Events

Every Outdoor Movie Screening in San Diego This Summer

What’s more fun than making popcorn and settling in to watch a favorite movie with your friends or family? Doing it outside, of course! San Diego’s superb weather makes for great outdoor movie watching, and you can see one almost every night of the week from May through October -- when you're not busy with San Diego's other must-do events, that is. Whether your taste runs from Coco to Clerks, or Bridesmaids to Bonnie and Clyde, here’s our handy guide to find the best viewings all over the county.

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The Lion King | Buena Vista Pictures

Top Gun

Reserve a poolside table and have dinner at the newly revamped Charles and Dinorah restaurant, then order a fun tropical cocktail before the show starts. Feel free to take a dip in the pool if you’re so inclined.
Cost: Movie viewing is free

Independence Day

Food trucks are available, and pre-movie activities include live music, games, giveaways and info booths. Leashed dogs are welcome, but this venue is alcohol-free.
Cost: Free

Super Troopers

Set up your lawn chairs and order dinner or snacks and, of course, beer from the restaurant. The lawn area is smallish, but you can stake your spot out as early as 5pm. Be sure the servers know that you’re there to watch the movie, though.
Cost: Free

Sunset Boulevard

Enjoy the ultimate in outdoor movie experiences with a 20-foot screen, HD projection and surround sound. Reserve single or double zero gravity recliners, loveseat cabanas, or deck chairs/ottomans with tables and grab coffee, tea, soda, bottled water, popcorn, and a variety of candies from the concession stand for just $2.
Cost: $17-20

Peter Rabbit

Snacks are available for purchase and pre-movie activities will keep the kids occupied while you’re waiting for the show to start. Leashed dogs are welcome, but this venue is alcohol-free.
Cost: Free

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Come early for a pre-movie screening of the newest Lego Movie! Concessions are available for snacks and drinks, and leashed dogs are welcome; this venue is alcohol-free, though.
Cost: Free

The Lion King

Concessions are available for purchasing drinks and food, and you can also enjoy open swimming! Pets and alcohol are not permitted at this venue, though.
Cost: Free

Back to the Future

Food will be available for purchase and pre-movie activities include live entertainment. Leashed dogs are welcome, but this location is alcohol-free.
Cost: Free

Sixteen Candles

Enjoy the ultimate in outdoor movie experiences with a 20-foot screen, HD projection and surround sound. Reserve single or double zero gravity recliners, loveseat cabanas, or deck chairs/ottomans with tables and grab coffee, tea, soda, bottled water, popcorn, and a variety of candies from the concession stand for just $2.
Cost: $17-20

My Cousin Vinny

Set up your lawn chairs and order dinner or snacks and, of course, beer from the restaurant. The lawn area is smallish, but you can stake your spot out as early as 5pm. Be sure the servers know that you’re there to watch the movie, though.
Cost: Free

The Sandlot

Reserve a poolside table and have dinner at the newly revamped Charles and Dinorah restaurant, then order a fun tropical cocktail before the show starts. Feel free to take a dip in the pool if you’re so inclined.
Cost: Movie viewing is free

Vicky Christina Barcelona

Enjoy the ultimate in outdoor movie experiences with a 20-foot screen, HD projection and surround sound. Reserve single or double zero gravity recliners, loveseat cabanas, or deck chairs/ottomans with tables and grab coffee, tea, soda, bottled water, popcorn, and a variety of candies from the concession stand for just $2.
Cost: $17-20

Ferdinand

Concessions will be available and the little folks will have music, a bounce house and arts and crafts to keep them busy pre-show. Alcohol is prohibited at this venue, but leashed dogs are welcome.
Cost: Free

Hidden Figures

Concessions will be available as well as pre-movie activities including a DJ, bounce house and face painting. Pets and alcohol are prohibited at this venue, and advance tickets are required.
Cost: $50, includes optional Overnight Adventure

Monsters University

Bring your own picnic, a bottle of wine and relax while the kids enjoy fun recreational games and activities. Leashed dogs are welcome.
Cost: Free

