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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk’s 2023 “Free Movies on the Beach” (June 16-Aug 11)

Every Friday through August 11th.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk hosts free outdoor movies right on the sand every Friday during Summer 2023

FREE Movies on the Beach
Friday Nights at 9pm
June 16 – August 11, 2023
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Beach In Front Of The Colonnade

There’s nothing like watching your favorite movies right on the beach with the smell of kettle corn, corn dogs, and saltwater taffy filling the air!
Admission FREE!

Bring the family and your blanket or low-back chair and join us!

2023 Santa Cruz Free Movies on the Beach Schedule

  • June 16 – The Lost Boys – Filmed in Santa Cruz!
  • June 23 – Mamma Mia!
  • June 30 – Space Jam
  • July 7 – Labyrinth
  • July 14 – Selena
  • July 21 – Minions: The Rise of Gru
  • July 28 – Top Gun: Maverick
  • August 4 – Shrek
  • August 11 – The Neverending Story

Each movie will include a 15-minute intermission.

Seating is first-come, first-served.

Smoking is not permitted on the beach or Boardwalk. Alcohol and glass are prohibited on the beach.

A limited number of assistive listening devices (ALDs) are available for check-out at the Mini Golf Kiosk inside Neptune’s Kingdom.

If you require other special accommodations or would like to request Closed Captioning, please contact the Manager on Duty at least 48 hours in advance of the movie at (831) 423-5590.

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This event is scheduled every Friday:
Please be aware that recurring events like this may occasionally be cancelled or postponed by the promoter - especially on holidays. We always suggest you contact the promoter or venue to confirm for a particular day.