Free Friday Flicks
Hatch Shell Movie Schedule
For 30 years, WBZ Radio has sponsored free movie events at the Hatch Shell during the summer. WBZ is 1030 on the AM dial, and provides 24 hours of news, weather, sports information, and talk radio. The official title of this traditional summer series is Free Friday Flicks, and is very popular with Boston Residents.
The movies start at dusk, and are usually films that were huge box office successes, both recent or modern classics. The Hatch Shell lawn fills up on a first-come, first-serve basis. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy this family-friendly free event. Alcohol is strictly forbidden at the Esplanade, with violators subject to arrest.
WBZ 1030 has a format of all news during the day, and talk radio during the evenings. Road condition updates called Traffic On The 3's, and detailed stock market updates, are extremely popular. The broadcast power of the station is significant, and at night callers may be phoning in from New York, Maine, or even farther away from Boston.
The station dates back to the 1920s, and many prominent radio and television personalities have worked there over the years. Some of the famous radio hosts include David Brudnoy, Norm Nathan, Larry Glick, Tom Bergeron, and Dave Maynard. WBZ 1030 has a reputation of objectivity and integrity; a rare status in today's multi-medium society.
Some of the famous movie titles that have aired in recent years at Free Friday Flicks include Frozen, Shrek, Grease, Back To The Future, and the family classic Wizard Of Oz. Come down to the Hatch Shell and enjoy a free movie at this unique venue. Free Friday Flicks is a public service of WBZ and its sponsors.
Due to popular demand we included the official time for sunset, when the sun drops below the horizon. Arrive before sunset of course!
Friday July 10, Sunset (8:22 pm)
Starring Hugh Bonneville & Sally Hawkins (Animation/Comedy)
"A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven." – IMDB
Friday July 17, Sunset (8:18 pm)
"Big Hero 6"
Starring Ryan Potter & Jamie Chung (Animation/Adventure)
"The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes." – IMDB
Friday July 24, Sunset (8:12 pm)
"E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial"
Starring Henry Thomas & Drew Barrymore (Adventure/Fantasy)
"E.T. is a sci-fi adventure that captures that strange moment in youth when the world is a place of mysterious possibilities (some wonderful, some awful), and the universe seems somehow separate from the one inhabited by grown-ups." – IMDB
Friday July 31, Sunset (8:05 pm)
"Indiana Jones & Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"
Starring Harrison Ford & Cate Blanchett (Action/Adventure)
"IFamed archaeologist/adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones is called back into action when he becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls." – IMDB
Friday August 7, Sunset (7:57 pm)
"Disney's Cinderella" (2015)
Starring Lily James & Richard Madden (Animation/Drama)
"When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger." – IMDB
Friday August 14, Sunset (7:47 pm)
"Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day"
Starring Steve Carell & Jennifer Garner (Comedy)
"Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. However, he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother and sister - who all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day." – IMDB
Friday August 21, Sunset (7:37 pm)
"Guardian of the Galaxy"
Starring Chris Pratt & Vin Diesel (Adventure/Fantasy)
"A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe." – IMDB
Friday August 28, Sunset (7:25 pm)
Starring Angelina Jolie & Elle Fanning (Adventure/Fantasy)
"A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land." – IMDB
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