Summer Movies in Orange County

(updated May 2018, more updates to come)

there are lots of outdoor movies to enjoy this summer with the kids!  check out this list of over 100 movies in Orange County this summer. movies on the beach, movies in the park, movies at local hotspots, and summer movie programs for kids. get your calendars out and plan to see a bunch…and guess what? most are FREE!!!!!!!!

Summer Kids Movie Mornings in Orange County

Regal Summer Movie Express at Regal Theaters
Tuesdays & Wednesdays • 10:00 am
Admission is $1

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse
10:00 am
Admission is $1
check individual theaters for dates and shows – Orange & Huntington Beach

Kiddie Matinee at Cinema City in Anaheim
tuesdays, wednesdays & thursdays • 9:00 am
Admission is $1 • Snack Packs $4

Cinépolis Summer Kids Series in Rancho Santa Margarita and Laguna Niguel
tuesdays • 10:00 am
Admission is $3

AMC Summer Movie Camp
wednesdays • 10:00 am
Admission is $4 and includes snack pack

Kid Series at Picture Show at Mainplace Mall
thursdays & fridays • 9:45 am
Admission is $1 or $5 with a snack pack

 

Outdoor Movies in Orange County

Movie Mondays at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts
8:00 p.m. • Admission is FREE
• Guests may bring their own snacks, chairs, blankets or picnics but tables, BBQs or large food set-ups will not be permitted. Food trucks will be on site for food purchases.

July 9th – Back to the Future
July 16th – The Princess Bride
July 23rd – Moonrise Kingdom
July 30th – The Mask of Zorro
August 6th – Star Trek

Movie Nights in the Backyard at Hotel Irvine
Doors open at 6 p.m. • Admission is $10 per person; free for children under 4
• Guests may bring their own snacks, chairs, blankets or picnics but tables, BBQs or large food set-ups will not be permitted. Food trucks will be on site for food purchases.

June 22 – The Greatest Showman
July 6  – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
August 31 – Black Panther

Movies in the Park in Orange County

June
6/1
Lantern Bay Park in Dana Point | 8:00 pm | The Lego Batman Movie
6/8
Lantern Bay Park in Dana Point | 8:00 pm | Beauty and the Beast
6/15
Lake Forest Sports Park | June 15, 2018 • 7:30 | The Lorax
Lantern Bay Park in Dana Point | 8:00 pm | Guardians of the Galaxy
6/16
Carbon Canyon Park in Brea | 6:00 pm | The Jungle Book
Eastside Community Park in Yorba Linda | 8:00 pm | Ferdinand
6/22
Orange County Great Park | 6:30 | Stagecoach
Buffalo Hills Park in Newport Beach | 6:30 | Despicable Me 3
Lantern Bay Park in Dana Point | 8:00 pm | The Little Mermaid
Arovista Park Amphitheater in Brea | 8:00 pm | Paddington 2
Stanton Central Park in Stanton | 8:00 pm | TBD
6/23
Orange County Great Park | 6:30 | Ferdinand
Carbon Canyon Park in Brea | 6:00 pm | The Lion King
Laurel Park in Los Alamitos | 6:00 pm | The Lion King
6/27
TeWinkle Park in Costa Mesa | 7:00 pm | Coco
6/29
Orange County Great Park | 6:30pm | Brigadoon
Stanton Central Park in Stanton | 8:00 pm | TBD
Arovista Park Amphitheater in Brea | 8:00 pm | The Secret Life of Pets
6/30
Craig Park in Fullerton | 6:00 pm | Guardians of the Galaxy
Orange County Great Park | 6:30pm | The Lego Ninjago Movie
Fullerton Museum Center | 8:00pm | Singing in the Rain

