Playa Vista Movies in the Park, photo courtesy of Playa Vista
Playa Vista Movies in the Park, photo courtesy of Playa Vista

Summer Outdoor Movie Series: Free (or Cheap) Family Nights Out

And... action! As summer kicks off, a familiar annual scene is playing out at locations throughout the Southland: the season of free, nearly free, and gloriously cheap outdoor summer movie series has started rolling. At museumsparks, beaches, and malls,  by land or by sea, in the early morning and by the light of the moon, families can catch both recent blockbusters and timeless classics for free or close to it. (While free is awesome, we think a dollar is still pretty good!)

Below you can find our comprehensive guide to free (and darn close to it) summer movie screenings and festivals. Click on the event names for more details, including movie titles. And keep checking back, because we'll continue to post more listings as they are announced, throughout the 2019 summer movie season.


Various Locations in La Habra, including Brio Park
300 S. Euclid St
La Habra, CA

Redondo Pier
500 Fisherman’s Wharf
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Cal State University Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA

Memorial Park
222 West Sierra Madre Blvd
Sierra Madre, CA

Various OC Parks, such as Craig Park
3300 State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92835

Granada Beach
5101 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90803

Sunset Triangle Plaza
1523 Griffith Park Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Orange County Great Park
no physical address, see website for directions Sand Canyon and Marine Way
Irvine, CA

Playa Vista
Concert Park or Central Park Bandshell
Playa Vista, CA 90094

Various Parks, including Barnes Park
350 S. McPherrin Avenue
Monterey Park, CA 91754

City Hall West Lawn
240 West Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA

Rancho Simi Community Park
1765 Royal Avenue
Simi Valley, CA 93065

Dockweiler Youth Center
12505 Vista del Mar
Los Angeles, CA 90245

Pershing Square
532 South Olive Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 213.847.4970

Burton W. Chace Park
13650 Mindanao Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Warner Center Park
5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA

Various Locations, including Julian Fisher Park
915 S. California Avenue
Monrovia, CA 91016

Various Parks in Torrance, including McMaster Park
3624 Artesia Boulevard
Torrance, CA

Lantern Bay Park
25111 Park Lantern Road
Dana Point, CA

Oak Canyon Nature Center
6700 E Walnut Canyon Road
Anaheim, CA 92807

Battleship IOWA Museum
250 S. Harbor Blvd.
San Pedro, CA 90731

Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

LACMA
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024

FIGat7th Plaza
735 South Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017

The Grove
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Old Pasadena - Multiple Locations, including One Colorado
41 Hugus Alley
Pasadena, CA

The Queen Mary Seawalk
1126 Queens Hwy (lawn adjacent to the ship)
Long Beach, CA 90802

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

Rotating Locations: Santa Monica High School
601 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Rotating Locations, including Griffith Park
4730 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Participating theatres, including Regal LA Live & 4DX
1000 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA

Cinemark Theatres: Participating Locations. (Different Days and Start/ End Dates for Each Theatre)
Cinemark Playa Vista and XD
Playa Vista, CA 90094

Participating Harkins Theatres including Cerritos 16
600 Los Cerritos Center
Cerritos, CA 90703