12 Places to Watch Outdoor Movies in Los Angeles

See movies on a 52-foot-wide inflatable movie screen at venues across L.A. at Eat, See, Hear screenings.

Break out picnics, blankets and chairs to spend your summer evenings watching your favorite flicks under the stars. We’ve rounded up 12 prime spots to watch outdoor movies in Los Angeles.

Edited by Christina Xenos

L.A.’s storied movie in a cemetery screenings are a summertime staple. Bring blankets, drinks and a picnic to create the perfect setup in front of the outdoor movie screen. Expect a wide rage of movies, from Raiders of the Los Ark (with fireworks) on July 5, to Empire Records on July 26. DJs spin before and after the movie. The screenings continue throughout the summer, check website for schedule. Online pre-sale tickets are now available Gates 6:30 p.m., movie 8:30 p.m. $14. Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 600 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. cinespia.org

Street Food Cinema
Outdoor summer film series hosts screenings every Saturday night at various locations across L.A. Features live music and food from the city’s top trucks. Highlights include Bridesmaids on July 12, and Reservoir Dogs on Aug. 9. See website for a full schedule. 5:30 pm. $6-$17. 323.254.5068. streetfoodcinema.com

Eat, See, Hear
Enjoy food, fun and cult-favorite movies on a 52-foot-wide inflatable movie screen at venues across L.A. See all your favorites from Goonies, to Purple Rain. 5:30-11 pm. $8-$20; under 5 free. See website for locations and ticket information. eatseehear.com

Mr. C Beverly Hills
Hit the pool deck at Mr. C Beverly Hills for dinner and a movie, and more every other Tuesday. Catch The Great Gatsby on July 15 and Some Like it Hot on July 29. 1224 Beverwill Dr., L.A., 310.277.2800. mrchotels.com

Malibu Country Mart
Celebrate summer underneath Malibu’s starry sky and join Malibu Country Mart as they host their 2nd annual summer movie series. Everyone is welcome to grab a beach blanket and picnic basket to watch fun, family movies projected onto a giant outdoor screen. The series continues with Back to the Future on July 12, and NeverEnding Story on Aug. 3. If you don’t have a picnic, feel free to order from Taverna Tony’s, Mr. Chow-Malibu and Tra di Noi. Free. Movies start at 8:15 p.m., or about 15 minutes after sundown. 3835 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu. malibucountrymart.com

Old Pasadena Film Festival
July 5-26. The four-week outdoor film fest celebrates current and classic films on Friday and Saturday nights this summer. Pull up a chair in the One Colorado courtyard to enjoy current and classic flicks ranging from Moonrise Kingdom to The Odd Couple. Check website for full schedule. Movies begin at 8:30 p.m. One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, 626.564.1066. OneColorado.com

Cinema on the Street
July 11-Aug. 15. The Santa Monica outdoor movie series grows to six nights this summer to celebrate the iconic Third Street Promenade’s 25th Anniversary. Bring your favorite blankets and beach chairs to the Promenade to see a variety of film favorites, including two nights devoted to 1989 classics (Field of Dreams, and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade) that share the same birth year as Third Street Promenade. 7:30 p.m. See website for full schedule. 1250 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica. DowntownSM.com

Pair some of your favorite movies like The Shining and Swingers with dinner specials and craft cocktails at the Los Feliz restaurant and bar. Movies are screened the third Monday of each month through September on a 17-foot screen draped on the front of the building. Arrive early to get seating. Call for times. 1929 Hillhurst Ave., L.A., 323.644.0100. alcovecafe.com

Silver Lake Picture Show
See classic and contemporary films, meet film makers and hear local bands during free bi-monthly outdoor screenings. This year each feature film is preceded by short films made by Los Angeles filmmakers who will make an appearance during the evening. Bring your own chair and pack a picnic every other Thursday night through Sept. 18. Doors open at 6 p.m., movies start at sundown. 1523 Griffith Park Blvd., L.A. silverlakepictureshow.com

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
All cinephiles are welcome to Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows Starry Night Poolside Cinema. Grab your suit and relax poolside or in the water while watching some of Hollywood’s favorite family movies Friday nights. The evening also includes class movie snacks like free popcorn and beverages. 8-10 p.m. p.m. Free. 101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, 310.576.7777. fairmont.com/santa-monica

Dodger Stadium Movie Series
Aug. 16. See the Dodgers take on the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium and stay for a screening of the baseball flick, The Natural. The movie will be shown on the outfield screens following the game. 1000 Elysian Park Ave., L.A., 323.224.1507. dodgers.mlb.com

Pershing Square
Pack a picnic, bring a blanket or lawn chair for Friday Night Flicks including Fast and Furious 6, My Cousin Vinny and The Blues Brothers to name a few. Films are shown on a 20′ foot inflatable screen through Sept. 26. Movies begin at 8 p.m. 532 S. Olive St., downtown. laparks.org

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