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Where to watch outdoor movies in the Bay Area

Sarah Medina

Grab your blanket (and a cocktail) and enjoy these open-air movie screenings. 

Waterfront Flicks

Cozy up on the waterfront this summer for free movies as part of Jack London Square's annual outdoor screenings. Take advantage of JLS's bevy of restaurants, such as the gourmet Mexican spot Nido or Irish bar Slainte, before the show. It's perfect for date night. Broadway and Embarcadero, Oakland

Aug 3: Selena

Aug 17: Moana

Film Night in the Park

Ready the popcorn, picnic blankets and your warmest coat: Film Night in the Park returns this summer with a series of free screening across San Francisco.

Aug 5: Footloose (Dolores Park)

Aug 26: La La Land (Washington Square Park)

Sept 9: The Graduate (Union Square)

Sept 24: The Breakfast Club (Dolores Park)  

Outdoor Movie Night

Pier 39 continues its anniversary celebrations with snacks, special giveaways and a movie night every last Friday of the month. Make a day of it with a stop at the nearby vintage arcade Musee Mecanique (Pier 41) and a loaf of sourdough from Boudin Bakery. Beach St and The Embarcadero

July 28: Mrs. Doubtfire

Aug 25: Inside Out

Sept 29: The Pursuit of Happyness

Starlight Movies in the Park

Alameda's kid-friendly film series features pre-show games (think tug-of-war) as well as crafts and a snack bar (serving ice cream and hot chocolate but no booze) before the movie starts at 8:15pm. Various locations 

July 28: Finding Dory

Sept 8: Moana   

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