2024 Summer Movies in Long Beach & Orange County

Updated for 2024

Enjoy summer movies in Long Beach, Orange County, and LA!

Warm summer nights means snuggling up with the family for outdoor movies at the beach or the park! Bring your lawn chairs, pack a picnic, and enjoy this all-time favorite summer outing.

*Note: Details may change without notice! Be sure to confirm all dates and locations with the organizer.

 


 

Aliso Viejo

Aliso Viejo Community Association (AVCA) Movie Nights
Enjoy summer movie nights at Grand Park on select Fridays. Movie begins at sundown. Pre-movie activities begin at 6pm. Bring blankets, pillows, or low lawn chairs. Food trucks available. FREE

  • June 7 – Elemental
  • June 21 – Migration
  • July 26 – Wish
  • August 9 – Trolls Band Together

 

City of Aliso Viejo: Movie Night
Join the City of Aliso Viejo at Aliso Viejo Middle School for a movie screening. Event begins at 6pm, movie starts at 7:30pm. Bring blankets, pillows, or low lawn chairs. Food available for purchase. FREE

  • August 16 – Lilo & Stitch

 

Artesia

City of Artesia: Summer Movies in the Park
The City of Artesia is hosting movies at Artesia Park starting at 8:30pm. FREE

  • June 14 – Jurassic Park
  • July 19 – Back to the Future
  • August 9 – The Goonies

 

Bellflower

City of Bellflower: Summer Movie Nights
The City of Bellflower will have movie showings in conjunction with several summer family events. Bring your own picnic, lawn chairs and blankets, but no pets. FREE

  • June 10 – Summer Kick-Off Event at Caruthers Park
    Check out everything the city has to offer during the summer then stay for a showing of Trolls Band Together on the baseball field. 6-10:30pm.
  • July 2 – Movie Night on the Rooftop
    See Barbie on the top level of Mayne Parking Structure. Movie begins around 8:30pm.
  • August 6 – National Night Out at Thompson Park
    Join local Public Safety members for games, activities, and meet local law enforcement and fire personnel, then enjoy the new Ghostbusters Frozen Empire.

 

Bellflower Aquatic Center: Family Dive-In Movies
All ages are welcome to relax in the pool while watching a feature film. Movie nights are held on select Fridays from 7:30-9:30pm. Pre-registration encouraged. $5 PER PERSON

  • June 7 – Surf’s Up
  • June 21 – The Super Mario Bros.
  • July 12 – Migration
  • July 26 – The Little Mermaid
  • August 9 – Luca

 

Brea

Family Films
Movie showings will be at the Civic and Cultural Center Plaza. More details TBA.

 

Buena Park

City of Buena Park: Dive-In Movies
Bring your chairs and individual inner tube for dive-in movies at Peak Park Pool. Pool opens at 7:30pm, movie starts at 8:30pm. $1 FOR KIDS, $1.50 FOR ADULTS.

  • Friday, August 9 – The Little Mermaid (Live Action)
  • Friday, August 23 – Lilo & Stitch

 

Costa Mesa

Segerstrom Center for the Arts: Movie Mondays
Movie Mondays return to the Argyros Plaza with hit movies, pre-movie activities, info booths, and food trucks. Activities are available from 6-7:30pm, movie starts at dusk around 8pm. Bring your own snacks, chairs, blankets and picnic. FREE

  • July 8 – The Muppet Movie (1979)
  • July 15 – Pitch Perfect
  • July 22 – Jurassic Park (1993)
  • July 29 – 13 Going on 30
  • August 5 – Back to the Future (1985)

 

City of Costa Mesa: Movies in the Park
Pre-activities begin at 6pm, movie begins at sunset. Movie titles TBA.

  • Saturday, June 15 – Balearic Park
  • Saturday, July 20 – Lions Park Backyard
  • Saturday, August 17 – Tewinkle Park

 

Dana Point

City of Dana Point: Movies in the Park
Bring your blankets and chairs to enjoy movie under the stars on Fridays at 8pm. Refreshments for sale. FREE

  • Friday, June 7 – Jumanji (Sea Canyon Park)
  • Friday, June 14 – Barbie (Sunset Park)
  • Friday, June 21 – Shrek (Sea Terrace Park)
  • Friday, June 28 – Hook (Dana Woods Park)

 

Downey

City of Downey: Summer Golden Music & Movie
Enjoy a movie, music, games, food truck, prize walk and info booths.

