What's better than watching a movie with friends? Watching free movies under the stars with friends!

The Franklin Square Film Series is returning for their third year of free flicks with a drive-in movie feel this summer in Downtown Utica.

Nomad Cinema is once again putting the movies on with their big screen in the Franklin Square alley, right near Bite Bakery and Cafe, who will also be offering refreshments for each film screening.

The first film, 'The Sandlot' will be shown on Friday, June 8.

Next up will be 'Space Jam' on Saturday, July 7.

Finally the series will wrap up the summer with a hockey favorite, 'The Mighty Ducks' on Friday, August 24.

Every movie is free, family friendly and open to the public, but you do have to bring your own chair.

The Franklin Square Film Series is first come, first served so be there before dusk to make sure you have a spot.

Here's a look at one of their past movie nights:


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