There is nothing more "summer in Los Angeles" than outdoor movie screenings and guess what: it's summer in Los Angeles right this second (Memorial Day weekend counts!). Here, then: Curbed's round-up of 12 spots to catch an outdoor screening this summer, with options for hipsters, parents, kids, and most other people who inexplicably don't fall into one of those camps. Let us know what we've missed in the comments or in an email to the tipline and we'll update later in the season. Happy summer!Read More
12 Places to Watch an Outdoor Movie in LA This Summer
Los Angeles, CA 90038
The long-running Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery is the hippest outdoor movie game in town, with a DJ and beloved cult programming.
2. Street Food Cinema
Los Angeles, CA 90037
It's food trucks, music, and newish classics at this summer-long Expo Park series.
3. Oscars Outdoors
Los Angeles, CA 90028
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences opened this outdoor screening park in 2012 after deciding not to build a movie museum on the lot. They host a wide variety of Oscars favorites all summer.
4. Electric Dusk Drive-In
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Having been ousted from the Historic Core by development plans, Electric Dusk moved into an old produce market site in the Fashion District. They show a mix of adult and family friendly stuff throughout the summer.
5. LA River Bike-In Movie Theater
Los Angeles, CA 90039
With the LA River open for free-form recreation for the first time this summer, the LA River Revitalization Corporation has also put together a few riverside screenings.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Lot of '80s and '90s favorites at this series (which moves around--the first event this weekend is at Santa Monica High); there are also local bands and food trucks.
7. Movies on the Green
Los Angeles, CA
The Valley Cultural Center hosts several kid-friendly movies throughout the season at Warner Center Park.
8. Moonlight Movies on the Beach
Long Beach, CA 90803
More family-friendliness and '80s classics, but these are screened on Granada or Mothers Beach.
9. Dive-In Movie Night
Pasadena, CA 91103
Watch a movie from the pool at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center.
10. Grand Park and Street Food Cinema Present Movies in the Park
Los Angeles, CA 90012
LA's new big gathering spot hosts family-friendly movies in August and September--they'll also have special guests (casts/crews), food trucks, and games.
11. LA Film Fest
Los Angeles, CA 90017
The LA Film Fest, which runs June 13 through 23, holds some free outdoor screenings at FIGat7th.
12. LA Film Fest
Los Angeles, CA 90071
The LA Film Fest, which runs June 13 through 23, holds some free outdoor screenings at California Plaza's Grand Performances series.