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Bay Area's Summer Outdoor Movie Nights in 2022Bay Area’s Summer Outdoor Movie Nights in 2022
By - posted 7/26/2022
Free Movie Screenings

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 more...

SF's "Sundown Cinema" Outdoor Film Nights Return May 27thSF’s “Sundown Cinema” Outdoor Film Nights Return May 27th
By - posted 5/17/2022
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Free Movie Screenings

Sundown Cinema returns for 2022 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 eight films in eight parks across San Francisco, beginning with Sister Act II at Dolores Park on May 27, more...

SF's Betty White 100th Birthday Tribute at Balboa TheatreSF’s Betty White 100th Birthday Tribute at Balboa Theatre
By - posted 1/11/2022
Free Movie Screenings, San Francisco

The historic Balboa Theater (built in 1926) is celebrating Betty White with a 6-hour Golden Girls marathon on the big screen. Mask and proof of vaccination required for entry. Betty White 100th Birthday Tribute Monday, January 17, 2022 | 1-7p Balboa Theatre, 3630 Balboa St., San Francisco FREE – First come first serve seating As more...

SF's Free Outdoor Movies are Back Starting August 27SF’s Free Outdoor Movies are Back Starting August 27
By - posted 8/20/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Free Movie Screenings, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Sundown Cinema is back, and just in time for San Francisco summer. Enjoy food, drinks, and film selections that celebrate the unique character and beauty of our city’s parks and neighborhoods. From now through October, Sundown Cinema is bringing five iconic films to five parks across SF, beginning with Sister Act more...

Waterfront Flicks is Back at Oakland's Jack London Square, Aug. 19Waterfront Flicks is Back at Oakland’s Jack London Square, Aug. 19
By - posted 8/17/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Free Movie Screenings, Oakland

Cozy up on the waterfront for a free outdoor movie night, part of Jack London Square’s Waterfront Flicks. On August 19, they’ll be featuring Pixar’s Up at dusk on the Ferry Lawn. Waterfront Flicks August 19, 2021 | Dusk Ferry Lawn, Jack London Square, Oakland FREE

SF's New Outdoor Summer Festival at Chase CenterSF’s New Outdoor Summer Festival at Chase Center
By - posted 7/31/2021
Fairs & Festivals, Free Movie Screenings, Get Out: Events, Sponsored

Thrive City, the 3.2 acre plaza surrounding the Chase Center hosts a free series of events throughout the summer including happy hours, DJ events, lectures, farmers markets, comedy shows, outdoor movies and Warriors-themed celebrations – all free and open to the public. The plaza features tons of seating and picnic areas, more...

San Mateo's "Coyote Point" Outdoor Movie NightsSan Mateo’s “Coyote Point” Outdoor Movie Nights
By - posted 7/14/2021
Free Movie Screenings, Get Out: Events, Parks & Beaches, Things to Do

Gather friends and family, pack a picnic and join CuriOdyssey for a fun-filled summer evening during Coyote Point Movie Nights in July, August, September and October at Coyote Point Park in San Mateo. Watch your favorite movies, experiment with fun CuriOdyssey science experiments, play creatively with San Mateo County Libraries, and more...

AMC Hosts Free Movies on "Fast Fridays" (April 30 - June 18)AMC Hosts Free Movies on “Fast Fridays” (April 30 – June 18)
By - posted 4/28/2021
Free Movie Screenings, Freebies

Thanks Alt 105.3 for letting us know about the free Fast & Furious film screenings.  In the lead up to the release of the latest film in the Fast & Furious franchise, F9: The Fast Saga, see every Fast & Furious film on the big screen to celebrate its arrival in more...

Free "Sneak Preview" Movie Passes are BackFree “Sneak Preview” Movie Passes are Back
By - posted 9/16/2020
Brand New, Free Movie Screenings

Movie theaters in the Bay Area may still be closed, but now to promote upcoming movies, the studios are starting virtual sneak previews. live stream movie nights. And you’re invited. We have exclusive codes to share to watermarked, live stream films direct to your computer or laptop (using Chrome/Firefox/Edge/Safari) Get First Crack at more...

Free “Crazy Rich Asians” Movie Day
By - posted 8/24/2018
Free Movie Screenings

Haven’t seen “Crazy Rich Asians” yet? Your tickets are going to be free! The Asian Art Museum has bought out the entire 3pm screening at the AMC Kabuki (1881 Post St., SF) ,on Sunday, August 26, 2018, and will be giving out tickets on a first-come-first-served basis starting at 2pm. The Details – Tickets more...

SF’s “Bring Your Own Dog” Outdoor Movie Night
By - posted 8/21/2018
Free Movie Screenings

SF Parks Alliance, DoTheBay, and Alamo Drafthouse host Sundown Cinema, an outdoor movie series spread across four iconic San Francisco parks. Expect food, drinks, music, neighborhood fun, and film selections that both cinephiles and casual moviegoers will love. Sundown Cinema will not only celebrate the unique character and beauty of San Francisco’s more...

Big Brother is Watching You: Free “1984” Film Day
By - posted 4/2/2017
Free Movie Screenings

For one day, big brother can be watched by you. YBCA is proud to join over 100 film and video exhibitors nationwide in showing this adaptation of George Orwell’s terrifying (and timely) dystopian novel 1984 on April 4, the “cold day in April” on which the novel and film begin. 1984 Free more...

Free Drive-In Movie Night
By - posted 9/18/2016
Free Movie Screenings

The West Wind Drive-in movie theaters in Concord and San Jose host a Free Drive-in Movie Night twice a year including a festival with live music, games and $1 nachos. All movies are double features. Admission is free. Gates open at 6 pm. Films start at dusk. Arrive early. Free Drive-In Movie Night Thursday, September 22, 2016 Gates more...

The Kickstarter Film Festival
By - posted 10/11/2015
Free Movie Screenings

For one night only, 31 theaters across the country and Canada — some of them funded with Kickstarter — will be screening and hosting their biggest festival yet. In San Francisco, the fest will be screened at Roxie Theater in the Mission District from 7-9 pm on Thursday, October 15, 2015. Kickstarter Film more...

Free Sing-Along “Wizard of Oz” Movie Night
By - posted 8/10/2014
Free Movie Screenings

Show up in costume and enjoy an evening of song, dance and cult movie classics on the waterfront with free outdoor screenings of popular musicals, as part of Jack London Square’s Sing-along Cinemas. This lively film series will screen fan favorites on special evenings at sundown. 2014 Sing-Along Movie Series Jack London Square, Oakland FREE August more...