East Bay Outdoor Summer Movie Round-Up - 510 Families

East Bay Outdoor Summer Movie Round-Up

If your kids are old enough to stay up late — or young enough not to know the difference — there are lots of places to watch an outdoor movie under the stars, often for FREE. While you can usually just show up, some places request pre-registration, so click on through to the ones you like most to snag your spot!

Thanks to Jack London Square and their Waterfront Flicks for sponsoring our guide to outdoor movies in the East Bay. Some movies are fun for a magical date night or memorable family night. All Jack London Square outdoor movies feature access to a gorgeous waterfront sunset and delicious restaurants.

510families guide to outdoor movies sponsored by jack london square

Our Guide to East Bay outdoor movie screenings includes family-friendly-ish movies all around the East Bay. We will be updating it all summer so stop back often. This post contains affiliate links.

Most of these venues will be offering snacks or kids’ activities in advance of the movie, so feel free to come early and play. Bring your low chairs and blankets.

Movies often start as soon as the sun goes down, around 8:15-8:45ish. But click through to verify start times!

Though we rarely see short-sleeves-in-the-evening temperatures in the Bay Area, summertime is the best chance we’ve got for outdoor movies that aren’t at the Concord drive-in.

East Bay Outdoor Movies:

Saturday, June 8, 2024

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm: Sunset Cinema: Barbie @ Pleasant Hill Park, Pleasant Hill

Friday, June 14, 2024

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Moonlight Movies: Aquaman @ Danville Community Center & Town Green, Danville
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Family Movie Night: Ninja Turtles @ Chabot Park, San Leandro
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Summer Movie: Lilo & Stitch @ Kennedy Park (Union City), Union City
8:35 pm - 11:00 pm: Movies in the Park: Super Mario @ San Pablo Park, Berkeley

Saturday, June 15, 2024

8:30 pm - 10:30 pm: Waterfront Flicks: Shrek @ Jack London Square, Oakland

Friday, June 21, 2024

6:30 pm - 10:00 pm: Starlight Movies: Super Mario @ Alameda Point Multi-Purpose Field, Alameda
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Outdoor Movie: Elemental @ Mt. Eden Mansion, Hayward

Saturday, June 22, 2024

8:30 pm - 10:30 pm: Waterfront Flicks: Toy Story @ Jack London Square, Oakland

Friday, June 28, 2024

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Moonlight Movies: Aladdin @ Danville Community Center & Town Green, Danville
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Flix & Fun: Super Mario @ Refugio Valley Park, Hercules

Saturday, June 29, 2024

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Movies in the Park: Million Dollar Arm @ Nancy Boyd Park, Martinez
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm: Waterfront Flicks: Beetlejuice @ Jack London Square, Oakland

Saturday, July 6, 2024

8:30 pm - 10:30 pm: Waterfront Flicks: Honey, I Shrunk The Kids @ Jack London Square, Oakland

Thursday, July 11, 2024

8:30 pm - 10:30 pm: Outdoor Movie: Elemental @ Antioch Community Center, Antioch

Friday, July 12, 2024

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Moonlight Movies: Angels in the Outfield @ Danville Community Center & Town Green, Danville
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Cinema in the Park: Barbie @ Fernandez Park, Pinole
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Movies in the Park @ La Moine Valley View Park, Richmond
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Movies in the Park: Trolls Band Together @ Orinda Community Park, Orinda
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Summer Movie: Little Mermaid @ Kennedy Park (Union City), Union City
8:35 pm - 11:00 pm: Movies in the Park: Trolls @ Strawberry Creek Park, Berkeley

Thursday, July 18, 2024

8:30 pm - 10:30 pm: Movie Night: Ninja Turtles @ Antioch Community Center, Antioch

Friday, July 19, 2024

6:30 pm - 11:00 pm: Dive-In Movie: Lilo & Stitch (RSVP) @ Encinal Swim Center, Alameda
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Flix & Fun: Trolls Band Together @ Refugio Valley Park, Hercules
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Movie Night in the Park @ Doyle Hollis Park, Emeryville
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Movie Night: Under the Boardwalk @ Toyon Park, San Leandro
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Outdoor Movie: Trolls 3 @ San Lorenzo Community Park, San Lorenzo
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm: Movies in the Park: Marcel the Shell with Shoes On @ Piedmont Park, Piedmont

