Things To Do in Los Angeles with Kids

Where To See Outdoor Summer Movies In LA

Summer means it’s time to get outside have fun. What better way to celebrate than taking the family to a movie under the stars? Parks, schools, museums and even rooftops are some of the great places to see outdoor movies in Los Angeles. 

Outdoor Movies at the Skirball
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049

The Skirball hosts three different movie screenings this summer that are featured in the Skirball’s exhibitions (Leonard Bernstein at 100 and The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited). West Side Story will be shown on Friday, June 15; The Muppet Movie is scheduled for Friday, June 29th; and Labyrinth will be shown on Friday, July 13th. All movies begin at 8:30 pm, but doors open at 6:30 pm. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Tickets are $12 for general audience members, $9 for full-time students, $7 for children 2-12, and free for children under 2.

Street Food Cinema
several locations throughout southern California

Street Food Cinema makes going to the movies an event. They offer a wide-range of movies, food trucks and live music (before the film), and community fun. Check the website for details about dates, films, and to purchase tickets in advance. (Note, not all movies are family-friendly).

Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038

Hollywood Forever Cemetery is a memorable location to enjoy an outdoor movie. Audiences enjoy pre-show fun including DJs, themed photo booths, and don’t forget to bring a picnic. Check the website for information about films, dates, and tickets. (Note, not all movies are family-friendly).

Eat See Hear
several locations throughout southern California

All summer long, Eat See Hear invites families to enjoy outdoor movie screenings all around Southern California. Some are contemporary films, and some are timeless classics. Enjoy music and food trucks before the film. Check the website for details about dates, films, and to purchase tickets in advance.

Silver Lake Picture Show
Sunset Triangle Plaza
1523 Griffith Park Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

The Silver Lake Picture Show is a free, summer community event that screens movies every other week all summer long. Movies are shown Thursday evenings throughout the summer from June 21st through September 13. Tickets are not required. Check the website for further details about upcoming movies.

Summer Movie Fest
California State University Northridge (CSUN)
18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91330

As part of their Summer Movie Fest, the CSUN campus invites families to outdoor viewings of family-friendly movies. Movies start at dusk on Thursday nights beginning on June 7th. Families are invited to bring blankets and short lawn chairs for more comfortable seating. Movies are free; parking is $8.

Free Movies in the Park Series
William S. Hart Park and Museum
24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall, CA 91321

Enjoy summer movies in a historic location. The movie series is held on Fridays at dusk on July 13th, August 3rd, and August 17th.

Beachfront Cinema
Huntington State Beach (Newland and Pacific Coast Highway)

If you’re close to Huntington Beach, then you’ll want to experience Beachfront Cinema. Watch movies on one of the largest inflatable, outdoor movie screens in California, relax on jumbo-sized beanbags, enjoy live bands, and do all of this while on a southern California beach! Check the website for a schedule of movies and ticket information.

Movies in the Park
Locations in the city of La Habra

The city of La Habra hosts “Movies in the Park” at various La Habra locations. These family-friendly movies begin at dusk, and refreshments will be available for sale. Families are encouraged to bring their own blankets and/or low chairs.

Movies on the Green
Warner Center Park
5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA

Warner Center Park hosts outdoor movies every Saturday evening at dusk (about 8:00 pm), from July 21st through August 18th. Movies are free. A full concession stand is available as well. Families may bring blankets, low chairs, and pillows to make it a super comfy, cozy experience.

Marina Movie Nights
Burton Chace Park
13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Four free movie nights are planned for Burton Chace Park. Movies are from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm and will be screened on July 14, July 28, August 11, and August 25. Pack a picnic basket and enjoy a movie in beautiful Marina del Rey.

Summer Movies in the Park
different parks in Monterey Park

The city of Monterey Park is hosting three free movie screenings this summer. Families are invited to bring blankets and beach chairs and enjoy free popcorn while they watch three different family-friendly films. On Friday, June 22nd, it’s Beauty and the Beast, on July 20th families will enjoy Wonder, and on August 3rd Coco will be shown. Movies begin at sunset (about 8:00 pm). Check the website for locations.

Movie Under the Guns
Battleship IOWA
250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, CA 90731

The Battleship IOWA invites families to free movie screenings. Seating is first-come, first served. Personal chairs and blankets are allowed, but no outside food or beverage is permitted. Concessions will be sold on site. Movies are generally shown on Friday nights, with boarding beginning at 7:30 pm and the movie beginning at 8:00 pm.

Playa Vista Movies in the Park
Concert Park

Playa Vista’s Concert Park hosts “Movies in the Park” during the summer. Relax, enjoy your surroundings, and have a fun family movie night. Upcoming dates are June 22nd (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), July 13th (Coco), and August 10th (Grease). Movies begin at 8:00 pm.

Movies in the Park
Long Beach Parks

The city of Long Beach invites families to its Movies in the Park series. All summer long, from June 18th through August 22nd, different family-friendly movies will be shown at different Long Beach parks. Families are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and picnics.The movies and popcorn are free. Check the website for the schedule.

5th Annual Poolside Cinema Series
1224 Beverwil Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90035

Every Tuesday at 7 pm from June 5th to August 28th, guests of Mr. C’s and locals alike are invited to enjoy a movie by the pool. Relax and enjoy an evening of dinner, cocktails, movie snacks and films. Guests can pre-reserve seats by purchasing pre-fixe menus in-advance ($35 or $45 per person) featuring Cipriani classics, crisp Peroni Nastro Azzurro and Moet & Chandon.



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