The Ultimate Guide to Free & Low Cost Summer Movies

Posted Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

 

Your ultimate guide to family-friendly films all summer long!

Choose from over 25 different cities and an abundance of silver screen favorites! Free admission to movies unless otherwise noted.

 

Anaheim

Fridays, 8 p.m. Pearson Park Amphitheatre, 401 N. Lemon St. (714) 765-5274. www.anaheim.net/pearsontheatre

August 11: Finding Dory

August 18: The Secret Life of Pets

 

Bellflower

Fridays, doors open, 6:30 p.m.; movie, dusk. Plus, gourmet food trucks, games, and kids activities. Town Center Plaza, 16521 Adenmoor Ave. (562) 866-5486. tinyurl.com/BellflowerMovies

July 7: Sing

July 21: Moana

August 4: Finding Dory

August 18: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Saturday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Dive-in Movie. Registration required. Bellflower Aquatic Center. 14001 Bellflower Blvd. (562) 866-2015. www.bellflower.org

July 1 and August 12: call for details

 

Beverly Hills

Eat See Hear Celebration

Saturday, doors open and food trucks are available at 5:30 p.m., music starts at 7 p.m. and the movie starts at 8:30 p.m. Adults, $14; kids (5-12), $8; kids under five are free. tinyurl.com/EatSeeHearMovie

August 19: Raiders of the Lost Ark (La Cienega Park)

 

Brea

Fridays, dusk or 8 p.m. Arovista Park Amphitheatre. 500 W. Imperial Hwy. (714) 990-7103. tinyurl.com/BreaSummerMovie

June 16: The Jungle Book

June 23: The LEGO Batman Movie

June 30: Trolls

July 7: Home

July 14: Moana

July 21: Finding Dory

 

Buena Park

Tuesdays, 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Krikorian, 8290 La Palma Ave. (714) 826-2152. www.buenaparkdowntown.com/events

June 6: Angry Birds

June 13: Monster Trucks

June 20: The Secret Life of Pets

June 27: Kubo and The Two Strings

July 4: Storks

July 11: Kung Fu Panda 3

July 18: Lego Batman

July 25: Trolls

August 1: Sing

August 8: Ice Age: Collision Course

 

Cerritos

Monday-Friday, 9:45 a.m. $5. Los Cerritos Center. www.harkinstheatres.com 

Watch a different kid-favorite movie each week all summer long at Harkins Theatres.

June 12-16: Mr. Popper’s Penguins

June 19-23: Trolls

June 26-30: The Secret Life of Pets

July 3-7: The Lego Batman Movie

July 10-14: The Angry Birds Movie

July 17-21: Norm of the North

July 24-28: Kung Fu Panda 3

July 31 – August 4: Storks

August 7-11: Ice Age: Collision Course

August 14-18: Rock Dog

Movie Deals

Harkin Cerritos 16, 239 Los Cerritos Center, (562) 865-4140, offers in-lobby Child PlayCenter where Kids (3-8) play games, read books, enjoy toys, and of course, watch movies, just steps from Mom and Dad’s auditorium. Walk-ups are welcome and reservations are recommended. Call for fee and times. Additional location in Chino Hills. www.harkinstheatres.com/playcenter.aspx

 

Costa Mesa

Wednesday, food trucks and games at 6 p.m.; movie at dusk. See movies and locations below. (714) 754-5000. www.costamesaca.gov

June 28: Lego Batman Movie, TeWinkle Park.

July 19: Finding Dory, Balearic Park.

August 16: Moana, TeWinkle Park.

 

Fountain Valley

Tuesday, activities, 5 p.m.; movie, dusk. Recreation Center and Sports Park. 16400 Brookhurst St. (714) 839-8611. www.fountainvalley.org

August 1: The Little Mermaid

Fridays, activities, 6 p.m. and movie, dusk.  (714) 839-8611. tinyurl.com/FountainValleyMovies

August 11: Lilo & Stitch at Cordata Park

August 18: Finding Dory at Los Alamos Park

August 25: Moana at Harper Park

 

Fullerton

Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Main Library. 353 W. Commonwealth. (714) 738-6338. tinyurl.com/FullertonMovies

June 15, July 20, August 17 and September 21:  call for movie title.

