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Orange County Summer Movies Guide (2024)

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Orange County Summer Movies Guide (2024)

Movies were big last year with drive-in movies. This year, they’re bigger and better because theaters are open AND cities are still hosting outdoor movies in Orange County! Twice as many movies to see this season.

Use this outdoor movies list to plan out your movie outings. We’ll update as we see more OC Summer movies listed so make sure you’re bookmarking this page for easy reference.

And if you’re looking for other free events in Orange County, check out our 2024 Orange County Summer Concerts Guide.

Did we miss one? Email ([email protected]) or message us on Facebook or on Instagram.

SUMMER MOVIES IN ORANGE COUNTY

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
Summer movies at movie theaters around Orange County

$2 Regal Theaters
Every Tuesday and Wednesday this summer, Regal will offer two movies during the first show of the day. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, which strives to enable youth to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens through voluntary after-school programs.

ALISO VIEJO
Movies in the Park in Aliso Viejo

FREE Grand Park – Aliso Viejo Community Association

Pre-Movie activities begin at 6:00pm Please visit www.avca.net or call the AVCA Office at 949-243-7750 for more information and guidelines for attending the event.

  • June 7, 2024 – Elemental
  • June 21, 2024 – Migration
  • July 12, 2024 – Minions – Rise of Gru
  • July 26, 2024 – Wish
  • August, 9, 2024 – Trolls Band Together

ANAHEIM
Movies in the Park in Anaheim

FREE OC Parks Sunset Cinema at Yorba Regional Park 

  • July 19, 2024 – Barbie
  • July 26, 2024 – National Treasure

BREA
Movies in the Park in Brea
FREE OC Parks Sunset Cinema at Carbon Canyon Regional Park 

  • June 21, 2024 – Migration
  • June 28, 2024 – Men in Black

COSTA MESA
Movies in Costa Mesa

FREE Movie Mondays at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Guests are welcome to arrive at 5:30 pm, with the movie starting at dusk (approximately 8 p.m.). Pre-show activities are available from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. Guests may bring their own snacks, chairs, blankets, or picnics, but tables, BBQs or large food set-ups will not be permitted. Seating will be first-come-first-served. George’s Café will be open and additional food trucks will be on site for food purchases. No outside alcohol is permitted; however, alcohol will be available for purchase at George’s Café for those of age 21+. Closed captioning will be included at all showings!

  • July 8, 2024 – The Muppets Movie
  • July 15, 2024 – Pitch Perfect
  • July 22, 2024 – Jurassic Park
  • July 29, 2024 – 13 Going on 30
  • August 5, 2024 – Back to the Future

DANA POINT
Movies in the Park in Dana Point

FREE Movies in the Park at Sunset Park

  • June 14, 2024 – Barbie

FREE Movies in the Park at Sunset Park

  • June 21, 2024 – Shrek

FREE Movies in the Park at Dana Woods Park

  • June 28, 2024 – Hook

FREE Movies in the Park at Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach

  • August 30, 2024 – The Goonies

FULLERTON
Movies in the Park in Fullerton

FREE OC Parks Sunset Cinema at Craig Regional Park 

  • June 7, 2024 – Wonka
  • June 14, 2024 – The Little Rascals

IRVINE
Movies in the Park in Irvine

FREE OC Parks Sunset Cinema at Mason Park 

  • July 12, 2024 – Trolls Band Together
  • July 19, 2024 – Barbie

Movies under the Stars in Irvine
FREE Spectrum Summer Cinema at Irvine Spectrum

  • Sunday, June 2 ‒ The Super Mario Bros Movie (2023)
  • Sunday, June 9 ‒ The Little Mermaid (2023)
  • Sunday, June 16 ‒ Cars
  • Sunday, June 23 ‒ PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie
  • Sunday, June 30 ‒ Barbie
  • Sunday, July 7 ‒ Wish
  • Sunday, July 14 ‒ Moana
  • Sunday, July 21 ‒ Lilo & Stitch
  • Sunday, July 28 ‒ Encanto
  • Sunday, August 4 ‒ Trolls Band Together
  • Sunday, August 11 ‒ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
  • Sunday, August 18- Elemental
  • Sunday, August 25 ‒ Toy Story

LA HABRA
Movies in the Park in La Habra
FREE Movies in the Park
Activities begin at 6:00 pm, and movies begin at dusk. For more information, please call 562-383-4200.

Titles and locations haven’t been selected yet. What movies would you like to see? Let us know at [email protected].

  • May 17, 2024 – Wish at Portola Park, 301 S. Euclid St.
  • June 21, 2024 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem at La Bonita Park1441 W. Whittier Blvd.
  • July 19, 2024 – Elemental at El Centro-Lions Park, 320 E. Erna Ave.
  • August 16, 2024 – Migration at Portola Park, 301 S. Euclid St.
  • September 20, 2024 – Jaws at Oeste Park, 2300 W. Lambert Rd.
  • October 19, 2024 – Coco at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 900 W. La Habra Blvd.

