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2023 Hayes Valley’s Free Spring Outdoor Movie Nights (March 24 – April 21)

Every Friday Through April 21st.
Friday, April 7, 2023 - 7:45 pm to 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Proxy | 432 Octavia Blvd, San Francisco, CA

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2023 Hayes Valley’s Free Spring Outdoor Movie Nights (March 24 – April 21)

The 2023 PROXY Spring Series of outdoor cinema is back & kicks off on Friday, March 24th at the Proxy Community Walk-in Theater.

Presented by Here for Now, these free evening film screenings at the Proxy Walk-In Theater begin at 7:45PM with ‘doors’ opening at 7PM.

Come early to claim a good spot, enjoy a frosty Fort Point Beer or wine by Fig & Thistle(all proceeds support outdoor cinema at Proxy), and delicious ice cream from Hometown Creamery and fare from local food trucks Mozzeria, Bobcha, Momolicious, and The Waffle Roost.

At PROXY, we celebrate diversity both on the screen, behind the camera, and in the audience. Ensuring access to all in our community is a priority. Our screenings are relaxed gatherings and have English SDH captioning or subtitles available upon request where noted. Please reach out to info@proxysf.net for availability or if you have other specific needs or questions!  

2023 PROXY Spring Series
Free Outdoor Movie Night
Every Friday | March 24 to April 21, 2023 | Doors at 7p, Films at 7:45pm
Proxy, 432 Octavia St, San Francisco
FREE (food & drinks for purchase)

Full Spring Movie lineup

  • Friday, March 24th  |   NOPE  |   Directed by Jordan Peele, 2022 [R] *English SDH
  • Friday, March 31st  |  ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED |   Directed by Laura Poitras, 2022 [not rated] 
  • Friday, April 7th  |  TILL  |   Directed by Chinonye Chukwa, 2022 [PG-13] *English SDH
  • Friday, April 14th  |  maɬni – towards the ocean, towards the shore  |   Directed by Sky Hopinka, 2020 [not rated] 
  • Friday, April 21st  |  MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON  |   Directed by Dean Fleischer Camp, 2021 [PG] *English subtitles


> What is a walk-in theater and where is it located?
The PROXY Walk-in Theater is an open-air venue with a cinema-quality screen and projector—like a drive-in movie theater without the cars. It’s located in the heart of San Francisco, at 432 Octavia Street at the corner of Hayes Street.

> Do I need tickets?
Screenings are FREE and open to all, and because it’s outdoors, people are welcome to drop in throughout the evening. Tickets aren’t needed, but we encourage you to register on Eventbrite or Facebook to stay up-to-date on any program changes that may occur.

> Are there seats in the walk-in theater?
Most people enjoy movies at PROXY “picnic style” on blankets, sleeping bags, or low camp chairs—claiming a spot on a first come, first served basis.

> Are the films suitable for families?
Our mission is to introduce the best of new film to as wide an audience as possible. However, some themes and content may not be for everyone. We’ve provided ratings when available, but please review each film to make an appropriate personal judgment for you and your family.

>  Can I bring my pet?
We ask that your pet remains on leash and is quiet during the entire programming.

> Is food available during the screenings?
There will be a food truck and Fort Point Beer for sale onsite, with beer proceeds supporting ongoing programming at PROXY. Attendees can also pack a picnic from home or enjoy takeout from Hayes Valley’s many great restaurants. However, laws prohibit any outside alcohol at PROXY.

> What if it rains?
Rain happens. If it’s in the forecast, we’ll decide one day before whether to reschedule a screening. We will alert those who have registered by email. Otherwise, watch for updates on our FacebookTwitterInstagram, and our website.

> Won’t it be cold?
Evenings in San Francisco typically are cool to cold. We recommend bringing warm layers, blankets or sleeping bags, and a few friends to stay cozy.

> Is there parking close by?
Hayes Valley is well served by San Francisco’s transit systems and bicycle network. We encouraging using alternative transportation to attend all events at PROXY, but limited parking is available in nearby garages:

—Civic Center Garage: 355 McAllister Street (between Polk + Larkin)
—Performing Arts Garage: 360 Grove Street (between Gough + Franklin)
—CityPark Opera Plaza: 601 Van Ness Avenue (between Turk + Golden Gate)

> This is amazing, how can I help?
If you enjoy watching movies outside at PROXY, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to our affiliated nonprofit HERE FOR NOW.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, In Person, Movies, Outdoor Movie Night, Outdoors
Venue: Proxy
Address: 432 Octavia Blvd, San Francisco, CA

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