Nacogdoches is a great place to watch free movies. Several different groups in town offer free movies throughout the year on a wide variety of topics. For more information about each group, and how to contact them for last-minute information about possible changes, please see more information. Please check reviews and ratings carefully, to decide if a particular movie is suitable for your family’s personal values.
If your group or organization is showing a free movie, please contact me, and I will be happy to add it to this list.
NACOGDOCHES PUBLIC LIBRARY (NPL)
The Library has a regular Saturday Movie Matinee at Noon. This event includes free admission, free popcorn, and free lemonade – that’s a great deal for families! Most movies at the Library are rated PG, and occasionally a rated G movie is shown. Movies are shown in the Story Time room in the children’s area of the library. The Library is located at 1112 North Street. To check for any last minute changes in the schedule, please call the Library at 936-559-2970. Please visit the library website.
COLE ART CENTER (COLE)
The Friends Of The Visual Arts at Stephen F. Austin State University hosts a free movie about once a month, usually on the first Friday of the month (schedule varies). These movies are usually rated PG or higher, or are not rated, and adults are the target audience. From time to time the movies might be suitable for children, but parents will want to be sure to read reviews first and make a thoughtful decision about if they’ll bring their children or not. The evening includes free refreshments (usually soda, juice, popcorn, and candy). This event is quite popular and usually draws a big crowd, so if you prefer to sit near the front, be sure to arrive a few minutes early. The Cole Art Center is located at 323 East Main Street in downtown Nacogdoches. To check for any last minute changes in the schedule, please call the Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, at 936-468-1131. More info here.
AUSTIN HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH (AHBC)
This church occasionally offers thoughtful documentaries or other movies about social issues of our time and the public is invited to attend. The church has been newly renovated and is located at 2806 Appleby Sand Road. To check for any last minute changes in the schedule, please call the Austin Heights Baptist Church at 936-564-0818. Please visit the church website.
BAPTIST STUDENT MINISTRY (BSM)
The Baptist Student Ministry of Stephen F. Austin State University offers many different programs for all students at different points in their college career. Please visit the BSM Website.
STUDENT ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATION
The Student Activities Association provides out-of-classroom activities, including movies, that offer education and entertainment. Please visit the SAA website.
PINEYWOODS SIERRA GROUP
The Pineywoods Sierra Group offers thought-provoking movies on timely social topics. Their events are hosted in different locations from time to time, and usually include a discussion period either before or after the movie.