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Bay Area’s Summer Outdoor Movie Nights in 2022

Kick back under the stars for outdoor movie nights in SF and around the Bay for summer 2022
By - posted 7/26/2022 No Comment

Summer means the weather (usually) gets a little warmer in the Bay Area and all the outdoor movie screens pop up. So get ready to bring a blanket, pack a picnic (and smuggle in a bottle of wine) and watch a movie under the stars.

San Francisco

Sundown Cinema

San Francisco hosts a free outdoor movie series with eight films in eight parks across the city. 

  • May 27 @ Dolores Park – Sister Act 2(sing-along) – sunset is 8:18pm + Oakland Interfaith Choir & Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
  • June 17 @ The Presidio, Civil War Parade Ground – The Rock(Rated R) – sunset is 8:34pm
  • July 8 @ Union Square – Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home – sunset is 8:34pm
  • July 29 @ Marina Green – Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part II – sunset is 8:29pm
  • August 19 @ India Basin Shoreline Park – Encanto (sing-along) – sunset is 7:57pm
  • September 9 @ Alamo Square – Indiana Jones & the Raiders of the Lost Ark – sunset is 7:26pm
  • September 30 @ Crane Cove Park – Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – sunset is 6:53pm
  • October 21 @ Jerry Garcia Amphitheater – Addams Family Values – sunset is 6:23pm + Halloween costume contest

East Bay

Oakland – Waterfront Flicks

Jack London Square is home to Oakland’s Waterfront Flicks in June and July. Join in on Thursday nights on the Marina Lawn; films start at 8:40 pm.

  • June 23rd: Spiderman No Way Home (PG)
  • June 30th – Respect (PG-13)
  • July 7th – Venom – Let There Be Carnage (PG-13) – Sponsored by 90’s Experience
  • July 14th – Encanto (PG)
  • July 21st – Dune (PG-13)
  • July 28th – Raya & The Last Dragon (PG)

Berkeley – Movies in the Park

Berkeley hosts outdoor movie nights screened on a large 20’x12’ inflatable movie screen on Friday nights in various beautiful parks (park locations varies).

  • July 29, 8:30pm – Wreck-it-Ralph
    Strawberry Creek Park, 1260 Allston Way
  • August 12, 8:15pm – Up
    Glendale La Loma Park, 1310 La Loma Ave
  • August 26, 8:00pm – Raya and the Last Dragon
    Grove Park, 1730 Oregon St
  • September 9, 7:30pm – Luca
    Cedar Rose Park, 1300 Rose St
  • September 23, 7:15pm – WALL-E
    Codornices Park, 1201 Euclid Avenue

Alameda – Starlight Movies in the Park

Alameda hosts free family movie nights on select Fridays. Event starts at 6:30 pm with games and crafts for kids, and the featured film starts between 8:15 – 8:45 pm, depending on darkness.

  • July 22 – Soul at Alameda Point Multi-purpose Field
  • August 19 – Encanto at Alameda Point Multi-purpose Field
  • September 16 – Sing 2 at Leydecker Field

Pennisula

Redwood City – Movies on the Square 2022

Redwood City hosts Double Features on Thursdays in Courthouse Square, June 9 through September 8, 2022. Kids movies starts at 6 pm, Bravemaker Independent Films start at 8 pm and Evening Feature Films start at 8:30 pm.

  • July 28 – The Addams Family 2 & Respect
  • August 4 – BraveMaker Film Fest & Spider-Man: No Way Home
  • August 11 – The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part & Cruella
  • August 18 – BraveMaker Film Fest & In the Heights
  • August 25 – Luca & Black Widow
  • September 1 – BraveMaker Film Fest & Ghostbusters: Afterlife

South Bay

San Jose – Starlight Cinemas

San Jose hosts free summer outdoor movies select Saturdays at dusk in St. James Park. 

  • July 30 – Zootopia
  • August 20 – Sing 2