 

Huntington Beach

Saturdays, doors open at 7:15 p.m.; movie at 8 p.m. 1600 Palm Ave.

tinyurl.com/HuntingtonBeachMovies

June 17: The Little Mermaid

July 15: Zootopia

August 19: Mulan

September 16: Beauty and The Beast

October 21: Hotel Transylvania

Saturday and Sunday, gate opens at 5 p.m.; movie at dusk, $15; parking, $7.50. Family packs and season passes also available. Beach Front Cinema, PCH and Newland. Lifeguard Tower 11. (888) 496-6070. www.beachfrontcinema.com

July 15: Rogue One

August 5: The Notebook

August 26: Jaws

Septemeber 2: Moana

September 3: The Bucket List

September 30: Top Gun

October 21: The Nightmare Before Christmas

 

Irvine

Splash ‘n’ Movie. Saturday, pool opens at 6:30 p.m.; movie starts at dusk. Adults, $4; kids, $2. William Woollett Aquatic Center at Heritage Park. 4601 Walnut Ave. (949) 724-6717. www.irvinequickreg.org

August 26: Moana

Fridays and Saturdays, dusk. Orange County Great Park. 6950 Marine Way. (949) 724-6247.

www.cityofirvine.org/orange-county-great-park

June 16: The Princess Bride

June 17: Sing

June 23: Rudy

June 24: The Secret Life of Pets

June 30: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

July 1: LEGO Batman Movie

 

La Habra

Select Fridays, movies begin at dusk. (562) 905-9708. tinyurl.com/LaHabraMovies

June 9: Miracles From Heaven (Brio Park)

July 14: Soul Surfer (Montwood Park)

Tuesday, August 1: Moana (Portola Park)

August 11: The Secret Life of Pets (Washington M.S.)

September 8: Sing (El Cerrito School)

October 13: The Book of Life (Our Lady of Guadalupe)

 

Lake Forest

Fridays, 7:30 p.m. 28000 Rancho Parkway. (949) 273-6960. www.lakeforestca.gov.

June 16: Sing

July 7: The LEGO Batman Movie

July 21: Finding Dory

August 11: Moana

August 25: Beauty and the Beast

 

Lakewood

(562) 866-9771, Ext. 2408

www.lakewoodcity.org/recreation

Fridays, June 23 and August 4: Bring your picnic dinner, blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy

kids’ movies under the stars, with activities and contests before the show. Activities at 7 p.m.,

movie at 8:15 p.m. Free. Monte Verde Park, Nixon St. and Shadeway Road.

June 23: Trolls

August 4: Finding Dory

 

Long Beach

Monday and Wednesday-Friday, 7:30 p.m. Locations vary. www.lbparks@longbeach.gov.

