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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 in your own car

By Time Out contributors and Michael Juliano
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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.

This past year has mostly been all about the drive-in, but we’re starting to see some of our old favorites return outdoors—enough so that we’ve now split up our schedule between true outdoor screenings and drive-in ones. Wherever they end up, 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.)

We’ll be keeping track of both our long-standing outdoor series favorites as well as some new ones as they flip to more social-distancing–friendly formats. Be sure to check back all year long for updates on the list, as new screenings are always being added.

Looking to see a movie any night of the week? Check out the best drive-in movie theaters in L.A., plus the best movie theaters that have reopened.

Outdoor screenings

May

May 1: Poolside Dinner and a Movie presents Fast Times at Ridgemont High at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE.

May 3: Tropicana Movie Nights presents The Wizard of Oz at the Hollywood Roosevelt.

May 4: Tropicana Movie Nights presents Reality Bites at the Hollywood Roosevelt.

May 6: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Selena at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 6: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Dazed and Confused at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 7: Rooftop Cinema Club presents La La Land at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 7: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Friday at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 7: Poolside Dinner and a Movie presents Pretty Woman at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE.

May 8: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Clueless at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 8: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Poetic Justice at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 8: Poolside Dinner and a Movie presents Selena at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE.

May 9: Rooftop Cinema Club presents The Sandlot at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 9: Rooftop Cinema Club presents The Big Lebowski at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 10: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Pretty Woman at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 10: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Step Brothers at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 10: Tropicana Movie Nights presents West Side Story at the Hollywood Roosevelt.

May 11: Rooftop Cinema Club presents The Greatest Showman at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 11: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Bridesmaids at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 11: Tropicana Movie Nights presents Garden State at the Hollywood Roosevelt.

May 12: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Mean Girls at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 12: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Point Break at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 13: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Grease at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 13: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Coming to America at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 14: Rooftop Cinema Club presents The Goonies at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 14: Rooftop Cinema Club presents The Silence of the Lambs at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 14: Poolside Dinner and a Movie presents Burlesque at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE.

May 15: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Jurassic Park at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 15: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 15: Poolside Dinner and a Movie presents Chicago at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE.

May 16: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Dirty Dancing at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 16: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Love & Basketball at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 17: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Back to the Future at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 17: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 17: Tropicana Movie Nights presents Funny Girl at the Hollywood Roosevelt.

May 18: Rooftop Cinema Club presents The Princess Bride at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 18: Rooftop Cinema Club presents 500 Days of Summer at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 18: Tropicana Movie Nights presents Lost in Translation at the Hollywood Roosevelt.

May 19: Rooftop Cinema Club presents The Notebook at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 19: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Love Jones at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 20: Rooftop Cinema Club presents E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 20: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Superbad at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 21: Rooftop Cinema Club presents The Great Gatsby at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 21: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Friday the 13th at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 21: Poolside Dinner and a Movie presents Iron Man at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE.

May 22: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Coco at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 22: Rooftop Cinema Club presents 50 First Dates at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 22: Street Food Cinema presents La La Land at L.A. State Historic Park.

May 22: Poolside Dinner and a Movie presents Captain America: The First Avenger at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE.

May 23: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Casablanca at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 23: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Boyz n the Hood at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 24: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Beetlejuice at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 24: Rooftop Cinema Club presents The Lost Boys at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 24: Tropicana Movie Nights presents Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at the Hollywood Roosevelt.

May 25: Rooftop Cinema Club presents The Breakfast Club at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 25: Rooftop Cinema Club presents True Romance at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 25: Tropicana Movie Nights presents Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind at the Hollywood Roosevelt.

May 26: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Desperately Seeking susan at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 26: Rooftop Cinema Club presents A Nightmare on Elm Street at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 27: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 27: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Above the Rim at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 28: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 28: Rooftop Cinema Club presents The Fifth Element at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 29: Rooftop Cinema Club presents 10 Things I Hate About You at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 29: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Scream at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 30: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Selena at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

May 30: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Wayne’s World at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

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July

July 3: Street Food Cinema presents Grease at Victory Park (Pasadena).

