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.
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