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Free Outdoor Summer Movies in Orange County

Outdoor Summer Movies

One of the best things about summer is packing a picnic dinner and bringing your family to create unforgettable memories together at a free outdoor summer movie night in Orange County. We have compiled a detailed list of free outdoor summer movies happening in every Orange County city in 2016.


Aliso Viejo

Fridays at Grand Park. Movies begin at dusk

July 8th – Minions (PG)
July 22nd – Inside Out (PG)
August 5th – The Peanuts Movie (G)
August 19th – Back to the Future (PG)



Pearson Park at 401 N. Lemon Street
(Lemon & Sycamore) in downtown Anaheim.

August 12th Inside Out
August 19th Minions



Arovista Park Amphitheatre at 7pm

All movies shown outdoors on our gigantic screen. Bring your blankets and low-back beach chairs for a night of family fun. Delectable movie munchies and food items are available for a nominal fee. Free raffle prizes for the kids.

Admission is free.

July 10: Paddington (PG)
July 17: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG)
July 24: Big Hero 6 (PG)
July 31: The Incredibles (PG)
August 7: The Mighty Ducks (PG)
August 14: Monsters, Inc. (G)


Buena Park
(No movies scheduled)


Costa Mesa

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

Families and fans from all over the Southland arrive early for Movie Mondays, claiming their space on the Center’s 46,000-square-foot Arts Plaza, enjoying early dinners, music and people watching. Since the movies are projected on the side of Segerstrom Hall, everyone has a great seat. Set-up begins at 5:30 p.m., with the movie starting at dusk (approximately 8 p.m.). Guests are encouraged to bring beach chairs or other easily portable seating items, snacks and picnic suppers

FREE Summer Film Showings Include:
Grease – July 11
Selena – July 18
Elf – July 25
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – August 1
Labyrinth – August 8


(No summer movies scheduled)


Dana Point

Lantern Bay Park
25111 Park Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629

Movies in the Park – Friday, June 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th – 8:00pm

Snack Bar Items: Hot and cold beverages, snacks and candy available to purchase. Proceeds benefit a local Dana Point School or Non-Profit Organization. FREE Popcorn!

June 3rd – Inside Out (PG)

June 10th – The Good Dinosaur (PG)

June 17th – Pan (PG)

June 24th – Minions (PG)


Fountain Valley

August 2nd at 5pm
The Recreation Center and Sports Park
Monsters vs. Aliens

August 12th at 6pm
Los Alamos Park
Space Jam

August 19th at 6pm
Westmont Park


(No summer movies scheduled)


Garden Grove

Bring your family, friends, and a lawn chair for free movies and fun under the stars.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Location: Main Street, Garden Grove
Activities begin at 7:00 p.m.
Movie begins at 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Location: Village Green Park, 12732 Main Street
Activities begin at 6:30 p.m.
Movie begins at 8:00 p.m.


Huntington Beach (NOT FREE) // Discounted tickets available on Goldstar

Summer is upon us, which means it’s time to hit the beach for some sun, some waves, and a twilight screening of your favorite movies. From cult classics to animated movies and more recent sci-fi flicks, BeachFront Cinema brings a wide selection of screenings to the sandy shoreline of Huntington State Beach. Projected on one California’s largest inflatable screens, you’ll get an up-close view of the film’s stars from the comfort of your jumbo-sized beanbag chair. You’ll even have plenty of fun gearing up for the movie with food trucks, beach bars, live bands, contests and games as the sun sets on the amazing West Coast.

Sat, Jun 4 8:00pm (Inside Out)
Sat, Jun 11 8:00pm (Turner & Hooch)
Sat, Jun 25 8:00pm (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Sat, Jul 2 8:00pm (Forrest Gump)
Sat, Jul 16 8:00pm (Raiders of the Lost Ark)
Sat, Aug 6 8:00pm (Bridesmaids)
Sat, Aug 27 8:00pm (Jaws)
Sat, Sep 3 8:00pm (Age of Ultron)
Sun, Sep 4 8:00pm (The Wizard of Oz)

Pacific City
21010 Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

You’re invited to the summer movie series at Pacific City in Huntington Beach every Wednesday evening starting July 20 to August 31. Catch a free, family-friendly movie on our large, outdoor LED movie screen located on Level Two, near Smocking Birds and Ocean Blue Art + Design. Tasty food options will be available for purchase at Pacific City’s culinary concepts and the newly opened LOT 579 food hall…so you can nibble while you enjoy the film! The evening starts at 6pm with the movie showing at 7pm, but be sure to come early – seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more details and movie titles please visit We’ll see you at the movies…and at Pacific City!



