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Get ready for a summer of cinematic magic in Bethany Beach! The 2024 Movies on the Beach & Bandstand series offers a delightful lineup of family-friendly films under the stars. Here’s what you need to know:


  • Schedule: Monday nights at dusk from June to August.
  • Location: On the beach.
  • Note: Bring a sand chair or blanket.


  • Schedule: Friday nights at dusk in September.
  • Location: Bandstand.
  • Note: Limited bench seating available.

Important: All movie nights are subject to weather and beach conditions.

Movie Lineup

Under the Boardwalk

  • Date: June 3
  • Rating: PG
  • Synopsis: Two crabs embark on an epic journey to get home after a storm sweeps them away. Their courage soon unites their families, paving the way for great summers to come.

The Little Mermaid (New One)

  • Date: June 10
  • Rating: PG
  • Synopsis: Ariel, the youngest of King Triton’s daughters, longs to learn more about the world beyond the sea. She makes a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula to experience life on land, risking her life and her father’s crown.

The Game Plan

  • Date: June 17
  • Rating: PG
  • Synopsis: A superstar quarterback discovers he has an 8-year-old daughter who asks to live with him until her mother returns from Africa.


  • Date: June 24
  • Rating: PG
  • Synopsis: Set in Element City, the film follows Ember, a fiery young woman, whose friendship with a water guy named Wade challenges her beliefs about their world.

Camp Hideout

  • Date: July 1
  • Rating: PG
  • Synopsis: Troubled teen Noah hides out in a church summer camp after stealing a top-secret device. He must protect his new friends when the thugs come looking for him.

Gran Turismo

  • Date: July 8
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Synopsis: Based on true events, teenage gaming wunderkind Jann Mardenborough uses his digital racing skills to become a professional driver for Nissan.

Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken

  • Date: July 15
  • Rating: PG
  • Synopsis: Ruby Gillman, a teenage sea kraken, discovers her destiny to reign as Warrior Queen of the Seven Seas while struggling to fit in at her high school.


  • Date: July 22
  • Rating: PG
  • Synopsis: This fantasy musical film explores Willy Wonka’s rise as a young adult who eventually becomes a famous chocolatier.


  • Date: July 29
  • Rating: PG
  • Synopsis: The sports drama about the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team led by head coach Herb Brooks.


  • Date: August 5
  • Rating: PG
  • Synopsis: Asha’s wild wishes for happiness come true when a cosmic energy ball named Star comes down to accompany her in defeating the ruthless King Magnifico.


  • Date: August 12
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Synopsis: 14-year-old Billy Batson transforms into the superhero Shazam by shouting a magic word, discovering his powers and responsibilities.



  • Date: August 19
  • Rating: PG
  • Synopsis: The animated film follows a family of ducks on a vacation journey from New England to Jamaica, navigating tricky routes through New York City.

Lyle, Lyle Crocodile

  • Date: August 26
  • Rating: PG
  • Synopsis: A reptile shares “The House on East 88th St.” with a boy named Josh and his family.



  • Date: September 13
  • Rating: PG
  • Synopsis: Barbie and Ken experience the joys and perils of the real world after leaving the seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land.

Arthur the King

  • Date: September 20
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Synopsis: Based on a true story, ARTHUR THE KING follows a team of athletes in the Adventure Racing World Championship, redefining victory and friendship.

Princess Diaries

  • Date: September 27
  • Rating: G
  • Synopsis: A European queen travels to San Francisco to find her long-lost granddaughter and groom her for the throne.


Other Events and Attractions in Bethany Beach Delaware

Additionally, Bethany Beach hosts a vibrant array of events throughout the summer and fall:

Bandstand Performances

  • Summer Schedule: Thursday nights at 7:30 p.m.
  • Fall Schedule: Saturday and Sunday nights at 6:30 p.m.
  • Kids Nights: Wednesdays in July.
  • Genres: Rock, pop, country, jazz, and more.
  • Seating: Limited free bench seating; bring your own chair for guaranteed comfort.

Stay Connected:

For questions about town happenings, contact Events Director Julie Malewski at 302-539-8011, ext. 123.

Enjoy a summer filled with movies, music, and fun at Bethany Beach!


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