July
7/6
San Gorgonio Park in San Clemente | 8:00 pm |  Mary Poppins
Lake Forest Sports Park | 7:30 | The Lego Ninjago Movie
Orange County Great Park | 6:30 | Clambake
Stanton Central Park in Stanton | 8:00 pm | TBD
Arovista Park Amphitheater in Brea | 8:00 pm | The Sandlot
7/7
Craig Park in Fullerton | 6:00 pm | Honey I Shrink the Kids
Orange County Great Park | 6:30 | Peter Rabbit
7/13
Mason Park in Irvine | 6:00 pm | Trolls
Stanton Central Park in Stanton | 8:00 pm | TBD
Arovista Park Amphitheater in Brea | 8:00 pm | The Boss Baby
7/14
Orange County Great Park | 6:30 | The Greatest Showman
Orville R. Lewis Park in Los Alamitos | 6:00 pm | Coco
7/20
Lake Forest Sports Park |7:30 | Cars 3
Mason Park in Irvine | 6:00 pm | Ghostbusters
San Gorgonio Park in San Clemente | 8:00 pm |  Coco
Stanton Central Park in Stanton | 8:00 pm | TBD
Arovista Park Amphitheater in Brea | 8:00 pm | Coco
Champions Sport Park in Placentia | 7:30 | Incredibles
7/21
Hurless Barton Park in Yorba Linda | 8:00 pm | Coco
7/25
Balearic Park in Costa Mesa | 7:00 pm | Star Wars: The Last Jedi
7/27
Irvine Park in Orange | 6:00 pm | Zootopia
Arovista Park Amphitheater in Brea | 8:00 pm | Wonder
Champions Sport Park in Placentia | 7:30 | Big Hero 6
7/28
Little Cottonwood Park in Los Alamitos | 6:00 pm | The Lego Ninjago Movie

August
8/3
Irvine Park in Orange | 6:00 pm | Karate Kid
Champions Sport Park in Placentia | 7:30 | Despicable Me 3
8/7
Fountain Valley Recreation Center | 6:00 | Incredibles
8/10
Champions Sport Park in Placentia | 7:30 | Coco
Pearson Park in Anaheim | 8:00 pm | Coco
Yorba Park in Anaheim | 6:00 pm | The Secret Life of Pets
Lake Forest Sports Park | 7:30 | Despicable Me 3
8/17
Pearson Park in Anaheim | 8:00 pm | The Lego Ninjago Movie
Los Alamos Park in Fountain Valley | 6:00 | Zootopia
Champions Sport Park in Placentia | 7:30 | Cars 3
Yorba Park in Anaheim | 6:00 pm | A League of Their Own
8/18
Mustangs Field in Yorba Linda | 8:00 pm | Star Wars: The Last Jedi
8/22
TeWinkle Park in Costa Mesa | 7:00 pm | Despicable Me 3
8/24
Laguna Niguel Park in Laguna Niguel | 6:00 pm | Coco
Lake Forest Sports Park | 7:30 | The Lion King
Harper Park in Fountain Valley | 6:00 | Mulan
Champions Sport Park in Placentia | 7:30 | People’s Choice Movie
8/31
Laguna Niguel Park in Laguna Niguel | 6:00 pm | Raiders of the Lost Ark
Vista View Park in Fountain Valley | 6:00 | Trolls

September
9/7
Eisenhower Park in Seal Beach | 7:00 pm | TBT
9/14
Eisenhower Park in Seal Beach | 7:00 pm | TBT
9/15
Hurless Barton Park in Yorba Linda | 8:00 pm | Despicable Me 3
9/21
Eisenhower Park in Seal Beach | 7:00 pm | TBT
9/28
Eisenhower Park in Seal Beach | 7:00 pm | TBT

 

Movies on the Beach in Orange County

May
5/25
Newport Dunes |  May 25, 2018 • 7:30 | Willy Wonka
5/26
Newport Dunes |  May 26, 2018 • 7:30 | Transformers: The Last Knight
Beachfront Cinema in Huntington Beach | 7:00 | Despicable Me 3

