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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

Michael Juliano
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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 and continue into the fall, be it atop rooftop bars, at L.A.’s best parks or even at a Hollywood cemetery.

Most of our old favorites have returned outdoors, but there are still a couple of notable drive-in ones—enough so that we’ve 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.) Be sure to check back all year long for updates on the list, as new screenings are always being added.

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

For screenings with multiple movies on a single night, each film is separately ticketed unless otherwise noted.

OUTDOOR SCREENINGS

October

Oct 1: Movies on Location presents Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at Anheuser-Busch (Van Nuys).

Oct 1: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Coco + Hocus Pocus + Friday the 13th at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

Oct 1: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Practical Magic + Friday the 13th at LEVEL (DTLA).

Oct 1: Rooftop Movies at the Montalbán presents Scream at the Montalbán.

Oct 1: Melrose Rooftop Theatre presents E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial at E.P. & L.P.

Oct 2: Movies on Location presents Star Trek at Anheuser-Busch (Van Nuys).

Oct 2: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Coraline + Beetlejuice + Scream at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

Oct 2: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Hocus Pocus + Beetlejuice at LEVEL (DTLA).

Oct 2: Street Food Cinema presents Edward Scissorhands at the Autry.

Oct 2: Street Food Cinema presents Halloweentown at Veterans Memorial Park (Culver City).

Oct 2: Cinespia presents A Nightmare on Elm Street at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Oct 2: Rooftop Movies at the Montalbán presents The Shining at the Montalbán.

Oct 2: Melrose Rooftop Theatre presents Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom at E.P. & L.P.

Oct 3: Rooftop Cinema Club presents The Addams Family + The Shining at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

Oct 3: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Death Becomes Her at LEVEL (DTLA).

Oct 3: Melrose Rooftop Theatre presents Ghost at E.P. & L.P.

Oct 4: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Jurassic Park at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

Oct 4: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Breakfast at Tiffany’s at LEVEL (DTLA).

Oct 4: Melrose Rooftop Theatre presents Hocus Pocus at E.P. & L.P.

Oct 5: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Cruella at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

Oct 5: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Top Gun at LEVEL (DTLA).

Oct 5: Melrose Rooftop Theatre presents The Silence of the Lambs at E.P. & L.P.

Oct 5: Tropicana Movie Nights presents Beetlejuice at the Hollywood Roosevelt.

Oct 6: Rooftop Cinema Club presents A Quiet Place Part II at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

Oct 6: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Cruella at LEVEL (DTLA).

Oct 6: Melrose Rooftop Theatre presents I Know What You Did Last Summer at E.P. & L.P.

Oct 7: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Guardians of the Galaxy + Step Brothers at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

Oct 7: Rooftop Cinema Club presents A Quiet Place Part II + A Nightmare on Elm Street at LEVEL (DTLA).

Oct 7: Melrose Rooftop Theatre presents Labyrinth at E.P. & L.P.

Oct 8: Family Fridays presents Coco at the Huntington Library.

Oct 8: Rooftop Cinema Club presents The Nightmare Before Christmas + Top Gun + Scary Movie at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

Oct 8: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Superbad + Friday at LEVEL (DTLA).

Oct 8: Rooftop Movies at the Montalbán presents Friday th 13th at the Montalbán.

Oct 8: Melrose Rooftop Theatre presents Spaceballs at E.P. & L.P.

Oct 9: Street Food Cinema presents Jurassic Park at L.A. State Historic Park.

Oct 9: Cinespia presents Labyrinth at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Oct 9: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Frozen II + Ratatouille + Hocus Pocus + La La Land at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

Oct 9: Rooftop Cinema Club presents 10 Things I Hate About You + Carrie at LEVEL (DTLA).

Oct 9: Rooftop Movies at the Montalbán presents The Exorcist at the Montalbán.

Oct 9: Melrose Rooftop Theatre presents Jaws at E.P. & L.P.

Oct 10: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Soul + Monsters, Inc. + Jaws at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

Oct 10: Rooftop Cinema Club presents E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial at LEVEL (DTLA).

Oct 10: Melrose Rooftop Theatre presents The Fifth Element at E.P. & L.P.

Oct 11: Rooftop Cinema Club presents The Princess Bride at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

Oct 11: Rooftop Cinema Club presents The Great Gatsby at LEVEL (DTLA).

Oct 11: Melrose Rooftop Theatre presents Scream at E.P. & L.P.

Oct 12: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Crazy Rich Asians at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

Oct 12: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Cruella at LEVEL (DTLA).

Oct 12: Melrose Rooftop Theatre presents Twilight at E.P. & L.P.

Oct 13: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

Oct 13: Rooftop Cinema Club presents La La Land at LEVEL (DTLA).

Oct 13: Melrose Rooftop Theatre presents Cruella at E.P. & L.P.

Oct 14: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Clueless + Poetic Justice at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

Oct 14: Rooftop Cinema Club presents A Quiet Place Part II + Child’s Play at LEVEL (DTLA).

Oct 14: Melrose Rooftop Theatre presents American Psycho at E.P. & L.P.

Oct 15: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Paranorman + Hocus Pocus + A Quiet Place Part II at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

Oct 15: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Hocus Pocus + Get Out at LEVEL (DTLA).

Oct 15: Rooftop Movies at the Montalbán presents The Addams Family + It at the Montalbán.

Oct 15: Melrose Rooftop Theatre presents Seven at E.P. & L.P.

Oct 16: Street Food Cinema presents The Nightmare Before Christmas at the Autry.

Oct 16: Cinespia presents Blade at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Oct 16: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Frozen + The Sandlot + Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone + Zombieland at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

Oct 16: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Bram Stoker’s Dracula + Jawbreaker at LEVEL (DTLA).

Oct 16: Rooftop Movies at the Montalbán presents A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors + The Orphanage at the Montalbán.

Oct 16: Melrose Rooftop Theatre presents Jurassic Park at E.P. & L.P.

Oct 17: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Casper + The Goonies + The Great Gatsby at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

Oct 17: Rooftop Cinema Club presents The Witches of Eastwick at LEVEL (DTLA).

Oct 17: Melrose Rooftop Theatre presents The Goonies at E.P. & L.P.

Oct 18: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Bridesmaids at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

Oct 18: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Labyrinth at LEVEL (DTLA).

Oct 18: Melrose Rooftop Theatre presents Beetlejuice at E.P. & L.P.

Oct 19: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Pulp Fiction at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

Oct 19: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Jaws at LEVEL (DTLA).

Oct 19: Melrose Rooftop Theatre presents Practical Magic at E.P. & L.P.

Oct 19: Tropicana Movie Nights presents Scream at the Hollywood Roosevelt.

Oct 20: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Hocus Pocus at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

Oct 20: Rooftop Cinema Club presents What We Do in the Shadows at LEVEL (DTLA).

Oct 20: Melrose Rooftop Theatre presents Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone at E.P. & L.P.

Oct 21: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Back to the Future + A Nightmare on Elm Street at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

Oct 21: Rooftop Cinema Club presents The Return of the Living Dead + Poltergeist at LEVEL (DTLA).

Oct 21: Melrose Rooftop Theatre presents Scary Movie at E.P. & L.P.

Oct 22: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Beetlejuice + Practical Magic + Friday the 13th at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

Oct 22: Rooftop Cinema Club presents The Nightmare Before Christmas + Tales From the Crypt: Demon Knight at LEVEL (DTLA).

Oct 22: Rooftop Movies at the Montalbán presents Hocus Pocus at the Montalbán.

Oct 22: Melrose Rooftop Theatre presents Poltergeist at E.P. & L.P.

Oct 23: Street Food Cinema presents Hocus Pocus at Verdugo Park (Glendale).

Oct 23: Street Food Cinema presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Poinsettia Recreation Center.

Oct 23: Cinespia presents The Shining at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Oct 23: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Shrek + The Nightmare Before Christmas + Cruella + It at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

Oct 23: Rooftop Cinema Club presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show + The Exorcist at LEVEL (DTLA).

Oct 23: Melrose Rooftop Theatre presents Gremlins at E.P. & L.P.

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

Oct 24: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Psycho at LEVEL (DTLA).

Oct 24: Melrose Rooftop Theatre presents Jumanji at E.P. & L.P.

Oct 25: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Hocus Pocus at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

Oct 25: Rooftop Cinema Club presents The Lost Boys at LEVEL (DTLA).

Oct 25: Melrose Rooftop Theatre presents The Neverending Story at E.P. & L.P.

Oct 26: Rooftop Cinema Club presents E.t. The Extra Terrestrial at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

Oct 26: Rooftop Cinema Club presents The Craft at LEVEL (DTLA).

Oct 26: Melrose Rooftop Theatre presents Psycho at E.P. & L.P.

Oct 26: Tropicana Movie Nights presents The Shining at the Hollywood Roosevelt.

Oct 27: Rooftop Cinema Club presents A Quiet Place Part Ii at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

Oct 27: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Beetlejuice at LEVEL (DTLA).

Oct 27: Melrose Rooftop Theatre presents Halloweentown at E.P. & L.P.

Oct 28: Rooftop Cinema Club presents The Craft + TBD at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

Oct 28: Rooftop Cinema Club presents TBD + Tales From the Hood at LEVEL (DTLA).

Oct 28: Melrose Rooftop Theatre presents Hocus Pocus at E.P. & L.P.

Oct 29: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Goosebumps + Halloweentown + Halloween at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

Oct 29: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Hocus Pocus + Friday the 13th at LEVEL (DTLA).

Oct 29: Rooftop Movies at the Montalbán presents Beetlejuice + Pan’s Labyrinth at the Montalbán.

Oct 29: Melrose Rooftop Theatre presents Candyman at E.P. & L.P.

Oct 30: Street Food Cinema presents The Craft at the Autry.

Oct 30: Street Food Cinema presents Beetlejuice at L.A. State Historic Park.

