This summer will be a fantastic summer with lots of activities and events.

A summer favorite on the Jersey Shore is movies on the beach.

Some Jersey Shore residents have never experienced a hit in the sand, thinking it was a “touristy” thing.

Not at all.

In most cases, locals outnumber visitors.

It’s really cool to lay out a blanket or set up some beach chairs and watch a movie while the waves lap in the distance.

These film events have grown in popularity over the years and many coastal towns host weekly film nights during the summer months.

Jenkinson in Pt. Pleasant Beach will once again set up the giant inflatable giant screen for a feature presentation on Tuesday evenings starting June 27.

Seaside Heights will also show some blockbusters. Enjoy movies at Freemont Avenue Beach every Sunday beginning July 2nd.

And thanks to Lavallette for putting their own spin on the weekly film series by hosting films about the bay. Movies are shown at the Gazebo on Bay Boulevard and Philadelphia Avenue every Thursday.

Another great coastal town to see beach movies once again is Belmar. On Wednesdays at dusk, 7th Avenue Beach hosts a range of family-friendly movies.

BYOB…bring your own blanket and enjoy some classic and newer movies too.

Be sure before you go. Please check the Belmar Facebook page for updates on movies on the beach. All performances are weather dependent.

Here’s what to look forward to.

  • July 5 – Finding Nemo

    The forgetful fish Dory searches for the missing son Nemo.

  • July 12 – Aladdin (2019)

    Will Smith stars in this adaptation of Disney’s Aladdin.

  • July 19 – Encanto

    Encanto is about a Colombian family whose children and grandchildren receive gifts that help them help their community.

  • July 26 – The Lego Movie

    Watch Lego toys come to life with the voices of Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman.

  • August 2—Mary Poppins

    Julie Andrews stars in this 1964 classic.

  • Aug. 9 – ET

    Steven Spielberg’s 1982 masterpiece, based on the voyages of ET (the extraterrestrial) and Elliot.

  • August 16 – Inside out

    All of your favorite stars lend their voices to this film including Amy Poehler, Bill Hader (SNL, Barry), Lewis Black and Mindy Kaling to name a few.

  • August 23 – Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

    This animated film is a spin-off of Shrek 2 and the sixth film in the Shrek franchise.

  • August 30 – Enchanted

    This rom-com stars Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Idina Menzel, Susan Sarandon and more.


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