Free Friday Flicks
Hatch Shell Movie Schedule
For 31 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 June 24, Sunset (8:25 pm)
Starring Sandra Bullock & Jon Hamm (Animation/Comedy)
"Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world." – IMDB
Friday July 15, Sunset (8:19 pm)
Starring Lily James & Cate Blanchett (Drama/Fantasy)
"When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her scheming step-sisters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger." – IMDB
Friday July 22, Sunset (8:13 pm)
"Inside Out (2015)"
Starring Amy Poehler & Bill Hader (Animatin/Adventure)
"After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions–Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness–conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school." – IMDB
Friday July 29, Sunset (8:06 pm)
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens"
Starring Daisy Ridley & John Boyega (Action/Fantasy)
"Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance." – IMDB
Friday August 5, Sunset (7:58 pm)
"The Good Dinosaur"
Starring Jeffrey Wright & Frances McDormand (Animation/Adventure)
"In a world where dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend." – IMDB
Friday August 12, Sunset (7:48 pm)
Starring Chris Pratt & Bryce Dallas Howard (Action/Adventure)
"A new theme park is built on the original site of Jurassic Park. Everything is going well until the park's newest attraction–a genetically modified giant stealth killing machine–escapes containment and goes on a killing spree." – IMDB
Friday August 19, Sunset (7:38 pm)
Starring Edward Asner & Jordan Nagai (Animation/Adventure)
"Seventy-eight year old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his home equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway." – IMDB
Friday August 26, Sunset (7:26 pm)
Starring Paul Rudd & Michael Douglas (Action/Adventure)
"Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, cat burglar Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world." – IMDB
Contact Information & Address:
WBZ Radio - Free Friday Flicks
Storrow Drive & Mugar Way, Boston, MA