East Bay Outdoor Summer Movie Round-Up - 510 Families
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East Bay Outdoor Summer Movie Round-Up

If your kids can stay up well past 9 pm, there are a few outdoor movies you can see for FREE. While you can usually just show up, this year will very likely involve pre-registration so click on through to the ones you like most to snag your spot!

Our 2021 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.

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

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. 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 own low chairs and blankets. Most are FREE.

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


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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:

Friday, October 29, 2021

Time Event
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Hocus Pocus in the Park
Fernandez Park, Pinole
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Movie: Nightmare Before Christmas
Dimond Branch | Oakland Public Library, Oakland

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Time Event
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm Thrill-O-Ween Kid-Friendly Celebration (RSVP)
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Thrive City, San Francisco
Movies Under the Stars in Walnut Creek
Movies Under the Stars in Walnut Creek
East Bay Summertime Outdoor Movies - Jack London Square Waterfront Flicks
East Bay Summertime Outdoor Movies – Jack London Square Waterfront Flicks

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.

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


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