Oct 30: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Matilda + Hocus Pocus + Beetlejuice + Scream at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

Oct 30: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Halloweentown + Halloween at LEVEL (DTLA).

Oct 30: Rooftop Movies at the Montalbán presents The Lost Boys + American Psycho at the Montalbán.

Oct 30: Melrose Rooftop Theatre presents It at E.P. & L.P.

Oct 31: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Monsters, Inc. + The Addams Family + Hocus Pocus at 1310 E Franklin Ave (El Segundo).

Oct 31: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Scream at LEVEL (DTLA).

Oct 31: Rooftop Movies at the Montalbán presents The Nightmare Before Christmas + The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Montalbán.

Oct 31: Melrose Rooftop Theatre presents Hocus Pocus (dress-up event) at E.P. & L.P.

DRIVE-IN SCREENINGS

October

Oct 1: Rooftop Cinema Club presents The Nightmare Before Christmas + Beetlejuice + Get Out at Santa Monica Airport.

Oct 2: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Coraline + Halloweentown + Hocus Pocus + The Shining at Santa Monica Airport.

Oct 3: Electric Dusk Drive-In presents The Nightmare Before Christmas at Glendale Sears Parking Lot.

Oct 4: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Sing + Cruella at Santa Monica Airport.

Oct 5: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Frozen + Grease at Santa Monica Airport.

Oct 7: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Shrek + Hocus Pocus + The Craft at Santa Monica Airport.

Oct 8: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Ratatouille + A Quiet Place + A Quiet Place Part II at Santa Monica Airport.

Oct 8: San Fernando Valley Halloween Drive-In presents Return To Oz + The Craft at Lake Balboa.

Oct 8: Electric Dusk Drive-In presents It at Glendale Sears Parking Lot.

Oct 9: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Monsters, Inc. + Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone + Mean Girls + The Exorcist (Director's Cut) at Santa Monica Airport.

Oct 9: San Fernando Valley Halloween Drive-In presents Frankenweenie + Sleepy Hollow at Lake Balboa.

Oct 9: Electric Dusk Drive-In presents Child’s Play + A Nightmare on Elm Street at Glendale Sears Parking Lot.

Oct 10: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Aladdin + The Goonies at Santa Monica Airport.

Oct 10: Electric Dusk Drive-In presents Casper at Glendale Sears Parking Lot.

Oct 11: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Raya and the Last Dragon + Cruella at Santa Monica Airport.

Oct 12: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Soul + The Sandlot at Santa Monica Airport.

Oct 13: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Up + The Great Gatsby at Santa Monica Airport.

Oct 14: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Tangled + Top Gun + The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Santa Monica Airport.

Oct 15: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Paranorman + 10 Things I Hate About You + Pulp Fiction at Santa Monica Airport.

Oct 15: San Fernando Valley Halloween Drive-In presents Teen Wolf + The Lost Boys at Lake Balboa.

Oct 15: Electric Dusk Drive-In presents Goosebumps + Pet Sematary at Glendale Sears Parking Lot.

Oct 16: Rooftop Cinema Club presents The Nightmare Before Christmas + The Princess Bride + Hocus Pocus + A Nightmare on Elm Street at Santa Monica Airport.

Oct 16: San Fernando Valley Halloween Drive-In presents The Nightmare Before Christmas + Gremlins at Lake Balboa.

Oct 16: Electric Dusk Drive-In presents Hocus Pocus + Poltergeist at Glendale Sears Parking Lot.

Oct 17: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Coco + Labyrinth + Jaws at Santa Monica Airport.

Oct 18: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Corpse Bride + La La Land at Santa Monica Airport.

Oct 19: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Goosebumps + A Quiet Place Part II at Santa Monica Airport.

Oct 20: Rooftop Cinema Club presents One of Us Is Lying at Santa Monica Airport.

Oct 21: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Back to the Future + Zombieland + The Lost Boys at Santa Monica Airport.

Oct 22: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Edward Scissorhands + Hocus Pocus + Carrie at Santa Monica Airport.

Oct 22: Electric Dusk Drive-In presents Friday the 13th + Friday the 13th Part 3 at Glendale Sears Parking Lot.

Oct 23: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Shrek + E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial + Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets + Get Out at Santa Monica Airport.

Oct 23: Electric Dusk Drive-In presents Scream + Carrie at Glendale Sears Parking Lot.

Oct 25: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Hocus Pocus + Jurassic Park at Santa Monica Airport.

Oct 26: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Night at the Museum + Practical Magic at Santa Monica Airport.

Oct 27: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Coco + Hocus Pocus at Santa Monica Airport.

Oct 28: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Halloweentown + Scream + Scream II at Santa Monica Airport.

Oct 29: Rooftop Cinema Club presents The Nightmare Before Christmas + Beetlejuice + Friday the 13th at Santa Monica Airport.

Oct 30: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Monsters, Inc. + The Goonies + Hocus Pocus + Night of the Living Dead at Santa Monica Airport.

Oct 31: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Coraline + The Addams Family + Halloween at Santa Monica Airport.

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