Who's ready for a relatively cheap night out?

Movies in the Canyon, Movies on the Lawn, Movies in the Park; it seems like the only place we’re not watching movies this summer is in an actual theater. And while I’m sure most of us prefer the air-conditioned comfort of one, there’s a certain je ne sais quoi about gathering under the stars in the glow of an inflatable movie screen surrounded by friends and strangers alike on blankets and folding chairs.

Fortunately for free outdoor movie-loving El Pasoans, we have plenty of options and opportunities. So grab the kids, a blanket, and a few lawn chairs and take one in this weekend -- weather-permitting, of course.

Friday, July 25

Movies on the Lawn: Disney’s “Brave” 8:30 p.m. at Kidd Field on the UTEP Campus. Concessions available or bring your own snacks.

Movies in the Canyon: “Smurfs 2” and “The Lego Movie” 8:30 p.m. at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. Popcorn, soft drinks and other snacks sold at the concession stand.

Saturday, July 26

The City of Socorro Presents Movies Under the Stars: “The Wizard of Oz” 8:15 p.m. at Bulldog Championship Park, 316 Buford Rd. Concessions available for purchase or bring your own snacks.

The Doubletree by Hilton presents Saturday Night Movies on the Terrace: “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" 8:30 p.m. on the Sunset Terrace located on the 7th floor of Doubletree Hotel, 600 N. El Paso St. in downtown El Paso. Cash bar and dinner menu available, no outside food or drinks allowed.

Movies Under the Stars: “The Lorax” 8:30 p.m. at Hidden Valley Park (a.ka. Cowboy Park), 200 Coconut Tree Lane.

Horizon City Movies in the Park: “Gravity” 8:30 p.m. at Corky Corcoran Park, located just off Horizon Boulevard, across from Horizon Star Bakery. Concessions available for purchase or bring your own snacks.

Movies in the Canyon: “Space Jam” and “Jurassic Park” 8:30 p.m. at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. Popcorn, soft drinks and other snacks sold at the concession stand.