Wonder Woman

Arrive early and visit the Liberty Station Public Market or one of the area’s restaurants, browse the shops and galleries, then stake your claim on the lawn and enjoy the show. Leashed dogs are welcome, but alcohol is not allowed in the viewing area.
Cost: Free

Despicable Me 3

A Summer Fun Fest with activities, bounce houses and info booths will take place from 5:30-7pm. Bring a picnic to enjoy, and popcorn will be available during the movie, while supplies last. Dogs and alcohol are not allowed at this venue.
Cost: Free

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Food will be available for purchase, and alcohol is permitted at this venue. The “Empower Hour” is hosting free children’s activities prior to the movie, and leashed dogs are welcome.
Cost: Free

Sabrina

Enjoy the ultimate in outdoor movie experiences with a 20-foot screen, HD projection and surround sound. Reserve single or double zero gravity recliners, loveseat cabanas, or deck chairs/ottomans with tables and grab coffee, tea, soda, bottled water, popcorn, and a variety of candies from the concession stand for just $2.
Cost: $17-20

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Reserve a poolside table and have dinner at the newly revamped Charles and Dinorah restaurant, then order a fun tropical cocktail before the show starts. Feel free to take a dip in the pool if you’re so inclined.
Cost: Movie viewing is free

Clerks

Set up your lawn chairs and order dinner or snacks and, of course, beer from the restaurant. The lawn area is smallish, but you can stake your spot out as early as 5pm. Be sure the servers know that you’re there to watch the movie, though. Tonight features a Benchmark Brewing tap takeover.
Cost: Free

Deadpool

Reserve a poolside table and have dinner at the newly revamped Charles and Dinorah restaurant, then order a fun tropical cocktail before the show starts. Feel free to take a dip in the pool if you’re so inclined.
Cost: Movie viewing is free

Guardians of the Galaxy

Reserve a poolside table and have dinner at the newly revamped Charles and Dinorah restaurant, then order a fun tropical cocktail before the show starts. Feel free to take a dip in the pool if you’re so inclined.
Cost: Movie viewing is free

The Lady from Shanghai

Enjoy the ultimate in outdoor movie experiences with a 20-foot screen, HD projection and surround sound. Reserve single or double zero gravity recliners, loveseat cabanas, or deck chairs/ottomans with tables and grab coffee, tea, soda, bottled water, popcorn, and a variety of candies from the concession stand for just $2.
Cost: $17-20

The Incredibles

Bring your own picnic and enjoy pre-movie lawn games. Beer and wine is allowed, but no glass containers, please. Leashed dogs are welcome.
Cost: Free

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Bring your own picnic and enjoy the free show. Alcohol is not permitted at this venue, but leashed dogs are welcome.
Cost: Free

Moana

Bring your own snacks to enjoy during the movie; this venue is alcohol-free, and pets are prohibited.
Cost: Free

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Bring your own picnic or purchase snacks from the concession stand. Starting at 6pm, a bounce house, face painting and balloon art will be available for the kids. Leashed dogs (on a 6-inch leash) are welcome. This venue is alcohol-free.
Cost: Free

Coco

Snacks and drinks are available at the concession stand, and beginning at 6pm, a bounce house, face painting, and balloon art will keep the kids occupied before the movie. Leashed dogs are welcome, but this venue is alcohol-free.
Cost: Free

Steel Magnolias

Enjoy the ultimate in outdoor movie experiences with a 20-foot screen, HD projection and surround sound. Reserve single or double zero gravity recliners, loveseat cabanas, or deck chairs/ottomans with tables and grab coffee, tea, soda, bottled water, popcorn, and a variety of candies from the concession stand for just $2.
Cost: $17-20

The Bourne Identity

Set up your lawn chairs and order dinner or snacks and, of course, beer from the restaurant. The lawn area is smallish, but you can stake your spot out as early as 5pm. Be sure the servers know that you’re there to watch the movie, though.
Cost: Free