  • Saturday, August 10 – Migration (Golden Park)

 

Fountain Valley

City of Fountain Valley: Movies in the Park
Join the city for movies showings at Fountain Valley Sports Park. Activities begin at 6pm, movies start at dusk. Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy games, popcorn, and more. Children dressed in costume can enter a costume contest for a chance to win a bike. FREE

  • Tuesday, August 6 – Elemental (in conjunction with National Night Out event)
  • Friday, August 23 – Toy Story 4

 

Fullerton

City of Fullerton: Family Movie Night
Join the City of Fullerton for an outdoor family movie night at the Fullerton Community Center. Bring a snack, lawn chairs, and blankets for seating. Event starts at 6pm. FREE

  • Friday, June 28 – Moana

 

Garden Grove

City of Garden Grove: Outdoor Movie Series
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Movie snacks and treats available for purchase. Movie beings at 8:30pm. FREE

  • Friday, June 14 – Barbie (Eastgate Park)
  • Friday, August 9 – Grease (Historic Main Street)

 

Irvine

City of Irvine: Movies on the Lawn
Visit the Great Park Terraced Lawn for outdoor family movie night on the big screen. Bring chairs and blankets. Snacks and food trucks available for purchase starting at 6:30pm. Movies begin after sunset. FREE

  • Thursday, June 27 – Elemental
  • Thursday, July 18 – Trolls Band Together
  • Thursday, August 1 – Wonka

 

Irvine Spectrum Center: Movies Under the Stars
Enjoy family-friendly movies on the Giant Wheel Lawn, Sunday evenings through the end of August. Movies begin at 7pm. FREE

  • Sunday, June 2 – The Super Mario Bros Movie (2023)
  • Sunday, June 9 – The Little Mermaid (2023)
  • Sunday, June 16 – Cars
  • Sunday, June 23 – PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie
  • Sunday, June 30 – Barbie
  • Sunday, July 7 – Wish
  • Sunday, July 14 – Moana
  • Sunday, July 21 – Lilo & Stitch
  • Sunday, July 28 – Encanto
  • Sunday, August 4 – Trolls Band Together
  • Sunday, August 11 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
  • Sunday, August 18 – Elemental
  • Sunday, August 25 – Toy Story

 

City of Irvine: Super Swim Lesson
Adults and children of all swimming abilities are invited to participate in Irvine’s largest group swim lesson to raise awareness for drowning prevention. Check-in begins at 5:30pm, then enjoy lessons, water slide, inflatable, diving boards, and activities. At dusk, enjoy a movie screening of Encanto on the big screen. FREE

  • Friday, June 21 – Encanto

 

La Habra

Movies in the Park
Activities begin 6pm, movies start at sunset
FREE

  • May 17 – Disney Wish (Portola Park)
  • June 21 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (La Bonita Park)
  • July 19 – Elemental (El Centro-Lions Parka)
  • August 16 – Migration (Portola Park)
  • September 20 – Jaws (Oeste Park)

 

La Mirada

Movies in the Park
Windermere Park

Dates TBA

 

La Palma

Central Park Cinema
Movies start at 8pm
Fridays
FREE

  • August 9 – Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • August 16 – The Little Mermaid
  • August 23 – PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie
  • August 30 – Kung Fu Panda 4

 

Lake Forest

Movies in the Park
Lake Forest Sports Park
Movies start at sunset (approx. 7:30pm)
Fridays
FREE

  • June 14 – Back to the Future
  • July 12 – The Super Mario Bros.
  • August 9 – Soul

 

Lakewood

Movie Night Under the Stars
Event area opens at 7pm, movies start at 8:15pm
Fridays
FREE

  • June 21 – Trolls: We Band Together (Monte Verde Park)
  • July 12 – Migration (Palms Park)
  • August 16 – Kung Fu Panda 4 (Biscailuz Park)

 

Long Beach

Queen Mary Movie Night
Movies start at dusk
Free with reservations

  • June 12 – Barbie
  • July 17 – Little Giants
  • August 21 – Wakanda Forever
  • September 18 – Wonka

 

