Free Outdoor Movies in Los Angeles this Summer for Kids

See movies on the Green at the Warner Center. Photo by Jim Brammer, courtesy of the Park Valley Cultural Foundation
See movies on the Green at the Warner Center. Photo by Jim Brammer, courtesy of the Park Valley Cultural Foundation

It's summertime, which means it's time for outdoor movies in Los Angeles!

And ... action! 'Tis the season of free outdoor summer movie series which are popping up all over the city. At parks and beaches, by land or by boat, in the early morning and by the light of the moon, families can catch both recent blockbusters and timeless classics for free.

Below you can find our comprehensive guide to free summer outdoor movies (plus a few movie series that aren't free, but are so fun they're worth a mention). Keep checking back, because we'll continue to post more listings as they are announced, all summer long. Looking for other ways to catch your favorite flick under the stars? We've got a comprehensive list of all the best drive-in movie theaters in and around Los Angeles—and all the movies showing at the boat cinema this summer, too! You can also check out our list of all the best Free Los Angeles Concerts and Ourdoor Music Festivals for Families!

Places featured in this article:


Various Parks, including Hurless Barton Park

Rancho Madera Community Park

Various Parks in Santa Ana

South El Monte City Hall

Various Locations in La Habra, including Portola Park

Various OC Parks, such as Craig Park

Rancho Palos Verdes Civic Center

Various parks, including George Elder Park

Various Parks, including De Portola

Various parks in Tustin

Argyros Plaza at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Various locations in Inglewood, including North Park

Various Parks in San Fernando, including Las Palmas Park

Rotating Locations, including Los Angeles State Historic Park

Los Angeles State Historic Park

Rotating Locations: Santa Monica High School

Rooftop Cinema Club El Segundo

Participating theatres, including Regal LA Live & 4DX

Cinemark Theatres: Participating Locations. (Different Days and Start/ End Dates for Each Theatre)

Participating Harkins Theatres including Cerritos 16
Kids Club at the Lakes
The Lakes at Thousand Oaks - 10:00 AM Pick
Kids Club Palisades Village
Palisades Village - 10:00 AM Pick
Runway Kid's Club
Runway Playa Vista - 10:00 AM
Studio Ghibli Fest
Participating Theaters, such as Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE - 1:00 PM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides