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Drive-In Movies in Orange County for Summer 2021
It’s the year of Summer drive-in movies in Orange County – and we are here for it!
We’ve put together a growing list of places who are offering drive-in movies this Summer. If we missed one – please let us know! We’ll continue updating our list as the season goes on.
And if you’re looking for fun ways to keep your kids entertained through the Summer, check out our Summer Camp list where we share virtual camps! Stay safe!
List of Summer Drive-in Movies in Orange County
Vista Hermosa Sports Park
Get in your cars, grab your snacks and something cozy to keep you warm.. we are going to the Drive-In! Registration Opens May 3.
The City of San Clemente is bringing The Croods: A New Age to the meadows at Vista Hermosa Sports Park! Register your vehicle, for only $15. Each parking spot will be marked in advance with have 6ft of distance on both sides. Listen through your radio with an FM transmitter.
Vehicle Pre-registration for your vehicle is required! Due to safety and social distancing guidelines, walk-ups, bikes, and sitting outside yours cars is prohibited. Parking will open 90 minutes before the show and all vehicles must be in 15 minutes before showtime. Parking is first come, first served but will be checked in by time slots.
Orange County Great Park – Irvine
Space for this special event is limited, and guests must register in advance. The drive-in will be set up in parking lot 2 at the Great Park: Concert gates open at 4:30 p.m. and start at 5:30 p.m.; movie gates open at 6:45 p.m. and movies begin after sunset, approximately 8:15 p.m. Guests will be able to listen through amplified sound or tune in through their car radios via a special FM station for the events.
Summer Drive-In Series Schedule
- Saturday, August 1: Southland Mega Groove concert (Rocking the Decades), with an intermission performance by Irvine High School Youth Team Akustikoff finalists Haley Tran & Nathan Nguyen
- Saturday, August 8: The Secret Life of Pets 2 movie screening (Rated PG)
- Saturday, August 15: Tijuana Dogs concert (Dance Party Rock), with an intermission performance by Irvine High School Youth Team Akustikoff winner Ana Carvalho
- Saturday, August 22: Sonic the Hedgehog movie screening (Rated PG)
- Saturday, August 29: Yachty by Nature concert (Groovy Soft Rock)
Due to limited space available, these events are open to Irvine residents only. Admission is free and advanced registration is required. Tickets will be available at yourirvine.org beginning July 1.
The Orange County Great Park is located at 8000 Great Park Blvd., in Irvine. For more information, visit cityofirvine.org/specialevents or call 949-724-6606.
Movies at the Hangar – Tustin Hanger
This year’s summer movies have officially moved to the Tustin Hangar! The first ever drive-in movies will be starting Friday, July 24th. Pre-registration will open on Monday, July 20 at 9:00am, so call to get your spot. SPACES ARE VERY LIMITED!
www.tustinca.org/movies | (714) 573-3326
Summer Drive-In Movie Schedule
- July 24th – Zootopia
- July 31st – The Princess Bride
- August 7 – Toy Story 4
Zion Lutheran Church & School – Anaheim
The Frida Cinema’ Summer 2020 Pop-Up Drive In series continues!
Tickets are $28.16 per car including service fee, regardless of number of people in your car, and will be available exclusively at this link until sold out!
Summer Drive-In Movie Schedule
- July 8th – Grease
- July 9th – Labyrinth
Zion Lutheran Church & School is located at 222 N. East Street, Anaheim, CA 92805. Click here for map & directions. Gates open at 6:30pm, and Film begins at 8:30pm!
OC Parks Drive-In Movie Nights
OC Parks Sunset Cinema Movie Series
Friday nights, 6 p.m. (Event starts at 6 p.m., movie begins at sunset)
- June 18 – The NeverEnding Story (1984) @ Craig Regional Park
- June 25 – How to Train Your Dragon (2010) @ Carbon Canyon Regional Park
- July 2 – Independence Day (1996) @ Carbon Canyon Regional Park
Date: July 9
Movie: Dolittle (2020) @ Yorba Regional Park
Date: July 16
Movie: The Sandlot (1993) @ Yorba Regional Park
Date: July 23
Movie: Toy Story 4 (2019) @ Mason Regional Park
Date: July 30
Movie: Willow (1988) @ Mason Regional Park
August and September event details to be announced soon.
Worth the drive
Starlite Movies – GOONIES
Drive In Concert at The OC Fair and Event Center – Costa Mesa
The Fab Four returns for their annual summer shows in a brand new venue! All you need is 1 ticket per vehicle and each vehicle can have up to 4 people.
Summer Drive-In Concert Schedule
- July 31st: 7:00 & 9:00 PM
- August 2st: 7:00 & 9:00 PM
Please check the dimensions of your vehicle in order to purchase a ticket in the appropriate zone for your vehicle size.
Visit www.autosonicconcerts.com for ALL DETAILS, PROTOCOLS, ENTRANCE & PLANNING.
VEHICLES smaller than 7′ wide or 5’6″ tall or 17′ long are welcome to purchase tickets in any zone.
OVERSIZED VEHICLE with any dimension over 7′ wide or 5’6″ tall or 17′ long MUST purchase tickets in the OVERSIZED PREMIUM or OVERSIZED BACK ROW zone.
Drive In Concert at Grove of Anaheim – Anaheim
The Orange County by way of South Pacific four-piece band, Common Kings will perform two shows at City National Grove of Anaheim’s Drive-In OC.
- July 17th – 7:00 pm
- July 18th- 7:00 pm
Drive-in Movie Theaters near Orange County
443 N. Vineland Ave, City of Industry, CA
3035 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside, CA 92503
10798 Ramona Ave, Montclair, CA 91763
Originally published on July 5, 2020. Last Updated on June 8, 2021 by Pattie Cordova