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Free Outdoor Movies in the Park

*Note: This list is being updated as events are being announced.

One of the great things about Orange County is the mild summer nights that are perfect for enjoying free outdoor movies in the park with friends and family. There are many parks and facilities throughout the Orange County area that offer free movie nights so there is bound to be one close to home. Check the list below to find your city, or one near you, and plan your next outdoor movie night.

See our free outdoor concerts in the park and summer movies at the theater for as little as $1.50 lists too!

Free Outdoor Movies In The Park

Fall Movies in the Park

September 22Friday7:00 PMThe Nightmare Before ChristmasEl Camino Real ParkOrange
September 30Saturday7:00 PMStrawberry Shortcake & The Beast of Berry BogGardenwalkAnaheim
October 5ThursdaySunsetGhostbustersBirch ParkSanta Ana
October 6Friday5:00 PMOnwardFountain Valley Sports ParkFountain Valley
October 12ThursdaySunsetGhostBirch ParkSanta Ana
October 13Friday6:00 PMCoco + Halloweentown BrewheimAnaheim
October 14Saturday5:00 PMTBABolsa Chica ParkWestminster
October 19ThursdaySunsetThe HauntingBirch ParkSanta Ana
October 19Thursday5:00 PMThe Nightmare Before ChristmasMuzeoAnaheim
October 21SaturdayDuskHotel Transylvania: TransformaniaHurless Barton ParkYorba Linda
October 26ThursdaySunsetPoltergeistBirch ParkSanta Ana
October 26Thursday5:00 PMHocus PocusMuzeoAnaheim
October 27Friday6:00 PMHocus Pocus + Nightmare Before Christmas BrewheimAnaheim
November 2Thursday5:00 PMCocoMuzeoAnaheim

