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Here’s a Cheatsheet of Free Summer Movie Screenings in Los Angeles

Ivy Station movie night. Photo via Ivy Station

You didn’t think I was done with the cheatsheet series, did you? Just as I did with the free summer concert list, below you’ll find every free summer movie I could muster (mostly at outdoor venues) screening between now and the end of August in Los Angeles County.

The calendar leans heavy on the kid-friendly side (Charm, Lucaand Boss Baby all make multiple appearances) but there’s a mix of action-adventure blockbusters, comedies, and even some classics (White House, Some Like It Hot) on the rundown. What you won’t find, of course, is anything rated R. I guess if you want gratuitous sex and violence on film, you’ll have to pay. Still, I feel satisfied you can find at least one date on the calendar worth your time. And if not? Don’t worry, I’ll have more free ideas up on the blog soon (you should definitely subscribe to our newsletter if you don’t already).

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June 2022

June 21 (Tuesday) Moonlight Movies on the Beach screens Coconut at Grenada Beach in Long Beach. Starts at dusk.

June 21 (Tuesday) Hammer Museum’s Summer Night Cinema series screens Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song. Movie starts at 7:30 pm Galleries will open until the film begins.

June 22 (Wednesday) City of Long Beach Movies in the Park screens Charm at Admiral Kidd Park. Movie begins at dusk.

June 24 (Friday) Back to the Future screens at Ivy Station in Culver City. Movie starts at 8:30 pm

June 24 (Friday) City of Long Beach Movies in the Park screens Charm at Lincoln Park. Movie begins at dusk.

June 24 (Friday) Metro Art screens summer time at Union Station as part of a live activation that includes poetry performances and DJ sets. Event starts at 6:30 pm, and indoor entertainment begins at 7:30 pm

June 24 (Friday) The Audubon Center Debs Park hosts a Family Movie Night screening of Our Great Parks: A World of Wonder. Event starts at 6:30 pm

June 24 (Friday) The Central Hollywood Neighborhood Council hosts a screening of Coconut at the Hollywood Recreation Center. Movie starts at 8 pm

June 27 (Monday) City of Long Beach Movies in the Park screens Boss Baby Family Business at DeForest Park. Movie begins at dusk.

June 28 (Tuesday) Moonlight Movies on the Beach screens Black Widow at Grenada Beach in Long Beach. Starts at dusk.

June 28 (Tuesday) Hammer Museum’s Summer Night Cinema series screens Summer of Soul. Movie starts at 7:30 pm Galleries will open until the film begins.

June 29 (Wednesday) City of Long Beach Movies in the Park screens Boss Baby Family Business at MacArthur Park (Long Beach). Movie begins at dusk.

June 30 (Thursday) Moonlight Movies on the Beach screens cruel at Long Beach City College, Liberal Arts Campus. Starts at dusk.

June 30 (Thursday) Summer in San Gabriel screens Charm at Vincent Lugo Park. Movie starts at 8:30 pm, preceded by a family-friendly concert.

July 2022

July 1 (Friday) One Colorado Movies Under the Stars screens White House in Old Pasadena. Starts at 8:30 p.m.

July 1 (Friday) City of Long Beach Movies in the Park screens Boss Baby Family Business at Veterans Park. Movie begins at dusk.

July 6 (Wednesday) City of Long Beach Movies in the Park screens The Addams Family 2 at Stearns Champions Park. Movie begins at dusk.

July 7 (Thursday) Moonlight Movies on the Beach screens wall e at Long Beach City College, Pacific Coast Campus. Starts at dusk.

July 8 (Friday) One Colorado Movies Under the Stars screens Mary Poppins (1964) in Old Pasadena. Starts at 8:30 p.m.

July 8 (Friday) City of Long Beach Movies in the Park screens The Addams Family 2 at Somerset Park. Movie begins at dusk.

July 11 (Monday) City of Long Beach Movies in the Park screens Space Jam: A New Legacy at Bixby Park. Movie begins at dusk.

July 12 (Tuesday) Moonlight Movies on the Beach screens goonies at Grenada Beach in Long Beach. Starts at dusk.

July 13 (Wednesday) City of Long Beach Movies in the Park screens Space Jam: A New Legacy at Cesar E. Chavez Park. Movie begins at dusk.

July 14 (Thursday) Moonlight Movies on the Beach screens Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban at Long Beach City College, Liberal Arts Campus. Starts at dusk.

July 14 (Thursday) Summer in San Gabriel screens song 2 at Vincent Lugo Park. Movie starts at 8:30 pm, preceded by a family-friendly concert.

July 15 (Friday) One Colorado Movies Under the Stars screens Some Like It Hot in Old Pasadena. Starts at 8:30 p.m.

July 15 (Friday) City of Long Beach Movies in the Park screens Space Jam: A New Legacy at Atlantic Plaza. Movie begins at dusk.

