East Bay Summer Outdoor Movie Round-Up

Though we rarely see short-sleeves-in-the-evening temperatures in the Bay Area, summer is the best chance we’ve got for outdoor movies that aren’t at the Concord drive-in. (Which is totally worth doing, by the way.)

If your kids can stay up past 9 pm, there are a few opportunities to set up camp and watch a show. All of these venues will be offering snacks or kids activities in advance of the movie, so feel free to show up early and play. Most of the movies will start as soon as the sun goes down, around 8:45. Bring your own chairs and blankets.

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Friday June 6, Despicable Me 2 at Piedmont Park will start between 8.30 and 8.45

Saturday, June 7, CARS at the Kensington Community Center.

Friday, June 13, FROZEN at Adobe Park in Castro Valley

Friday, June 20, Despicable Me 2 at Alameda’s Starlight Movies at the Park at Alameda Point Multi-Purpose Field. Festivities begin at 6.30, film later.

Friday, June 20, The Croods at Redwood Park in Oakland

Friday, July 11, Holes at Redwood Park in Oakland

Friday, July 18, Despicable Me 2 at Hayward City Hall Plaza

Friday, July 25, Despicable Me 2 at Jack London Square

Friday, July 25, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 at Alameda’s Multi-Purpose Field

Friday, July 25, Walking with Dinosaurs at Redwood Park in Oakland

Saturday, July 26, ET in Montclair Village

Friday, August 8, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 at Hayward City Hall Plaza

Saturday, August 16, Back to the Future in Montclair Village

Friday, August 29, Turbo at Redwood Park in Oakland

Friday September 12, Back to the Future at Leydecker Park in Alameda

Willing to drive to Marin? You’ll find a list of San Anselmo movies in the park at MarinMommies.com

Related: Cheap summer movies (indoors) in Richmond, Walnut Creek, and Alameda.