Free Outdoor Movies in Los Angeles this Summer for Kids

Enjoy family movies in the moonlight. Photo courtesy of 2nd & PCH
Enjoy family movies in the moonlight. Photo courtesy of 2nd & PCH
5/21/23 - By Toby B

Summertime means 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 recent blockbusters and timeless classics for free. 

Searching 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. Plus, don't miss our Summer Activities Guide

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.

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Places featured in this article:

Various Locations in La Habra, including Portola Park

Various Parks, including Hurless Barton Park

Various Parks in Santa Ana

Cal State University Northridge

Various OC Parks, such as Craig Park

Brea Civic & Cultural Center Plaza

Various locations in Inglewood, including North Park

Various Parks, including Wilson Park

Various parks in Tustin

Various Parks in San Fernando, including Las Palmas Park

Rotating locations, including the Autry Museum

Los Angeles State Historic Park

Rooftop Cinema Club El Segundo

Rooftop Cinema Club Arts District

Participating Harkins Theatres including Cerritos 16

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