Orange County Great Park
6950 Marine Way
Irvine, CA 92618

The OC Great Park will be hosting Friday Night Summer Classics, and Saturday night family favorites. The events are free, begin at dusk, and food trucks will be available.

June 4 – Home
June 10 – Roman Holiday
June 11 – Hotel Transylvania 2
June 17 – Singin’ In The Rain
June 18 – Minions
June 24 – Bringing Up Baby
June 25 – The Peanuts Movie
July 8 – State Fair
July 9 – Kung Fu Panda 3


Woodbridge Summer Movie Night
Join us for a movie under the stars at the end of North Lake, right next to the North Lake Gazebo. Bring your own low back chair, blanket and snacks (no glass please). (Title to TBD) The movie will start at dusk approximately 7:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Date: Fridays, July 8 and August 12

Time: Movie starts at dusk

Location: North Lake Gazebo

Movie: Rated PG (Title TBD)

Cost: Free!


Lake Forest

Lake Forest Sports Park
28000 Rancho Parkway
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Our summer movies in the park event will feature an inflatable big screen, more movies and lots of surprises for the whole family! Bring your friends, family and a blanket for free movies and fun under the stars.

June 10th – Jurassic Park
July 8th – The Minions
July 29th – Inside Out
August 12th – UP
August 5th – Aladdin


Laguna Hills
(No summer movies scheduled)


Laguna Niguel
(No summer movies scheduled)


Ladera Ranch
(Summer movies TBD)


Laguna Beach

The Ranch LB
31106 Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

June 23rd

Starting June 23rd on the first fairway, bring the whole family to experience Zootopia in the Canyon. PG rated fun, a taco bar, popcorn, hayrides and room to run. Don’t forget blankets and chairs for an unforgettable night under the stars.
Dusk 8pm


La Habra

This new, free event will feature a movie shown each month at a different park. Participants should bring their own lawn chairs and blankets and can enjoy food vendors and the Bamboo Kids Club. Movies begin at dusk. For more information, please call 562-383-4205. Upcoming movies are:

April 15th: Pan – Brio Park, 300 S. Euclid Street
May 20th: The Good Dinosaur – Brio Park, 300 S. Euclid Street
June 10th: Hotel Transylvania 2 – Esteli Park, 2151 Brookdale Avenue
June 17th: Cinderella – Brio Park, 300 S. Euclid Street
July 15th: Minions – Montwood Park, 231 E. Montwood Avenue
July 22: Inside Out – Brio Park, 300 S. Euclid Street
August 2: Zootopia – Portola Park, 301 S. Euclid Street (as part of La Habra’s Police Department’s National Night Out event)
August 12: Despicable Me 2 – Oeste Park, 2300 W. Lambert Road
August 19: The Incredibles – Brio Park, 300 S. Euclid Street
September 23: Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Brio Park, 300 S. Euclid Street
October 21: Jungle Book – Brio Park, 300 S. Euclid Street


Los Alamitos

July 9th
Laurel Park

July 23rd
Orville R. Lewis Park
Toy Story

August 6th
Little Cottonwood Park
The Good Dinosaur

August 20th
Laurel Park
Finding Nemo


Mission Viejo
(Movies on the lake open to residents only)


Newport Beach

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort
1131 Back Bay Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Free Friday summer movies! (Movie nights are open to guest of the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, but once your family pays parking admission fee, you’re a guest of the Dunes)

June 3rd Finding Nemo
June 10th Book of Life
June 11th Wall-E
June 24th An American Tail
(July/August movies TBD)


(No summer movies scheduled)



Outdoor movies are shown on Friday nights during summer months at Placentia Champions Sports Complex (505 N. Jefferson, Placentia, CA. 92870). Movies begin at dusk and admission is FREE. Spectators are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket for comfortable viewing. Titles are subject to change. Inclement weather will cancel event.

July 8 Minions (PG)
July 15 Aladdin (G)
July 22 The Good Dinosaur (PG)
July 29 Inside Out (PG)
August 5 Descendants (G)
August 12 Goosebumps (PG)
August 19 Hotel Transylvania 2 (PG)


Rancho Santa Margarita
(Summer movies dates TBD)


Santa Ana
(Summer movies dates TBD)


San Juan Capistrano
(Summer movies TBD)


San Clemente
(Summer movies TBD)


Seal Beach
(No summer movies scheduledO


(Summer movies TBD)



July 21st
Inside Out
Centennial Park

July 28th
Shaun the Sheep
Cedar Grove Park

August 4th
Peppertree Park

August 11th
The Little Prince
Camino Real Park

August 18th
Kung Fu Panda
Frontier Park


Villa Park
(Summer movies TBD)


(Summer movies TBD)


Yorba Linda
(Summer movies TBD)


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