Film and TV

Your July Guide to Dallas' Free, Outdoor Movies. You're Welcome, Cheapskate.

You can make the free movie rounds each weekend in July, thanks to Downtown Dallas Inc. and Alamo Drafthouse Richardson.

DDI announced its newest community-building project yesterday, a migrating outdoor summer film series set to occupy four different downtown spaces over the next month. The Friday night collection has a throw-back, sci-fi lean and it kicks off tonight, July 12, with Flight of the Navigator, a movie that rivals Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise as the best film ever shot in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Tonight's screening happens at Belo Garden at 8:45 p.m.

Here's the full film schedule. Go ahead and add it to your calendar.

July 12: Flight of the Navigator at Belo Garden July 19: Close Encounters of the Third Kind at Browder Plaza July 26: The Iron Giant at Pegasus Plaza August 2: Men In Black at Main Street Garden

Keep the free movie train in motion tomorrow with Alamo Drafthouse, Richardson's free screening of Dazed and Confused, a summertime classic. They'll have food trucks and local breweries onsite to help you make a night of it. It's also a series kick-off event, and since Alamo's run occurs on Saturday nights, your weekends are booked with free entertainment.

July 13: Dazed and Confused July 20: The Lost Boys July 27: The Goonies