Sonic the Hedgehog – June 16-20: Tickets
  • Under the Boardwalk – June 23-27: Tickets
  • Trolls Band Together – June 30-July 4: Tickets
  • The Spongebob Squarepants Movie – July 7-11: Tickets
  • PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie – July 14-18: Tickets
  • Migration – July 21-25: Tickets
  • The Jungle Bunch: Operation Meltdown – July 28-August 1: Tickets
  • Shrek – August 3-8: Tickets
  • The Lego Movie – August 10-15: Tickets
  • Wonder Park – August 17-August 22: Tickets
  • Sing 2 – August 24-29: Tickets


Fargo Theatre $3 Kids Movies

Select kid’s movies will be shown Tuesdays throughout the summer at the Fargo Theatre in downtown Fargo, all for $3! And a $3 concession combo will also be available to make it a full movie experience. Find full details HERE.

Kid’s Flicks Schedule 2024 (all movies are shown at 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.)

  • MIGRATION – Tuesday, June 11th at 10am & 1pm
  • TROLLS: BAND TOGETHER – Tuesday, June 18th at 10am & 1pm
  • THE LITTLE MERMAID (1989) – Tuesday, June 25th at 10am & 1pm
  • KUNG FU PANDA 4 – Tuesday, July 9th at 10am & 1pm
  • WONKA – Tuesday, July 16th at 10am & 1pm
  • MONSTERS, INC. – Tuesday, July 23rd at 10am & 1pm
  • THE GARFIELD MOVIE – Tuesday, July 30th at 10am & 1pm


Fargo Public Library FREE Summer Movies

Every other Friday beginning June 7 through August 2, the Fargo Public Library will be showing afternoon movies at the Carlson branch at 1 p.m. Adults must accompany children ages 9 and younger.

Here is the movie schedule!

June 7: Strange World (PG)
June 21: Ratatouille (G)
July 5: Home (PG)
July 19: Raya and the Last Dragon (PG)
August 2: Ice Age (PG)


Outdoor Movies in Fargo

Free Outdoor Movies at Rheault Farm

The Fargo Park District will be hosting a series of three outdoor movies this summer at Rheault Farm! Movies will be shown at dusk (about 8:30-9:00 p.m.). Be sure to bring a chair and blankets!

Here is the schedule:

July 11: Elemental (PG)

July 19: Space Jam (PG)

July 25: The Parent Trap (PG)


Free Outdoor Movies by West Fargo Events 

Select evenings this summer, West Fargo events will host outdoor movies at both the POW/MIA Plaza in downtown West Fargo and Essentia Health Plaza at The Lights!

Please note some movies are PG-13. 

Find more details on their calendar. Here is the schedule:

May 30 (Essentia Health Plaza): Holes (PG) 6pm

June 3 (POW/MIA Plaza): Elemental (PG)

June 7 (Essentia Health Plaza): Happy Gilmore (PG-13) 8pm

June 10 (Essentia Health Plaza): Paw Patrol (G) 7pm

June 17 (POW/MIA Plaza): Boss Baby (PG) 7pm

July 8 (POW/MIA Plaza): How to Train Your Dragon (PG) 7pm

July 15 (POW/MIA Plaza): Monsters vs Aliens (PG) 7pm

July 22 (Essentia Health Plaza) Lilo and Stitch (PG) 7pm

July 29 (Essentia Health Plaza) Migration (PG) 7pm

August 5 (POW/MIA Plaza) Cinderella (PG) 7pm

August 7 (POW/MIA Plaza) Aquaman (PG-13) 8pm

August 12 (Essentia Health Plaza) Luca (PG) 7pm

August 19th (POW/MIA Plaza) Brave (PG) 7pm


Movies Under the Stars at EagleRidge Plaza

This event space just east of Veteran’s Boulevard is hosting outdoor movies in Fargo this summer! See the schedule here.

June 26: Encanto (PG) 6pm

July 10: Barbie (PG-13) 7pm

July 31: Secret Life of Pets (PG) 6pm

August 7th: Mamma Mia (PG-13) 7pm

August 28th: Trolls Band Together (PG) 6pm

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Kathy Schommer
Kathy Schommer is the Owner and Founder of Fargo Mom. She is a (nearly) lifelong North Dakotan, married to her college sweetheart, and has 3 rambunctious girls. Kathy is passionate about connecting moms, advocating for maternal mental health, and giving back to this wonderful community any way she can. She loves all things crafting, attempting to read books not related to parenting, and drinking hot coffee every chance she gets. When Kathy’s not attempting to work with her kids yelling in the background, you might find her at one of the local breweries or coffee bars in the area or attempting to find unique treasures at a local thrift store.


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