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Friday, September 9, 2022 - 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Alamo Square Park | Scott St. & Fulton St., San Francisco, CA

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“Sundown Cinema” SF’s Outdoor Movie Night in the Park (2024)

Sundown Cinema returns for 2024 just in time for another summer in San Francisco.

This free outdoor movie series, the only one of its kind in the Bay Area, will feature seven films in seven parks across San Francisco, beginning on Friday, May 17, at Dolores Park with a Selena sing-along.

Sundown Cinema will bring seven films and pre-show entertainment to seven SF parks across the city, including sing-alongs, car chases, home videos, and family-friendly hits.

Sundown Cinema debuts Friday, May 17, at Dolores Park with a Selena sing-along. Next, the series will head to the Presidio Civil War Parade Ground for a screening of Bullitt on June 14. For the first time, Sundown Cinema will be hosted at Glen Park for the David Bowie-led cult classic Labyrinth on July 12.

In another first, Sundown Cinema is partnering with the Prelinger Archives to screen SF’s Lost Landscapes: Found Home Movies. The film, cut and edited specially for Sundown Cinema, is an eclectic montage of lost and rarely-seen historical film clips showing life, survival, and celebration in San Francisco as captured by amateurs. The footage is carefully curated by Rick Prelinger, a Bay Area guerrilla archivist who collects the uncollected and makes it accessible.

Other highlights for the 2024 season include Barbie at the Ferry Building and The Princess and the Frog at India Basin Waterfront. The season culminates with The Nightmare Before Christmas, plus a Halloween costume contest and sing-along, at Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in McLaren Park on October 18.

2024 “Sundown Cinema” Film Night in the Park

All movies will begin shortly after sundown
Free and open to the public
– SF Parks Alliance Members can reserve seats for $35 each

2024 Sundown Cinema Schedule
● Friday, May 17 @ Dolores Park – Selena (sing-along)
● Friday, June 14 @ Presidio – Bullitt
● Friday, July 12 @ Glen Park – Labyrinth
● Friday, August 2 @ The Ferry Building – Barbie
● Friday, September 6 @ Duboce Park – SF’s Lost Landscapes: Found Home Movies
● Friday, October 4 @ India Basin Waterfront – The Princess and the Frog
● Friday, October 18 @ Jerry Garcia Amphitheater – The Nightmare Before Christmas (costume contest)

The entire series is free and open to the public, Exclusive access to purchase reserved seating is available here to existing SF Parks Alliance members, as well as to anyone who joins as a new member. Membership supports SF Parks Alliance and its work to create, sustain, and advocate for parks and public spaces across San Francisco. Learn more.

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
Address: Scott St. & Fulton St., San Francisco, CA