East Bay Outdoor Summer Movie Round-Up - 510 Families

East Bay Outdoor Summer Movie Round-Up

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 magical date night or memorable family night. All Jack London Square outdoor movies feature access to a gorgeous waterfront sunset and delicious restaurants.

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!

510families guide to outdoor movies sponsored by jack london square

Our 2022 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.

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!

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:

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Time Event
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Waterfront Flicks: Respect
Jack London Square, Oakland

Friday, July 1, 2022

Time Event
7:50 pm - 10:00 pm Moonlight Movies: Mighty Ducks
Danville Community Center & Town Green, Danville
8:45 pm - 10:45 pm Movies in the Park: Lion King Live-Action
Greg Brown Mini-Park, Berkeley

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Time Event
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Waterfront Flicks - Venom: Let There Be Blood
Jack London Square, Oakland

Friday, July 8, 2022

Time Event
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Movies in the Park: E.T.
Orinda Community Center Park, Orinda
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm Movies Under the Stars: Luca
San Pablo Community Center, San Pablo

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Time Event
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Waterfront Flicks: Encanto
Jack London Square, Oakland

Friday, July 15, 2022

Time Event
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Movies in the Park: Raya & the Last Dragon
Orinda Community Center Park, Orinda
7:50 pm - 10:00 pm Moonlight Movies: Soul
Danville Community Center & Town Green, Danville
8:45 pm - 10:45 pm Movies in the Park: Encanto
Greg Brown Mini-Park, Berkeley

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Time Event
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Movie Nights @ Alameda Landing: Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Alameda Landing, Alameda

Friday, July 22, 2022

Time Event
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Movies under the Stars - Encanto
Civic Park & Community Center (Walnut Creek), Walnut Creek
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Starlight Movies In The Park - Soul
Alameda Point Multi-Purpose Field, Alameda
7:45 pm - 11:15 pm Free Outdoor Movie Night - Sing 2
Kennedy Park, Union City
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Friday Family Flix: Encanto
Refugio Valley Park, Hercules
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm Movies Under the Stars: Shang-Chi
San Pablo Community Center, San Pablo

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Time Event
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Waterfront Flicks: Raya & The Last Dragon
Jack London Square, Oakland

Friday, July 29, 2022

Time Event
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Summer Movie Series: TBD
Emeryville Center Of Community Life (ECCL), Emeryville
7:50 pm - 10:00 pm Moonlight Movies: Cinderella Classic
Danville Community Center & Town Green, Danville
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Dimond Summer Movie Night: Sing 2
Dimond Branch | Oakland Public Library, Oakland
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm Movies in the Park: Wreck-It-Ralph
Strawberry Creek Park, Berkeley

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Time Event
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm Dive-In Movie: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Encinal Swim Center, Alameda

Friday, August 5, 2022

Time Event
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm Movies Under the Stars: Encanto
San Pablo Community Center, San Pablo

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Time Event
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Movies Under the Stars - Sing 2
Tice Valley Park, Walnut Creek

Friday, August 12, 2022

Time Event
8:15 pm - 10:15 pm Movies in the Park: Up
Glendale La Loma Park, Berkeley

Friday, August 19, 2022

Time Event
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Starlight Movies in the Park: Encanto
Alameda Point Multi-Purpose Field, Alameda
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Movies in the Park: Jungle Cruise
Orinda Community Center Park, Orinda
7:45 pm - 11:15 pm Free Outdoor Movie Night - Luca
Castro Valley Park Splash Pad, Castro Valley
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Friday Family Flix: Jungle Cruise
Refugio Valley Park, Hercules
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Movies in the Park: Encanto
Piedmont Park, Piedmont

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Time Event
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Movie Nights @ Alameda Landing: Up
Alameda Landing, Alameda

Friday, August 26, 2022

Time Event
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Movies in the Park: Bolt
Orinda Community Center Park, Orinda
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Movies in the Park: Raya & The Last Dragon
Grove Park, Berkeley

Friday, September 9, 2022

Time Event
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Movies in the Park: Luca
Cedar Rose Park, Berkeley
7:45 pm - 11:15 pm Free Outdoor Movie - Addams Family 2
Meek Estate Park, Hayward

Friday, September 16, 2022

Time Event
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Starlight Movies in the Park: Sing 2
Leydecker Park, Alameda
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm Movies in the Park: Sing 2
Piedmont Park, Piedmont
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Friday Family Flix: Luca
Refugio Valley Park, Hercules

Friday, September 23, 2022

Time Event
7:15 pm - 9:15 pm Movies in the Park: Wall-e
Codornices Park, Berkeley

Friday, October 7, 2022

Time Event
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Movies in the Park: Coco
Orinda Community Center Park, Orinda
Movies Under the Stars in Walnut Creek
Movies Under the Stars in Walnut Creek
outdoor movie schedule for jack london square 2022 shows
2022 outdoor movie lineup at Jack London Square as part of its Waterfront Flicks series

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.

Carrying a camp chair
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.

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


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