Jaws

Reserve a poolside table and have dinner at the newly revamped Charles and Dinorah restaurant, then order a fun tropical cocktail before the show starts. Feel free to take a dip in the pool if you’re so inclined.
Cost: Movie viewing is free

Shadow of a Doubt

Enjoy the ultimate in outdoor movie experiences with a 20-foot screen, HD projection and surround sound. Reserve single or double zero gravity recliners, loveseat cabanas, or deck chairs/ottomans with tables and grab coffee, tea, soda, bottled water, popcorn, and a variety of candies from the concession stand for just $2.
Cost: $17-20

Cars 3

Pack a picnic and some beer or wine to enjoy at the pre-movie baggo tournament; leashed dogs are welcome.
Cost: Free

Coco

Bring your own picnic and let the kids enjoy pre-movie activities including jumpers, arts and crafts, games and music. Leashed dogs are welcome, but this venue is alcohol-free.
Cost: Free

Wonder

Food will be available for purchase (or you can bring a picnic), and a DJ will be spinning tunes before the show starts. Leashed dogs are welcome, but this venue does not allow alcohol.
Cost: Free

Top Gun

Enjoy the ultimate in outdoor movie experiences with a 20-foot screen, HD projection and surround sound. Reserve single or double zero gravity recliners, loveseat cabanas, or deck chairs/ottomans with tables and grab coffee, tea, soda, bottled water, popcorn, and a variety of candies from the concession stand for just $2.
Cost: $17-20

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Set up your lawn chairs and order dinner or snacks and, of course, beer from the restaurant. The lawn area is smallish, but you can stake your spot out as early as 5pm. Be sure the servers know that you’re there to watch the movie, though. Tonight features a Pure Project Brewing tap takeover.
Cost: Free
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A Wrinkle in Time | Walt Disney Studios

The Parent Trap

Reserve a poolside table and have dinner at the newly revamped Charles and Dinorah restaurant, then order a fun tropical cocktail before the show starts. Feel free to take a dip in the pool if you’re so inclined.
Cost: Movie viewing is free

The Thomas Crown Affair

Enjoy the ultimate in outdoor movie experiences with a 20-foot screen, HD projection and surround sound. Reserve single or double zero gravity recliners, loveseat cabanas, or deck chairs/ottomans with tables and grab coffee, tea, soda, bottled water, popcorn, and a variety of candies from the concession stand for just $2.
Cost: $17-20

Guardians of the Galaxy

Bring your own picnic, pour some adult beverages and relax while the kids enjoy field games, arts and crafts and other pre-movie activities; leashed dogs are welcome.
Cost: Free

The Sandlot

Food trucks will be on site, and the kids will love the face painting, bounce house and arts and crafts, while you browse the community resources; leashed dogs are welcome.
Cost: Free

Ferdinand

Bring your own picnic; beer and wine are allowed, but don't bring any glass. Leashed dogs are welcome!
Cost: Free

Wall-E

Bring your own picnic and browse the community activities and promotions available before the show; leashed dogs are welcome.
Cost: Free

The Incredibles

Enjoy your own picnic and adult libations while the kids tear through the obstacle courses; leashed dogs are welcome.
Cost: Free

Some Like It Hot

Enjoy the ultimate in outdoor movie experiences with a 20-foot screen, HD projection and surround sound. Reserve single or double zero gravity recliners, loveseat cabanas, or deck chairs/ottomans with tables and grab coffee, tea, soda, bottled water, popcorn, and a variety of candies from the concession stand for just $2.
Cost: $17-20

Coming to America

Set up your lawn chairs and order dinner or snacks and, of course, beer from the restaurant. The lawn area is smallish, but you can stake your spot out as early as 5pm. Be sure the servers know that you’re there to watch the movie, though. Tonight features a Modern Times Beer tap takeover.
Cost: Free

Bridesmaids

Reserve a poolside table and have dinner at the newly revamped Charles and Dinorah restaurant, then order a fun tropical cocktail before the show starts. Feel free to take a dip in the pool if you’re so inclined.
Cost: Movie viewing is free