Thursday, July 25, 2024

8:30 pm - 10:30 pm: Movie Night: Matilda @ Antioch Community Center, Antioch

Friday, July 26, 2024

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Moonlight Movies: Super Mario @ Danville Community Center & Town Green, Danville
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm: Starlight Movies: Trolls @ Alameda Point Multi-Purpose Field, Alameda
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Cinema in the Park: Super Mario @ Fernandez Park, Pinole
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Movies in the Park @ Tiller Park, Richmond
8:35 pm - 11:00 pm: Movies in the Park: How to Train Your Dragon 2 @ Glendale La Loma Park, Berkeley

Saturday, July 27, 2024

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Movies in the Park: Encanto @ Nancy Boyd Park, Martinez

Friday, August 2, 2024

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Summer Movie: Moana @ Kennedy Park (Union City), Union City

Thursday, August 8, 2024

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Family Movie Night: Migration @ Bonaire Park, San Leandro

Friday, August 9, 2024

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Cinema in the Park: Jurassic Park @ Fernandez Park, Pinole
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Flix & Fun: Barbie @ Refugio Valley Park, Hercules
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Movies in the Park @ Wendell Park, Richmond
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Movies Under the Stars: Super Mario @ Civic Park & Community Center (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek

Saturday, August 10, 2024

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm: Sunset Cinema @ Pleasant Hill Park, Pleasant Hill

Friday, August 16, 2024

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Movies in the Park: Super Mario @ Piedmont Park, Piedmont

Friday, August 23, 2024

6:30 pm - 10:00 pm: Starlight Movies: Kung Fu Panda 4 @ Alameda Point Multi-Purpose Field, Alameda
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Movie Night in the Park @ Christie Park, Emeryville
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Movies in the Park @ Nicholl Park, Richmond
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Movies in the Park: Monsters, Inc. @ Orinda Community Park, Orinda
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Outdoor Movie: Under the Boardwalk @ Castro Valley Community Park, Castro Valley
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm: Pool Movie: The Little Mermaid @ West Campus Swim Center, Berkeley

Saturday, August 24, 2024

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Movies in the Park: Super Mario @ Nancy Boyd Park, Martinez

Friday, August 30, 2024

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm: Movies in the Park: Elemental @ James Kenney Park & Community Center, Berkeley

Friday, September 13, 2024

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm: Movies in the Park: A Million Miles Away @ Grove Park, Berkeley
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Outdoor Movie: Super Mario @ Meek Park, Hayward

Friday, September 20, 2024

6:30 pm - 10:00 pm: Starlight Movies: Barbie @ Leydecker Park, Alameda
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Movies Under the Stars: Trolls @ Civic Park & Community Center (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek
7:15 pm - 9:15 pm: Movies in the Park: Charlotte's Web @ Piedmont Park, Piedmont
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Movie Night in the Park @ Emeryville (ECCL) Swim Center, Emeryville

Friday, September 27, 2024

7:15 pm - 11:00 pm: Movies in the Park: Kung Fu Panda 4 @ Codornices Park, Berkeley

Saturday, September 28, 2024

7:15 pm - 11:00 pm: Movies in the Park: Disney Nature @ Shorebird Park Nature Center, Berkeley

Friday, October 4, 2024

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Movies Under the Stars: Inside Out 2 @ Civic Park & Community Center (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Movies in the Park: Wonka @ Orinda Community Park, Orinda

Friday, October 18, 2024

6:45 pm - 8:45 pm: Movies in the Park: Addams Family 2 @ Piedmont Park, Piedmont

jack london square free waterfront movie schedule for 2024

Movies Under the Stars in Walnut Creek
Movies Under the Stars in Walnut Creek

Did we miss your favorite outdoor screen? Tell us in the comments!

Note: 510families does not put on any of these movies. Movies and dates may change with or without notice because of weather, equipment, licensing, bad moods, pandemics, and unforeseen circumstances.

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Bring your own camp chair to summer movies and concerts | Photo: Amazon

Thanks again to Jack London Square for sponsoring this guide to outdoor movies.

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[Photo: outdoor movie pictures provided by Jack London Square and Walnut Creek Parks; used with permission]

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2 thoughts on “East Bay Outdoor Summer Movie Round-Up”

  1. i missed Wonder Woman a few years ago when you showed it outside. i wish you would give me another chance and show it again.

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