July 15 (Friday) PCH Movies & Moonlight screens Luca at 2nd & PCH in Long Beach. Movie starts at sunset.

July 16 (Saturday) City of Long Beach Movies in the Park screens Space Jam: A New Legacy at Signal Hill Park. Movie begins at dusk.

July 17 (Sunday) Santa Monica Mountains Fund’s Silents Under The Stars screens Speedy (1928) at Paramount Ranch. Walking tours of the ranch start at 6:30 pm, film screens at 8 pm

July 17 (Sunday) Hammer Museum’s Family Flicks series screen Wolfwalkers. Starts at 11 a.m.

July 19 (Tuesday) Moonlight Movies on the Beach screens Dirty Dancing at Grenada Beach in Long Beach. Starts at dusk.

July 21 (Thursday) Moonlight Movies on the Beach screens Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl at Long Beach City College, Liberal Arts Campus. Starts at dusk.

July 22 (Friday) One Colorado Movies Under the Stars screens Wizard of Oz in Old Pasadena. Starts at 8:30 p.m.

July 22 (Friday) PCH Movies & Moonlight screens Zootopia at 2nd & PCH in Long Beach. Movie starts at sunset.

July 26 (Tuesday) Moonlight Movies on the Beach screens Charm at Grenada Beach in Long Beach. Starts at dusk.

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July 28 (Thursday) Summer in San Gabriel screens Jumanji (1995) at Marshall Park. Movie starts at 8:30 pm, preceded by a family-friendly concert.

July 29 (Friday) One Colorado Movies Under the Stars screens Breakfast at Tiffany’s in Old Pasadena. Starts at 8:30 p.m.

July 29 (Friday) PCH Movies & Moonlight screens brave at 2nd & PCH in Long Beach. Movie starts at sunset.

August 2022

August 2 (Tuesday) Moonlight Movies on the Beach screens Weird Science at Grenada Beach in Long Beach. Starts at dusk.

August 4 (Thursday) Moonlight Movies on the Beach screens Spiderman: No Way Home at Long Beach City College, Pacific Coast Campus. Starts at dusk.

August 5 (Friday) PCH Movies & Moonlight screens cars at 2nd & PCH in Long Beach. Movie starts at sunset.

August 6 (Saturday) Valley Cultural Foundation screens Charm at Warner Center Park. Starts at 7:30 p.m.

August 9 (Tuesday) Moonlight Movies on the Beach screens Luca at Grenada Beach in Long Beach. Starts at dusk.

August 11 (Thursday) Moonlight Movies on the Beach screens star wars rogue one at Long Beach City College, Liberal Arts Campus. Starts at dusk.

August 12 (Friday) PCH Movies & Moonlight screens song 2 at 2nd & PCH in Long Beach. Movie starts at sunset.

August 13 (Saturday) Valley Cultural Foundation screens Paw Patrol: The Movie at Warner Center Park. Starts at 7:30 p.m.

August 14 (Sunday) Santa Monica Mountains Fund’s Silents Under The Stars screens Beverly of Graustark (1926) at Paramount Ranch. Walking tours of the ranch start at 6:30 pm, film screens at 8 pm

August 14 (Sunday) Hammer Museum’s Family Flicks series screen Wajda. Starts at 11 a.m.

August 16 (Tuesday) Moonlight Movies on the Beach screens The Princess Bride at Grenada Beach in Long Beach. Starts at dusk.

August 18 (Thursday) Moonlight Movies on the Beach screens Wizard of Oz at Long Beach City College, Liberal Arts Campus. Starts at dusk.

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August 19 (Friday) PCH Movies & Moonlight screens The Boss Baby: Family Business at 2nd & PCH in Long Beach. Movie starts at sunset.

August 20 (Saturday) Valley Cultural Foundation screens cruel at Warner Center Park. Starts at 7:30 p.m.

August 27 (Saturday) Valley Cultural Foundation screens Jungle Cruise at Warner Center Park. Starts at 7:30 p.m.

TBA schedules

Just in case you think I forgot anything, there are a few movie series pipelined that I have yet to find specific film info for. They are as follows:

LA County’s Parks After Dark programming includes a HUGE slate of free movie nights and concerts at 34 parks around the county. The times and locations for movie nights look locked (at least according to this flyer) but I have yet to find specific film info for any of the scheduled dates. If and when I see they get released, I will add them to the calendar.

The Marina Del Rey tourism website mentions Marina Movie Nights will run on select Saturdays during this summer, but dates and movies are still TBA.

Plaza West Covina has slated three Tuesdays (July 12, July 26, August 9) for their Night Flix series, but no other info is yet available.

Did I miss anything? Feel free to hit me up at tips@welikela.com with any notes, errors or omissions, and I’ll be sure to update the list. Thanks for reading!


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