Free Summer 2014 Movies for Tulsa Families and Couples

Want to take in some fun free movies for your family or for you and your honey. Then check out what Tulsa has in store for this summer. Sometimes a movie fits the bill for a fun outing. These can be used as conversations starters to talk about deeper issues or values with your partner or children, etc. So there is a way to make them a bit more substantial as to meaning if you wish. And then there are times for just a fun evening out and not really thinking about any thing but a good laugh and spending time together. So here goes as to what I found for this summer.


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Riverwalk Movies is located at 600 RiverWalk, Terrace, Jenks, OK . And of course in the summer this a nice place to take your children for a walk before or after on the riverbank.

Dickinson Theatres – Starworld 20 – Tulsa OK has a Free Summer Vacation Movie Series. You can go to for more information. The following is what they currently have listed for this summer’s free movies . These movies play Tuesday – Thursday from 10:00 am & 12:30 pm.

June 10-12     The Nut Job

June 17 – 19     Despicable Me 2

June 24-26     How to Tame Your Dragon

July 1-3     The Smurfs 2

July 8-10     Escape From Planet Earth

July 15- 17     The Lego Movie

July 22- 24     The Second Jungle Book

July 29-31     Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

If you are interested in some free outdoor movies you may want to consider Guthrie Green in down town Tulsa. The park is located at 111 East MB Brady Street.  Go to for more information.


The movies include a spectrum of movie ratings, from child friendly to adult movies. All movies begin at 8:30 pm.  The movies they are listing are as follows.

May 29     Freedom’s School 2013 (PG)

June 5     Breaking Away 1979 (PG)

June 12     American Graffiti 1973 (PG)

June 19     Pan’s Labyrinth 2006 (R)

June 26      Jurassic Park 1993 (PG-13)

July 10     The Wizard of Oz 1939 (PG)

July 17     Dumb and Dumber 1994 (PG-13)

July 31     The Princess Bride 1987 (PG)

August 7     Back to the Future 1985 (PG)

August 14     Disney Movie, Voter’s Choice

August 21     La Bamba 1989 (PG-13)

August 28     Romy & Michelle 1997 (R)

September 4     The Outsiders 1983 (PG-13)

September 11     The Bridesmaids 2011 (R)

September 18     Motorcycle Diaries 2004 (R)

September 25     Almost Famous 2000 (R)

October 2     Tootsie 1982 (R)

October 9     Shawshank Redemption 1994 (R)

October 16     Stand By Me 1986 (R)

October 23    Coming to America 1987 (R)

October 30     Beetlejuice 1988 (PG)


Enjoy a film in the Philbrook Museum Gardens on June 26 from 7:30 – 10:30 am. Midnight in Paris with Owen Wilson will showing. The north garden gates are open at 7:30 pm.  The film begins at dusk. Food trucks and entertainment will be part of the evening to celebrate Philbrook’s 75th anniversary.  This is a FREE event to member and non members. All ages are welcome. I am not sure on the rating on this movie. So if you have very young ones you may want to check that out.  For more information you can go to . In the event of rain the film will be shown in the Patti Johnson Wilson Hall.

Special Note: All of these movies at the different venues may not be suitable for your children and their specific ages or your specific value system. As always as a parent we have to consciously decide what is best for our children to view. 

Woody Guthrie Center – Downtown Tulsa Activity for Families or Couples

The Woody Guthrie Center in Downtown Tulsa would be a lovely winter’s day activity for families or for couples. It is dedicated to the life and legacy of American folk musician and singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie. This interactive museum is appropriate for mid elementary children and up. The center includes:

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  • The Dust Bowl Section featuring the viewing of a film on the dust bowl as you listen to some of Woody’s Dust Bowl Ballads. (This was one of my favorite areas. Watching what the dust bowl was like was pretty fascinating.)
  • Music Bar for listening to Woody’s music.
  • Lyric writing station where you can have a hand at creating a lyric.
  • Woody’s America interactive map to learn about Woody’s history.
  • Woody’s Footsteps Exhibit.
  • Woody’s Lyric Journal.
  • Woody’s violin, guitar and mandolin.
  • Original, hand written lyrics of “This Land is Your Land”.
  • Woody Guthrie Archives and Research Area
  • Special Exhibit Gallery

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Woody Guthrie Center

102 E M.B. Brady Street, Tulsa, OK  74103



Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

First Fridays: Open til 9:00 pm

Closed on Mondays 

This would be an especially fun trip for any family or couple who like music. And of course if you like Woody Guthrie, you will definitely love this museum!

Guthrie Green – Arts and Entertainment Park; plus FREE fitness programs and Local Sunday Market

image_4I discovered Guthrie Green this spring. Guthrie Green is in downtown Tulsa, located in the Brady Arts District. It is a full square block between Brady and Cameron Streets and Boston and Cincinnati Ave. This is a real Tulsa treasure choked full of wonderful events every day of the week. It opened in the fall of 2012. So still a fairly new Tulsa park. I would suggest you check this out as a couple or as a family.

I am listing some of the wide variety of activities that Guthrie Green offers to give you a general idea of the treats that are there.

  • Sunday Market (locally grown produce, gourmet food trucks, homemade soaps, hand crafted jewelry, etc.) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, April to October
  • Fitness on the Green (FREE)

Mondays – Tai Chi 5:30 pm

Tuesdays – Boot Camp 5:30 pm

Wednesdays – Family Yoga 10:30 am and Lululeman’s Community Yoga 6:00 pm

Thursdays Boot camp 5:30 pm

Fridays – Walking 4:00 pm

Saturday – Mommy & Me Yoga Class 10:00 am

  • Special Community Fitness Events (FREE)
  • ConcertsFilms and Plays (FREE)
  • Lucky’s on the Green (serving lunch and dinner during park hours)
  • Woody Guthrie Center (across the street from Guthrie Green)
  • Food Truck Wednesdays (live music, amazing food trucks and fresh air picnic, every Wednesdays from 11:30 – 1:30)
  • Water Fountain Feature for Children’s Play

For more detailed information and their calendar of events go to .

Potential Fun Couple’s Date Night: Performance of Shakespeare Play “Much Ado About Nothing” 

There are too many events to list, but I wanted to note for a fun couple’s night out you might want to consider a Shakespeare in the Park event that is occurring June 11-June 16 from 8:30 – 10:30 pm with a 7:30 pre show. Much Ado About Nothing  is being preformed. This is a fun romantic comedy. The pre-show will be 40’s music and swing dance.

I hope you will be able to take advantage of this wonderful new Tulsa arts and entertainment park. It has much to offer. Have fun!