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Free Outdoor Movies in the Park

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

Movies in the Park

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.

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.

Free Outdoor Movies in Orange County

DateDayTimeMovieLocationCity
February 12Saturday6 PM The Parent TrapBrea Civic & Cultural CenterBrea
March 4Friday5 PMThe Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out Of WaterCrown Valley Park AmphitheatreLaguna Niguel
March 11Friday5 PMOnwardCrown Valley Park AmphitheatreLaguna Niguel
March 12Saturday6 PMLegally BlondeBrea Civic & Cultural CenterBrea
March 25Friday6 PMMinionsAliso Viejo Middle SchoolAliso Viejo
April 1 Friday6 PMPeter Rabbit 2: The RunawayCrown Valley Park AmphitheatreLaguna Niguel
April 9 Saturday6 PMThe GooniesBrea Civic & Cultural CenterBrea
April 22 Friday7 PMPeter Rabbit 2: The RunawayFlorista & Pine StreetLos Alamitos
April 29 Friday7 PMSing 2Florista & Pine StreetLos Alamitos
May 6Friday7 PMEncantoFlorista & Pine StreetLos Alamitos
May 13Friday7 PMRaya And The Last DragonFlorista & Pine StreetLos Alamitos
May 13Friday6 PMRaya And The Last DragonFountain Valley Sports ParkLos Alamitos
May 13 FridayDuskLucaMarina ParkNewport Beach
May 21 SaturdayDuskEncantoEast Side Community ParkYorba Linda
June 3Friday8 pmCruellaLantern Bay ParkDana Point
June 10Friday8 PMLucaBrea Civic & Cultural CenterBrea
June 10Friday8 pmEncantoLantern Bay ParkDana Point
June Friday7PMTBDPacific Hills Calvary ChapelAliso Viejo
June 17Friday8:30 PMSing 2Eastgate ParkGarden Grove
June 17FridayDusk startSingOeste ParkLa Habra
June 17FridaySunsetJumanji: Welcome To The JungleCraig Regional ParkOC Parks
June 17Friday8:00 PMJungle CruiseLantern Bay ParkDana Point
June 17FridayDusk StartTom & JerryBoisseranc ParkBuena Park
June 17FridayDusk StartSing 2Grand ParkAliso Viejo
June 17FridayDusk StartTBDRush Park Rossmoor
June Saturday8:00 PMTBDIkea Parking LotCosta Mesa
June 18SaturdayDuskPaw PatrolHurless Barton ParkYorba Linda
June 18SaturdayDusk LucaOC Great Park/Terraced lawnIrvine
June 22WednesdayDusk StartSing 2Thornton ParkSanta Ana
June 24Friday8 PMEncantoBrea Civic & Cultural CenterBrea
June 24FridaySunsetThe Princess BrideCraig Regional ParkOC Parks
June 24Friday8 pmAddams Family 2Lantern Bay ParkDana Point
June 29WednesdayDusk StartCarsJerome ParkSanta Ana
June SaturdayDusk StartTBDLittle Cottonwood ParkLos Alamitos
July 1FridaySunsetEncantoCarbon Canyon Regional ParkOC Parks
July 6 WednesdayDusk StartBack To The FutureSantiago ParkSanta Ana
July 8FridayDusk StartSecret Life of Pets 2Cedar Grove ParkTustin
July 8FridaySunsetThe MummyCarbon Canyon Regional ParkOC Parks
July 8FridayDusk StartEncantoGrand ParkAliso Viejo
July 8Friday7 pmEncantoStanton Central ParkStanton
July 8Friday8:00 PMLilo & StitchBrea Civic & Cultural CenterBrea
July 10SundayDusk startBig Hero 6Brio ParkLa Habra
July 13WednesdayDusk StartThe Secret Life Of Pets 2Edna Park ParkSanta Ana
July Friday8 PMTBDVista Hermosa Sports ParkSan Clemente
July FridayDusk StartTBDChampions Sports ComplexPlacentia
July 15FridayDuskEncantoMurdy ParkHuntington Beach
July 15FridayDuskHomeward BoundVictory ParkTustin
July 15FridayDusk StartJungle CruiseBoisseranc ParkBuena Park
July 15FridaySunsetOnwardYorba Regional ParkOC Parks
July 15FridayDuskThe Croods: A New AgeBuffalo Hills ParkNewport Beach
July 15Friday7 PMJumanji (1996)Stanton Central ParkStanton
July 15FridayDusk StartEncantoCrown Valley Park AmphitheaterLaguna Niguel
July 15Friday8:30 pmTBAGarden Grove ParkGarden Grove
July 15FridayDusk StartTBARush ParkRossmoor
July 16SaturdayDuskLucaHurless Barton ParkYorba Linda
July 16Saturday8 PMCorpse BrideFairhaven Memorial ParkSanta Ana
July 20WednesdayDusk StartLucaLillie King ParkSanta Ana
July 22FridayDusk StartLucaEdison ParkHuntington Beach
July 22FridayDusk StartLucaGrand ParkAliso Viejo
July 22FridayDuskFrankenweenieTustin Sports ParkTustin
