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All of L.A.’s outdoor movies in one calendar

Sit back, relax and catch one of L.A.’s outdoor movie screenings, be it on a rooftop or even at a Hollywood cemetery

By Time Out contributors and Michael Juliano
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Looking for things to do this summer (and beyond)? Outdoor movies combine two things we love about L.A.: appreciation of movie-making and spending as much time as possible outside. Alfresco screenings usually start to pop up across the city in the late spring, be it atop rooftop bars, at L.A.’s best parks or even at a Hollywood cemetery.

But this year is all about the drive-in. And sure, things might be a little different (we’re pretty sure we never uttered the phrase “social distancing” last summer) but moviegoers can still pack together some picnic food and catch films both old and new. (If you’re looking for a fun date idea, this one takes the cake.)

Your best bet is to head on over to of guide to the best drive-in movie theaters in L.A. But on this page, we’ll be keeping track of any long-standing outdoor series that flip to a more social-distancing–friendly format. Be sure to check back all season long for updates on the list, as new screenings are always being added.

July

July 1: A Night at the Drive-In presents Love & Basketball + Crazy Rich Asians at Vineland Drive-In Theatre.

July 2: Tribeca Drive-In presents Jaws at the Rose Bowl.

July 2: Street Food Cinema presents Black Panther at Brandeis-Bardin Campus.

July 3: Street Food Cinema presents The Sandlot at Ontario International Airport.

July 3: Tribeca Drive-In presents E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial at the Rose Bowl.

July 3: Tribeca Drive-In presents The Neverending Story at the Rose Bowl.

July 3: Street Food Cinema presents Moana at Brandeis-Bardin Campus.

July 4: Tribeca Drive-In presents The Wizard of Oz at the Rose Bowl.

July 4: Tribeca Drive-In presents Apollo 13 at the Rose Bowl.

July 4: Tribeca Drive-In presents Field of Dreams at the Rose Bowl.

July 4: Street Food Cinema presents Independence Day at Brandeis-Bardin Campus.

July 5: Tribeca Drive-In presents Space Jam at the Rose Bowl.

July 5: Tribeca Drive-In presents Creed at the Rose Bowl.

July 8: Cinema Pop-Ups presents The Goonies at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park at San Juan Capistrano.

July 9: Tribeca Drive-In presents Palm Springs at the Rose Bowl.

July 9: Level 8 Drive-In presents La La Land at the Americana at Brand.

July 9: Cinema Pop-Ups presents Gravity at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park at San Juan Capistrano.

July 10: Level 8 Drive-In presents Raiders of the Lost Ark at the Americana at Brand.

July 10: Cinema Pop-Ups presents Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park at San Juan Capistrano.

July 11: Tribeca Drive-In presents Inside Out at the Rose Bowl.

July 11: Level 8 Drive-In presents Crazy Rich Asians at the Americana at Brand.

July 12: Tribeca Drive-In presents Spy Kids at the Rose Bowl.

July 12: Cinema Pop-Ups presents Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park at San Juan Capistrano.

July 15: A Night at the Drive-In presents Black Panther + Creed at Vineland Drive-In Theatre.

July 16: Tribeca Drive-In presents The Dark Knight at the Rose Bowl.

July 16: Level 8 Drive-In presents Jurassic Park at the Americana at Brand.

July 17: Street Food Cinema presents The Princess Bride at Ontario International Airport.

July 17: Tribeca Drive-In presents Mean Girls at the Rose Bowl.

July 17: Tribeca Drive-In presents Superbad at the Rose Bowl.

July 17: Level 8 Drive-In presents The LEGO Batman Movie at the Americana at Brand.

July 18: Tribeca Drive-In presents The Goonies at the Rose Bowl.

July 18: Tribeca Drive-In presents Straight Outta Compton at the Rose Bowl.

July 18: Level 8 Drive-In presents Black Panther at the Americana at Brand.

July 19: Tribeca Drive-In presents Friday Night Lights at the Rose Bowl.

July 19: Tribeca Drive-In presents Wonder Woman at the Rose Bowl.

July 23: Tribeca Drive-In presents Meet the Parents at the Rose Bowl.

July 23: Tribeca Drive-In presents Meet the Fockers at the Rose Bowl.

July 24: Tribeca Drive-In presents Girls Trip at the Rose Bowl.

July 24: Tribeca Drive-In presents Bridesmaids at the Rose Bowl.

July 25: Tribeca Drive-In presents The LEGO Movie at the Rose Bowl.

July 25: Tribeca Drive-In presents Inside Man at the Rose Bowl.

July 25: Tribeca Drive-In presents Do the Right Thing at the Rose Bowl.

July 26: Tribeca Drive-In presents Pee-wee's Big Adventure at the Rose Bowl.

July 26: Tribeca Drive-In presents Beetlejuice at the Rose Bowl.

July 29: A Night at the Drive-In presents Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse + Hook at Vineland Drive-In Theatre.

July 31: Street Food Cinema presents Napoleon Dynamite at Ontario International Airport.

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Stay tuned for more screenings to be added throughout the year.

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