2017 List of Free Summer Movies in Orange County!

Happy Summer! Do you love getting together with friends to watch movies under the stars? Well grab your beach chairs, blankets, and pack a picnic to share because here is a list of free summer movies in Orange County. There’s Movie Mondays at Segerstrom Center, Moonlight Movies on the Beach, Movie on the Lawn at the OC Great Park, Movies on the Beach at Newport Dunes, and new this year – Sunset Cinemas at various OC Parks!

Photo Courtesy OC Parks.  Photo Courtesy OC Parks.


June 3 – August 18

The County of Orange and OC Parks are pleased to present the first Sunset Cinema film series featuring 12 free movies at Carbon Canyon Regional Park, Craig Regional Park, Salt Creek Beach, Mason Regional Park, Laguna Niguel Regional Park, and Yorba Regional Park. Sunset Cinema will screen recent favorite and popular classic films June 3 – August 18 around sunset. All movies are free to attend, with free parking beginning at 6 p.m. and show times starting around 8 p.m. after the sun has set. Food trucks will be serving on-site. For more information visit www.ocparks.com.

2017 OC Parks Sunset Cinema Schedule

  • Carbon Canyon Regional Park, 4442 Carbon Canyon Rd, Brea, CA 92823
    • Saturday, June 3: Pete’s Dragon (PG)
    • Saturday, June 10: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (PG)
  • Craig Regional Park, 3300 State College Blvd. Fullerton, CA 92835
    • Saturday, June 17: The LEGO Batman Movie (PG)
    • Saturday, June 24: The Princess Bride (PG)
  • Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach, 33333 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point, CA 92629
    • Saturday, July 1: Sing (PG)
    • Saturday, July 8: The Goonies (PG)
  • Mason Regional Park, 18712 University Drive, Irvine, CA 92612
    • Friday, July 14: Moana (PG)
    • Friday, July 21: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (PG-13)
  • Laguna Niguel Regional Park, 28241 La Paz Road, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
    • Friday, July 28: Finding Dory (PG)
    • Friday, August 4: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (PG)
  • Yorba Regional Park, 7600 E. La Palma, Anaheim, CA 92807
    • Friday, August 11: A Bug’s Life (PG)
    • Friday, August 18: The Sandlot (PG)

“We are excited to invite the community to OC Parks Sunset Cinema,” Michelle Steel, Chairwoman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, said. “These free events welcome locals and visitors alike to gather outside and enjoy their favorite films under the summer sky.”

Movies on the Beach at Newport Dunes, Newport Beach, CA

May 26 – September 30, 2017

Open to RV Park and Marina guests, Newport Dunes’ Movies on the Beach is offered every weekend from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The whole family can enjoy the movies so bring the kids. Be sure to bring blankets, beach chairs and jackets for the cool summer nights. www.newportdunes.com/resort/recreation-area-guide/

Photo Courtesy Segerstrom Center for the Arts.  Photo Courtesy Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

Movie Mondays at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA

July 10 – Aug 7, 2017

Their new Julianne and George Argyros Plaza may be undergoing a transformation this summer, but that’s not stopping them from another season of FREE films at Segerstrom Center’s FREE Movie Mondays! New this year, closed captioning will be included at all showings! They are showing five titles this summer on consecutive Mondays (July 10 – Aug 7). Set-up begins at 5:30 pm with the movie starting at dusk (around 8pm). Food trucks which will be available for purchase. Due to construction, their viewing area will be smaller so no tables, BBQs, or large food set-ups will be permitted due to the limited space. www.scfta.org/moviemondays

  • July 10 – BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S NR, 115 minutes (1961)
  • July 17 – THE WIZ Rated G, 134 minutes (1978)
  • July 24 – STAND AND DELIVER Rated PG, 103 minutes (1988)
  • July 31 – EDWARD SCISSORHANDS Rated PG, 105 minutes (1990)
  • August 7 – SCHOOL OF ROCK Rated PG-13, 108 minutes (2003)

Movies on the Lawn – Irvine, California

Orange County Great Park, Terraced Lawn, 6950 Marine Way, Irvine, CA 92618

Watch family-favorite movies on the outdoor big screen. Bring low-back chairs, blankets and a picnic, or purchase items from the food trucks or snack bar. Movies begin at dusk and are weather permitting; admission is free.

Moonlight Movies on the Beach – Long Beach, California

June 15 through August 22, 2017

Alfredo’s Beach Clubs “Moonlight Movies on the Beach” Movies are FREE and there is plenty of FREE PARKING. Dinner, Snacks and Popcorn available for purchase. Movies on the Beach start at Dusk (approx. 8 p.m.) There are three locations. “Sunsets on The Beach” (Granada Beach) is at 5101 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA. Cherry Beach is at 1 Juneipero Ave, Long Beach, CA. Alamitos Beach is at Alamitos Beach Parking Lot, Long Beach, CA. www.alfredosbeachclub.com/seafest-movie.html#granada

2017 Movie Schedule

  • June 15, 2017 – Location: Granada Beach – Rogue One Star Wars
  • June 20, 2017 – Location: Granada Beach – Secret Life of Pets
  • June 27, 2017 – Location: Granada Beach – Mean Girls
  • June 29, 2017 – Location: Alamitos Beach – Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them
  • July 11, 2017 – Location: Granada Beach – Pirates of the Caribbean – The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • July 13, 2017 – Location: Cherry Beach – Napoleon Dynamite
  • July 18, 2017 – Location: Granada Beach – The Breakfast Club
  • July 25, 2017 – Location: Granada Beach – The Little Mermaid

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