July 3: Street Food Cinema presents Jaws at Veterans Memorial Park (Culver City).

July 10: Street Food Cinema presents Purple Rain at Verdugo Park (Glendale).

July 10: Street Food Cinema presents Mean Girls at Will Rogers State Historic Park.

July 17: Street Food Cinema presents The Lion King at Westdrift Manhattan Beach.

July 24: Street Food Cinema presents Pulp Fiction at Will Rogers State Historic Park.

July 24: Street Food Cinema presents The Devil Wears Prada at Veterans Memorial Park (Culver City).

July 31: Street Food Cinema presents The Goonies at King Gillette Ranch.

July 31: Street Food Cinema presents The Princess and the Frog at Griffith Park.

Drive-in screenings

May

May 1: Late-Night Drive-In presents This Is Spinal Tap at Andaz West Hollywood.

May 1: Rooftop Cinema Club presents The Karate Kid at Santa Monica Airport.

May 1: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Poetic Justice at Santa Monica Airport.

May 2: Legion Drive-In presents Point Break at Hollywood Post 43.

May 3: Rooftop Cinema Club presents The Greatest Showman at Santa Monica Airport.

May 3: Rooftop Cinema Club presents The Lost World: Jurassic Park at Santa Monica Airport.

May 3: Legion Drive-In presents The Hangover at Hollywood Post 43.

May 4: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Casablanca at Santa Monica Airport.

May 4: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Coming to America at Santa Monica Airport.

May 4: Legion Drive-In presents The Bourne Identity at Hollywood Post 43.

May 5: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Selena at Santa Monica Airport.

May 5: Rooftop Cinema Club presents From Dusk Till Dawn at Santa Monica Airport.

May 5: Legion Drive-In presents Speed at Hollywood Post 43.

May 6: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar at Santa Monica Airport.

May 6: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Dazed and Confused at Santa Monica Airport.

May 7: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Coco at Santa Monica Airport.

May 7: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Love & Basketball at Santa Monica Airport.

May 7: Friday Night Flicks presents Cars at the Roadium Open-Air Market and Drive-In.

May 7: Legion Drive-In presents A Nightmare on Elm Street at Hollywood Post 43.

May 8: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Ratatouille at Santa Monica Airport.

May 8: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Superbad at Santa Monica Airport.

May 8: Electric Dusk Drive-In presents Dirty Dancing at Glendale Sears Parking Lot.

May 8: Electric Dusk Drive-In presents Ghost at Glendale Sears Parking Lot.

May 9: Rooftop Cinema Club presents The Goonies at Santa Monica Airport.

May 9: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Point Break at Santa Monica Airport.

May 9: Electric Dusk Drive-In presents Mamma Mia! at Glendale Sears Parking Lot.

May 10: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Grease at Santa Monica Airport.

May 10: Rooftop Cinema Club presents The Big Lebowski at Santa Monica Airport.

May 10: Legion Drive-In presents Napoleon Dynamite at Hollywood Post 43.

May 11: The Frida Cinema Pop-Up Drive-In presents Jacob’s Ladder at Mess Hall at FLIGHT (Tustin).

May 11: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Sunset Boulevard at Santa Monica Airport.

May 11: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Love Jones at Santa Monica Airport.

May 11: Legion Drive-In presents Stalag 17 at Hollywood Post 43.

May 12: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Jurassic Park at Santa Monica Airport.

May 12: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Fast Times at Ridgemont High at Santa Monica Airport.

May 13: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Ferris Bueller’s Day Off at Santa Monica Airport.

May 13: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas at Santa Monica Airport.

May 14: Rooftop Cinema Club presents The Little Mermaid at Santa Monica Airport.

May 14: Rooftop Cinema Club presents New Jack City at Santa Monica Airport.