Free Outdoor Movies in Orange County

March 17Friday6 PMSing 2Crown Valley Park AmphitheatreLaguna Niguel
March 31Friday6 PMSing 2Aliso Viejo Middle SchoolAliso Viejo
April 21Friday7 PMLightyear (PG)Florista & Pine StreetLos Alamitos
April 28FridayDusk startJurassic World DominationPortola ParkLa Habra
April 28Friday7 PMPuss in Boots - The Last WishFlorista & Pine StreetLos Alamitos
May 5Friday7 PMHotel Transylvania TransformaniaFlorista & Pine StreetLos Alamitos
May 12Friday7 PMBack to the FutureFlorista & Pine StreetLos Alamitos
May 12Friday6 PMAbominableFountain Valley Sports ParkFountain Valley
May 19FridayDuskLightyearMarina ParkNewport Beach
May 19FridayDusk startPuss in Boots: The Last WishEl Centro ParkLa Habra
May 20SaturdayDuskMinions: Rise of GruEastside Community ParkYorba Linda
June 2FridayDusk StartLego BatmanCentennial ParkSanta Ana
June 2Friday8 pmNeverending StoryLantern Bay ParkDana Point
June 8Thursday8 pmGreatest ShowmanShaeffer ParkOrange
June 9Friday8 pmMinions: Rise of GruLantern Bay ParkDana Point
June 9FridaySunsetThor: Love and ThunderCraig Regional ParkOC Parks
June 9FridayDusk StartPuss in Boots: The Last WishRoosevelt Walker ParkSanta Ana
June 9FridayDusk StartPuss in Boots: The Last WishGrand ParkAliso Viejo
June 9Friday8 pmPuss in Boots: The Last WishCivic Center GreenCypress
June 16FridayDusk StartSandlotThornton ParkSanta Ana
June 16Friday8 PMSonic the Hedgehog 2Brea Civic & Cultural CenterBrea
June 16FridayDusk startSonic the Hedgehog 2Oeste ParkLa Habra
June 16Friday8:00 PMPuss in Boots: The Last WishLantern Bay ParkDana Point
June 16FridaySunsetA Bug's LifeCraig Regional ParkOC Parks
June 16FridayDusk StartPuss in Boots: The Last WishBoisseranc ParkBuena Park
June 16FridayDusk StartTBDRush ParkRossmoor
June 16Friday7:30 pmDC League of SuperpetsSports Park and Rec CenterLake Forest
June 17SaturdayDuskDC League Of Super PetsHurless Barton ParkYorba Linda
June 17SaturdaySunsetPuss in Boots: The Last WishLions ParkCosta Mesa
June 23FridayDusk StartZootopiaPrentice ParkSanta Ana
June 23FridayDusk StartSuperpetsGrand ParkAliso Viejo
June 23Friday8 pmLyle, Lyle CrocodileLantern Bay ParkDana Point
June 23FridaySunsetMinions: The Rise Of GruCarbon Canyon Regional ParkOC Parks
June 23Friday8 PMUPBrea Civic & Cultural CenterBrea
June 24SaturdayDuskPuss in Boots: The Last WishOC Great Park/Terraced lawnIrvine
June 30FridayDusk StartBeauty & The Beast: Live ActionEl Salvador ParkSanta Ana
June 30Friday8 pmLucaLantern Bay ParkDana Point
June 30Friday8 PMEncantoBrea Civic & Cultural CenterBrea
June 30FridaySunsetFerris Bueller's Day OffCarbon Canyon Regional ParkOC Parks
June 30FridayDusk StartSmurfs: The Lost VillageChampions Sports ComplexPlacentia
July 2Sunday7pmMoanaGiant Wheel LawnIrvine Spectrum
July 7FridayDuskMinions: The Rise Of GruPeppertree ParkTustin
July 7FridayDusk StartNight at the MuseumJerome ParkSanta Ana
July 7Friday8:30 pmLightyearEastgate ParkGarden Grove
July 7FridaySunsetTop Gun: MaverickYorba Regional ParkOC Parks
July 7Friday7 pmMinions: The Rise Of GruStanton Central ParkStanton
July 7Friday7:30 pmTom & Jerry The MovieSports Park and Rec CenterLake Forest
July 8SaturdayDusk StartLyle, Lyle, CrocodileOC Great Park/Terraced LawnIrvine
July 8FridayDusk StartSecret Life of Pets 2Cedar Grove ParkTustin
July 9Sunday7pmDC League of Super-PetsGiant Wheel LawnIrvine Spectrum
July 10MondayDusk StartThe Lion KingSegerstrom Argyros PlazaCosta Mesa
July 14FridayDuskPuss In Boots: The Last WishFrontier ParkTustin
July 14FridayDusk StartA League of Their OwnGrand ParkAliso Viejo
July 14FridaySunsetCluelessYorba Regional ParkOC Parks
July 14Friday7 PMPuss In Boots The Last WishStanton Central ParkStanton
July 14FridayDusk StartTBARush ParkRossmoor
July 14FridayDusk StartLucaBoisseranc ParkBuena Park
July 14FridayDusk StartCarsChampions Sports ComplexPlacentia
July 15SaturdaySunsetMinions: The Rise Of GruBaleric ParkCosta Mesa
July 15Saturday8 PMElvisFairhaven Memorial ParkSanta Ana
July 15SaturdayDuskSonic The Hedgehog 2Hurless Barton ParkYorba Linda
July 15SaturdayDusk StartMinions: The Rise of GruOC Great Park/Terraced LawnIrvine
July 16Sunday7pmPuss in Boots: The Last WishGiant Wheel LawnIrvine Spectrum