Double Indemnity

Enjoy the ultimate in outdoor movie experiences with a 20-foot screen, HD projection and surround sound. Reserve single or double zero gravity recliners, loveseat cabanas, or deck chairs/ottomans with tables and grab coffee, tea, soda, bottled water, popcorn, and a variety of candies from the concession stand for just $2.
Cost: $17-20

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Enjoy your own picnic and adult libations while the kids keep busy with games and arts and craft activities; leashed dogs are welcome.
Cost: Free

Coco

Food trucks and concessions will offer food and drinks, and you can bring beach chairs and blankets with you if you like; leashed dogs are welcome.
Cost: Free

Moana

Show up early for kids’ movie-themed activities as you sit back with your own picnic and adult beverages. Leashed dogs are welcome.
Cost: Free

A Wrinkle in Time

Food trucks will be available, or bring your own food and adult beverages; leashed dogs are welcome.
Cost: Free

Loving Vincent

Arrive early and visit the Liberty Station Public Market or one of the area’s restaurants, browse the shops and galleries, then stake your claim on the lawn and enjoy the show. Leashed dogs are welcome. Alcohol is not allowed in the viewing area.
Cost: Free

When Harry Met Sally

Enjoy the ultimate in outdoor movie experiences with a 20-foot screen, HD projection and surround sound. Reserve single or double zero gravity recliners, loveseat cabanas, or deck chairs/ottomans with tables and grab coffee, tea, soda, bottled water, popcorn, and a variety of candies from the concession stand for just $2.
Cost: $17-20

Jumanji

Set up your lawn chairs and order dinner or snacks and, of course, beer from the restaurant. The lawn area is smallish, but you can stake your spot out as early as 5pm. Be sure the servers know that you’re there to watch the movie, though.
Cost: Free

Point Break

Reserve a poolside table and have dinner at the newly revamped Charles and Dinorah restaurant, then order a fun tropical cocktail before the show starts. Feel free to take a dip in the pool if you’re so inclined.
Cost: Movie viewing is free

Bonnie and Clyde

Enjoy the ultimate in outdoor movie experiences with a 20-foot screen, HD projection and surround sound. Reserve single or double zero gravity recliners, loveseat cabanas, or deck chairs/ottomans with tables and grab coffee, tea, soda, bottled water, popcorn, and a variety of candies from the concession stand for just $2. You’ll never have to worry about the weather, either, with retractable covering, blankets, and space heaters available to keep you cozy.
Cost: $17-20

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Arrive early and visit the Liberty Station Public Market or one of the area’s restaurants, browse the shops and galleries, then stake your claim on the lawn and enjoy the show. Leashed dogs are welcome. Alcohol is not allowed in the viewing area.
Cost: Free

A Bug's Life

Watch the littles play in the bounce house or the “Build a Bug” activity while you nibble on your own picnic and adult beverages. Leashed dogs are welcome.
Cost: Free

Toy Story 3

Bring your own picnic and chill in this local favorite venue, which is alcohol-free. Leashed dogs are welcome.
Cost: Free

Robin Hood (1973)

Food will be available for purchase, or bring your own goodies and adult libations. Leashed dogs are welcome.
Cost: Free

Cars

Bring your own picnic and chill in this local favorite venue, which is alcohol-free. Leashed dogs are welcome.
Cost: Free

The African Queen

Enjoy the ultimate in outdoor movie experiences with a 20-foot screen, HD projection and surround sound. Reserve single or double zero gravity recliners, loveseat cabanas, or deck chairs/ottomans with tables and grab coffee, tea, soda, bottled water, popcorn, and a variety of candies from the concession stand for just $2. You’ll never have to worry about the weather, either, with retractable covering, blankets, and space heaters available to keep you cozy.
Cost: $17-20

The Dark Knight

Set up your lawn chairs and order dinner or snacks and, of course, beer from the restaurant. The lawn area is smallish, but you can stake your spot out as early as 5pm. Be sure the servers know that you’re there to watch the movie, though.
Cost: Free

