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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

Free Outdoor Movies in Orange County

February 3, 2024Saturday6 PMBarbieBrea Civic & Cultural CenterBrea
Friday6 PMCrown Valley Park AmphitheatreLaguna Niguel
March 15, 2024Friday6 PMThe Super Mario Bros. MovieAliso Viejo Middle SchoolAliso Viejo
April 5, 2024Friday7 PMWishWorthy ParkHuntington Beach
Friday7 PMFlorista & Pine StreetLos Alamitos
April 19FridayDusk startPortola ParkLa Habra
April 19Friday7:30 pmEncantoEl Modena ParkOrange
May 3Friday6 PMMoanaFountain Valley Sports ParkFountain Valley
May 17FridayDusk startWishPortola ParkLa Habra
May 18SaturdayDuskWishEastside Community ParkYorba Linda
May 31FridayDuskThe Super Mario Bros. MovieMarina ParkNewport Beach
June 2Sunday7PMThe Super Mario Bros. MovieGiant Wheel LawnIrvine Spectrum Center
June 7Friday8:15 pmThe SandlotHandy ParkOrange
June 7Friday7:30PMTrolls Band TogetherRancho Santa Margarita Central ParkRancho Santa Margarita
June 7FridayDusk StartElementalGrand ParkAliso Viejo
June 7Friday8PMJumanjiSea Canyon ParkDana Point
June 7FridaySunsetWonkaCraig Regional ParkOC Parks
June 7FridayDuskThe Super Mario Bros. MovieMemorial ParkSanta Ana
June 9Sunday7PMLittle Mermaid (2023)Giant Wheel LawnIrvine Spectrum Center
June 14Friday8 pmTBACivic Center GreenCypress
June 14Friday8PMBarbieSunset ParkDana Point
June 14FridaySunsetThe Little RascalsCraig Regional ParkOC parks
June 14FridayDusk StartTBARush ParkRossmoor
June 14Friday7:30PMBack To The FutureSports Park & Rec CenterLake Forest
June 14Friday8:30PMBarbieEastgate ParkGarden Grove
June 14FridayDuskElementalAdams ParkSanta Ana
June 15SaturdayDuskWonkaHurless Barton ParkYorba Linda
June 15SaturdaySunsetTBABalearic ParkCosta Mesa
June 16Sunday7PMCarsGiant Wheel LawnIrvine Spectrum Center
June 21Friday8 PMCars 3Brea Civic & Cultural CenterBrea
June 21FridayDusk startTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant MayhemLa Bonita ParkLa Habra
June 21Friday8:00 PMShrekSea Terrace ParkDana Point
June 21FridaySunsetMigrationCarbon Canyon Regional ParkOC Parks
June 21FridayDusk StartMigrationGrand ParkAliso Viejo
June 21FridayDuskTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant MayhemRoosevelt Walker Community CenterSanta Ana
June 23Sunday7PMPaw Patrol The Mighty MovieGiant Wheel LawnIrvine Spectrum Center
June 27ThursdayDuskElementalOC Great Park/Terraced lawnIrvine
June 28FridaySunsetMen In BlackCarbon Canyon Regional ParkOC Parks
June 28Friday8 pmHookDana Woods ParkDana Point
June 28Friday8 PMShrekBrea Civic & Cultural CenterBrea
June 28FridayDuskTrolls Band TogetherEl Salvador ParkSanta Ana
June 28FridayDusk StartTreasure PlanetChampions Sports ComplexPlacentia
June 30Sunday7pmBarbieGiant Wheel LawnIrvine Spectrum Center
July 5FridayDuskTrolls band TogetherFrontier ParkTustin
July 7Sunday7PMWishGiant Wheel LawnIrvine Spectrum Center
July 8MondayDusk StartThe Muppet Movie (1979)Segerstrom Argyros PlazaCosta Mesa
July 12Friday8PMMoanaBrea Civic & Cultural CenterBrea
July 12FridaySunsetTrolls Band TogetherMason Regional ParkOC Parks
July 12FridayDuskAladdinHeritage ParkSanta Ana
July 12Friday8 pmThe Super Mario Bros. MovieStanton Central ParkStanton
July 12Friday7:30 pmThe Super Mario Bros. MovieSports Park and Rec CenterLake Forest
July 12FridayDusk StartKung Fu Panda 4Mariners ParkNewport Beach
July 12FridayDuskEmperor’s New GrooveChampions Sports ComplexPlacentia
July 12FridayDuskThe Princess & The FrogCedar Grove ParkTustin
July 14Sunday7pmMoanaGiant Wheel LawnIrvine Spectrum
July 15MondayDusk StartPitch PerfectSegerstrom Argyros PlazaCosta Mesa
July 18ThursdayDusk StartTrolls Band TogetherOC Great Park/Terraced LawnIrvine