July 22Friday7 pmSing 2Stanton Central ParkStanton
July 22FridaySunsetMean GirlsYorba Regional ParkOC Parks
July 22Friday7:30PMEncantoRancho Santa Margarita Central ParkRancho Santa Margarita
July 22Friday8:00 PMMoanaBrea Civic & Cultural CenterBrea
July FridayDusk StartTBAChampions Sports ComplexPlacentia
July Friday8 pmTBAThe Commons Aliso Viejo
July 23SaturdayDusk StartSpace Jam: A New LegacyOC Great Park/Terraced LawnIrvine
July SaturdayDusk StartTBALittle Cottonwood ParkLos Alamitos
July 27WednesdayDusk StartOnwardEl Salvador ParkSanta Ana
July 29FridayDusk StartBoltVeterans Sports ParkTustin
July 29Friday7 pmHoney I Shrunk The KidsStanton Central ParkStanton
July 29FridayDusk StartSpace Jam: A New LegacyBoisseranc ParkBuena Park
July 29FridaySunsetJungle CruiseIrvine Regional ParkOC Parks
July 29FridayDusk startJurassic World: Fallen KingdomEl Centro-Lions ParkLa Habra
July 29FridayDuskSing 2Lake ParkHuntington Beach
July Friday7:30 pmTBASports Park and Rec CenterLake Forest
August 2TuesdayDusk startEncantoPortola ParkLa Habra
August 2TuesdayDusk StartSing 2Fountain Valley Sports ParkFountain Valley
August 3WednesdayDusk StartCocoEl Salvador ParkSanta Ana
August 5Friday8:30 pmSpiderman: No Way HomeGarden Grove ParkGarden Grove
August 5FridayDusk Start101 DalmatiansTustin Hangar
Preregistration required
Tustin
August 5FridaySunsetThe School Of RockIrvine Regional ParkOC Parks
August 5FridayDuskRayaWorthy ParkHuntington Beach
August FridayDusk StartTBAChampions Sports ComplexPlacentia
August 6SaturdayDusk StartA Dog's PurposeCrown Valley Park AmphitheaterLaguna Niguel
August 10WednesdayDusk StartBig Hero 6Rosita ParkSanta Ana
August 12FridaySunsetRaya And The Last DragonLaguna Niguel Regional ParkOC Parks
August 12FridayDusk StartHoney, I Shrunk The KidsGrand ParkAliso Viejo
August 12Friday7:45 PMEncantoVista Hermosa Sports ParkSan Clemente
August 12FridayDusk StartSing 2Boisseranc ParkBuena Park
AugustFriday7:45 pmTBATwila Reid ParkAnaheim
August 13SaturdayDusk StartSing 2OC Great Park/Terraced LawnIrvine
August 17WednesdayDusk StartJungle CruiseMadison ParkSanta Ana
August FridayDusk StartTBARush ParkRossmoor
August FridayDusk StartTBAChampions Sports ComplexPlacentia
August 19Friday7:30PMSing 2Rancho Santa Margarita Central ParkRancho Santa Margarita
August 19FridayDusk startSpiderman: No Way HomeEl Centro-Lions ParkLa Habra
August 19FridaySunsetBack To The FutureLaguna Niguel Regional ParkOC Parks
August 19Friday7PMSing 2Bay View ParkNewport Beach
August 20Saturday8 PMThe Nightmare Before ChristmasFairhaven Memorial ParkSanta Ana
August 24WednesdayDusk StartBoss Baby: A Family BusinessMabury ParkSanta Ana
August Friday7:30 pmTBASports Park and Rec CenterLake Forest
August 26FridaySunsetLucaBluff Park At Salt Creek BeachOC Parks
August 26Friday7:30PMEncantoAliso Viejo Middle SchoolAliso Viejo
August 26FridayDusk StartLucaFountain Valley Sports ParkFountain Valley
August 31WednesdayDusk StartEncantoMemorial ParkSanta Ana
September 2FridaySunsetPirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black PearlBluff Park at Salt Creek BeachOC Parks
September 16FridayDusk StartEncantoMariner's ParkNewport Beach
September 23FridayDusk startLucaPortola ParkLa Habra
September FridayDusk StartTBAChampions Sports ComplexPlacentia
September FridayDusk StartTBARush ParkRossmoor
September FridayDusk StartTBALoma Norte ParkLa Habra
September Friday7PMTBACivic Center GreenCypress
September SaturdayDuskTBAHurless Barton ParkYorba Linda
October 21FridayDusk startAddams Family 2Our Lady Of Guadalupe ChurchLa Habra
October 22Saturday6PMETBrea Civic & Cultural CenterBrea

Additional Paid or Visitor Only Outdoor Movies

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina offers movies on the beach every weekend from May 2022 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 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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