Wet Hot American Summer

Reserve a poolside table and have dinner at the newly revamped Charles and Dinorah restaurant, then order a fun tropical cocktail before the show starts. Feel free to take a dip in the pool if you’re so inclined.
Cost: Movie viewing is free

A Hard Day's Night

Enjoy the ultimate in outdoor movie experiences with a 20-foot screen with HD projection and surround sound. Reserve single or double zero gravity recliners, loveseat cabanas, or deck chairs/ottomans with tables and grab coffee, tea, soda, bottled water, popcorn and a variety of candies from the concession stand for just $2. You’ll never have to worry about the weather with retractable covering, blankets and space heaters available to keep you cozy.
Cost: $17-20

Sing

Concessions will be available, or bring your own refreshments. Pre-movie activities include bounce houses, lawn games and arts and crafts. This venue is alcohol-free, but leashed dogs are welcome.
Cost: Free

Peter Rabbit

Bring your own picnic and join in the pre-movie family games, or let the kids do arts and crafts. This venue is alcohol-free, but leashed dogs are welcome.
Cost: Free

Finding Nemo

Food, snacks and drinks will be available. This venue is alcohol-free, but leashed dogs are welcome.
Cost: Free

The Lion King

Bring your own goodies or buy snacks and drinks from the concession stand. Pre-movie activities include a bounce house, arts and crafts and music. This venue is alcohol-free, but leashed dogs are welcome.
Cost: Free

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Food is available for purchase while you kick back to live pre-movie entertainment. This venue is alcohol-free, but leashed dogs are welcome.
Cost: Free

To Catch A Thief

Enjoy the ultimate in outdoor movie experiences with a 20-foot screen with HD projection and surround sound. Reserve single or double zero gravity recliners, loveseat cabanas, or deck chairs/ottomans with tables and grab coffee, tea, soda, bottled water, popcorn and a variety of candies from the concession stand for just $2. You’ll never have to worry about the weather with retractable covering, blankets and space heaters available to keep you cozy.
Cost: $17-20

The Princess Bride

Set up your lawn chairs and order dinner or snacks and, of course, beer from the restaurant. The lawn area is smallish, but you can stake your spot out as early as 5pm. Be sure the servers know that you’re there to watch the movie, though.
Cost: Free

Anchorman

Reserve a poolside table and have dinner at the newly revamped Charles and Dinorah restaurant, then order a fun tropical cocktail before the show starts. Feel free to take a dip in the pool if you’re so inclined.
Cost: Movie viewing is free

The Princess Bride

Enjoy the ultimate in outdoor movie experiences with a 20-foot screen, HD projection and surround sound. Reserve single or double zero gravity recliners, loveseat cabanas, or deck chairs/ottomans with tables and grab coffee, tea, soda, bottled water, popcorn, and a variety of candies from the concession stand for just $2. You’ll never have to worry about the weather, either, with retractable covering, blankets, and space heaters available to keep you cozy.
Cost: $17-20

The Lego Ninjago Movie

Food will be available for purchase and alcohol is permitted at this venue. The “Empower Hour” is hosting free children’s activities prior to the movie, and leashed dogs are welcome.
Cost: Free

Coco

Food will be available for purchase or bring refreshments from home. Pre-movie activities include a guitar class demonstration, a nature touch table, face painting and arts and crafts. This venue is alcohol-free, but leashed dogs are welcome.
Cost: Free
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Black Panther | Marvel

Casablanca

Bring your own picnic and adult beverages while you chill to the music. Pre-movie activities include games, giveaways and info booths. Leashed dogs are welcome.
Cost: Free

Moana

Kids will love making a sand art project before the show starts. Bring your own goodies and alcohol-free drinks from home. Leashed dogs are welcome.
Cost: Free

Mean Girls

Reserve a poolside table and have dinner at the newly revamped Charles and Dinorah restaurant, then order a fun tropical cocktail before the show starts. Feel free to take a dip in the pool if you’re so inclined.
Cost: Movie viewing is free