2ND & PCH: Movies & Moonlight
Movie starts at sunset
FREE

  • June 28 – Wish
  • July 19 – Barbie
  • August 16 – Jumanji
  • September 13 – TBD

 

Movies in the Park
Movies begin at dusk
FREE

WISH
Theme: Pajama Day Dress Up
June 17 – Silverado Park
June 21 – Signal Hill Park

THE LITTLE MERMAID (2023)
Theme: Beach Day at the Park
June 24 – Houghton Park
June 26 – King Park
June 28: Wardlow Park

TROLLS BAND TOGETHER
Theme: Neon Day
July 1: College Estates Park
July 3: Recreation Park
July 5: Chavez Park

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANT MAYHEM
Theme: Crazy Socks Day
July 8: Bixby Park
July 10: Grace Park
July 12: Cherry Park

WONKA
Theme: DIY Candy Outfit
July 15: Pan American Park
July 17: Admiral Kidd Park
July 19: Ramona Park
July 20: Signal Hill Park

MONSTER INC.
Theme: Tie-Dye Day
July 22: El Dorado Park West Park
July 24 – Whaley Park
July 26 – Orizaba Park

INDIANA JONES (2023) PG-13
Theme: Crazy Hat Day
July 29 – Lincoln Park
July 31 – Coolidge Park
August 2 – Veterans Park

KUNG FU PANDA 4
Theme: Animal Print Day
August 5 – McBride Park
August 7 – Animal Care Services
August 9 – Signal Hill Park

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY PG-13
Theme: Dress like a Super Hero
August 12 – Drake Park
August 14 – Heartwell Park
August 16 – Mother’s Beach

ELEMENTAL
Theme: Crazy Hair Day
August 19 – Somerset Park
August 21 – Scherer Park
August 23 – Stearn Champions Park

 

Moonlight Movies on the Beach
Free parking after 6pm at all locations
Movie starts at sunset (8-8:30pm)
FREE

Dates TBA

 

Los Angeles

Street Food Cinema
Movie screenings at various locations including the Autry Museum, LA parks, and more. Admission is required.

  • May 18 – Disney Pixar’s Up (LA Arboretum)
  • June 8 – Disney Animation’s The Little Mermaid (Hansen Dam Aquatic Center)
  • June 15 – Avatar: The Last Airbender Night (Animated Series) (The Autry Museum)
  • June 29 –  Mary Poppins (Griffith Park Carousel)
  • August 5 – The Incredibles (Pearson Park Amphitheater)

 

Boat Cinema
Movie screenings from your own personal mini boat on Castaic Lake or enjoy viewing from the beach.

Dates TBA

 

Movies On The Roof
Westfield Fashion Square
Pre-show entertainment begins 7pm, movies start at 8:30pm.
$10  – 100% of the proceeds to benefit the Hope The Mission organization.

Dates TBA

 

Newport Beach

Movie in the Park
Event begins at 7pm
Fridays
FREE

  • May 31 – The Super Mario Bros. (Marina Park)
  • July 12 – Kung Fu Panda 4 (Mariners Park)
  • August 9 – Migration (Bayview Park)
  • September 13 – Wonka (Buffalo Hills Park)

 

Newport Dunes: Movies on the Beach
FREE

June 2: James and the Giant Peach (PG)
June 3: Pocahontas (G)
June 9: Hercules (G)
June 10: Bolt (PG)
June 16: Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark (PG)
June 17: Zootopia (PG)
June 23: Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse (PG)
June 24: Luca (PG)
June 30: Ratatouille (G)

July 1: Aladdin (G)
July 7: Hotel for Dogs (PG)
July 8: The Sandlot (PG)
July 14: Enchanted (PG)
July 15: A Goofy Movie (G)
July 21: The Lion King (PG)
July 22: The Parent Trap (PG)
July 28: Tangled (PG)
July 29: Incredibles 2 (PG)

August 4: Beethoven (PG)
August 5: Shrek (PG)
August 11: Lilo & Stitch (PG)
August 12: Finding Dory (PG)
August 18: Moana (PG)
August 19: The Goonies (PG)
August 25: The Princess Diaries (PG)
August 26: Meet the Robinsons (G)

September 1: Secretariat (PG)
September 2: Up (PG)
September 8: Rango

 