June 19: Star Wars: Rogue One (PG-13), Signal Hill Park

June 21: Star Wars: Rogue One (PG-13), Bixby Park

June 22: Star Wars: Rogue One (PG-13), Houghton Park

June 23: Star Wars: Rogue One (PG-13), El Edorado Park West

June 26: Sing, Veterans Park

June 28: Sing, Pan American Park

June 29: Queen of Katwe, M.L.King Jr. Park

June 30: Sing, Whaley Park

July 3: Angry Birds, Grace Park

July 5: Angry Birds, Cherry Park

July 6: Alice Through the Looking Glass, Admiral Kidd Park

July 7: Angry Birds, Chavez Park

July 10: Pete’s Dragon, DeForest Park

July 12: Pete’s Dragon, King Park

July 13: Ghostbusters, Seaside Park

July 14: Pete’s Dragon, College Estates Park

July 17: The Jungle Book, MacArthur

July 19: The Jungle Book, Admiral Kidd Park

July 20: Lion, Ramona Park

July 21: The Jungle Book, Orizaba Park

July 24: The Lego Batman Movie, Drake Park

July 26: The Lego Batman Movie, Somerset Park

July 27: Power Rangers, Silverado Park

July 28: The Lego Batman Movie, Houghton Park

July 29: The Secret Life of Pets, Long Beach Animal Care Services

July 31: Finding Dory, MacBride Park

August 2: Finding Dory, Davenport Park

August 3: Finding Dory, Pan American Park

August 4: Finding Dory, Signal Hill Park

August 7: A Dog’s Purpose, Ramona Park

August 9: A Dog’s Purpose, Seaside Park

August 10: The Secret Life of Pets, Bixby Park

August 11: A Dog’s Purpose, Stearns Champions Park

August 14: Moana, Heartwell Park

August 16: Moana, Coolidge Park

August 17: Moana, Drake Park

August 18: Moana, Silverado Park

August 21: Beauty and the Beast, Scherer Park

August 23: Beauty and the Beast, Wardlow Park

August 24: Fantastic Beasts, Scherer Park

 

Los Alamitos

Saturdays, music at 6:30 p.m.; movie at dusk. (562) 430-1073. tinyurl.com/LosAlamitosMovies

June 24: Secret Life of Pets – Laurel Park

July 8: The Jungle Book – Little Cottonwood Park

July 22: Wreck-it-Ralph – Orville R. Lewis Park

August 5: Community Choice – Laurel Park

 

Los Angeles

Eat See Hear Celebration

Saturday, doors open and food trucks are available at 5:30 p.m., music starts at 7 p.m. and the movie starts at 8:30 p.m. Adults, $14; kids (5-12), $8; kids under five are free. www.eatseehear.com

July 15: The Sandlot (Autry Museum at Griffith Park)

July 29: Young Frankenstein (Autry Museum at Griffith Park)

 

Los Angeles Port

Friday, 7 p.m. Wilmington Waterfront Park, 1004 W. “C” St., Wilmington, and Downtown Harbor, 600 Sampson Way, San Pedro.

tinyurl.com/PortOfLAMovies

August 4: Finding Dory

 

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Find family-friendly bargains on favorite movies in theaters now or great deals on old classics from Norwalk to San Juan Capistrano.

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Norwalk 8, 13917 Pioneer Blvd., (562) 804-5615, $2-3 daily; $2 extra for 3-D movies. San Juan Capistrano, 26762 Verdugo St., (949) 661-3456, Tuesday special, $6 all day (excludes 3D films). South Coast Village, 1561 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 557-5701, classic film Wednesday and daily matinee, $8. Westminster 10, 6721 Westminster Blvd., (714) 893-4222, $6 all day Sunday (3D surcharge applies). www.regencymovies.com

Four Stars Cinemas (showing new movies), 12111 Valley View St., Garden Grove, (714) 934-6377, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday (before 6 p.m.) Family Discount Days, $5 ($2 extra for 3D movies). www.4starcinemas.com

Pictures Show, 2800 Main St., Santa Ana Mall, (714) 836-7469, $2-3 daily; $4 for 3-D movies. www.pictureshowent.com

In-Lobby Child PlayCenter (babysitting at the movies!):

Harkin Cerritos 16, 239 Los Cerritos Center, (562) 865-4140, offers in-lobby Child PlayCenter where Kids (3-8) play games, read books, enjoy toys, and of course, watch movies, just steps from Mom and Dad’s auditorium. Walk-ups are welcome and reservations are recommended. Call for fee and times. Additional location in Chino Hills. www.harkinstheatres.com/playcenter.aspx

 

Newport Beach

Friday and Saturday, dusk. Parking is $10; concessions available for purchase. 1131 Back Bay Drive. (949) 729-3863. tinyurl.com/NewportBeachMovies

June 2 – September 30: Visit site for movie titles.

 

OC Parks

Fridays and Saturdays, free parking starts at 6 p.m. and movies start around 8 p.m. Locations vary. www.ocparks.com.