June
6/1
Newport Dunes |  June 1, 2018 • 7:30 | Honey I Shrunk the Kids
6/2
Newport Dunes |  June 2, 2018 • 7:30 | The Boss Baby
Beachfront Cinema in Huntington Beach | 7:00 | Spiderman
6/8
Newport Dunes |  June 8, 2018 • 7:30 | Cars 3
6/9
Newport Dunes |  June 9, 2018 • 7:30 | Moana
6/15
Newport Dunes |  June 15, 2018 • 7:30 | Holes
6/16
Newport Dunes |  June 16, 2018 • 7:30 | Sand Lot
Beachfront Cinema in Huntington Beach | 7:00 | Wonder Woman
6/22
Newport Dunes | 7:30 | The Greatest Showman
6/23
Newport Dunes |  June 23, 2018 • 7:30 | Indiana Jones: Last Crusade
6/29
Newport Dunes | 7:30 | Spiderman: Homecoming
6/30
Newport Dunes | 7:30 | Tomorrow Land

July
7/6
Newport Dunes |  7:30 | Thor: Ragnarok
7/7
Newport Dunes |  July 7, 2018 • 7:30 | Avengers: Age of Ultron
7/13
Newport Dunes |  July 13, 2018 • 7:30 | Ant Man
7/14
Newport Dunes | 7:30 | Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Beachfront Cinema in Huntington Beach | 7:00 | Jaws
7/20
Newport Dunes | 7:30 | La La Land
7/21
Newport Dunes |  July 21, 2018 • 7:30 | Star Wars: Force Awakens
7/27
Newport Dunes | 7:30 | Wonder Woman
7/28
Newport Dunes |  7:30 | How to Train Your Dragon 2

August
8/3
Newport Dunes | 7:30 | Emoji Movie
8/4
Newport Dunes | 7:30 | Coco
8/10
Newport Dunes | 7:30 | Inside Out
8/11
Newport Dunes | 7:30 | Wall-E
Beachfront Cinema in Huntington Beach | 7:00 | Star Wars: The Last Jedi
8/17
Newport Dunes |  August 17, 2018 • 7:30 | Ghost Busters
8/18
Newport Dunes | 7:30 | Blade Runner
8/24
Newport Dunes | 7:30 | Despicable Me 3
8/25
Newport Dunes |  August 25, 2018 • 7:30 | Shrek
8/31
Newport Dunes | 7:30 | Up

September
9/1
Newport Dunes | 7:30 | The Peanut Movie
Beachfront Cinema in Huntington Beach | 7:00 | Coco
9/2
Beachfront Cinema in Huntington Beach | 7:00 | The Black Panther
9/7
Newport Dunes | 7:30 | Lilo & Stitch
Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point | 6:00 pm | Moana
9/8
Newport Dunes |  September 8, 2018 • 7:30 | Frozen
9/14
Newport Dunes | 7:30 | Iron Giant
Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point | 6:00 pm | Jaws
9/15
Newport Dunes |  September 15, 2018 • 7:30 | The Goonies
9/21
Newport Dunes |  September 21, 2018 • 7:30 | Flubber
9/22
Newport Dunes |  September 22, 2018 • 7:30 | Wizard of Oz
9/28
Newport Dunes |  September 28, 2018 • 7:30 | Chicken Run
9/29
Newport Dunes |  September 29, 2018 • 7:30 | Space Jam

 

Fun at Southern California Drive-in Movie Theaters

how about taking the kids to a drive-in movie theater…it’s a lot of fun!

click here for a list of drive-in movie theaters near Orange County.

FINALLY,

Don’t forget to check out the Sandy Toes and Popsicles Facebook Page for daily updates of events happening in Orange County!

AND….

how about entertaining those kids this summer. here’s a list of over 101 Things to Do with Kids in Orange County.

101 Things to Do with Kids in Orange County

AND….

how about entertaining the tweens and teens….

Fun Things to Do With Teens in Orange County

how about these great summer camps!

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PLUS….

how about these 10 Family Outings for $30!

Best Family Outings in Orange County

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