Casablanca

Enjoy the ultimate in outdoor movie experiences with a 20-foot screen, HD projection and surround sound. Reserve single or double zero gravity recliners, loveseat cabanas, or deck chairs/ottomans with tables and grab coffee, tea, soda, bottled water, popcorn, and a variety of candies from the concession stand for just $2. You’ll never have to worry about the weather, either, with retractable covering, blankets, and space heaters available to keep you cozy.
Cost: $17-20

Black Panther

Come early for the Super Hero Character meet and greet, face painting, a bounce house, arts and crafts and nature touch table. Food will be available for purchase or bring snacks and drinks from home. This venue is alcohol-free, but leashed dogs are welcome.
Cost: Free

Despicable Me 3

It’s lawn seating so bring low backed chairs and blankets. Food is available for purchase or bring goodies and adult libations from home. A pre-movie Fun Zone ($5 per wristband) with slides, games and bounce houses happens between 5-7pm. Pets are not permitted at this venue.
Cost: Free

A Wrinkle in Time

Arrive early and visit the Liberty Station Public Market or one of the area’s restaurants, browse the shops and galleries, then stake your claim on the lawn and enjoy the show. Leashed dogs are welcome. Alcohol is not allowed in the viewing area.
Cost: Free

Back to the Future

Bring your own picnic and adult beverages and chill out at this local favorite venue. Leashed dogs are welcome.
Cost: Free

Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Reserve a poolside table and have dinner at the newly revamped Charles and Dinorah restaurant, then order a fun tropical cocktail before the show starts. Feel free to take a dip in the pool if you’re so inclined.
Cost: Movie viewing is free

Blazing Saddles

Enjoy the ultimate in outdoor movie experiences with a 20-foot screen, HD projection and surround sound. Reserve single or double zero gravity recliners, loveseat cabanas, or deck chairs/ottomans with tables and grab coffee, tea, soda, bottled water, popcorn, and a variety of candies from the concession stand for just $2. You’ll never have to worry about the weather, either, with retractable covering, blankets, and space heaters available to keep you cozy.
Cost: $17-20

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Concessions will be selling snacks and drinks or bring your own refreshments and alcohol-free drinks. Pre-movie activities include games and crafts. Leashed dogs are welcome.
Cost: Free

The Boss Baby

Concessions will have snacks and drinks for purchase, or bring your own nibbles and adult libations. A bounce house will keep the kids occupied before the show. Leashed dogs are welcome.
Cost: Free

Thor: Ragnarok

Bring a picnic and adult beverages or hit the concessions for snacks and drinks. There will be plenty of pre-movie games and crafts to keep the kids busy. Leashed dogs are welcome.
Cost: Free

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Concessions will offer snacks and drinks or bring goodies from home. Popcorn is available till it runs out. This venue is alcohol-free, but leashed dogs are welcome.
Cost: Free

Now and Then

Reserve a poolside table and have dinner at the newly revamped Charles and Dinorah restaurant, then order a fun tropical cocktail before the show starts. Feel free to take a dip in the pool if you’re so inclined.
Cost: Movie viewing is free

Roman Holiday

Enjoy the ultimate in outdoor movie experiences with a 20-foot screen, HD projection and surround sound. Reserve single or double zero gravity recliners, loveseat cabanas, or deck chairs/ottomans with tables and grab coffee, tea, soda, bottled water, popcorn, and a variety of candies from the concession stand for just $2. You’ll never have to worry about the weather, either, with retractable covering, blankets, and space heaters available to keep you cozy.
Cost: $17-20

Black Panther

Bring your own picnic and adult beverages to this favorite local spot; leashed dogs are welcome.
Cost: Free

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Bring your own picnic and relax at this popular local venue, which is alcohol-free; leashed dogs are welcome.
Cost: Free

Roadhouse

Reserve a poolside table and have dinner at the newly revamped Charles and Dinorah restaurant, then order a fun tropical cocktail before the show starts. Feel free to take a dip in the pool if you’re so inclined.
Cost: Movie viewing is free