OC Parks

Sunset Cinema Series
Pre-show entertainment begins 6pm, movies start at sundown
FREE

June 7 – Wonka (Craig Regional Park)
June 14 – The Little Rascals  (Craig Regional Park)
June 21 -Migration (Carbon Canyon Regional Park)
June 28 – Men in Black (Carbon Canyon Regional Park)
July 12 – Trolls Band Together (Mason Regional Park)
July 19 – Barbie (Yorba Regional Park)
July 26 – National Treasure (Yorba Regional Park)
August 2 – Frozen 2 (Irvine Regional Park)
August 9 – Napoleon Dynamite (Irvine Regional Park)
August 16 – The Super Mario Bros. Movie (Laguna Niguel Regional Park)
August 23 – 13 Going on 30 (Laguna Niguel Regional Park)
August 30 – The Goonies (Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach)

 

Placentia

Movies in the Park (page 8)
Champions Sports Complex
Movies start at dusk
Fridays
FREE

June 28 – Treasure Planet
July 12 – Emperor’s New Groove
July 26 – Lilo & Stitch
August 9 – Kung Fu Panda 4

 

Rancho Palos Verdes

Movies in the Park
Ken Dyda Civic Center
Movies start at dusk
Saturdays
FREE

June 15 – Migration
July 13 – The Little Rascals
August 10 – Kung Fu Panda 4

 

Rossmoor

Movies in the Park
Rush Park
Movies start at dusk
Fridays
FREE

Dates TBA

 

San Clemente

Movie Night on the Meadows
Vista Hermosa Sports Park
Movie starts at 7:30pm
FREE

Dates TBA

Movie in the Park
Forster Ranch Community Park
FREE

August 9 – Trolls Band Together

 

Santa Ana

Movies in the Park
Pre-show activities start at 5:30pm, movies start at dusk
Fridays
FREE

June 7 – Monsters University (Memorial Park)
June 14 – Elemental (Adams Park)
June 21 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (Roosevelt-Walker Community)
June 28 – Trolls Band Together (El Salvador Park)
July 12 – Aladdin 2019 (Heritage Park)
July 19 – Kung Fu Panda (Rosita Park)
July 26 – Tarzan 1999 (Santa Ana Zoo)

 

Bowers Museum: Outdoor Screening
Exhibit opens 6:30pm, film starts at 8pm (or sundown)
Film screening will pair with a related exhibit and special art project for the entire family.
Ticketed Event: Members $20, General $30, Children under 12 $10, Free for children under 2

 

 

Santa Fe Springs

Summer Series Movies
Movies start at 8:15pm
Saturdays
FREE

June 15 – Onward (Santa Fe Spring Athletic Fields)
June 29 – ET (Sante Fe Springs Park)
July 13 – The Goonies (Lakeview Park)
August 10 – Lightyear (Lake Center Athletic Park)
August 24 – Honey I Shrunk the Kids (Los Nietos Park)

 

Stanton

Movies Under the Stars
Stanton Central Park
Movies start at 8pm
Fridays
FREE

July 7 – Minions: The Rise of Gru
July 14 – Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
July 21 – Turning Red
July 28 – Lightyear

 

Torrance

Movies in the Park
Saturdays
FREE

June 15, 8:15 pm – Migration (Greenwood Park)
July 13, 8:15 pm – Trolls Band Together (McMaster Park)
August 17, 7:45 pm – Kung Fu Panda 4 (Wilson Park)

 

Tustin

Movies in the Park
Fridays
FREE

JULY – AUGUST 2024, Movies TBA

 

Westminster

Movie Nights
Westminster Civic Center Sunken Gardens
Thursday evenings in July
FREE

July 11 – Trolls Band Together
July 18 – Lilo & Stitch
July 25 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

 

Whittier

Family Movie Nights
Crafts and activities begin at 6pm, movies start at dusk
Saturdays
FREE

June 15 – Lilo & Stitch (Palm Park)
July 20 – A League of Their Own 1992 (Michigan Park)
August 10 – Jumanji 1995 (Parnell Park)

 

Yorba Linda

Movies in the Park
Eastside Community Park & Hurless Barton Park
Movies start at dusk (approx. 7:45pm)
FREE

Saturday, June 15
Saturday, July 20
Saturday, August 17
Saturday, October 19

 

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