We're about halfway through summer (booooo), and if you haven't seen an outdoor movie yet, we're kicking you out of Los Angeles (lovely weather and movies, that's what we do). Or we'll give you one last chance: here's our updated map of places to catch an outdoor film screening this summer. Use it!Read More
UPDATE: 18 Places to Watch Outdoor Movies 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.
13. Friday Night Flicks
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Everyone's favorite eyesore, Pershing Square, hosts movies throughout the summer--buddy flicks in July, animated movies in August, and back to school films in September.
14. Cinema on the Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Santa Monica hosts films on the Third Street Promenade through July.
15. Silver Lake Picture Show
Los Angeles, CA 90026
The SLPS hosts hipster-friendly movies and live music at the Sunset Triangle Plaza through September.
16. Sunset Strip Market
West Hollywood, CA 90069
The market includes family-friendly movies on many Thursday nights.
17. Old Pasadena Film Festival
Pasadena, CA 91105
Old Town hosts free screenings of new and old classics at various spots throughout July.
18. Summer Movie Series
The Natural History Museum is showing Los Angeles-themed movies (with intros by film critics) in its new Nature Gardens this summer.