May 14: Friday Night Flicks presents Despicable Me at the Roadium Open-Air Market and Drive-In.

May 14: Cinespia presents Psycho at the Greek Theatre.

May 15: Street Food Cinema presents Jurassic Park at King Gillette Ranch.

May 15: Rooftop Cinema Club presents The Breakfast Club at Santa Monica Airport.

May 15: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Carrie at Santa Monica Airport.

May 15: Cinespia presents The Princess and the Frog at the Greek Theatre.

May 16: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Labyrinth at Santa Monica Airport.

May 16: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Bridesmaids at Santa Monica Airport.

May 16: Electric Dusk Drive-In presents Finding Nemo at Glendale Sears Parking Lot.

May 17: Rooftop Cinema Club presents The Princess Bride at Santa Monica Airport.

May 17: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Almost Famous at Santa Monica Airport.

May 18: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Breakfast at Tiffany's at Santa Monica Airport.

May 18: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Blade at Santa Monica Airport.

May 19: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Pretty Woman at Santa Monica Airport.

May 19: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Step Brothers at Santa Monica Airport.

May 20: Rooftop Cinema Club presents The Greatest Showman at Santa Monica Airport.

May 20: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Wet Hot American Summer at Santa Monica Airport.

May 20: Electric Dusk Drive-In presents School of Rock at Glendale Sears Parking Lot.

May 21: Rooftop Cinema Club presents An American Tail at Santa Monica Airport.

May 21: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Pulp Fiction at Santa Monica Airport.

May 21: Friday Night Flicks presents Enchanted at the Roadium Open-Air Market and Drive-In.

May 21: Cinespia presents Best in Show at the Greek Theatre.

May 21: Electric Dusk Drive-In presents Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi at Glendale Sears Parking Lot.

May 22: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Jumanji: the Next Level at Santa Monica Airport.

May 22: Rooftop Cinema Club presents A Nightmare on Elm Street at Santa Monica Airport.

May 22: Cinespia presents The Bodyguard at the Greek Theatre.

May 22: Electric Dusk Drive-In presents Sicario at Glendale Sears Parking Lot.

May 23: Electric Dusk Drive-In presents Moana at Glendale Sears Parking Lot.

May 24: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Dirty Dancing at Santa Monica Airport.

May 24: Rooftop Cinema Club presents The Terminator at Santa Monica Airport.

May 25: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Citizen Kane at Santa Monica Airport.

May 25: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Reservoir Dogs at Santa Monica Airport.

May 26: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Mean Girls at Santa Monica Airport.

May 26: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Dumb and Dumber at Santa Monica Airport.

May 27: Rooftop Cinema Club presents 500 Days of Summer at Santa Monica Airport.

May 27: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Office Space at Santa Monica Airport.

May 27: Electric Dusk Drive-In presents Little Shop of Horrors at Glendale Sears Parking Lot.

May 28: Rooftop Cinema Club presents 10 Things I Hate About You at Santa Monica Airport.

May 28: Rooftop Cinema Club presents The Fifth Element at Santa Monica Airport.

May 28: Friday Night Flicks presents Armageddon at the Roadium Open-Air Market and Drive-In.

May 29: Street Food Cinema presents E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial at Santa Anita Park.

May 29: Street Food Cinema presents Back to the Future at Santa Anita Park.

May 29: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Aladdin at Santa Monica Airport.

May 29: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Candyman at Santa Monica Airport.

May 29: Electric Dusk Drive-In presents King Kong at Glendale Sears Parking Lot.

May 29: Electric Dusk Drive-In presents Jurassic Park at Glendale Sears Parking Lot.

May 30: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at Santa Monica Airport.

May 30: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Scream at Santa Monica Airport.

May 30: Electric Dusk Drive-In presents The Lion King at Glendale Sears Parking Lot.

May 31: Rooftop Cinema Club presents The Iron Giant at Santa Monica Airport.

May 31: Rooftop Cinema Club presents House Party at Santa Monica Airport.

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