Free Friday Flicks
Hatch Shell Movie Schedule
For more than 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 June 21, Sunset (8:25 pm)
Ralph Breaks the Internet
"Six years after the events of "Wreck-It Ralph," Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure."
Friday July 12, Sunset (8:19 pm)
Mary Poppins Returns
"Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives."
Friday July 19, Sunset (8:13 pm)
Spiderman Into the Spider Verse
"Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities."
Friday July 26, Sunset (8:06 pm)
"On the run in the year of 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken."
Friday August 2, Sunset (7:58 pm)
The Lego Movie 2
"It's been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild."
Friday August 9, Sunset (7:48 pm)
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
"When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn't the only Night Fury, he must seek 'The Hidden World,' a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first."
Friday August 16, Sunset (7:38 pm)
"Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races."
Friday August 23, Sunset (7:26 pm)
"A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer."
Contact Information & Address:
WBZ Radio - Free Friday Flicks
Storrow Drive & Mugar Way, Boston, MA