July 17MondayDuskClueSegerstrom Argyros PlazaCosta Mesa
July 21Friday8:00 PMPuss in Boots: The Last WishBrea Civic & Cultural CenterBrea
July 21FridayDusk StartThe Mighty DucksHeritage ParkTustin
July 21FridaySunsetLightyearIrvine Regional ParkOC Parks
July 21FridayDuskMinions: The Rise of GruMariners ParkNewport Beach
July 21FridayDusk startBlack Panther: Wakanda ForeverPortola ParkLa Habra
July 21Friday7 pmTurning RedStanton Central ParkStanton
July 21Friday7:30PMTBARancho Santa Margarita Central ParkRancho Santa Margarita
July 22FridayDuskFrankenweenieTustin Sports ParkTustin
July 23Sunday7pmThe IncrediblesGiant Wheel LawnIrvine Spectrum
July 24MondayDuskThe GrinchSegerstrom Argyros PlazaCosta Mesa
July 28FridayDusk StartKung Fu PandaChampions Sports ComplexPlacentia
July 28FridayDusk StartSpace Jam: A New LegacyVeterans Sports ParkTustin
July 28Friday8:00 PMThe Super Mario Bros. MovieBrea Civic & Cultural CenterBrea
July 28FridayDusk StartField of DreamsGrand ParkAliso Viejo
July 28FridaySunsetNacho LibreIrvine Regional ParkOC Parks
July 28Friday7 pmLightyearStanton Central ParkStanton
July 28FridayDusk StartMinions: The Rise of GruBoisseranc ParkBuena Park
July 29FridayDusk StartBoltVeterans Sports ParkTustin
July 30Sunday7pmJurassic WorldGiant Wheel LawnIrvine Spectrum
July 31MondayDuskPeter PanSegerstrom Argyros PlazaCosta Mesa
August 1TuesdayDusk startLightyearPortola ParkLa Habra
August 1TuesdayDusk Start2023 TBAFountain Valley Sports ParkFountain Valley
August 4Friday8:15 PMPuss in Boots: The Last WishMurdy ParkHuntington Beach
August 4FridayDuskSonic The Hedgehog 2Central ParkLa Palma
August 4FridaySunsetCruellaMason Regional ParkOC Parks
August 4Friday6 pmThe Bad GuysStanton Central ParkStanton
August 4FridayDusk StartMoanaTustin Hangar
Preregistration required
August 6Sunday7pmLightyearGiant Wheel LawnIrvine Spectrum
August 7MondayDuskAladdinSegerstrom Argyros PlazaCosta Mesa
August 11FridayDusk StartSonic The Hedgehog 2Edison ParkHuntington Beach
August 11FridayDusk StartMinions: The Rise of GruChampions Sports ComplexPlacentia
August 11FridayDuskTrollsCentral ParkLa Palma
August 11Friday8:30 pmTop Gun MaverickGarden Grove ParkGarden Grove
August 11FridayDusk StartTurning RedGrand ParkAliso Viejo
August 11FridaySunsetKung Fu PandaMason Regional ParkOC Parks
August 11Friday7:30PMTBARancho Santa Margarita Central ParkRancho Santa Margarita
August 11FridayDusk StartEncantoBoisseranc ParkBuena Park
August 11Friday7:30 pmSonic The Hedgehog 2Sports Park and Rec CenterLake Forest
August 13Sunday7pmTop Gun: MaverickGiant Wheel LawnIrvine Spectrum
August 18FridayDusk StartDC: League of Super PetsLake ParkHuntington Beach
August 18FridayDuskCocoCentral ParkLa Palma
August 18FridayDusk startSuper Mario Brothers MovieEl Centro-Lions ParkLa Habra
August 18Friday7PMTurning RedCliff Drive ParkNewport Beach
August 18FridaySunsetSpider-Man: No Way HomeLaguna Niguel Regional ParkOC Parks
August 19SaturdaySunsetCarsWoolett Aquatics CenterIrvine
August 19SaturdaySunsetSonic The Hedgehog 2Tewinkle ParkCosta Mesa
August 19SaturdayDuskLightyearHurless Barton ParkYorba Linda
August 20Sunday7pmJungle CruiseGiant Wheel LawnIrvine Spectrum
August 25FridayDusk StartThe Super Mario Bros. MovieWorthy ParkHuntington Beach
August 25FridayDuskSuper Mario Bros.Central ParkLa Palma
August 25FridaySunsetWilly Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971)Laguna Niguel Regional ParkOC Parks
August 25FridayDusk StartPuss in Boots: The Last WishChampions Sports ComplexPlacentia
August 25Friday7:30PMToy StoryAliso Viejo Middle SchoolAliso Viejo
August 27Sunday7pmEncantoGiant Wheel LawnIrvine Spectrum
September 1FridaySunsetUnchartedBluff Park at Salt Creek BeachOC Parks
September 8FridayDusk StartThe Bad GuysIrvine Terrace parkNewport Beach
September 8FridayDusk startMinions: The Rise of GruOeste ParkLa Habra
September 8FridaySunsetMamma Mia!Bluff Park at Salt Creek BeachOC Parks
September 8FridayDusk StartPeople's ChoiceChampions Sports ComplexPlacentia
September 16SaturdayDuskPuss in Boots: The Last WishEastside Community ParkYorba Linda
October 21SaturdayDuskHotel Transylvania: TransformaniaHurless Barton ParkYorba Linda

