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2021 Orange County Summer Movies Guide

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2021 Orange County Summer Movies Guide

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.

2021 Orange County Summer Movies Guide - livingmividaloca.com

This Orange County Summer movies list is organized by city and noted where the entrance are FREE. Use it as a jumping off point to celebrate the summer season in Orange County and choose a few Summer movies events to attend.

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SUMMER MOVIES IN ORANGE COUNTY

ANAHEIM
Summer movies at movie theatres in Anaheim
$1 Cinema City Theaters | $4 kid’s snack packs

  • June 22-23 – How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • June 29-30 – The Secret Life of Pets
  • July 6-7 – Sing
  • July 13-14 – Minions
  • July 20-21 – Trolls: World Tour
  • July 27-28 – Madagascar

Movies in the Park in Anaheim
FREE OC Parks Sunset Cinema at Yorba Regional Park 

  • July 9 – Dolittle 
  • July 16 – The Sandlot

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

  • June 25 – How to Train Your Dragon
  • July 2 – Independence Day

CORONA DEL MAR
Movies in the Park in Corona Del Mar

FREE Movie in the Park at Grant Howald Park

  • September 10 – Raya and the Last Dragon

COSTA MESA
Drive-in Movies in Costa Mesa
FREE Movie in the PARKing Lot at IKEA  | Advance registration is required at https://apm.activecommunities.com/costamesarec – activity code 16132

  • June 18 – Spiderman into the Spider-verse

DANA POINT
Movies in the Park in Dana Point

FREE Movies in the Park at Lantern Bay Park

  • June 4 – Jumani -The Next Level
  • June 11 – The Sandlot (1993 original)
  • June 18 – The Croods – A New Age
  • June 25 – Abominable

FULLERTON
Movies in the Park in Fullerton

FREE OC Parks Sunset Cinema at Craig Park 

  • June 18 – The Neverending Story

GARDEN GROVE
Movies in the Park in Garden Grove

FREE Movie Series at Garden Grove Park 

  • July 1 – Independence Day
  • July 15 – Hook
  • July 29 – Jurassic Park

IRVINE
Movies in the Park in Irvine

FREE OC Parks Sunset Cinema at Mason Regional Park 

  • July 23 – Toy Story 4 
  • July 30 –  Willow 

FREE Orange County Great Park Terraced Lawn | Registration is open to Irvine residents only

  • June 26: The War with Grandpa
  • July 10: Trolls World Tour
  • July 17: Raya and the Last Dragon
  • August 14: The Croods: A New Age
  • August 21: Angels in the Outfield

Splash-In Movie & Recreation Swim in Irvine
$2/child; $4/adult Splash-In Movie at William J. Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center 

  • August 24 – Incredibles 2

LA HABRA
Movies in the Park in La Habra
FREE Movies in the Park at El Centro Park

  • June 18 – The Greatest Showman

FREE Movies in the Park at Loma Norte Park

  • July 11 – The Secret Life of Pets 2
  • September 17 – Soul 

FREE Movies in the Park at Montwood Park

  • July 23 – My Spy

FREE Movies in the Park at Oeste Park

  • August 15 – Sonic the Hedgehog

FREE Movies in the Park at Portola Park

  • August 27 – Jurassic World

FREE Movies in the Park at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

  • October 22 – Onward

LA PALMA
Movies in the Park in La Palma
FREE Friday Family Films at La Palma Central Park

  • July 9 – Moana
  • July 16 – The Mighty Ducks
  • July 23 – The Goonies
  • July 30 – The Karate Kid

LOS ALAMITOS
Movies in the Park in Los Alamitos
FREE MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Movies Event Series at Orville Lewis Park | Advance registration is required

  • June 26 – Mary Poppins Returns

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

  • July 23 – Toy Story 4

FREE Movie in the Park at Bonita Canyon Park

  • August 20 – Frozen 2

Summer movies on the beach in Newport Beach
FREE Family Movie Night at Newport Dunes