July 19FridayDusk startElementalEl Centro Lions ParkLa Habra
July 19Friday8PMInside OutBrea Civic & Cultural CenterBrea
July 19FridaySunsetBarbieYorba Regional ParkOC Parks
July 19FridayDuskKung Fu Panda 4Rosita ParkSanta Ana
July 19Friday8 PMElementalStanton Central ParkStanton
July 19FridayDusk StartTBARush ParkRossmoor
July 19FridayDuskRio 2Veterans Sports ParkTustin
FridayDusk StartBoisseranc ParkBuena Park
July 20SaturdayDuskTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant MayhemEastside Community ParkYorba Linda
July 20SaturdaySunsetTBALions Park BackyardCosta Mesa
Saturday8 PMFairhaven Memorial ParkSanta Ana
July 21Sunday7pmLilo & StitchGiant Wheel LawnIrvine Spectrum
July 22MondayDuskJurassic ParkSegerstrom Argyros PlazaCosta Mesa
July 26FridayDusk StartWishGrand ParkAliso Viejo
July 26FridaySunsetNational TreasureYorba Regional ParkOC Parks
July 26FridayDuskLilo & StitchChampions Sports ComplexPlacentia
July 26FridaySunsetTarzan (1999)Santa Ana ZooSanta Ana
July 26Friday8 pmTrolls Band TogetherStanton Central ParkStanton
July 26Friday6:30PMKung Fu Panda 4Rancho Santa Margarita Central ParkRancho Santa Margarita
July 26FridayDuskSchool Of RockEl Camino ParkTustin
July 28Sunday7pmEncantoGiant Wheel LawnIrvine Spectrum
July 29MondayDusk13 Going On 30Segerstrom Argyros PlazaCosta Mesa
August 1ThursdayDusk StartWonkaOC Great Park/Terraced LawnIrvine
August 2FridaySunsetFrozen IIIrvine Regional ParkOC Parks
August 2Friday8 pmTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant MayhemStanton Central ParkStanton
August 2FridayDuskSing 2Pine Tree ParkTustin
August 3Saturday6:30PMMovie at 8PM/TBAHeather ParkSeal Beach
August 4Sunday7pmTrolls Band TogetherGiant Wheel LawnIrvine Spectrum
August 5MondayDuskBack To The FutureSegerstrom Argyros PlazaCosta Mesa
TuesdayDusk startPortola ParkLa Habra
TuesdayDusk StartFountain Valley Sports ParkFountain Valley
August 9FridayDuskRalph Breaks The InternetCentral ParkLa Palma
August 9FridayDuskTrolls Band TogetherGrand ParkAliso Viejo
August 9FridaySunsetNapolean DynamiteIrvine Regional ParkOC Parks
August 9Friday7:30 pmSoulSports Park & Rec CenterLake Forest
August 9Friday8:30 PMGreaseHistoric Main StreetGarden Grove
August 9Friday7PMMigrationBayview ParkNewport Beach
August 9FridayDuskKung Fu Panda 4Champions Sports ComplexPlacentia
August 11Sunday7pmGuardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3Giant Wheel LawnIrvine Spectrum
MondayDuskSegerstrom Argyros PlazaCosta Mesa
August 16FridayDusk startMigrationPortola ParkLa Habra
August 16FridayDuskThe Little MermaidCentral ParkLa Palma
August 16FridaySunsetThe Super Mario Bros. MovieLaguna Niguel Regional ParkOC Parks
August 16FridayDuskTBARush ParkRossmoor
August 16Friday6PMLilo & StitchAliso Viejo Middle SchoolAliso Viejo
SaturdaySunsetWoolett Aquatics CenterIrvine
August 17SaturdaySunsetTBATewinkle ParkCosta Mesa
August 17SaturdayDuskTBAHurless Barton ParkYorba Linda
August 18Sunday7pmElementalGiant Wheel LawnIrvine Spectrum
FridayDusk StartWorthy ParkHuntington Beach
August 23FridayDuskPaw patrol: The Mighty MovieCentral ParkLa Palma
August 23FridaySunset13 Going On 30Laguna Niguel Regional ParkOC Parks
Friday7:30PMAliso Viejo Middle SchoolAliso Viejo
August 25Sunday7pmToy StoryGiant Wheel LawnIrvine Spectrum
August 30FridaySunsetThe GooniesBluff Park at Salt Creek BeachOC Parks
August 30FridayDuskKung Fu Panda 4Central ParkLa Palma
September 13FridayDusk StartWonkaBuffalo Hills ParkNewport Beach
September 20FridayDusk startJawsOeste ParkLa Habra
September 21SaturdayDuskTBAEastside Community ParkYorba Linda
October 19SaturdayDuskTBAHurless Barton ParkYorba Linda
October 19SaturdayDuskCocoOur Lady Of Guadalupe ChurchLa Habra