LA PALMA
Movies in the Park in La Palma
FREE Friday Family Films at La Palma Central Park
Movies start at 8:00 p.m. in Central Park. Seating is available on the grass field. Please remember to bring blankets and chairs. Drinks and snacks will be available to purchase. Admission and parking are free!

  • August 9, 2024 – Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • August 16, 2024 – The Little Mermaid (2023)
  • August 23, 2024 – PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie
  • August 30, 2024 -Kung Fu Panda 4

LAGUNA NIGUEL
Movies in the Park in Laguna Niguel

FREE OC Parks Sunset Cinema at Laguna Niguel Regional Park 

  • August 16, 2024 – The Super Mario Bros. Movie
  • August 23, 2024 – 13 Going on 30

LAKE FOREST
Movies in the Park in Lake Forest

FREE Movies in the Park – Lake Forest Sports Park & Recreation Center

  • June 14, 2024 – Back to the Future
  • July 12, 2024 – The Super Mario Bros. Movie
  • August 9 – Soul

NEWPORT BEACH
Movies in the Park in Newport Beach
FREE Movie in the Park at Marina Park

Bring family, friends and neighbors out to Marina Park to enjoy some fresh air, free popcorn, free candy, free activities, and a live screening of “Lightyear”. The event begins at 7:00 p.m. around dusk. Remember to bring a chair, blanket, or towel for comfortable sitting during the movie.

  • May 31, 2024 – Super Mario Bros. Movie
  • July 12, 2024 – Kung Fu Panda 4
  • August 9, 2024 – Migration
  • September 13, 2024 – Wonka

ORANGE
Summer movies at movie theatres in Orange
$1.75 Summer Movie Clubhouse at Cinemark | $1 OFF deals on kids’ snack packs, large popcorns & large drinks during Summer Movie Clubhouse showtimes.

  • June 10-13, 2024 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
  • June 17-20, 2024 – Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • June 24-27, 2024 – Shrek
  • July 1-4, 2024 – Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie
  • July 8-11, 2024 – The LEGO Movie
  • July 15-18, 2024 – Trolls Band Together
  • July 22-25, 2024 – How to Train Your Dragon
  • July 29-August 1, 2024 – Migration
  • August 5-8, 2024 – Hotel Transylvania
  • August 12-15, 2024 – Paddington 2

Summer movies at the Park in Orange
FREE
OC Parks Sunset Cinema at Irvine Regional Park 

  • August 2, 2024 – Frozen II
  • August 9, 2024 – Napoleon Dynamite

FREE City of Orange Movies in the Park

  • June 7, 2024 – The Sandlot @ Handy Park

SANTA ANA
Summer movies at movie theatres in Santa Ana
$1.00 Summer Movie Series at Picture Show | $4 for ticket plus movie meal (tray of popcorn, small drink, fun size candy) – 9:15 am showing

  • June 12 and 14 – Shrek 2
  • June 19 and 21 – Abominable
  • June 26 and 28 – The Amazing Maurice
  • July 3 and 5 – Kung Fu Panda
  • July 10 and 12 – The Land Before Time
  • July 17 and 19 – How to Train Your Dragon
  • July 24 and 26 – Despicable Me
  • July 31 and August 2 – Puss in Boots
  • August 7 and 9 – Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

FREE Movies in the Park
Lights, camera, action! Bring your friends and family to our annual Movies in the Park series every Friday beginning June 7. 5:30pm. Movie begins after sunset.
Popcorn will be available while supplies last and in partnership with the Power of One Foundation.

At each movie, guests can look forward to inflatables and themed activities. Food will be available for purchase from rotating food vendors.

Headsets will be available for alternate audio in Spanish. Recommended that guests arrive early to secure their spots and find parking. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics

  • June 7, 2024 – The Super Mario Bros Movie @ Memorial Park
  • June 14, 2024 – Elemental @ Adams Park
  • June 21, 2024 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem @ Roosevelt-Walker Community Center
  • June 28, 2024 – Trolls Band Together @ El Salvador Park
  • July 12, 2024 – Aladdin (2019) @ Heritage Park
  • July 19, 2024 – Kung Fu Panda 4 @ Rosita Park
  • July 26, 2024 – Tarzan (1999) @ Santa Ana Zoo

STANTON
Movies in the Park in Stanton

FREE Movies Under the Stars at Stanton Central Park
Enjoy an evening with family and friends at our Movie Nights Under the Stars series! Grab a blanket, chairs and some snacks and join us for FREE viewings of our favorite movies this year. Vendors may be onsite with snack and meal options, but feel free to bring your own family picnic! 8:00am-10:00pm

  • July 12, 2024
  • July 19, 2024
  • July 26, 2024
  • August 2, 2024

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Originally published on May 10, 2024. Last Updated on June 12, 2024 by Pattie Cordova

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