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Where To See Outdoor Movies In LA This Summer

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. PLUS we’ve got a list of Bargain Movies showing at some of the theater chains this Summer, too.

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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 related to the Skirball’s exhibitions Fearless Fashion: Rudi Gernreich and Black is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Bratwaite. Funny Face will be shown on Friday, June 14th; Zoolander  is scheduled for Friday, June 28th; and The Devil Wears Prada will be shown on Friday, July 12th. All movies begin at 8:30 pm, but doors open at 6:00 pm. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Tickets are $12 for general audience members and free for children under 12. 

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).

Cinespia
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. (Note, not all movies are family-friendly). 

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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 6th. Families are invited to bring blankets and short lawn chairs for more comfortable seating. Movies are free; parking is $8.

Summer Movies in the Park
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 June 28th (Ralph Breaks the Internet), July 12th (Aquaman), July 26th (Spider-Man – Into the Spider Verse), August 16th (Mary Poppins Returns), and August 30th (Captain Marvel). 

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, but at 6:00 pm, families can participate in pre-movie activities. A snack bar will be on site. Families are encouraged to bring their own blankets and/or low chairs. Upcoming movie dates are May 10th (The Incredibles 2), June 14th (Hotel Transylvania 3), July 12th (The Grinch), August 6th (Ralph Breaks the Internet), August 23rd (How to train Your Dragon 3), and September 13th (Despicable Me 3). 

Level 8 Drive in Movies at the Grove
The Grove LA
189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90036

LA’s newest rooftop movie theater will kick off with a screening of Grease on Wednesday, June 26 atop The Grove’s parking structure and the series will continue through September, taking place on the last Wednesday of each month. Level 8 Drive-In is presented in partnership with Petersen Automotive Museum and O’Gara Coach and Citi. Level 8 Drive-In is open to the public and FREE, but reservations and additional details may be found on their website.

The series features a variety of fan favorite films rated PG or PG-13 and complimentary movie theatre staples like popcorn and soda pop, each screening will come to life with exclusive access and photo ops with some of the most iconic cars in cinematic history – schedule:
Wednesday, June 26: Grease featuring Grease Lightning
Wednesday, July 31: The Great Gatsby featuring the Red 1932 Duesenberg
Wednesday, August 28: Back To The Future featuring the DeLorean
Wednesday, September 25: Iron Man featuring Tony Stark’s Ford Flathead Roadster

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

Warner Center Park hosts outdoor movies every Saturday evening at 7:30 pm, from July 20th through August 17th. 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. Upcoming movies include Ralph Breaks the Internet, Bohemian Rhapsody, Aquaman, Incredibles 2, and Mary Poppins Returns. Though movies are free, families can register online. 

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, but arrive by 7:00 pm to pick out your spot on the lawn and to participate in an interactive dance lesson. Movies are shown on Saturday nights – July 6th, July 13, July 27th, August 10th, September 7th, September 14th, and September 21st. Don’t forget to pack a picnic basket. 

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. On May 17th, families can enjoy Sgt. Stubby and on June 21st it’s Ralph Breaks the Internet.

The Queen Mary Movie Night Summer Series
The Queen Mary Events Park
1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802

The Queen Mary invites families to enjoy free movie screenings this summer on the grassy lawn adjacent to the famous ship. Blankets and lawn chairs are permitted, but no outside food or beverages (except for unopened water bottles) are allowed. Food trucks will be on site. The event opens at 6:00 pm, and movies begin at sundown. On May 16th enjoy Mamma Mia!, on June 20th a double feature of Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, enjoy Grease on July 11, and a double feature of Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands on August 22nd. 

Annual Poolside Cinema Series
Mr. C Beverly Hills
1224 Beverwil Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90035

Every Tuesday at 7 pm from June 11th to August 27th, 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.

Summer Movie Nights
Locations throughout Northeast San Fernando Valley

Summer movie nights are happening throughout the summer, beginning June 21st and concluding on August 31st. Movies begin at 7:30 pm. Pack a picnic and get ready for a movie under the stars. Popcorn is provided. Check the website for details.

Bargain Movies at Theater Chains

Cinéoplis Summer Kid Series

The Cinépolis Summer Kids Series is back for a summer filled with family friendly classics. Taking place every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am, from June through August 15, there are special screenings of some favorite movies, and for a ticket price of $6 you’ll also get a snack pack with popcorn, fruit gummies and a small drink. Check to make sure your local theater is participating.

Cinéoplis Movie list:
The Secret Life of Pets – June 11 & 13
Sing – June 18 & 20
Smallfoot – June 25 & 27
The Iron Giant – July 2 & 4
The Wizard of Oz – July 9 & 11
Paddington 2 – July 16 & 18
Despicable Me 3 – July 23 & 25
Dr Seuss’ The Grinch – July 30 & Aug 1
Minions – August 6 & 9
Dr Seuss’ The Lorax – August 13 & 15

Regal Summer Movie Express

Summer movies for kids at Regal! Bring the family to the nearest Regal theater for the 2019 Summer Movie Express series! Movie ticket deals are just $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays featuring summer movies the whole family will enjoy like Shrek, Despicable Me, Kung Fu Panda and many more. Check their website for showtimes and titles.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse

The Summer Movie Clubhouse is a kid-friendly summer movie series. Attend for only $1 per person, per movie or purchase a ten-week series punch card*, while supplies last – at participating theatres. Check their website for details.

AMC Theater Summer Movie Camp

Summer is here, and so is Summer Movie Camp! Get admission to a kid-friendly movie and a KidsPack for just $4+tax, all summer long! Tickets available at the box office at participating locations.

Los Angeles is a great place to be in the summer. Check out all of the great places to see outdoor movies - from The Valley to DTLA to the South Bay! #losangeles #outdoormovies #thingstodoinlosangeles #SummerinLosAngeles

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