  • June 4 – How to Train Your Dragon
  • June 5 – WALL-E
  • June 11 – Inside Out
  • June 12 – Zootopia
  • June 18 – Soul
  • June 19 – Soul
  • June 25 – Monsters University
  • June 26 – Monsters, Inc.
  • July 2 – Surf’s Up
  • July 3 – Sandlot
  • July 9 – Incredibles
  • July 10 – Incredibles 2
  • July 16 – Despicable Me
  • July 17 – Despicable Me 3
  • July 23 – Cars
  • July 24 – Cars 2
  • July 30 – The Greatest Showman
  • July 31 – Spider-Man Into the Spider-verse
  • August 6 – Toy Story
  • August 7 – Toy Story 3
  • August 13 – Wreck-it Ralph
  • August 14 – Shrek
  • August 20 – Moana
  • August 21 – Finding Nemo
  • August 27 – Frozen
  • August 28 – Frozen 2
  • September 3 – Ratatouille
  • September 4 – Coco

ORANGE
Summer movies at movie theatres in Orange
$1.50 Summer Movie Clubhouse at Cinemark | $1 OFF deals on kids’ snack packs, large popcorns & large drinks during Summer Movie Clubhouse showtimes.

  • June 16 – Trolls World Tour
  • June 23 – The Secret Life of Pets 2
  • June 30 – How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • July 7 – The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
  • July 14 – The Angry Birds Movie 2
  • July 21 – Dora and the Lost City of Gold
  • July 28 – Minions
  • August 4 – Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs

PLACENTIA
Movies in the Park in Placentia

FREE Movies in the Park at Champions Sports Complex 

  • July 9 – Tangled
  • July 23 – Raya and the Last Dragon
  • August 6 – Coco
  • August 21 – Incredibles
  • September 3 – Lion King (Animated version)

SAN CLEMENTE
Drive-in Movies in San Clemente

$15 Drive-in Movies on the Meadows at Vista Hermosa Sports Park | Vehicle Pre-registration for your vehicle is required

  • June 4 – The Lorax
  • June 18 – The Croods: A New Age
  • July 9 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

SANTA ANA
Summer movies at movie theatres in Santa Ana
$1.00 Summer Movie Series at Picture Show | $3.50 for ticket plus movie meal (tray of popcorn, small drink, fun size candy) – 9:15am showing

  • June 7 – Playing with Fire
  • June 9 – Playing with Fire
  • June 14 – Sonic the Hedgehog
  • June 16 – Sonic the Hedgehog
  • June 21 – Scoob!
  • June 23 – Scoob!
  • June 28 – Trolls World Tour
  • June 30 – Trolls World Tour
  • July 5 – Spirt: Stallion of the Cimarron
  • July 7 – Spirt: Stallion of the Cimarron
  • July 12 – Kung Fu Panda
  • July 14- Kung Fu Panda
  • July 19 – The Croods: A New Age
  • July 21 – The Croods: A New Age
  • July 26 – Tom & Jerry
  • July 28 – Tom & Jerry
  • August 2 – TBD
  • August 4 – TBD
  • August 9 – TBD
  • August 11 – TBD

STANTON
Movies in the Park in Stanton

FREE Movies Under the Stars at Stanton Central Park | Advance registration is required

  • July 9 – The Lion King
  • July 16 – Trolls World Tour
  • July 23 – TBD
  • July 30 – TBD
  • August 6 – Detective Pikachu

WESTMINSTER
Movies in the Park in Westminster

FREE Movies at Westminster Civic Center

  • July 22 – Trolls World Tour

YORBA LINDA
Movies in the Park in Yorba Linda

FREE Movies in the Park at Eastside Community Park

  • June 19 – Trolls World Tour
  • July 17 –  The Croods: A New Age
  • August 21 – Abominable
  • September 18 – Onward
  • October 16 – Cars 3

Various Locations

$1 2021 Regal Summer Movie Express | Tuesdays & Wednesdays (June-August)
50% off any size fresh popcorn on Tuesdays with a Regal Crown Club card! Restrictions may apply.

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Pattie Cordova is founder of Cordova Media Group, LLC, a boutique social media consulting firm that develops and creates social media strategies for businesses. She manages LivingMiVidaLoca.com. In her spare time (what little there is LOL) she enjoys working out, hanging out with her family (two chiclets and a Hubster) and traveling.

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