First time to a free Movie In The Park? Here’s what you can expect, and a few tips to help you have a magical movie night!

  • Arrive early. It’s easier to pick your spot (and get a better one) when it’s still light out and there are fewer people.
  • Bring blankets and low lawn chairs (chairs taller than 32″ are not permitted as they may block others’ view).
  • Bring layers – Be prepared with a few levels of warmth. Long sleeve shirts, light jackets, windbreakers, hooded sweatshirts, are all great things to have nearby. It can cool down after the sun sets and you don’t want to spend the evening shivering. If you are attending a movie near the beach bring a heavier layers (or an extra blanket!) to stay warm in the cool ocean breeze.
  • Pack a picnic dinner and snacks. Stock up on your favorite movie night goodies and bring them with you! Most locations also have food and drink vendors, snack booths, or food trucks on site so you can purchase when you get there, but it’s always fun to bring your own!
  • Consider leaving the dog at home. We love dogs too, but not everyone else does, and not every location allows them. Check the event details of each location you you plan to attend before you leave to see if pets are allowed and, please, always keep your dog on a leash.
  • Bring your friends. Movie nights are perfect for hanging out and to enjoy warm summer nights with family and friends.
  • Leave the alcohol at home. Most locations won’t allow drinking, and glass containers are prohibited.

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

  • Aliso Viejo: Past events have included complimentary face painting before the movie begins.
  • Anaheim: Movie nights sponsored by Disney may include free popcorn and drinks, giveaways, a visit from Disney Ambassadors, games, and contests.
  • Dana Point: May include free popcorn.
  • Fountain Valley Recreation Center: Events beginning at 6:00 p.m. often feature food trucks, games, and contests.
  • Garden Grove: Fun family activities begin at 6:00 p.m. before the movie.
  • La Habra: Bamboo Kids Club activities are usually included prior to the movie.
  • Los Alamitos: Enjoy live music from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. with the movie immediately after the concert. May also include raffles, kids’ activities, and food and drink vendors.
  • The Newport Coast/Crystal Cove Conservancy: Located on the sand near the Historic District’s “Beaches” Film & Media Center and “Beaches” Cottage #13, enjoy a pre-movie informational presentation about Crystal Cove’s role in the film industry.
  • Tustin: Pre-movie activities and fun from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Additional Paid or Visitor Only Outdoor Movies

Buena Park Dive In Movies are hosted at Peak Park Pool (7225 El Dorado Drive). Pool opens at 7:30PM and movies begin at 8:30PM. Cost is only $1 per child and $1.50 per adult.

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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Heidi Deal
Heidi Deal is the author of the Newcomers Handbook to Living In Los Angeles & Orange County, and a children’s book author specializing in history and human rights. When she's not writing you can find her solo hiking and going on new adventures with her kids and pup.