June 3: Pete’s Dragon (Carbon Canyon Regional Park)

June 10: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Carbon Canyon Regional Park)

June 17: The LEGO Batman Movie (Craig Regional Park)

June 24: The Princess Bride (Craig Regional Park)

July 1: Sing (Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach)

July 8: Jaws (Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach)

July 14: Moana (Mason Regional Park)

July 21: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (Mason Regional Park)

July 28: Finding Dory (Laguna Niguel Regional Park)

August 4: E.T. (Laguna Niguel Regional Park)

August 11: A Bug’s Life (Yorba Regional Park)

August 18: The Sandlot (Yorba Regional Park)

 

Orange

Thursdays, 2-4 p.m. 407 East Chapman Ave. (714) 288-2418. www.cityoforange.org/library

June 22: Finding Nemo

June 29: Finding Dory

July 13: Moana

July 20: Middle School

July 27: Sing

 

Pasadena

Eat See Hear Celebration

Saturday, doors open and food trucks are available at 5:30 p.m., music starts at 7 p.m. and the movie starts at 8:30 p.m. Adults, $14; kids (5-12), $8; kids under five are free. www.eatseehear.com.

July 8: Singin’ in the Rain (Centennial Square)

August 5: Airplane! (Santa Monica High School)

Saturdays, doors open, 5:30 p.m.; band, 6:30 p.m.; movie, 8:30 p.m. Reserved, $18; general admission, $13; kids (6-12) reserved, $11; kids general, $6. Locations vary, see website for details. (323) 254-5068. www.streetfoodcinema.com

June 10: Beauty and The Beast

June 17: Hocus Pocus and Raiders of The Lost Ark

July 1: The Sandlot and Napoleon Dynamite

July 8: Grease

July 15: Dirty Dancing

July 29: The Hunger Games

August 5: E.T.

August 12: Monsters, Inc.

August 19: Selena

 

Placentia

Fridays, dusk. Placentia Champions Sports Complex. 505 N. Jefferson St.  (714) 993-8232. placentia.org/movies

July 7: Secret Life of Pets

July 14: Tangled

July 21: Lego Batman

July 28: Sing

August 4: Zootopia

August 11: Finding Dory

August 12: Finding Dory (Dine-in Movie Night)

August 18: People’s Choice!

 

Regal’s Summer Movie Express

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, June 20 – August 16, starting at 10 a.m., $1. Note: some locations may start on different days. tinyurl.com/RegalSummerMovies

Movies include:

Week 1: Kung Fu Panda 3 and Ice Age: Collision Course

Week 2: Trolls and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Week 3: Monster Trucks and Penguins of Madagascar

Week 4: Rio 2 and The Boxtrolls

Week 5: The Secret Life of Pets and Sing

Week 6: Kubo and the Two Strings and Ratchet and Clank

Week 7: The Spongebob Square Pants Movie and The Adventures of Tin Tin

Week 8: Happy Feet 2 and Cats & Dogs 2

Week 9: Storks and The Lego Batman Movie

 

San Pedro

USS Iowa – Friday, 7:30 p.m. 250 S. Harbor Blvd. (877) 446-9261. www.pacificbattleship.com/event

June 9: Moana

July 21: The Avengers

August 18: Guardians of the Galaxy

 

Signal Hill

Monday and Friday, dusk. Signal Hill Park. 2175 Cherry Ave. (562) 989-7330. www.cityofsignalhill.org

June 19: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

August 4: Finding Dory

 

Stanton

Friday, 7 p.m. Stanton Central Park. 10660 Western Ave. (714) 890-4270. www.ci.stanton.ca.us

July 14: Call for movie title.

 

Tustin

Thursdays, family activities begin at 5:30 p.m.; movie, dusk. (714) 573-3326. www.tustinca.org

July 20: Moana – Centennial Park

July 27: The Secret Life of Pets – Cedar Grove Park

August 3: The Jungle Book – Peppertree Park

August 10: Finding Dory – Camino Real Park

August 17: The Book of Life – Frontier Park

 

Yorba Linda

Fridays, 8 p.m. Hurless Barton Park Amphitheater. (714) 961-7167. www.ci.yorba-linda.ca.us

June 16: Back to the Future

July 21: Moana

August 18: The Incredibles

September 15: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

 

 

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