Rear Window

Enjoy the ultimate in outdoor movie experiences with a 20-foot screen, HD projection and surround sound. Reserve single or double zero gravity recliners, loveseat cabanas, or deck chairs/ottomans with tables and grab coffee, tea, soda, bottled water, popcorn, and a variety of candies from the concession stand for just $2. You’ll never have to worry about the weather, either, with retractable covering, blankets, and space heaters available to keep you cozy.
Cost: $17-20

The Secret Life of Pets

Bring your own picnic and relax at this popular local venue, which is alcohol-free. Leashed dogs are welcome.
Cost: Free
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Coco | Pixar

Pretty Woman

Enjoy the ultimate in outdoor movie experiences with a 20-foot screen, HD projection and surround sound. Reserve single or double zero gravity recliners, loveseat cabanas, or deck chairs/ottomans with tables and grab coffee, tea, soda, bottled water, popcorn, and a variety of candies from the concession stand for just $2. You’ll never have to worry about the weather, either, with retractable covering, blankets, and space heaters available to keep you cozy.
Cost: $17-20

Goosebumps

Bring your own food or hit the concession stand for snacks and drinks. Pre-movie activities include crafts and a bounce house. This location is alcohol-free, but leashed dogs are welcome.
Cost: Free

The Maltese Falcon

Enjoy the ultimate in outdoor movie experiences with a 20-foot screen, HD projection and surround sound. Reserve single or double zero gravity recliners, loveseat cabanas, or deck chairs/ottomans with tables and grab coffee, tea, soda, bottled water, popcorn, and a variety of candies from the concession stand for just $2. You’ll never have to worry about the weather, either, with retractable covering, blankets, and space heaters available to keep you cozy.
Cost: $17-20

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Food trucks will be on hand or bring your own snacks. Pre-movie activities include music, games and giveaways. Alcohol is not allowed at this location, but leashed dogs are welcome.
Cost: Free

Hotel Transylvania

Show up early for pumpkin carving and a costume contest! Bring your own picnic and adult beverages to enjoy; leashed dogs are welcome.
Cost: Free

The Princess Bride & Toy Story: House of Terror

Grab a double feature at this popular local park. Concessions are available, or bring your own goodies. This venue is alcohol-free, and leashed dogs are welcome.
Cost: Free

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Arrive early and visit the Liberty Station Public Market or one of the area’s restaurants, browse the shops and galleries, then stake your claim on the lawn and enjoy the show. Leashed dogs are welcome. Alcohol is not allowed in the viewing area.
Cost: Free

Psycho

Enjoy the ultimate in outdoor movie experiences with a 20-foot screen, HD projection and surround sound. Reserve single or double zero gravity recliners, loveseat cabanas, or deck chairs/ottomans with tables and grab coffee, tea, soda, bottled water, popcorn, and a variety of candies from the concession stand for just $2. You’ll never have to worry about the weather with retractable covering, blankets and space heaters available to keep you cozy.
Cost: $17-20

Coco

Bring a picnic and your favorite adult beverages to nosh while the kids are busy with fun games and activities. Leashed dogs are always welcome.
Cost: Free

Hotel Transylvania

Bring some nibbles, a bottle of wine, and relax while the kids enjoy a nature touch table, pumpkin decorating, and face painting. Your leashed dog is welcome, too!
Cost: Free

Coco (Spanish Version)

Grab a picnic and arrive early to enjoy pre-movie music, games and giveaways. Alcohol is allowed, as are leashed dogs.
Cost: Free

Hocus Pocus

Celebrate Halloween early with trick-or-treating, face painting, a bounce house, and more than 30 different vendor booths. Food trucks will be available, but alcohol is not allowed. Leashed dogs are welcome.
Cost: Free

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Mary Beth Abate is a San Diego-based freelance writer by way of Chicago and Los Angeles. Her hobbies include yoga, pickling and fermenting various vegetables and beverages, reading cookbooks and traveling around Mexico. Keep up with her experiments @MaryBeth_Abate.