Not sure what to expect? Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your movie night under the stars.

  • Be sure to arrive early to pick your spot. You don’t want to have to walk around through crowds of people in the dark after the movie has started.
  • Bring blankets and low lawn chairs (no taller than 32″ to avoid blocking the view of others).
  • Bring layers of clothing – a long sleeved shirt and a light jacket. It can cool of quickly after the sun goes down. If you are attending a movie near the beach bring a heavier layer like a hooded sweatshirt to stay warm in the cool ocean breeze.
  • Bring a picnic for dinner and snacks to enjoy during the movie. Most locations will have snack booths available to purchase snacks on site, and many now have food trucks for people to purchase food and drinks.
  • Consider leaving the dog at home. While it’s fun to take your best furry friend out and about, not everyone loves dogs. And not every location will allow them. If you must bring the dog, check the location you will be attending before hand to ensure that pets are allowed and, please, always keep your dog on a leash.
  • Invite your friends. Movie nights are a great opportunity to get together and enjoy the warm summer evenings with friends and family.
  • Leave the alcohol at home. Most locations do not allow alcohol consumption during movie night, and glass containers are prohibited.

The following Summer Movies in the Park include freebies, additional activities, and special events:

  • Aliso Viejo events include complimentary face painting from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Anaheim movie nights that are sponsored by Disney may include free popcorn and beverages, giveaways, a visit from Disney Ambassadors, trivia games, and hula hooping contests.
  • Dana Point movie nights include free popcorn.
  • Fountain Valley movie nights at the Fountain Valley Recreation Center include events beginning at 6:00 p.m. with food trucks, games, and a costume contest. A new bike is awarded to the winner of the costume contest.
  • Garden Grove events include family activities beginning at 6:00 p.m.
  • La Habra movie nights will include Bamboo Kids Club activities.
  • Los Alamitos events kick off with a live music concert from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. immediately followed by a family movie and will include raffles, kids’ activities, and food and drinks available for purchase.
  • The Newport Coast event at Crystal Cove is hosted by the Crystal Cove Conservancy on the sand outside the Historic District’s “Beaches” Film & Media Center and “Beaches” Cottage #13. Visitors will learn about Crystal Cove’s role in the film industry and enjoy a unique movie night.
  • Tustin movie nights will feature pre-movie activities from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Additional Paid or Visitor Only Outdoor Movies

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina may offer movies on the beach every weekend from May through September. Movie nights are complimentary to RV Park and Marina guests who have paid to stay. Visit the website to see the movie schedule.

Pacific City Summer Movies may feature popular movies the whole family will love. The event is free and hosted on the upper deck of the shopping center at the Surf Theater, but guests will have to pay for parking. Bring blankets and lawn chairs and arrive early to get a spot. All shows begin at 7:00 p.m.

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